Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases

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.

Lari Pittman’s Out of the Frost

“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

Glenn Ligon’s Prisoner of Love #1

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.

Happy Birthday, Mary Cassatt!

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?

Celebrating National Nurses Week 

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.

Japanese Prints

This Friday, we’re responding to a follower request for some Japanese prints. Here are a few from our collection.

Julie Mehretu’s Stadia II

It’s Favorite Friday, and we’re showcasing your requests! This week, we’re featuring Julie Mehretu’s Stadia II.