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art history



  • 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.


  • Art and Defacement: Basquiat at the Guggenheim

    by Sam Ben-Meir

    The Guggenheim’s glance back to 1983 and the death of Michael Stewart accomplishes what art exhibitions should, but all too rarely do – it grants us perspective on our present moment.