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Folk Art in America

American folk art

American folk art includes diverse art forms by self-taught artists, with wood carving like this vibrant turkey by Santa Fe artist Leroy Ortega.

Deaccessioning Art

Deaccessioning art

Deaccessioning art from a museum collection can involve legal and ethical imperatives; the easing of some US restrictions on allowable uses for the proceeds of collection sales during the coronavirus pandemic has opened debate about future flexibility and the nature of museums’ duty of care.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 13 new and 8 revised articles, as well as 12 emendations. Benezit publishes 39 revised entries.

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

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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.

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.

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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.