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Curator’s Corner

Pride Month 2022: Robert Mapplethorpe

Monday, June 27, 2022 | Karl Cole

Part of a glittering gay culture of New York in the late 1970s and 1980s, Robert Mapplethorpe is most remembered for his photographs of male nudes. However, his body of work was not restricted to any ...

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Art for Juneteenth 2022: Sargent Johnson

Sunday, June 19, 2022 | Karl Cole

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, originating in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. Let’s celebrate the achievements of African Ame ...

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Caribbean American Heritage Month: Abelardo Morell

Monday, June 13, 2022 | Karl Cole

Caribbean peoples have had a major impact on culture in the Americas since forever, and that holds especially true in the arts. ...

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Pride Month 2022: Fairfield Porter

Monday, June 6, 2022 | Karl Cole

Let’s start June with a focus on the work of Fairfield Porter, an artist who matured during the period dominated by Abstract Expressionism in American art. It was also a period in which being ga ...

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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: Kim Hwan-gi

Monday, May 23, 2022 | Karl Cole

Kim Hwan-gi (Kim Whanki) was a pioneer modernist in Korean art and subsequently in American art after he immigrated in 1963. His pioneering abstract works added greatly to the rich modernist atmospher ...

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 2022: I. M. Pei

Monday, May 16, 2022 | Karl Cole

I. M. (Ieoh Ming) Pei was a pioneering American architect renowned in the International Style. He conceived of many of his building designs as a form of sculpture. ...

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 2022: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Monday, May 9, 2022 | Karl Cole

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month continues with the work of Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi applied modernist compositional principles to works that are solidly grounded in the object. Hi ...

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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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End of the Ming Dynasty in China

Monday, April 25, 2022 | Karl Cole

This day in history, April 25, 1644, marked the end of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) in China with the death of Chongzhen Emperor (1611–1644). Although the Ming period was turbulent po ...

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