American Art

It is an unfortunate fact of art history reporting that artists about whom little is known often stay that way, largely because a lack of juicy details about their lives often makes for dull articles.
It is fascinatingly unpredictable how some of the biggest brouhahas among cultural critics can be preserved for history, while others are so quickly lost to time.
In the summer of 1930, Grant Wood, then age 39, was traveling through the rural town of Eldon, Iowa, searching for artistic inspiration. He spotted a white wooden house in a gothic style, quite at…
A conversation between Dr. Kimberly Kutz Elliott and Dr. Beth Harris on Thomas Nast's 1874 cartoon "The Union As It Was—Worse Than Slavery."
African American artists have contributed to this nation’s cultural landscape throughout its history. Here we highlight twelve African American artists you should know more about.
The exhibition brings together works that address black grief as a national emergency in the face of a politically orchestrated white grievance.
Mary Cassatt’s painting Two Little Sisters sold on Friday, August 7 for $519,000, making it the highest value lot at an online sale of American art at Christie’s in the five years they’ve held online…
"Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom" explores themes and events in American history that still resonate today. On view at the Denver Art Museum through September 7. Watch this video sneak peek and…