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Polar bears have captivated artists’ imaginations for centuries, but what they’ve...

Anne Collins Goodyear, Bowdoin College Polar bears have long held visual artists in their thrall. Over time, the mythologies...

Why it’s important to see women as capable … of terrible...

Jessica Trisko Darden, American University School of International Service and Izabela Steflja, Tulane University Born in 1593, Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi was the first woman...

One 19th-century artist’s effort to grapple with tuberculosis resonates during COVID-19

Elizabeth Lee, Dickinson College Like everyone else, artists have been challenged by new conditions and routines since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have...

How did ‘white’ become a metaphor for all things good?

Aradhna Krishna, University of Michigan Shortly after George Floyd’s death, one of my friends texted me that Floyd wasn’t necessarily a bad person, but, pointing...

Ashamed over my mental illness, I realized drawing might help me...

William Doan, Pennsylvania State University I’ve lived much of my life with anxiety and depression, including the negative feelings – shame and self-doubt – that...

How the Volkswagen Beetle sparked America’s art car movement

John A. Heitmann, University of Dayton With a mariachi band playing along, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line of a Mexican factory...

Long before Armstrong and Aldrin, artists were stoking dreams of space...

Anne Collins Goodyear, Bowdoin College In the midst of the space race, Hereward Lester Cooke, the former co-director of the NASA Art Program, observed, “Space...

Meet AICAN, a machine that operates as an autonomous artist

Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University When artificial intelligence has been used to create works of art, a human artist has always exerted a significant element of...

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Using your phone on a plane is safe – but for...

Sven Bilén, Pennsylvania State University Over the Thanksgiving travel period an estimated 30 million Americans plan to fly to enjoy turkey and all the trimmings...