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Women's (Art) History Month 2020 V

Monday, March 30, 2020 | Karl Cole

I'm wrapping up Women’s History Month 2020 with a First Nations artist, a pioneering photographer, and an art form that was finally acknowledged as such in the late 1900s. ...

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Women's (Art) History Month 2020 I

Monday, March 2, 2020 | Karl Cole

Since this year is the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, it is especially fitting to observe Women’s History ...

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Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month III

Monday, November 25, 2019 | Karl Cole

My series celebrating National Native American Heritage month concludes today. I have already shown you ancient architecture and ceramics and objects from the 1800s. Now I will show you two artists wh ...

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Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month II

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Karl Cole

On Monday I showed you ancient architecture and ceramics as part of my National Native American Heritage Month 2019 series. Today the series continues with a look at three objects from the 1800s.  ...

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Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month I

Monday, November 18, 2019 | Karl Cole

The actual title is “National Native American Heritage Month.” There are so many outstanding examples of the artistic contributions First Nations cultures have made to the history of this ...

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National Textiles Month

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | Karl Cole

Although I’m an art historian, sometimes I feel that art should just be looked at rather than analyzed to death. When I read somewhere that May is National Textiles Month (May 3rd was National T ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month III

Monday, August 14, 2017 | Karl Cole

My series about August as “American Artist Appreciation Month” continues. Here’s some art on the subject of “fish.”  ...

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Women's History Month 2017 I

Monday, March 20, 2017 | Karl Cole

Even unknown women artists deserve to be given the star treatment, especially during Women’s History Month! I may have learned as a child to carefully lay burnt matches side by side in glue on p ...

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What's in a Snake? part 1

Monday, February 6, 2017 | Karl Cole

I really don’t have anything against snakes. Snakes may have something against me, after I once, as a teenager, accidentally planted one of my size-12 gunboats on a garter snake and it bit me. M ...

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January/Hair

Monday, January 9, 2017 | Karl Cole

I had originally intended to post something about the month of January. That idea seemed lame to me when this piece by the late Hannah Wilke caught my eye (especially after I found out the backstory) ...

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Survey No. 9: What is Romanticism?

Monday, January 12, 2015 | Karl Cole

Last week I discussed the stylistic designation “classicism” in both Western and non-Western art produced in the 1800s. For today’s New Slant on Art History, I continue to look at th ...

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Survey No. 8: Neoclassicism

Monday, January 5, 2015 | Karl Cole

Art is produced steadily on a second-by-second basis throughout the world. In our art history survey, we are now entering the 1800s, a period in world history when the influence of art from non-Wester ...

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Survey No. 4: 1400s/1500s I

Monday, December 1, 2014 | Karl Cole

One of the bonuses of studying art history is learning about surprising connections when studying how cultures in the past interacted. Many times such interaction between cultures and the influence it ...

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Maidu Basket

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Karl Cole

I will share my continued fascination with First Nations art by showing you a new addition to our digital collection of images. Basketry is a prominent art form in all indigenous American cultures sin ...

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NAEA Excitement!

Monday, April 7, 2014 | Karl Cole

I had the privilege of meeting Jaune Quick-to-See Smith at the National Art Education Association conference in San Diego last week. She is an inspirational advocate for art education, and for educati ...

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Women's History Month 2012 IV

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Karl Cole

To wind up Women’s History Month, I’ve brought you a work of art from women who are largely ignored by art history books: weavers. Weaving is an ancient tradition, especially among First N ...

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