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The 1913 Armory Show: America’s First Art War

The 1913 Armory Show: America’s First Art War

Tom McCormack recounts the events leading up to the 1913 Armory Show, and the impact the fair would have on the art world for centuries to come.

African American Artists Reconstruct the Pastoral

African American Artists Reconstruct the Pastoral

Anthony Merino details the necessary overhaul of art historical traditions predicated on prejudice and exclusion.

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

Poet and curator Colin Browne uncovers the art historical significance of painters Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen, and the time they spent together in British Columbia in the 1930s and 40s.

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

Artist William Kentridge discusses the inspiration behind his 500-meter-long frieze along the banks of the Tiber River, “Triumphs and Laments.”

Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

In this previously unpublished interview, artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his strategy for centralizing the Black figure in contemporary art.

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part II

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part II

Scholar and curator Daniel Garza-Usabiaga continues his discussion of archival practice in Mexico City, examining the implications of Jill Magid’s “The Proposal” that have remained beyond the scope of public discussion.

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part I

The Implication of the Barragán Archive: An Interview with Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, Part I

Scholar and curator Daniel Garza-Usabiaga discusses archival practice in Mexico City, and the complexities of demanding the repatriation of an archive that was legally sold.

From Zoetrope to GIF and Back

From Zoetrope to GIF and Back

ART21/CUE Writer-in-Residence Rachel Heidenry explores the zoetrope, a historical predecessor to GIFs.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dictation Drawings

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Dictation Drawings

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in connecting with artworks on a fundamental level.

Are We There Yet? A brief history of art and Black Lives Matter

Are We There Yet? A brief history of art and Black Lives Matter

Artist Sheldon Scott surveys the historical longevity of the Black Lives Matter movement in art, long before the hashtag made the issue trending.

Picturing Motion in Photography: When Time Stands Still

Picturing Motion in Photography: When Time Stands Still

UC Berkeley professor Arthur Shimamura shares the history behind the work of early photographers Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and how each used the camera to capture movement.