The 6 Women Collectors Who Changed the History of Art Institutions

Women have undoubtedly made their mark in the art world. Even though they were often overshadowed in the past, today women are aware of their immense contributions to art as we know it. Despite dealing with societal obstacles and a lack of broader support, they fought for what was important to them. Women collectors are […]

How Performance Art Became Museum Collections

Performance art may not have been around as long as centuries-old traditional art disciplines have, but throughout its short history, performance art always succeeded at making waves as a critical avant-garde art movement throughout the 20th century. However, its position in the art world has changed significantly since its beginning. There are now concerted efforts […]

Bruce Nauman: The Art and Irony of Revealing Mystic Truths

I don’t like to think about being an influence. It’s embarrassing. – Bruce Nauman Unfortunately for American artist Bruce Nauman, that’s precisely what he’s become – world-renowned, multi-awarded…influential. Considered one of the most prominent artists to emerge in the 1960’s art scene, Nauman’s passion for art would not develop until he was in college. Growing […]

Constantin Brancusi: Patriarch of Modern Sculpture

Constantin Brancusi’s"Sleeping Muse" sold for $57.36 million at the Christie’s auction in New York in 2017 | Image source:

“I pursue the inner, hidden reality, the very essence of objects in their own intrinsic nature.” ― Constantin Brancusi It takes fifteen seconds for the rosaries to get used to the dark and make sense of the elusive shapes they make of it; it takes a lifetime to understand Brancusi’s sculpture in all its magnificence […]

Fake Fur And Feminism: The Guerrilla Girls Are Fighting For Equality

The New York activists, the Guerrilla Girls' fight against discrimination in the art world. Image credit: Lois Greenfeld | Image source:

  In 1984, MoMA opened an exhibition, “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture,” to showcase the most important contemporary artists in the world. In total, it included the works of 169 artists. Of those, 13 were female. In response, a group of 7 female artists donned gorilla masks to protest the gender bias […]