Cronin puts a feminist spin on ancient myths.
The Thousands of Shoes on Capitol Hill and the Political Art They Evoke
The more than 7,000 pairs of shoes commemorating victims of school shootings recalled the many artworks that have used clothing to raise awareness around violence.
How Do Artists Feel About Art Fairs?
Art fairs are a bit like the shopping malls of the art world.
Marriage Equality for All! #LoveWins
Today is a wonderful day for equality, as LGBTQ couples are now able to marry anywhere in the United States just like their heterosexual peers.
A Guide to the 20th-Century Artists’ Graves of New York City
Following our exploration of the artist graves in New York City from the 19th and early 20th centuries, we continue into the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Art of Accumulation at a New Orleans Shrine to the Plague Saint
The act of accumulating objects is one of our oldest forms of visual expression.
From Grief to Action: Patricia Cronin on Her ‘Shrine for Girls’
If you make the pilgrimage to the Venice Biennale this year, among the many artistic spectacles you will encounter is an actual shrine.
The Tombs of Artists: A Last Statement From the Grave
As a last final statement, artists’ tombstones don’t disappoint. From the wildly eccentric to those that incorporate their own creations, the graves of artists are a fascinating reflection of their work.
From Da Bronx to Eternity
Stepping through the gates of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, you are first awed by the sheer number and size of the mausoleums that tower over its more than 400 acres. Once you begin to explore this 19th century city of the dead, you discover the incredible details that went into all these personal memorial estates, from the ornate metal gates to the bronze, granite and marble statuary, and then peaking through the doors you see bursts of color in delicate stained glass. You notice the sculptures of familiar cemetery motifs of angels and mourning ladies, but also highly personal tributes by some of the most recognizable 19th and 20th century artists.
From Courbet to the Bronx, The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Names Gets Marriage Memorial
When Woodlawn Cemetery was established in the Bronx in 1863, the art of funerary commemoration was in its height. That era of memorial sculpture ended, and most of us are laid to rest under somber slabs of dark granite with only the barest of ornamentation. Patricia Cronin saw the revival of this tradition as a way to not only create a lasting tribute to her and her wife’s love on their burial plot in Woodlawn, but to build a memorial to a marriage she thought they would never be able to have.