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The Best Student and Beginner Oil Paints for 2021-05-07 18:00:02If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Oil painting can b

Christie’s to Auction $17 M. Bellotto Landscape Poised 2021-05-07 17:51:02The painting is coming to auction after 50 years in private hands.

With a Focus on Artist Collectives, Tate Names 2021-05-07 16:54:38The winning collective will receive £25,000 (about $35,000) and will be announced in December.

Rarely Seen Catherine de’ Medici Portrait to Go 2021-05-07 16:42:37The rarely-seen work is now under public ownership.

After a Year of Isolation, Frieze New York 2021-05-07 16:16:59"The overall feeling is one of excitement, for being able to speak to people face-to-face about art again," one dealer said.

Street Art in the Age of Basquiat: Rammellzee 2021-05-07 16:14:08An interview with key figures from Jean-Michel Basquiat's downtown New York circle in the 1980s.

AnR Loves: Pilot’s Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen 2021-05-07 16:00:26Tipped with a laser-engraved, medium-width, stainless steel nib, the Pilot Varsity comes already filled and features an “advanced liquid ink fee

Antwaun Sargent’s Vision for the New Talent Issue 2021-05-07 15:36:40Sargent reflects on creating an issue of Art in America along with other Black writers and critics.

The Best Vine and Willow Charcoal for New 2021-05-07 14:00:49If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Softer than compre

Spirits Welcome: Beverly Buchanan at Andrew Edlin 2021-05-07 13:55:12During the six years since Beverly Buchanan’s first solo show at Andrew Edlin (she died in 2015, just after her debut there), the artist’s

Finish Your Pots with the Best Wood Rib 2021-05-06 18:00:39Rib tools are essential in the shaping of ceramic pieces, especially when you’re throwing them on a wheel. While silicone and rubber versions of

With His Collection of Americana, Alan Page Makes 2021-05-06 17:22:03A former NFL player and lawyer, he has bought artifacts evincing histories of racism.

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The Culture Shifters Who Are Shaping Our Future 2021-04-29 11:34:09Our annual list of artists, activists, entertainers and entrepreneurs who are changing the way we think about the world around us.

Janaya Future Khan Is Reinventing The Sunday Sermon 2021-04-29 11:27:58The activist is using Instagram to spur Black Lives Matter supporters into action.

Mandy Harris Williams Is Challenging You To #BrownUpYourFeed 2021-04-29 10:39:41The artist has been dissecting algorithm bias on social media, and she wants users — especially Black and brown people — to reclaim their

Emily Barker Wants Accessibility To Become The Norm 2021-04-29 10:37:37The Los Angeles-based model is building a career around making art and advocating for people with disabilities.

Jermaine Fowler Is Telling His Truth And Baring 2021-04-29 10:36:52The “Coming 2 America" actor’s path began on the stage with stand-up comedy. Now he’s starring alongside comedy greats.

Jasmyn Lawson Is Working To Get Iconic Black 2021-04-29 10:36:05The Netflix executive loves the intersection of internet and entertainment — and is finding ways to make sure Black audiences are being served t

Isaias Hernandez Is Educating The Masses About Veganism 2021-04-29 10:35:18With @QueerBrownVegan on Instagram, the 24-year-old environmental educator is guiding his followers toward a path of less food waste and more solution

Alok Is Pushing Art And Activism Beyond The 2021-04-29 10:31:24The nonbinary poet and activist has helped redefine the fashion industry by challenging heteronormative beauty standards.

Céline Semaan-Vernon Is Using Fashion To Spark Social 2021-04-29 10:30:11The advocate and designer is changing the way we think about fashion’s impact on the world around us.

TV Writer Cord Jefferson Is Challenging Audiences To 2021-04-29 10:27:28From "Succession" to "Watchmen," the Emmy Award-winning writer is changing the TV landscape — and empowering others to do the same.

Mariah Moore Is Fighting For Trans People In 2021-04-29 10:26:41The 32-year-old activist uses her political savvy and compassion to get trans and gender-nonconforming people in Louisiana the care they need.

