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Don and Mera Rubell. Photo courtesy of the Contemporary Arts Foundation When Don and Mera Rubell started collecting art in 1964, their monthly collecting budget was $25. Forty-seven years later, the Rubells have amassed an internationally renowned collection of approximately 5,000 works, including...
“In the Lakota language, there is no single word that translates to ‘art,’” said Peter Strong, director of The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School . In an e-mail, he said that instead, “There are words that mean ‘bringing out the beauty’ of an object...
Text by Paulette Beete Paintings and drawing by Ben Steele, courtesy of Montana Museum of Art and Culture War Torn: The Art of Ben Steele is on view at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture through November 19. Photo courtesy of the museum “I kind of felt an obligation to the guys who went...
Anna Tsouhlarakis. Photo courtesy of the artist Anna Tsouhlarakis. Photo courtesy of the artist Let's be clear about one thing: though Anna Tsouhlarakis is a Native artist, you won't find beadwork, feathers, or images of buffalo in her work. Instead, she explores themes of Native identity...
Entrance to the Betty Price Gallery at the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex. Photo courtesy of the Oklahoma Arts Council Oklahoma may be where “the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain,” but it is also home to a magnificent art collection in a prominent if unlikely location---the...
George Nock with his sculpture, SILK. Bronze with lacquer finish. Photo by Derek Blanks "Theirs are the eyes of visionaries." ---George Nock, on artists Artists and athletes generally inhabit opposite ends of the stereotype spectrum: the jocks just don't mix with the poets and...
From left to right: Artist Mary Ann Chubb, Raku artist Michael Conger, potter Martha Hollenhorst, and Clayworks founder Susan Ward. Photo courtesy of Susan W. Ward and Boulder Mountain Clayworks Skiing, hiking, and biking on the majestic Bald Mountain are just a few of the activities associated...
Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse helped revitalize Grand Rapids' ailing downtown. Photo courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library Stamped on everything from the city's letterhead to its garbage trucks, Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse is much more than a landmark. It's...
"From K-12th grade, we're a wasted cause. We 'learn,' we do poorly on tests, we get expelled from school for fighting. Truth is, though, despite this stereotype displayed in the media, we care. We recognize that the failures and anger of city students is a product of our poor...
Pie Social, 1997, by Carl Gawboy, a member of the Boise Forte Band of Chippewa, is displayed at the Min No Aya Win Human Services Center on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota.
In most healthcare facilities, artwork is generally limited to framed posters outlining the proper way to wash one's hands. If you're lucky, you'll find inspiring phrases splashed across Photoshopped images...

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