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A photo of New York City, taken at night.

Centuries of Cities: How Urban Centers Continue to Inspire

  Whether ancient or modern, we continue to be fascinated by cities and their histories. How they were founded, what their transportation looks like, what art they produce—each city has its own personality and products to show the world. Artists, photographers, historians, and curators capture the elements unique to each location and produce exhibits that […]

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A photo of Savannah College of Art and Design's Atlanta campus.

SCAD or Scam? President’s Lucrative Salary Raises Concerns

A damning new report published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has caused many to do a double take on the “highly acclaimed” Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Over the years, SCAD has built a reputation for itself as being one of the nation’s leading private art institutions. But does it truly live up to […]

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A painting of a ship at sea. The artist is Ghaleb al-Bihani, a former Guantanamo prisoner who was released in January 2017.

Art Created By Guantanamo Detainees Now Belong to the US Gov’t

A popular art exhibition in New York that features works by Guantanamo detainees has caused the Department of Defense to ban all art from leaving the prison pending further review of its policy on the matter. Ode to the Sea, which opened on Oct. 2, 2017 and will run through January 26, 2018, is a […]

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A person with their mouth sewn shut.

The Relationship Between Art Censorship and Dictatorship

When most people think of a dictator, they picture a violent leader who physically enslaves his citizens. But the modern-day tyrant is much more dangerous due to his subtle approach to totalitarianism. Rather than commit overt acts of oppression, he’s much more likely to engage in indirect forms of it. One common tactic involves the […]

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An odd piece of art that features an ox with a tire wrapped around it. The piece, titled

How Robert Rauschenberg ‘Erased the Rules’

During his life, artist Robert Rauschenberg worked in a variety of mediums, including everything from photography to vats of mud. The SFMOMA exhibit “Erasing the Rules” gives a retrospective of Rauschenberg’s work and includes more than 150 pieces. The exhibit, which runs from November 18, 2017 to March 25, 2018, is made possible by a […]

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Curator Resigns Amid Accusations of Inappropriate Behavior

Curator Gavin Delahunty of the Dallas Museum of Art has resigned amid allegations of misconduct. Delahunty is best known for orchestrating the highly acclaimed 2016 exhibition “Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots.” Details regarding the exact nature of his offenses have yet to be determined. On November 18, Delahunty sent the following statement to his colleagues via […]

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A painting of a black woman touching herself sexually. The piece was created by Natalie Frank.

Painter Natalie Frank Recounts Her Experience With Sexual Harassment

If there’s anything that the #MeToo campaign has taught us, it’s that sexual harassment is so pervasive that it affects nearly every industry imaginable. And yet, there are still some industries in which we expect this type of behavior more so than in others. In the art world, for example, we don’t expect it as […]

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Two KKK members wearing white hoods.

Professor Converts American Flag into KKK Hoods for Art Exhibit

A Caucasian professor from the University of Miami is at the center of a heated controversy after she used the American flag to craft KKK hoods. The resulting image, which blends a symbol of patriotism with a symbol of hate, has the public divided as to whether it is a work of art or an […]

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A photo of a statue. The photo was taken inside the Berkshire Museum.

Attorney General Asks Court to Halt Berkshire Museum Sale

Back in July, the Berkshire Museum announced that it would be selling 40 of its most highly prized possessions in order to fund renovations, expand its endowment, and pursue a “New Vision” plan in which the institution would focus more on tech-driven exhibitions related to science and nature. The works, valued at $50 million, are […]

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A collage of photographs, letters, postcards, and illustrations---all of which encompass the postal art.

Postal Art is Making a Comeback

We’re all pretty familiar with the artwork associated with stamps: holiday designs, historical commemorations, nature, and so on. What we may be less familiar with, though, is the way an entire postal situation—stamp, envelope, and even the interior letter—can be a work of art either on its own or as part of a larger piece. […]

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