Painting Black Existence Into History

When the filmmaker Christine Turner got a call from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) asking whether she’d be willing to make a film about the painters Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. She’d followed the work of both artists for several years, once even going to see … Read more

Personal treasures: After decades of collecting art, Cynthia and Heywood Fralin share paintings in an exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art | Arts & Theater

Art collecting began as an adventure in giving for two of Roanoke’s best-known philanthropists. But as years passed, Heywood and Cynthia Fralin’s own trove was growing. The pair, noted for the 19th- and early 20th-century American art they own, are sharing more than 90 pieces with the public through a Taubman Museum of Art exhibit … Read more

Modern Art and the Esteem Machine

Eliminating the modern-art tariff made it much more feasible for American galleries to exhibit and sell contemporary European painting. Most of the works in Stieglitz’s Picasso show at 291, for example, were drawings, because they were assessed at a lower value than paintings. It was too expensive to bring paintings over from Europe. Quinn wasn’t … Read more

Images of Elizabeth II Graced Stonehenge This Week—and Pagans Aren’t Happy | Smart News

Images from eight decades of the queen’s life were projected onto the megaliths this week. Heritage England As the United Kingdom prepares to celebrate Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee this weekend, exhibitions and art installations are going up around the country to honor the 70th year of the 96-year-old monarch’s reign. In one such homage, the … Read more