Here’s Why the Met is a Treasure

“Seeking to assuage the sorrow brought on by the war and to heal the nation’s fractured spirit in its wake, painters turned away from martial and political content. Responding to the assertion of women’s responsibilities after the loss of so many men in combat, artists depicted them in new roles and grappled with issues surrounding…

Lilly Martin Spencer Famous Artist

Meet Lilly Martin Spencer, one of the most widely reproduced and popular American genre painters of the mid 19th century. While many women studied art as a measure of refinement, Lilly pursed a career as an artist. Her husband became a stay-at-home father, helping with domestic chores and raising their thirteen children. Theirs was a…