The artist said she learned to "translate emotions, fear, violence, hope and joy into painting." An exhibition of her work is now on view at MoMa PS1 in New York.
One of the world's mightiest museums has made much of its vast collection available online. The Louvre steers digital visitors well beyond marquee works like the Mona Lisa to reveal hidden treasures.
Abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler poured pools of highly diluted pigments onto her raw canvases. Biographer Alexander Nemerov says her paintings are "about feeling the world."
Ransome is well-known and loved for his illustrations, especially for his many children's books. But at age 60 he recently earned an MFA, and is developing a parallel career as a painter.
"In this difficult period, people feel a strong connection to Kahlo's sorrows and triumphs," says Dallas Museum of Art curator Mark A. Castro. Kahlo made these paintings as her health deteriorated.
Works by female artists are center stage at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in an exhibition called Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale.
A 1976 exhibit of art created by African Americans was the first major show by a Black curator and serves as a starting point for the HBO documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light.
New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art faces a shortfall of $150 million. Museum Director Max Hollein tells NPR that the Met is considering selling art to cover operating expenses.
The Washington, D.C., gallery turns 100 this year. Susan Stamberg has fond memories of visiting back in the '60s: "It was like visiting a really rich uncle with fabulous taste and a collector's eye."
Watching musician/actor John Lurie paint and grumbly pontificate in an unnamed tropical locale is sometimes puzzling, often intriguing and always soothing.
For six decades Amos explored race and gender in prints, paintings and fabrics. She died at 83 from complications of Alzheimer's but she knew that the Georgia Museum of Art show was in the works.
A nonprofit has identified 2,000 works by women artists that had been stashed in Italy's public museums and damp churches. It's also supported restoration of 70 works from the 16th to 20th centuries.
If you'd prefer to experience the charms of winter from a safe (and warm) distance, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has some beautiful snowy scenes for you to admire.
Artists inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement have created images that have lasted even as protests have faded. Who are they? And how will this iconic art be preserved?
Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros — Los Tres Grandes — are the focus of an exhibition at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.