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  • Includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures

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African American Architecture

Grove’s new survey of African American Architecture by Dr. Amber Wiley spans the structures built by enslaved Africans during the Antebellum Period to the work of contemporary Black architects, written as part of Grove’s multi-year project on African American art.

Funerary art in China

With an underground history of more than six millennia, tombs are among the earliest remains of Chinese civilization, and funerary art in China spans relief carvings, wall paintings, scrolls, coins, chariots, and mingqi (“spirit vessels”) from small sculptures to life-sized armies.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 29 new and 23 revised articles, as well as 8 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Oxford Art Online.

Valerie Cassel Oliver

Letter from the Editor

Read a letter from the Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Dr. Valerie Cassel Oliver, discussing her editorial approach and the work underway to expand Benezit’s coverage of emerging artists, varied media, and artists of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

Pronunciation Guide for Artist Names

Pronunciation Guide for Artist Names

Explore the new Grove Art pronunciation guide to the names of modern and contemporary artists.  Listen to recordings of scholars pronouncing a selection of names from Ann Demeulemeester to Cai Guo-Qiang to Francisco Zúñiga.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

Join Benezit 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. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.

Latin American Art

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. 

News

FEBRUARY 12, 2024

What's new in February 2024

In this update, Grove Art publishes 29 new and 23 revised articles, as well as 8 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.

JANUARY 8, 2024

What's new in January 2024

In this update, Grove Art publishes 298 articles with updated structure, as well as 243 emendations as part of a related corrections process.

DECEMBER 4, 2023

What's New in December 2023

In this update, Grove Art publishes 7 new and 5 revised articles, as well as 65 emendations as part of our regular corrections process. Benezit publishes 15 new and 2 revised articles.