Emilia Ortiz Is Providing Self-Care Practices — With 2021-04-29 10:24:06The Brooklyn-based mental health advocate is creating space on Instagram to honor the spirit of radical resistance and the collective healing of her A

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A Rare Tiffany Building Owned by a Nonprofit New! 2021-05-11 09:05:31Preservationists fear that the Ayer Mansion, a “national treasure” with landmark status, which has been painstakingly preserved, may be cu

Excuse Me While I Steal Your Book Idea New! 2021-05-11 08:56:40Jean Hanff Korelitz’s “The Plot” is an addictive Russian nesting doll of a novel where every character’s hand fits neatly into

From Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard to the 2021-05-11 05:59:05New novels by Jennifer Weiner, Sunny Hostin and Katherine St. John

Krysta With a Y Plays Liza With a 2021-05-11 05:00:24For Krysta Rodriguez, who stars as Liza Minnelli in the new Netflix series ‘Halston,’ acting and decorating aren’t that far apart.

A Piece of Music Will Speak Once More. 2021-05-11 05:00:18“I am sitting in a room,” Alvin Lucier’s classic work of sound art, will be performed by 90 artists in honor of his 90th birthday.

An Island Nation With Mighty Clout 2021-05-11 05:00:06“How Iceland Changed the World,” by Egill Bjarnason, offers a jaunty history of a small country with an outsize influence on global affair

The Victorian Women Who Pierced Glass Ceilings by 2021-05-11 05:00:06“Out of the Shadows,” by Emily Midorikawa, features six 19th-century women Spiritualists who defied gender norms to command public attenti

The French Count Who Turned His Home Into 2021-05-11 05:00:06“Letters to Camondo,” by Edmund de Waal, is addressed to a wealthy fin-de-siècle French Jew whose elegant Parisian home is filled w

How Napoleon Became One of History’s Most Rapacious 2021-05-11 05:00:05“Plunder,” by Cynthia Saltzman, recounts the French general’s vast thefts of European art and sculpture through the story of a singl

Book Review: ‘While Justice Sleeps,’ by Stacey Abrams 2021-05-11 05:00:05In “While Justice Sleeps,” the veteran author and voting rights activist takes on the Supreme Court, biotech and blackmail — among o

An Anti-Gang Activist, a Shooting and a Community 2021-05-11 05:00:05“The Holly,” by Julian Rubinstein, explores the history of gang violence in a historically Black Denver neighborhood, and the often misgui

The Babysitter Knows All 2021-05-11 05:00:05In Jessica Anya Blau’s debut novel, “Mary Jane,” a 14-year-old receives an education from the family she works for — and deliv

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Hear the Voices of America's Artistic Community Recounting 2021-05-11 06:00:00During the summer of 2020, the Archives of American Art conducted 85 interviews with artists, teachers, curators and administrators

Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Lands at the National 2021-05-10 16:28:19Udvar-Hazy visitors can watch conservators give the film prop a careful exam before it goes on view in 2022

A New, Interactive Sculpture by Suchi Reddy Illuminates 2021-05-07 12:02:57The A.I.-powered installation, a hallmark of the Smithsonian's upcoming "Futures" show, promises something never seen or experienced before

The Vibrant History of Lowrider Car Culture in 2021-05-05 08:55:53With bright paint jobs and bouncy hydraulics, the 'low and slow' rides are an expression of cultural identity for the city's Mexican American commu

What Caused the Roaring Twenties? Not the End 2021-05-03 12:20:51As the U.S. anticipates a vaccinated summer, historians say measuring the impact of the 1918 influenza on the uproarious decade that followed is trick

Dive Into National Gems, Study Photography, Discover Women 2021-05-03 11:54:30Stream online multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours in these offerings from the Smithsonian Associates

Coming of Age in Poetry: Meet Elexia Alleyne 2021-04-30 13:38:57Growing up in D.C.’s barrio, the young poet remembers a vibrant, tight-knit Dominican community.

The Lasting Riddles of Orson Welles' Revolutionary Film 2021-04-30 10:53:19This year’s award-winning "Mank" attracts new attention to the 80-year-old American classic; two Smithsonian curators share insights

Celebrating America's Oldest Family-Run Stained Glass Studio 2021-04-30 09:32:21A new exhibition spotlights Judson Studios, the Los Angeles group that's been creating iconic pieces of art for nearly 125 years

Blackface Is Older Than You Might Think 2021-04-29 12:08:15From medieval European theater troupes to American minstrelsy, the harmful tradition has a surprisingly long history

Ten Cultural Experiences to Put on Your Post-Pandemic 2021-04-26 12:49:53From a lantern festival in Korea to camel racing in Oman, these traditions have us dreaming of future travel

Smithsonian Announces the Zoo and Seven Museums Open 2021-04-23 12:30:22You'll finally be able to see the baby panda in person; here's our comprehensive list of what's on view and tips for visiting