Trois crayons, or three-colored chalk, was a technique Watteau may have learned by studying drawings by Peter Paul Rubens.

Made to study the movement of this woman’s costume, Watteau kept hundreds of drawings together as a reference for any composition. The central figure appears in Embarkation for Cythera at the Louvre. 

Fashion Fridays explores art, history, and costume inspired by the exhibition Rococo to Revolution #NowOnView

Studies of Three Women, about 1716-1717, Jean-Antoine Watteau. J. Paul Getty Museum.




For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

There was a severe reaction to PoCs and Muslims in the time following the attack. 

In the days / months / years following 9/11 these are things that happened to me:


I was getting a ride from a friend of mine. I went to get in the car, his friend stops me and says, "You can get in when you tell us where Osama is." 


My parents were afraid to let my sister and I go anywhere for months after the attack because my brother had gone out and nearly been beaten for “looking like a Muslim.”


I was working at a mall while in college when this group of kids walked by me. I smiled, because work, and as they go by I hear, "Dude, check it out, that terrorist smiled at me."