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Ant Farm

Photo of Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch

In 1968, a group of students in San Francisco founded the art and architecture collective Ant Farm. In the monumental installation, Cadillac Ranch, the group planted ten midcentury Cadillacs nose-first in the ground. Like many of their works, it both critiques and embraces consumer culture, positioning the rise and fall of the American automobile tailfin as both an icon of national optimism and a symbol of excess.

Mexican Women Artists in the 19th Century

A painting by Eulalia Lucio

Despite facing barriers to art education, women artists in 19th-century Mexico played an important role in bridging tradition and modernity. Painters like Eulalia Lucio balanced European conventions with national identity in her still-life paintings, such as Objects of the Hunt, which blends the traditionally feminine space of a parlor with masculine hunting accessories.

With this update, Grove Art publishes more than 100 new articles on contemporary art, Latin American art and architecture, and art markets.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

Join Oxford Art Online on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries.

Art by Jane Alexander

What's New

We are pleased to reintroduce Grove Art with a new look and enhanced functionality. Our latest update includes new articles on Geometric Abstraction, Anime and Manga, and the Viceroyalty of Peru.

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UpdateGAO

UpdateGAO is an ongoing initiative to revise Grove’s articles in collaboration with their original authors, yielding updates to reflect recent developments and new scholarship. Have you contributed to Grove and want to update your article(s)? Let us know.

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Latin American Art

Grove Art continues a major initiative to revise and expand Grove’s content on Latin American art and architecture. Led by Tom Cummins at Harvard University, this project includes scholarship on topics from the Pre-Columbian period to present day.