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art history



  • Disputed African Artifacts Sell at Auction

    Chika Okeke-Agulu’s voice is one of many calling for the repatriation of African artworks in European and American collections that are thought to have been acquired through colonial exploitation or illegal looting.



  • Rumors of War in Richmond

    by Thomas J. Brown

    Kehinde Wiley's statue Rumors of War certainly draws meaning from its location, but it is also the capstone of a series on which the artist has been engaged since an early stage of his meteoric career, long before Confederate monuments stirred wide controversy.



  • Maurice Berger (1957–2020)

    Critic, curator, and cultural historian Maurice Berger, whose work examined the role of race in visual culture, has died of complications related to the novel coronavirus.



  • Is Art History Becoming Too Woke?

    by Bendor Grosvenor

    After Yale made the decision to pull its course "Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present," historian Bendor Grosvenor takes a look at the influence of political correctness on art history. 


  • How Somalis Use Theatre to Rebuild Culturally

    by Farah M. Omer

    Modern Somali theatre rose to prominence in the 1960s, the period following the independence and the subsequent unification of Somaliland and Somalia. By the 1970s, there were multiple shows a night in any given city and the average Somali adult was considered a regular theatre goer regardless of socioeconomic status.