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Haiti

Photo of Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien in Port-au-Prince

Conical, blue-tiled roofs cover the galleries of the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, originally built as a mausoleum for national figures and dedicated as a public museum in 1983. As a result of its semi-buried design, the building avoided significant damage during the 2010 earthquake.

Kees van Dongen

Work by Kees van Dongen

Known for his Fauvist period, Kees van Dongen rejected shading of colors, shaping of forms, or depth of field, instead favoring chromatic contrasts and drawings partitioned by long, sinuous arabesques. Women were his favorite subject, often nude or set in a circus, theatre, or music hall.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 1 new and 21 revised articles, as well as 382 emendations. Benezit publishes 34 revised entries.

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.

Image of the TEFAF

Grove Guide to the Art Market

Explore the new Grove Art subject guide on the art market, which brings together articles related to finance, art law, provenance, cultural heritage, collecting, connoisseurship, galleries, auction houses, and dealers.

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

MARCH 11, 2020

What's new in March 2020

In this update, Grove Art publishes 1 new and 21 revised articles, as well as 382 emendations. Benezit publishes 34 revised entries.

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

What's new in February 2020

In this update, Grove Art publishes 2 new and 106 revised articles, as well as 6 emendations. Benezit publishes a letter from its new Editor in Chief.

JANUARY 21, 2020

What's new in January 2020

In this update, Grove Art publishes 4 revised articles, as well as 37 emendations across both Grove Art and Benezit.