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Celebrating People with Disability Pride Month

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Karl Cole

July is Disability Pride Month! This annual observance is used to promote visibility and mainstream awareness of the positive pride felt by people with disabilities. To celebrate this important month ...

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Curator’s Corner

A Realism Backlash?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Karl Cole

After the horrors experienced by Europeans in World War I (1914–1918), the brakes were more or less put on to the prevailing trend towards modernism and abstraction, although certainly many arti ...

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Curator’s Corner

A Forgotten Woman Artist

Monday, January 30, 2012 | Karl Cole

I always like to introduce you to artists who, I think, have been marginalized in “official” art history surveys of western (or non-western for that matter) art. Because Paris was has been ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2010 II

Monday, February 15, 2010 | Karl Cole

The first time I saw the paintings of William H. Johnson, they were works from his expressionist period, the first time he lived in Europe (1926–1929). Needless to say, it was one of those &ldqu ...

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Curator’s Corner

Expressionist Architecture

Monday, May 4, 2009 | Karl Cole

Every now and then (actually on a weekly basis), I come across a “Holy Cow!” work of art in our image collection that I either never noticed before or had not seen in a really long time. U ...

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