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In a city with its own contentious history of racism (like many others), two artists are grappling with the past and how it continues to shape the present.
The treasure is believed to have belonged to a family caught up in 14th-century violence that destroyed the thriving Jewish community of Colmar in Alsace. That anything at all survives is a miracle. 
In collaboration with the New Museum, the publisher Phaidon recently released Nari Ward: We The People, a book that critically examines the work of one of the world's most important living artists.
Currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, Weaving Beyond the Bauhaus celebrates the centennial of Bauhaus by highlighting 50 works by pioneering fiber and textile artists such as Anni Albers, Claire Zeisler, Lenore Tawney, Otti Berger, Gunta Stölzl, Else Regensteiner, Ethel Stein, and Sheila Hicks.

The Iranian Revolution ushered in an era of social change that many Iranians, especially women, are still grappling with. When the Iranian people took to the streets to overthrow their monarch in 1979 in favor of a new anti-Western government, many women were among the protesters. A new exhibition at the Freer|Sackler Gallery gives insight into the effects these cultural changes have had on life in Iran, and on women’s in particular.

Last month, the art world mourned the loss of Marisa Merz, the only female artist associated with the Arte Povera movement. Merz, who died in her native Turin at 93, was known for her unconventional use of materials and processes.
We recently ran an image of this Matisse on Facebook in conjunction with our story about the new Center for Matisse Studies at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Facebook thought it was too shocking to promote...
A previously unknown study by celebrated Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890–1918), valued at $100,000 to $200,000, was discovered by an anonymous part-time art handler at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Queens.
Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939), the Czech painter, illustrator, and graphic artist, may have done more than anyone to bring Art Nouveau into popular culture through his posters of French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt. His work and more are on display at the Poster House, a new museum that opened in Manhattan, New York, earlier this year.
Boasting the world’s largest public collection of works by Henri Matisse, the Baltimore Museum of Art plans to capitalize on that distinction by creating a global center dedicated to the study of the French Master and his legacy.