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In the late 1930s, the skies across Europe darkened as the world prepared for war. Beyond the efforts to save civilians in World War II, countries also took steps to protect art and architecture. In Italy, famous monuments such as the column of Trajan in Rome and St.
Occasionally, the adage “There’s nothing new under the sun” is wrong. 
To the casual observer, Rome is not a medieval city.
If your tastes in art run toward the intricately detailed, you’ll find a lot to like in the Guggenheim’s retrospective of Nick Cave, an artist whose sculptures and reliefs are forested with trinkets, beads, figurines, and other bric-a-brac reclaimed from life’s lost and found.
While summarizing a career as varied and complex as Theaster Gates’s runs the risk of diminishing it, you could say that the Chicago artist’s work—which comprises sculpture, assemblage, installation, ceramics, architecture, video, and music—lies somewhere in the intersection
It’s a recent development in art history to include women in numbers that, if not entirely commensurate with their place in society, are certainly far greater than previously.
Most people think of oil paintings when they think of Impressionism, but almost half of the works in the eight Impressionist exhibitions held in Paris between 1874 and 1886 were prints and drawings, and pastels have become increasingly popular with collectors.
At 95 years old, Alex Katz certainly makes painting look easy. The 140 or so pieces comprising this Guggenheim survey of Katz’s nearly eight-decade career fill the museum’s rotunda effortlessly.
New York City has often served as the canvas on which American dreams are painted, so it’s fitting that Edward Hopper (1882–1967), an acute observer of strangers lost in one reverie or the next, made Gotham his home and ongoing subject.
Three hundred years after the Salem Witch Trials, we are still reckoning and learning from this period of American intolerance and injustice. The trials of 1692-1693 led to the deaths of twenty-five innocent people, most of whom were women.