Maybe Beyoncé’s Album Cover Isn’t Based on a White Man’s Painting

John Collier, “Lady Godiva” (c. 1898) at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (via Wikimedia Commons) There is a time and place for art historians to bring their expertise to bear on contemporary issues — like when TikToker and art historians Mary McGillivray mapped angles and visual geometry to debunk the Eurovision cocaine controversy. And … Read more

Why the Word “Forgotten” Isn’t Helping Women Artists

We’re living through an age for women, where women artists — both historical and contemporary — are receiving more high profile, mainstream attention than ever before. But if there’s one thing we have to get right when we talk about these historical women artists, it’s that their exclusion from art history is no mistake. Unfortunately, … Read more