Nia Bowers

When the czar Alexander III took the throne in 1881—accompanied by his wife, Maria Feodorovna, he unwittingly began a lavish Easter tradition within the Russian imperial court—the bedazzled egg.
Grisaille made a name for itself in European artwork. Literally meaning “greyness” in French from the prefix gris, the method reached its peak of prominence during the sixteenth century. The…
The arrival of a traveling exhibition entitled Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa comes as no surprise. Represented in everything from jewelry and weaponry to currency and identity,…
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had quite a lasting international impact. This sentiment holds within every event, tribute, or art piece created in his honor. Over the decades, artists have shared…
The course of this global pandemic has left many feeling shattered and searching for distraction. Derived from two small Japanese words meaning golden and joining, kintsugi is fundamentally about ‘…
If you have a bent for the occasional musical throwback, you may wonder why Prince wouldn't sing about “Red Rain.” At least the aforementioned title could boast an alliterative appeal. Alas, the…