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Paint and Sip With These Delicious Wine and Cheese Pairings

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A Paint and Sip Party is a great way to ignite your creativity while still enjoying a fun time with your closest friends. Thought to be a fad when they first popped up, these Paint and Sip Parties have proven to stand the test of time.

Do you want to throw your own party? Knowing how to host a Paint and Sip Party doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, we’ve gathered some perfect party menu ideas.

Read on to learn the best party snack ideas, including perfect wine and cheese pairings to serve at your very own Paint and Sip.
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Modern Art Monday Presents: Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Revolutionary (Angela Davis)

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Wadsworth Jarrell’s Revolutionary (Angela Davis) (1971) is one of the most recognized paintings associated with the Black Arts Movement, a cultural manifestation of the Black Power Movement. Artists of this movement sought to create uplifting images that called upon Black people to harness their collective power.

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Modern Art Monday Presents: Dorothea Tanning, Notes For An Apocalypse

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In Notes For An Apocalypse (1978), Dorothea Tanning returned to themes she had explored in the late 1930s after being introduced to surrealism at the Museum of Modern Art’s  1936 Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism exhibition. As she later explained, “I’ve always been drawn towards esoteric phenomena: the illogical, the inexpressible , the impossible.”

Here, the notion of domestic order, symbolized by the white table cloth, creased in a grid pattern, which Tanning has recalled from her Lutheran childhood in rural Illinois, is turned on its head. Bodies and limbs are so contorted that they are difficult to distinguish and, at times, nearly dissolve into the tablecloth.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Sonja Sekula, The Town of The Poor

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The ghostly scaffolding, swooping calligraphic lines, and blue and yellow washes of The Town Of The Poor (1951) most likely depict the view from Sonya Sekula’s downtown New York studio, which she shared with composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham. “Looking outside my window,” wrote this Swiss painter in poet, an immigrant to the United States, “I think of all the contemporary American poets and artists who represent their outlook on this strange country and I find myself beginning to realize that I saw in one of them. I should begin to speak of … a future that we begin to feel underneath the current of war and strife and uncertainty.”

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Philip Guston, Gladiators

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Philip Guston created Gladiators (1940) in a style that merged Renaissance figure painting with what he called “cubist conceptions of space.” While working on Gladiators, Guston was also painting murals in New York as part of the Works Progress Administration program. The theme of fighting children seen here is adapted from Work and Play, a mural the artist completed in the lobby of the Queensbridge housing project in Long Island city, Queens, in 1940. Soon there after, Guston transitioned away from murals to the easel painting and abstract works for which he would later gain prominence.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.