Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observed in 1963 that one hundred years after the abolition of slavery in America “the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. . . .
African Master Carvers: Known and Famous addresses the false assumption that all African artists who created tradition-based art were anonymous, even though few historical artists south of the Sahara are known by name, and biographical data about their training and life is scarce.
Based variously in Paris and New York, Atelier 17 operated as an experimental workshop for modernist printmakers during the mid-twentieth century. The efforts of its artists resulted in some of the most visually exciting and technically innovative prints ever made.
One of the most acclaimed artists working today, Alex Katz (b. 1927) surprised the American art world during the 1950s with his refreshingly innovative approaches to painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.
In 2017 several major North American art museums are celebrating the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s (1840–1917) death with traveling exhibitions, permanent collection installations, and a robust program of educational activities.
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s will be the first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in art and design during the dynamic years of the 1920s and early 1930s. After the First World War, American money and culture helped transform the global marketplace.