Central San Diego, the newest panoramic landscape painting by local artist Amanda Kachadoorian, places viewers on the northwest side of Coronado island looking westward to the ocean under a stormy sky. Point Loma is shown in the background as it’s earliest inhabitants knew it, covered in local oak and pine trees. Moving across the San … Continue reading Central San Diego: a Complicated History composed in plants
The Guggenheim family name is closely tied with the history of modern art starting with Solomon Guggenheim, founder of the New York museum of the same name. However, I’d like to focus on his niece, Margaret “Peggy” Guggenheim for this Women’s History month edition of FabArts. Most of what there is to read about Peggy, … Continue reading Archive: Peggy Guggenheim//Art Addict
It’s that time again where we reach back into our collective history and highlight the influence and accomplishments of Black Americans. This time around I’d like to focus on the woman who, for all her accolades, is sorely underreported on; Alma Woodsey Thomas. I first came upon Thomas’s work in an article discussing the art … Continue reading Archive: Alma Thomas
Labor day may be the unofficial end of the season but the heat and sunshine are still going strong in California. How did you spend your summer, readers? In July I took a break from sweating in my apartment to sweat in a new and exciting but still center-of-the-sun-degrees location: Houston, Texas. As soon as … Continue reading Archive: The Menil Collection
This week I wanted to share with you an important international art world figure and personal hero of mine, Lucy Lippard. In her overlapping lives as critic, curator, writer, artist, and activist, Lucy expertly straddles the art world and the “real world” giving her readers an informed view of the people and ideas motivating change … Continue reading Archive: Profile//Lucy Lippard
With the Whitney Museum of American Art poised to throw open the doors of their new location in the meatpacking district this weekend, now is a perfect time to look back on museum’s history and its founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. On January 9th, 1875, Gertrude Vanderbilt was born into one of the richest families in … Continue reading Archive: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and the Whitney Museum of American Art
So, Black History Month. I’ve been dancing around this topic for weeks now trying to decide how to go about even bringing it up. In my own experience and education Black History Month has been a formality, something vaguely discussed in the shortest month of the year and not really touched on at all elsewhere. … Continue reading Archive: Black History Month/ Who’s History is it Anyway?