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A photo taken from the outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Met Issues Statement on UNESCO

America’s largest museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is making its political opinion known. Following the news of America’s exit from the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Met’s president and CEO, David H. Weiss, publicly condemned the decision. In a statement published on the Met’s website, Weiss specifically called out President […]

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The Artist Trust: Making More Art More Possible

Tucked away in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is an almost miss-able nonprofit called the Artist Trust. Since 1986, the Trust has helped Washington State artists learn their craft and get the funding and support they need. Whether an artist is just starting their career or trying to keep it going, the Artist Trust aims to provide […]

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Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories Through Art

October 13 marks the opening of “We Are Enough,” an art exhibit centered on body positivity and the journeys of breast cancer survivors. It will debut at Chicago’s Oak Park Art League (OPAL). The exhibit is a collection of works gathered from more than 30 different artists. Julie Carpenter, executive director of OPAL, is hoping […]

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A giant sculpture of a nude black woman. The sculpture was created by Kara Walker and is titled, “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby?”

Kara Walker is Tired of Being The Art World’s Token Black Girl

Artist Kara Walker is tired of being put up on a pedestal. As a successful African-American female artist, she’s often seen as a symbol of diversity. But she’s fed up with that role, especially since she never asked for it in the first place. Walker recently took to Instagram to voice her opinion in the […]

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Upcoming SFMOMA Exhibits You Won’t Want to Miss

Some stellar exhibits are coming to SFMOMA in the coming months—not to mention some recently-added displays that are available right now. Robert Rauschenberg, Julie Mehretu, Isamu Noguchi, and more will have multidisciplinary work on display in the coming months. As you might expect, these exhibits are made possible by a series of donors and arts […]

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5 Tips for Overcoming Stage Fright

Nothing kills creativity faster than fear. Those who struggle with stage fright know this better than anyone else. But here’s the good news: stage fright can be overcome. Professional musicians, dancers, speakers, and other performing artists use the following tips to subdue the effects of stage fright. 1. Medication A medication called propranolol can be […]

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A French bulldog covered in paint.

‘Dogumenta’: The Art Exhibit By Dogs for Dogs

Rocky is a Maltese mix, a ten-pound little scruff of a fellow rescued by art critic Jessica Dawson. And she thinks very, very highly of him. “I was surprised to see that Rocky could sniff out some of the best artwork in New York,” Ms. Dawson said in a statement to The New York Times about […]

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A painting of three ghostly figures by Eugène Gabritschevsky.

Eugène Gabritschevsky: The Scientist Turned Mad Artist

Eugène Gabritschevsky, born in 1893, was a Russian artist and biologist from a family of noted scientists. His father worked with Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch, and Eugène built a solid career both in Russia and the United States before his thirties. And then at 38, he had a nervous breakdown. He spent the rest […]

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A photo of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei taking questions from the press.

Art That Pushes Societal Boundaries

The art world is a great place to push the boundaries of what feels “safe” and to ask questions we might not be able to ask anywhere else. Whether an artist is a student or a full-blown professional, the art that’s really capturing the world’s imagination right now is the kind that dares to go […]

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Making Art With Recycled Materials

For years, artists have used discarded objects to create art. Vickie Frémont is one such artist. Using items as humble as a used tea bag, she can create a whimsical masterpiece. Fremont, a French/Cameroonian, teaches her “Recycled Art Program” in schools, senior centers, hospitals, and libraries. She was once invited by the French Cultural Services (Alliance […]

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