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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: Martha Boto

Monday, September 19, 2022 | Karl Cole

This Hispanic Heritage month, I’ll be featuring artists who are pioneers in all sorts of art and who have had a major impact on Western art. For this post, let’s take a look at the wo ...

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Curator’s Corner

Rain, Rain Go Away?: Tanya Goel

Monday, August 29, 2022 | Karl Cole

Some parts of the U.S. are experiencing too much rain, while others are in drought situations (as we are in Massachusetts). Well, the extremely hot weather worldwide, linked with the combined bamboozl ...

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Curator’s Corner

Disability Pride Month 2022: Yayoi Kusama

Monday, July 18, 2022 | Karl Cole

During her long and distinguished artistic career, artist Yayoi Kusama has explored painting, sculpture, conceptual art, performance art, and installation with sound. She has created a truly unique ae ...

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National Jewish Heritage Month: Miriam Schapiro

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | Karl Cole

Miriam Schapiro was a pioneer of the Feminist Art Movement in the 1970s. Her renowned “femmage” works helped lay the groundwork for the Pattern and Decoration movement. ...

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 2022: Tomie Arai

Monday, May 2, 2022 | Karl Cole

Let’s start May with a tribute to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Throughout the month, the blog will focus on artists from those cultures who have had a major impact on Amer ...

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Women's History Month 2022: Karin Davie

Monday, March 28, 2022 | Karl Cole

Karin Davie is a Canadian artist who has explored traditional elements of art in a completely novel manner. Her emphasis on the action of line could put her work into the realm of Process Art, althoug ...

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Women's History Month 2022: Julia Margaret Cameron

Monday, March 21, 2022 | Karl Cole

Julia Margaret Cameron is counted among the first professional woman photographers in Western art history. ...

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Women's History Month 2022: Toyin Ojih Odutola

Monday, March 14, 2022 | Karl Cole

Nigerian-born artist Toyin Ojih Odutola explores contemporary definitions of gender, culture, and society with a unique graphic/painting technique. ...

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Women's History Month 2022: Maria Martinez

Monday, March 7, 2022 | Karl Cole

I’m going to feature examples of outstanding women artists who played key roles in art history for Women’s History Month. Ceramic artist Maria Martinez was truly at the forefront of Pueblo ...

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Black History Month 2022: Mary A. Jackson

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | Karl Cole

Mary A. Jackson is instrumental in bringing the African American tradition of sweetgrass basket making (called “Gullah” basketry) to international recognition. Sweetgrass basketry of ...

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Curator’s Corner

Possibilities of Paper: Kim Hyung Joo

Monday, January 24, 2022 | Karl Cole

Contemporary interdisciplinary artist Kim Hyung Joo explores Korean culture in her artworks, including through papermaking and fiber arts. Means of communicating culture, such as traditional clothing ...

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LGBTQI+ History Month: Harriet Hosmer

Monday, October 18, 2021 | Karl Cole

Before the 1900s, it was hard enough trying to become a professional artist as a woman. It was even more difficult finding acceptance if one was gay. Harriet Hosmer managed to overcome both of those b ...

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Curator’s Corner

Hispanic Heritage Month: Marisol

Monday, October 4, 2021 | Karl Cole

Central and South American artists who moved to America during the 1900s made important contributions to the evolution of modern art in America, from Minimalism and Op Art to Pop Art and total abstrac ...

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Curator’s Corner

How Art Looks at Age

Monday, August 9, 2021 | Karl Cole

Having made my weekly visit to my dear friend Alice in a senior residence—where she was committed by a state conservator—I began thinking about how society perceives older (and I refuse to ...

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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

Pride Month 2021 II: Berenice Abbott

Monday, June 7, 2021 | Karl Cole

By the time of the severe world economic downturn of the Great Depression (1929–1940) in America, many women artists were professional photographers and extremely successful in the field of ...

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