Today, on the anniversary of the artist’s death, we chart a few New York spots that were meaningful to Calder — from Greenwich Village to the Upper East Side, and some zip codes in between.
Karen Chernick is a writer based in Philadelphia, by way of Tel Aviv. Her work has also appeared on Artsy, The Forward, Curbed Philadelphia, Eater, PhillyVoice, and Time Out Philadelphia.
How Women Artists Flourished in Northern Italy During the Renaissance
Bologna boomed with professional women artists, primarily painters. Of the 300 active painters in the city during the 1600s, around 25 were women — more than in any other Italian city.
The Restoration of a 1446 Painting Revisits Florence’s History of Infanticide
A documentary dives into the history of the Institute of the Innocents, which housed unwanted babies, and the first painting it ever commissioned.
The Lives of Female Art Historical Figures Will Now Be Transcribed and Available Online
A crowdsourced transcription project hopes to make the lives of women artists, art historians, art dealers, and gallery owners easier to keyword search and read.
The Untold Story of Alma Mahler and Her Relationship to the Bauhaus
Nearly 100 years ago Walter Gropius divorced from Alma Mahler, the Viennese musician married to the academy’s famed founder during the planning stages of the Bauhaus.
A Journalist’s Year of Sunday Interviews with Diego Rivera
Alfredo Cardona Peña’s conversations with the loquacious 63-year-old artist are available for the first time in English.
Paul J. Sachs Trained a Generation of American Museum Leaders, Including Alfred Barr
Between 1921 and 1948, Sachs taught a year-long graduate class at the Fogg Art Museum “that decisively shaped the development, character, and ethos of the American art museum.”
Frida Kahlo’s Friendship with Dorothea Lange Was Good for Her Health
Lange granted the younger artist an enduring gift: an introduction to a man who would become her lifelong physician and trusted friend, respected thoracic surgeon Dr. Leo Eloesser.
The Signature Dish at Banksy’s Bethlehem Hotel Is the “Walled Off Salad” (Hold the Mayo)
Both the Walled Off and the Waldorf salads are topped with walnuts and originated in hotels. Their similarities end there.
The Women Who Modeled for Édouard Manet, from Artists to Lovers
An introduction to six of the women who modeled for the masterpieces that earned Manet his canonical reputation.
Biennale Bitch Tells the Hilarious Truths of the Art World
Veteran culture journalist Nadja Sayej offers filter-free commentary on the art world, which, she thinks, “needs a dose of fun.”
A New Illustrated Database for Women Artists Spans the 15th to 19th Centuries
A Space of Their Own aims to compile the most comprehensive resource to date for information on female artists active in the United States and Europe during this time.