This lecture reflects upon personal, national, and collective African American experiences and illustrates how they have influenced American art.
This selection of sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa pays homage to the figure in African art. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture features 120 pieces from the collection of Richard H. Scheller, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African art.
See paintings by many of the greatest artists from the Renaissance to the 20th century–including El Greco, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso–in an exclusive West Coast exhibition of 55 works from the National Galleries of Scotland.
How can a painting visualize a fleeting moment on earth? Maybe it is impossible, but romantic poets and painters such as John Constable sought to describe these moments of lived experiences.
Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University.
Julia Geist is a docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.