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Happy Birthday, Georgia O’Keeffe: Free Excerpt of Letters to Stieglitz

Born November 15, 1887, Georgia O’Keeffe lived 98 years to become one of the most well known and celebrated American artists of the twentieth century. But to her husband Alfred Stieglitz, the man who had first brought her work to New York, she was “Sweetestheart”, and he was “Dearest Duck.”

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Audio Art: The Three Graces

Michal Raz-Russo, Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago and editor of the new book The Three Graces, has offered us a behind-the-scenes look at some of the detective work that went into this ambitious project, which investigates the cultural influences that shaped women’s

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Notes from the Field: Patti Smith’s Shooting Star

We saw a shooting star in the sky on our late drive back from Hartford, Connecticut, on October 20th. Seeing such an astronomical marvel is special on any occasion, but this sighting was particularly poignant. We were returning from the Wadsworth Atheneum’s opening of an exhibition of photographs by Patti

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Honesty is Michael Fried’s Best Policy

You may have caught the mention in the letters to the editor from this past weekend’s issue of the New York Times Book Review, or perhaps you read the interview with FiveBooks on the “philosophical stakes of art”, but it is unmistakable that the voice of art critic Michael Fried

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The Feininger “Family Business”

Covering the full breadth of Lyonel Feininger’s artistic career, a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, “Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World”, places him as a central figure in developing early 20th-century forms and the conversations that took place between German and American styles of art.

Letters of Alfred (Dearest Duck) and Georgia (Sweetestheart)

The Goodreads giveaway for My Faraway One:  Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915-1933 may have passed, but the story of the letters is only now beginning to unfold as we approach the June 21 publication of the volume. In just over 30 years, Stieglitz and

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Goodreads Giveaway: My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

There are few couples in the history of 20th-century American art and culture more prominent than Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) and Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946). Between 1915, when they first began to write to each other, and 1946, when Stieglitz died, O’Keeffe and Stieglitz exchanged over 5,000 letters (more than 25,000 pages)

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For All the World to See

In September 1955, shortly after Emmett Till was murdered by white supremacists in Money, Mississippi, his grieving mother, Mamie Till Bradley, distributed to newspapers and magazines a gruesome black-and-white photograph of his mutilated corpse. Asked why she would do this, Mrs. Bradley explained that by witnessing, with their own eyes,

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