art history

Jesus of Nazareth is undoubtedly one of the most famous men who ever lived, and his likeness has been transcribed on paintings, sculptures, and every other artistic medium one can possibly think of.
Eagles and George Washington have for centuries been mainstream symbols of the United States, and the nation’s unique contributions to science, culture, and the stalwart pursuit of truth.
The first African American painter to receive international critical acclaim, expressive realist Henry Ossawa Tanner exhibited at the Paris Salon, received honors from the French government, and…
Before revolutionaries dumped tea in the Boston Harbor or fought Redcoats at Lexington and Concord, early Americans protested British imperialism via utilitarian earthenware bowls, jars, and pots…
Judith beheading Holofernes is one of the most popular art historical subjects of all time. The biblical story began to appear in artwork during the Renaissance and continues to be reinterpreted to…
Theaster Gates: How to Sell Hardware—the artist’s latest installation in Chicago and third solo show at Gray—tells the story of Theaster Gates’s ongoing engagement with a family-owned store formerly…
As American states levy an unprecedented amount of anti-trans bill proposals, the art of drag is gaining traction. We’ve rounded up artists who, whether working in drag or drag adjacent, have…
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.