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Native American Heritage Month: Linda Haukaas

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | Karl Cole

In Plains cultures, art forms associated with women (such as quilling and beadwork) and those associated with men (including ledger art) were, like gender roles, complementary. The art forms of both m ...

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Native American Heritage: The Anasazi

Monday, November 6, 2023 | Karl Cole

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, let’s take a look at one of the many cultures that occupied regions of the United States before European settlement: the Anasazi. Scholars now b ...

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October Is National Apple Month: Levi Wells Prentice

Monday, October 23, 2023 | Karl Cole

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Apple Month than with one of THE most incredible paintings I’ve ever seen on the subject. The first time I saw this painting by Levi Wel ...

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Gem of the Month: Lori Weitzner

Monday, October 16, 2023 | Karl Cole

Some of the major developments in the design world during the 2000s have involved the use of sustainable materials, ecologically friendly production processes, and upcycling otherwise wasted materials ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Antonio Frasconi

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | Karl Cole

Like graphic artists in Mexico during the mid-1900s, Antonio Frasconi was a tireless chronicler of poor and underserved people—first depicting those of Uruguay, where he was raised, and later am ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Textiles of Ancient Peru

Monday, September 18, 2023 | Karl Cole

The textiles of ancient Peru—woven in every known technique for more than three thousand years—represent some of the highest artistic achievements of the cultures in that region. Textiles ...

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Gem of the Month: Robert Hudson

Monday, September 11, 2023 | Karl Cole

Robert Hudson’s birthday was on the 8th of September, and seeing this piece again made me elect him to my vaunted Gem of the Month club. His art is part of the West Coast assemblage phenomenon t ...

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Art about Working People

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | Karl Cole

The earliest ideas about a day to honor working Americans came about from labor unions in the 1880s. In fact, the idea of a national holiday is thought to have come from labor union officials in New Y ...

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The Week of Weir

Monday, August 28, 2023 | Karl Cole

Since I’m always a sucker for American Impressionism, I’ve chosen one of my favorites for the closing week of August: Julian Alden Weir. His birthday is the 30th of August, so let’s ...

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An August Painting: Mark Tobey

Monday, August 14, 2023 | Karl Cole

I know we’re no longer on the “edge of August,” but this painting’s title gives me an excuse to showcase the work of one of the less-hyped New York School artists. Like many of ...

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