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Art History News

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

On November 11, 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, debuts an unprecedented exhibition exploring the experience of war through the eyes of photographers. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Arm… more »

Irving Penn: Platinum Prints

Irving Penn: Platinum Prints* was on view June 19 through October 2, 2005 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. DC. It was the first major retrospective examination of renowned American photographer Irving Penn’s platinum prints. The National Gallery of Art is the sole venue for the exhibition. A meticulous craftsman, Penn (born 1917) has experimented extensively with platinum/p… more »

Behold, America!: Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums

This fall, three San Diego art museums – the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art and the Timken Museum of Art – will bring together the finest American works from their permanent collections to present a groundbreaking collaborative exhibition entitled *Behold, America!: Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums*. Internationally known for their permanent collections and scholarly exhibitions, these institutions together provide a three-museum venue for *Behold, America!*, which will be on view from November 10, 2… more »

Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite

This exhibition, at the British Museum 3 May – 2 September 2012, of Pablo Picasso’s most celebrated series of etchings, The Vollard Suite, was the first time a complete set has been shown in a British public institution. The Vollard Suite comprises 100 etchings produced by Picasso between 1930 and 1937, at a critical juncture in Picasso’s career. This exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition of these etchings, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Hamish Parker. It is the only complete Vollard Suite held by a public museum in the UK. *Faun Uncovering a Sleeping Woman, fr… more »

American Mating Habits

Are ‘hookups’ replacing romantic relationships on college campuses?

“Hooking up” has become such a trend on college campuses that some believe these casual, no-strings-attached sexual encounters may be replacing traditional romantic relationships. However, a new study by researchers with The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine suggests college students are not actually hooking up as frequently as one might think. According to their study, published online by the Journal of Adolescent Health, romantic relationships are still the most common context for sexual behavior, at least among women in their first year of college. … more »