On September 24, the Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted a symposium entitled The Art of Tom Lea: Preserving Our National Heritage.
Linnaeus Tripe, who served as a captain in the British Army and later served as a government photographer for the East India Company, captured architecture in India and Burma between 1854 and 1860.
In the May 2014 issue of Perspectives on History, we cover a major exhibition of Byzantine art that traveled to the National Gallery, is now at the Getty Villa, and will be at the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall.
Tourist season is winding down, but you’re in town and you decide to see what’s left of the big shows at the museums before they close for the fall installations.
Meeting attendees who wander to nearby Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue) will be greeted by Forever Marilyn, a recent addition to Chicago’s public art scene. Unveiled in July 2011, the 26 foot, 17-ton steel and aluminum figure is the work of New Jersey-based artist Seward Johnson.
Article By: Elizabeth Fraterrigo, Loyola University Chicago
No matter who the society or where the location, there have always been pictorial representations of people, places, and things dating back centuries. Now explore these images in a new way, through The Commons on Flickr.
Article By: Jessica Pritchard
The Aperture Foundation
is sponsoring several major photograph exhibits of interest to historians and patrons of the arts in the New York City area during the summer of 2007. Two of these exhibits, New York Rises
and The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History
, will start touring in the fall of 2007 and will run until 2011.