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  • The gateway to Oxford’s art reference works, including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove® Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  • 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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Thelma Johnson Streat

Thelma Johnson Streat

The work of Thelma Johnson Streat ranged from painting to dance to textile design, favoring a stylized, vivid aesthetic, as seen in this 1940 mural study celebrating African American contributions to the fields of medicine and transportation

African American Art

African American Art

Read Grove Art’s newly updated article on African American art, covering more than four centuries of the work and influence of Black artists in the United States.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 13 new articles, 9 revisions, and 2 new images; Benezit publishes 17 new and 8 revised articles; and 763 emendations publish 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

JANUARY 19, 2023

What's New: January 2023

In this update, Grove Art publishes 13 new articles, 9 revisions, and 2 new images; Benezit publishes 17 new and 8 revised articles; and 763 emendations publish as part of our regular corrections process. 
 

DECEMBER 12, 2022

What's New in December 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 138 articles with updated structure, as well as 638 emendations as part of a related corrections process.

NOVEMBER 10, 2022

What's New in November 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 7 new and 16 revised articles, as well as 34 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.