Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum is showcasing and selling three-dimensional replicas of iconic paintings at malls across the US for one year.
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 Little Women Overshadowed the Artistic Career of Another Alcott Sister
A decade after the bestselling novel was published, the younger sister May Alcott Nieriker came out with a women’s guide to studying art in Europe.
Wayne Thiebaud’s Confections, Sprinkled with Touches of Cézanne, Degas, and Others
An exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum lends a few helpful insights into who and what have inspired this 97-year-old artist (beyond the sugary obvious).
The Art of the Museum Heist Movie, from How to Steal a Million to Ocean’s 8
The new film, which revolves around a plan to rob the Met Gala, is the latest addition to the micro-genre of art and museum heist movies.
A Guide to Finding Keith Haring’s Work in His Hometown
The artist, who after moving to New York would introduce himself as ‘Keith from Kutztown,’ left an indelible mark on his hometown.
An Alternative History of Greek Pottery Makes Women the Equals of Men
Mary Frances Dondelinger creates bowls, vases, and statues that masquerade as the relics of a previously undiscovered civilization.
The Portrait That Forged a “Divine Marriage” Between Two 19th-Century Women Painters
In 1898, Anna Klumpke painted a portrait of the French artist Rosa Bonheur. The partnership that followed shaped both their artistic legacies.
How Egg Tempera Painters Crack the Mystery of the Perfect Yolk
Just in time for Easter and Passover, we’ve hatched a practical guide to the centuries-old egg-based paint.
160 Years Before the Frida Kahlo Barbie, a Rosa Bonheur Doll Celebrated a Queer Woman Painter
Victorian-era American girls loved the porcelain-faced version of Bonheur, which by the 1860s was a hit.
Oldest Known Portraits of an African American Couple, Found Under a Bed, Star in New Documentary
The 1841 portraits by Franklin R. Street have been shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and appear in the new documentary The Montiers: An American Story.
Why a Diego Rivera Still Life Hangs in Steven Spielberg’s The Post
The Cubist painting “No. 9, Nature Morte Espagnole” fits surprisingly well with themes in the Oscar-nominated film.