November 2019 Blog Posts

This 10-minute film explores the life and art of Alonso Berruguete, the revolutionary sculptor and painter of Renaissance Spain. Around 1506, when still a teenager, Berruguete traveled from his small town in Castile to Italy, where he came into contact with Michelangelo, whose emotionally expressive figures greatly influenced the young artist. Returning to Spain in 1518, Berruguete turned his focus to expansive retablos, the name in Spanish for the traditional kind of altarpiece that combines painting and sculpture. Narrated by C. D.

Denmark and Iceland are rekindling a decades-old conflict over an invaluable collection of manuscripts.
With nearly 50 artworks from more than 40 artists, the exhibition tells the story of key heroic principles and people in Africa’s arts and history, and it invites visitors to consider the core values of leadership—justice, integrity, generosity and empathy—embodied in the art.
Andy Goldsworthy is a much-in-demand international figure known for creating ephemeral earthworks documented in meticulous photographs, and now New England has one of their own.
The exhibition examines a generation of pioneering artists who used body-related forms to express a personal vision and frames their work in relation to the cultural, historical and social concerns of their time
For forty years, the canvas sat unrecognized in a private collection in Lyon, France. Now the painting, a recently rediscovered work from Baroque master Artemisia Gentileschi, is coming to the auction block.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that The Costume Institute’s spring 2020 exhibition will be About Time: Fashion and Duration, on view from May 7 through September 7, 2020.
There is a strong link between Ernest Ludwig Kirchner’s romantic relationships with women and his artistic output.
Timely and provocative, SOFT POWER is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors.

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses how Puerto Rico is an island of diversity, rich in art and culture.