October 2022 Art News
Two and a half years in the making, Threads of Power is now open at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery. It is an impressive show that takes a historical, political, financial, and logical fashion point of view of the subject of lace.
The North Carolina Museum of Art began its “collection of art for the people” in 1928 when the then North Carolina State Art Society received a bequest of approximately 75 paintings from Robert F. Phifer.
Ugandan multidisciplinary performance and installation artist, Acaye Kerunen, is making quite a splash on the international art scene. Combining storytelling, writing, acting, and activism in her art, Kerunen designs and creates ambitious, beautifully rendered biomorphic textile installation pieces.
Over the summer, excavators at Pompeii made an insightful and critical discovery that highlights the everyday lives of the non-elite of ancient Roman society, a portion of the population that is so rarely able to be studied. In the Region V site of the archeological park, excavators found a “middle-class” dwelling and its furnishings.
On October 12, 1492, Spanish ships waded into the Caribbean after a three-month-long journey. Led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), these Europeans “discovered” the new world, kicking off centuries of exploration, exploitation, and colonization of the Americas.