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Artists Who Should Be Stars of Women's History Month, part 2

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Karl Cole

There aren’t many women architects who share the star power of names such as Mies van der Rohe or I.M. Pei, but, like many things in the old timey art history books—like sculpture—ar ...

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Artists Who Should Be Stars of Women's History Month, part 1

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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The Artistic Legacy of Conquest, part 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Karl Cole

This week's look at Spanish Colonial art continues, inspired by the exhibit Highest Heaven, currently on view at the Worcester Art Museum. ...

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The Artistic Legacy of Conquest, part 1

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Karl Cole

The Worcester Art Museum is having an amazing exhibition entitled Highest Heaven (March 11–July 9, 2017). It is a traveling exhibit of the fabulous religious art produced in Spanish colonial Cen ...

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It's All in the Details, part 3

Friday, March 10, 2017 | Karl Cole

I’m not sure if the Benjamin Latrobe-like klismos side chair in the foreground is original to Lemon Hill, but the curving door is. This interesting detail is on the second-floor landing of the c ...

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It's All in the Details, part 2

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Karl Cole

The sculptural decoration of Hoysala Dynasty (ca. 1050–ca. 1346) architecture is particularly ornate and worth scoping out. In the West, we are so inundated with data about the “sculpture ...

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It's All in the Details, part 1

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Karl Cole

Two weeks ago, my brother visited a friend in Rome and he raved about their visit to the recently re-opened—after almost 20 years—early Christian church of Santa Maria Antiqua. It has some ...

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Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 9

Friday, February 24, 2017 | Karl Cole

The final post in my series celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Two Centuries of Black Art exhibit features Margaret Burroughs. Known more as an educator, equality advocate, and prolific write ...

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Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 8

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s post in my series about the artists and artworks in the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art features Henry O. Tanner. I really like Tanner’s paintings of his late period after he ha ...

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Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 7

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Karl Cole

Let’s continue our look at the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art with the work of Aaron Douglas. My first “wow!” moment for the work of Aaron Douglas came when I saw a series of rel ...

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