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art history



  • Germany Sets Out Plans to Return Benin Bronzes

    “We are facing the historical and moral responsibility to bring Germany’s colonial past to light and to come to terms with it,” Monika Grütters, Germany’s culture minister, said in a news release.



  • The Woman Who Made van Gogh

    Jo Van Gogh-Bonger, the painter's sister-in-law, has come in for reconsideration for her role in promoting his work to the world. 



  • Lightning Strikes Twice: Another Lost Jacob Lawrence Surfaces

    A Manhattan nurse learned that a painting in her apartment was the missing Panel 28, "Immigrants admitted from all countries: 1820 to 1840—115,773,” in Jacob Lawrence's "Struggle: From the History of the American People." 



  • The Myth of North America, in One Painting

    Explore an immersive, interactive page that shows how "The Death of General Wolfe" by Benjamin West created a heroic myth of the British defeat of the French near Quebec, which helped decide the Seven Years War.