Starting #MemorialDay, May 30 through #LaborDay, September 5, we are proud to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families as part of #BlueStarMuseums, a collaboration among the @NEAArts, @BlueStarFamilies, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across the United States. Learn more about our participation at guggenheim.org/news. 📷 @dmheald
On View through June 5- Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture. #frickcollection #vandyckatthefrick ••• Did you know… One of the masterpieces of seventeenth-century portraiture, Van Dyck’s painting of Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio (above) is renowned for the sensitivity of the sitter’s likeness, the elegance of the pose, the daring of its coloring, and the grandeur of its setting. Bentivoglio, who was also a diplomat, patron of the arts, and historian, lived in Flanders in the early seventeenth century, but Van Dyck made the portrait in 1623 in Rome, where he likely resided at the cardinal’s palace. The painting allowed Van Dyck — while drawing inspiration from Italian models, notably Titian — to assert himself as the leading portraitist of his age. An eighteenth-century source records how "the whole of Rome rushed to see that marvel of art, and everyone wanted to be painted by the hand of our artist." ••• Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio (detail), 1623 Oil on canvas Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
The Helen Lundeberg retrospective closes May 30th. Tonight the museum welcomes Suzanne Muchnic author of Helen Lundeberg: Poetry Space Silence, for a lecture among the artist's work. Visit website for details and to reserve your spot! #helenlundeberg #lagunaartmuseum #lecture Image: Helen Lundeberg, Among The Planets, Oil and alkyd enamel on canvas, 1965, 60 x 60 inches, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington.
Dorothea Lange was born on this day in 1895. You may be familiar with her iconic portrait "Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California" (1936). Learn how the photograph came to be in this clip from our free online course "Modern Art & Ideas," available on demand via Coursera.