A work of art a day, related to that day. Actual quantities may vary.

Today's background: International Klein Blue.

Betsy Graves Reyneau - Thurgood Marshall (1956)
June 13, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall for Justice of the US Supreme Court.

Betsy Graves Reyneau - Thurgood Marshall (1956)

June 13, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall for Justice of the US Supreme Court.

John Sloan - The Lusitania in Dock (1908)
On June 7, 1906, the RMS Lusitania was launched.  In 1915, it was sunk by a German U-boat, increased worldwide anti-German sentiment and was a key event in eventually bringing the United States into World War I.

John Sloan - The Lusitania in Dock (1908)

On June 7, 1906, the RMS Lusitania was launched.  In 1915, it was sunk by a German U-boat, increased worldwide anti-German sentiment and was a key event in eventually bringing the United States into World War I.

The Sack of Jerusalem from the Arch of Titus (c. 82 AD)
On June 5, 70AD, Roman troops under Titus breached the middle wall of the city during their siege of Jerusalem.  The city was under their control by September 7.

The Sack of Jerusalem from the Arch of Titus (c. 82 AD)

On June 5, 70AD, Roman troops under Titus breached the middle wall of the city during their siege of Jerusalem.  The city was under their control by September 7.

Hergé, Tintin in America cover (1932)
An ink and gouache drawing of this cover by Herge was auctioned off on Saturday for a record 1.3 million Euros.

HergéTintin in America cover (1932)

An ink and gouache drawing of this cover by Herge was auctioned off on Saturday for a record 1.3 million Euros.

Maxime Du Camp, Colosses du Ramesséum (1850)
Ramses II became Pharoah of Egypt on May 31, 1279 BCE.  French photographer Maxime Du Camp accompanied writer Gustave Flaubert on a trip to Egypt, where he took this photograph of the memorial temple of Ramses II.

Maxime Du Camp, Colosses du Ramesséum (1850)

Ramses II became Pharoah of Egypt on May 31, 1279 BCE.  French photographer Maxime Du Camp accompanied writer Gustave Flaubert on a trip to Egypt, where he took this photograph of the memorial temple of Ramses II.

Peter Carl Fabergé, Peter the Great egg (1903)
Fabergé was born on May 30, 1846.  He is the subject of today’s Google doodle (see below).

Peter Carl Fabergé, Peter the Great egg (1903)

Fabergé was born on May 30, 1846.  He is the subject of today’s Google doodle (see below).

artnet:

Fabergé Honored With Google Doodle
Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé—best known for creating famously ornate Fabergé Eggs for the Romanovs—is having the 166th anniversary of his birth celebrated with a Google Doodle. 

artnet:

Fabergé Honored With Google Doodle

Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé—best known for creating famously ornate Fabergé Eggs for the Romanovs—is having the 166th anniversary of his birth celebrated with a Google Doodle. 

Albert Gliezes, Portrait of Igor Stravinsky (1914)
May 29, 1913 was the premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, a premiere that sparked a riot and became a key moment in the history of modern art.

Albert Gliezes, Portrait of Igor Stravinsky (1914)

May 29, 1913 was the premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, a premiere that sparked a riot and became a key moment in the history of modern art.

Donald Forbes, Accordion Player (1939-40)
On May 23, 1829, the first patent for an accordion was granted in Vienna.

Donald Forbes, Accordion Player (1939-40)

On May 23, 1829, the first patent for an accordion was granted in Vienna.


Ben Fry, Distellamap (Pac-Man) (2004)
On May 22, 1980, Namco released the video game Pac-Man.  Data visualization expert Ben Fry created a number of “distellamap” visualizations of the code of Atari 2600 cartidges.  They can be seen on his website, and the one above is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Ben Fry, Distellamap (Pac-Man) (2004)

On May 22, 1980, Namco released the video game Pac-Man.  Data visualization expert Ben Fry created a number of “distellamap” visualizations of the code of Atari 2600 cartidges.  They can be seen on his website, and the one above is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.