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The Iris: Behind the Scenes at the Getty

The Iris is the blog of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, and has been online since 2010. The blog is written by Getty curators, educators, scientists, scholars, digital specialists, guest speakers, interns, and many others, in the hope of offering an "engaging, behind-the-scenes look at art in all its aspects - history, conservation, research, publishing, education, and digital...
Alberti's Window

Art history instructor Monica Bowen is the author of Alberti's Window, a blog designed to engage members of the general public, along with art students and art historians, with a number of fascinating and hidden tidbits and stories about art history. Bowen's frequent posts highlight a wide variety of lesser-known anecdotes about famous artists. Her most recent post, for example, explores the...
The Bowes Museum Blog

The Bowes Museum in North East England is an art museum that features decorative art (including pottery, textiles, stained glass, and furniture) as well as a number of paintings. Established as a public art gallery in the late nineteenth century, the museum features works that span across several centuries. For those who can't visit the museum in person (or who want to be extra prepared for their...
How to Talk about Art History

Ellen Oredsson, an art historian and content creator for M+ Stories (a blog from M+ Museum in Hong Kong), says, "I started this blog to make art history a bit more accessible, posting updates explaining a variety of art history topics." The categories on the website reflect Oredsson's stated mission: art history 101, artist features (focusing primarily on women and artists outside western...
Sartle Rogue Art History Blog

With a diverse group of opinionated art aficionado contributors, this blog from Sartle aims to mix serious art history with silly and shocking art world facts, peppered with more than a few snarky observations. Sartle seeks to disrupt and democratize the traditional academic art history model, to benefit the world by creating more art lovers, and to help students and teachers spice up their...