Reflecting on the inauguration of Kamala Harris as the first female, Black, and South Asian Vice President of the United States, we are shining a light on the National Women’s History Museum. After a decades-long effort, the establishment of the museum is a major recognition of women’s contributions to American society. The planning and publicity surrounding the development of this museum will likely generate a heightened interest in work by women artists, and possibly, and p
Sandro Botticelli (Italian, c. 1445-1510), Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel, c. 1480, tempera on poplar panel Sold for $92,184,000 on January 28, 2021 Courtesy of Sotheby's Earlier this week, Sotheby’s set a new record for the sale of a work by a Renaissance artist at auction when a painting by Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel, sold to a private collector for $92.1 million. As far as works by European Old Masters go, this stunning price is
The year 2020 presented us with many challenges, but the art world continued to show its resilience during the global pandemic. Artists around the nation have been inspired to document this moment in history in a variety of media. The Smithsonian Archives of American Art recently announced its Pandemic Oral History Project that features interviews with some of today's leading artists, teachers, curators, and art administrators. The archive includes recordings and transcripts
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