Understanding Art Through Budapest Fine Arts Museum: Part I : Raphael: “The Esterhazy Madonna”

Understanding Art Through Budapest Fine Arts Museum: Part I : Raphael: “The Esterhazy Madonna”

This painting was made in Florence. Raphael Sanzio actually spent four years in Florence. At the time, Florence was probably the most important art center in the world. In the 15th and early 16th century there were so many artists living in Florence, who basically revolutionized art in Europe. What you can see here, this…Continue reading Understanding Art Through Budapest Fine Arts Museum: Part I : Raphael: “The Esterhazy Madonna”

Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis

Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis

Representation matters. Authentic representations of women matter. I think that too often, our public representations of women are enveloped in the language of the extraordinary. The first American woman to become a self-made millionaire: Madam C. J. Walker … The dresses of the first ladies of the United States … Shirley Chisholm, the first woman…Continue reading Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis

Ruth Direktor on the start of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Chagall and Meir Dizengoff.

My name is Ruth director, and I’m the curator of Contemporary Art at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The Tel Aviv Museum is actually the oldest art museum in Israel it was founded in 1932, when Tel Aviv was quite a young city. You know, Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 so it was…Continue reading Ruth Direktor on the start of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Chagall and Meir Dizengoff.