Today’s Friday Favorite features John Singer Sargent’s Venetian Interior, suggested by Meg Scanlon, our Manager of School Student Programs.
I am producing this photographic document to encourage individuals in my community to be brave enough to occupy public spaces, brave enough to create without fear of being vilified, brave enough to teach people about our history and to rethink what history is all about; to reclaim it for ourselves, to encourage people to use artistic tools such as cameras as weapons to fight back.
“I want to offer a painting that somehow the viewer has to stand in front of it and almost not believe it. But in the act of not believing it, what they’re actually seeing, they get swept away in it.”—Lari Pittman
For today’s Favorite Friday, we are highlighting Glenn Ligon’s Prisoner of Love #1. His practice combines photography, painting, and printmaking to explore issues of race, sexuality, identity, and language.
Born in Allegheny City (now the North Side), Cassatt became one of the leading figures in the Impressionist movement. Many of us are familiar with her paintings of women and children, but did you know that Cassatt was also an experimental printmaker?
This week’s Friday Favorite comes from our associate curator of education Lucy Stewart, who requested René Magritte’s Le coeur du monde (The Heart of the World). Lucy told us why this piece has special significance to her:
Happy National Nurses week! A big, heartfelt thank you to all nurses everywhere—we are indebted to you for everything that you are doing, today and always! This week, you are our Favorite Friday! Please enjoy these works from our collection that honor nurses throughout history.
This Friday, we’re responding to a follower request for some Japanese prints. Here are a few from our collection.
It’s Favorite Friday, and we’re showcasing your requests! This week, we’re featuring Julie Mehretu’s Stadia II.
For this week’s Favorite Friday, we are featuring Roses (1887) by Henri Fantin-Latour.