Museum

Here's a look at 5 photographs with Studio School instructor Frank Saunders at the VMFA.

After numerous delays due to COVID and personnel changes, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures finally opened on September 30 after a weeklong lead-up that included a gala, an opening night party…
Video producer Sean Yetter recalls his first day on the job—and the first time he fell under the spell of Barnett Newman’s painting "Vir Heroicus Sublimis."
September 18, 2021 marks the return of a previously annual celebration—Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, an occasion marked by free admission to hundreds of museums, zoos, and cultural centers across…
When we think of visages that defined Renaissance art between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, we're drawn to depictions of mythological and biblical figures and unnamed dames. Yet these…
When Yayoi Kusama established herself in New York City in 1958, the first thing she did was visit the Empire State Building. She climbed the landmark, looked out at the astonishing city, and, as she…

 

The National Gallery's Britta New and Nelly von Aderkas discuss the cleaning of a Renaissance altarpiece that was hidden in an Italian wood store for many years.

The cloud’s chimeric quality is even more salient in Chinese visual and material arts. It has made a palpable mark on theories of painting and the visual arts of China, and by extension the visual…