Cynthia Close

In April, art institutions began honoring the medical profession by showcasing works from their collections under the hashtag #MuseumsThankHealthHeroes. As we cheer the heroic efforts of frontline…

In 1918 the Spanish Flu ravaged the world. But it was also in 1918 that Alfred Stieglitz was afflicted by love and began his nude photographs of Georgia O’Keeffe.
The year 2020 was shaping up to be a watershed moment in the career of New Jersey-born Brooklyn-based quilt artist Bisa Butler.

In the spirit of the English poet Alexander Pope, art, like hope, springs eternal. And this year the vernal equinox, signaling the onset of spring, our most hopeful season, occurred on March 19th…

Learning about the lives and works of great artists can be as easy as plopping down on the couch and scrolling through your favorite streaming platform. Here are some films about art you don't want…
Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Picasso have been alluring subjects for filmmakers throughout the history of cinema. Artists of far lesser stature have also inspired filmmakers over the years. Some are…
Artists have provided inspirational subject matter for filmmakers since the earliest days of moving image storytelling and none have occupied a more central place in filmmaker’s imaginations than…
Before she was a renowned graphic memoirist and winner of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, Alison Bechdel was an archivist of the self. She plundered the flotsam and jetsam of her childhood to…