Category Archives: Artists and Muscians

Three Women Painters of the Dutch Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age, roughly the seventeenth century, was a time when many aspects of Dutch life and culture were the most acclaimed in the world. Art was one of those areas, particularly painting. Some aspects of Dutch painting during … Continue reading

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Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the DAR

On Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson performed in what may be her most famous concert in the United States. It began with a stirring rendition of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

Imagine you are the official portraitist of Marie Antoinette. Then, the French Revolution is getting more intense every day. What would you do? Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun was that painter and she had to make a big decision on whether … Continue reading

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