Smarthistory provides access to essays that cover art and cultural heritage ranging from the paleolithic to the present. It is a collaboration between art historians, archaeologists, curators, academics and major collecting institutions. It is the official provider of art history for khanacademy.org.
Indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals covering European and American art from late antiquity to 2009.
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"The Black Arts Movement (or BAM) was an African American-led art movement, active during the 1960s and 1970s. Through activism and art, BAM created new cultural institutions and conveyed a message of black pride...."
"Caribbean art refers to the visual (including painting, photography, and printmaking) as well as plastic arts (such as sculpture) originating from the islands of the Caribbean (for mainland-Caribbean see Caribbean South America). Art in the Caribbean reflects thousands of years ..."
"The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, spanning the 1920s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after The New Negro, a 1925 anthology edited by Alain Locke. The movement..."
Philadelphia art collector Albert C. Barnes (1872–1951) chartered the Barnes Foundation in 1922 collecting impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings, including works by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. He displayed them alongside African masks, native American jewelry, Greek antiquities, and decorative metalwork.
Founded in 1868, the Museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States. The collections feature over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art; and objects relating to the history of the University.
Founded as a private educational institution in 1964 to promote cross-cultural understanding in the social sciences and arts, the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) became part of the Smithsonian Institution in August 1979, by enactment of Public Law 95-414.
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As part of the New York Public Library System, it is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.