Art is everywhere we look. It permeates our lives and even makes itself visible when we are suppressing it. Creating art is like meditation. It forces the mind to slow down, concentrate on the details, and block out distractions, leading to a calmer state of mind. Consequently, it improves our mood and well-being. Here are […]
All About Balayage Coloring Technique
All About Balayage Coloring Technique The highlight wig has made a strong comeback in recent years. There are all kinds of highlights from brown, blonde, red, purple, and others. Highlights add color to the hair in a beautiful way. One benefit of highlights is your only color particular areas of the hair, unlike dyeing the […]
Joseph Lawton "Being and There" @ Aurelia Gallery
Being and There's a photographic journey journal that includes black and white pictures by Joseph Lawton from India, China, Indonesia, Russia, France, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Color, Color Everywhere: The Dorothy Liebes Papers Shine In A Dark Pandemic Year
As the COVID-19 virus tightened its grip on the nation and the grim spring of 2020 gave way to an uneasy summer, I was one of the first staff members to return to in-person work at the Archives of American Art’s offices in downtown DC. Physically processing collections is one of the core duties of […]
How I Organized One Of The Trickiest Spots In Our Home—The Kids’ Closets!
Over the past year, we’ve slowly freshened up most of the rooms in our house, starting with the main areas (living, kitchen, master bedroom) and moving to the smaller yet equally important (powder bath and pantry.) It’s funny how those seemingly less impactful spaces make just as much of an impact on my mental state. Clearing the […]
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love @ de Young Museum, San Francisco
A grape. An interviewer asks the late designer Patrick Kelly to describe what captivated him about Paris. The Mississippi native smiles at the marketplace memory of biting into a juicy grape, revealing his keen appreciation for simplicity, as well as the sweetness that can supplant an acrid seed. I spoke with curator Laura Camerlengo and […]
An Immense New Book Surveys the Work of More Than 300 African Artists
Zanele Muholi, Bhekezakhe, Parktown (2016), gelatin silver print, 50 × 35.9 centimeters. Photo © Zanele Muholi. Stevenson, Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York One of the most expansive volumes of its kind, African Artists: From 1882 to Now compiles a broad sampling of works from more than 300 modern and contemporary artists […]