A Space of Their Own will feature works by more than 600 female artists working in the United States and Europe from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries. The paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures were discovered in museum storage spaces throughout Florence, Italy. Many of their female creators were acclaimed during their lifetimes but became virtually unknown, even to museum staff. That may change as early as fall 2019. In preparation for their reintroduction, many of the works have undergone extensive restoration, courtesy of the nonprofit Advancing Women Artists(AWA). Visitors to AWA’s website can peruse a menu of paintings in need of restoration sponsorship and learn more about the artists.
Service on Celluloidis a captivating podcast of The NationalWW II Museum that takes a deep look at depictions of World War II on film over the last 70-plus years. In-house experts at the museum, along with special guests, hold lively debates on the historical merits of treasured classics and smaller films alike.
The Olympics Protest is a new assessment from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) that gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics and then explain how the event was historically significant.
Eric Carle, Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book is a 32-minute portrait of Eric Carle, creator of more than 70 books for children, including the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this documentary, Carle methodically layers a tissue paper collage of the caterpillar, pours over thumbnail sketches, and ruminates on drafts of his books.