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.
Students can see the complete works of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, including the Girl with a Pearl Earring, in augmented reality (AR). Google has made the paintings available on students’ smartphones.
Enduring Ideas: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms is the first comprehensive touring exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.
Vans Custom Culture was created to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design, and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets. Custom Culture is a national high school customization competition using blank Vans shoes to be customized around specific themes.