American Art

What is a monument? Is it the same thing as a memorial? We might think of a monument as something accessible with which we can interact in a way that suits our need to process traumatic past events.…
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Hockey is inarguably a violent game, one that periodically provokes violent spectator responses. But it is a community rallying point that can still foster a sense of belonging in players and fans.…
African American artists have contributed to this nation’s cultural landscape throughout its history. From colonial to modern times, realistic portraiture to striking abstractions, here we highlight …
From community-minded installations, documentary photographs, confrontational mixed-media sculptures, to hyper-realist paintings, the following works force us to reconsider what basketball is on a…
In May 2022 the Virginia Museum of History & Culture will re-open after the most extensive and transformative renovation in its history. Reinvigorated, the VMHC will offer a dramatically expanded…
“Look at those vulgar women in their fancy fur coats,” one of Gillian Laub’s photography classmates sneered during a smoke break. Laub nodded in agreement, that is, until the group excitedly rushed…
Western art history is filled with colorful characters, whose statuses as heroes or villains can change based on the mores of our current society. The "Reframed" column is not a politically leaning…