Los Angeles Times: Getty Research Institute launches African American Art History initiative, acquires Betye Saar’s archive

Los Angeles Times: Getty Research Institute launches African American Art History initiative, acquires Betye Saar’s archive. “The program’s mandate includes acquiring archives; the appointment of a curator and bibliographer in African American Art History; annual research fellowships; a plan to conduct oral histories of notable African American artists, scholars, critics, collectors and art dealers; and institutional partnerships with the goal of digitizing existing archival collections and collaborating on joint conferences, publications and research projects.”

The Cut: If You Love Art History, You’ll Love Gucci’s New Instagram for Beauty

The Cut: If You Love Art History, You’ll Love Gucci’s New Instagram for Beauty . “Gucci launched a new Instagram account today… It’s an intersection of beauty, art, history, and culture, all coming together in an easily digestible, scroll-friendly way. Now you can take a mini art-history lesson on your commute and arrive in the office feeling like you just came from the Met.”

Artnet: The Guggenheim Gets $750,000 to Help Answer Knotty, Existential Questions About the Nature of Conceptual Art

Artnet: The Guggenheim Gets $750,000 to Help Answer Knotty, Existential Questions About the Nature of Conceptual Art. “After years spent carefully studying and researching a prized blue-chip collection of postwar art acquired from a private collector, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is getting ready to share its findings with the rest of the world. The museum has embarked on the third and final phase of a years-long collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that the New York Times has described as ‘one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever to address the deep uncertainties raised by Minimalism and Conceptualism.'”

EurekAlert: New platform by NYU Tandon, Frick, brings art history research into the digital age

EurekAlert: New platform by NYU Tandon, Frick, brings art history research into the digital age . “Can 21st century data science and visualization revolutionize the impact of art created millennia ago? Experts in the VIDA (Visualization Imaging and Data Analytics) research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and art historians at the Frick Art Reference Library, one of the most prestigious art institutions in New York City, answered in the affirmative – and decided to offer the fruits of their digital collaboration free of charge to art historians, curators, and researchers worldwide.”

MakeUseOf: The 10 Best Sites to Learn About Art History

MakeUseOf: The 10 Best Sites to Learn About Art History . “Art history is a vast topic. From the pottery of ancient Greece to the contemporary pop art of the 1960s, there are millions of artists across hundreds of styles that you can sink your teeth into. Even if you’re generally not ‘into art,’ you’ll still be able to find something that resonates with your soul. Here are some of the best sites to learn about art history.”

The Art Newspaper: TED-style art history platform aims to promote arts education online

The Art Newspaper: TED-style art history platform aims to promote arts education online. “There was a national outcry in 2016 when the last exam board in England to offer A-level art history announced that it would drop the subject. Following a high-profile campaign by leading art world figures, including the Tate’s former director Nicholas Serota and the artists Anish Kapoor and Cornelia Parker, the exam board Pearson decided to plug the gap. But it was this rumble in art education that inspired Heni Talks, a new online platform for educational videos about art that launches today (25 April).”

Northwestern: Unprecedented study of Picasso’s bronzes uncovers new details

Northwestern: Unprecedented study of Picasso’s bronzes uncovers new details. “The international research team of scientists, art conservators and curators used the portable instruments and a robust database of alloy ‘fingerprints’ to non-invasively analyze a priceless group of 39 bronzes (cast between 1905 and 1959) and 11 painted sheet metal sculptures (from the 1960s) in the Musée national Picasso-Paris’ collection.”