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Seattle Organization Uses Art to Help People Overcome Homelessness, Trauma, and Addiction

Seattle is known for many things: coffee, rain, the Space Needle, Pike’s Place Market. In recent years it’s even made a name for itself as a tech hub, with Fortune 500 giants like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft settling in there. All things considered, it’s no wonder that it was ranked the fourth fastest growing city […]

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An illustration of David Bowie.

Greatest Queer Musicians of All Time

1. Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury made a name for himself as the lead vocalist in the 1970s rock band Queen. Hits include “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Another One Bites the Dust.” Not only was he bisexual, but he was also HIV positive. He eventually succumbed to the disease in 1991. 2. Sinéad […]

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An attractive woman wearing a yellow construction hat.

Feminist Photo Series “Women Can Build” On Display Now

Deanne Fitzmaurice photographs the workday and the intimate, often blending the two together in startling ways. In 2005, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her photo series featuring the recovery of a 9-year-old Iraqi boy named Saleh, who was the victim of an IED. Her photos have been featured by everyone from Netflix to National […]

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A panorama picture taken at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The Art World Fights on at SFMOMA

While the future of the National Endowment for the Arts may be in jeopardy, the exhibits it has helped fund continue to draw huge crowds at SFMOMA. Currently, the Matisse/Diebenkorn show is a particular favorite. High attendance numbers and individual donors may be the key to keeping exhibits like this one alive in a time […]

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Artist Receives Death Threats After Creating Anti-Trump Billboard

On Friday, March 17, an anti-Trump billboard was posted in Phoenix, Arizona. The image was that of President Trump, with nuclear mushroom clouds behind him and cash symbols that resemble swastikas at his side. Karen Fiorito is the artist behind the image. In the past, she’s done similar works protesting the likes of former President […]

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A photo of Mama Cass from The Mamas and the Papas.

Before Adele, There was Mama Cass

Adele will go down in history as one of greatest singers of all time. Her rich, dark, powerful contralto voice has set her apart in an industry dominated by sopranos. Even her full figure—which has long-since been criticized in the mainstream media—is a breath of fresh air. Adele challenges the status quo, and that’s precisely […]

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The Institute of Arab and Islamic Art Scheduled to Open in May

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani is a Qatari national who lives in New York City. He’s watched helplessly as hundreds of stereotypes about his faith and nationality continue to sweep the nation. But Al-Thani will be helpless no more. In order to counteract these misunderstandings, Al-Thani is launching a cultural space in downtown Manhattan: a 2,500 sq. ft. gallery for […]

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A portrait painted by Tim Patch (AKA

Meet ‘Pricasso’: The Artist Who Uses His Penis as a Paintbrush

Yes, this is real. No, we’re not joking. There is legitimately a man who paints with his penis. His name is Tim Patch, but he prefers to go by the name “Pricasso.” He’s a 68-year-old man from Australia and believe it or not, his artwork is pretty good! But his penis isn’t the only body […]

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Art Critic Calls Hitler Painting a ‘Piece of S***’

Most people don’t know that Hitler was a painter. That’s because his artistic side is overshadowed by his ruthless dictatorship—and rightfully so. But just because he was an artist doesn’t necessarily mean that he was a good artist. In fact, art critic Vittorio Sgarbi has gone as far as to describe one of Hitler’s paintings […]

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Toiletpaper Paradise: The Most Bizarre Exhibit in America

The Gallery at Cadillac House is usually a space of clean, contemporary lines—a mirrored and marbled exhibition space of the highest class. Right now, the floor, wall, and ceiling are covered in carpet that features massive photographs of sauce-covered spaghetti. Over that is dozens of posters of sport fish, a bathroom with a mirror full of […]

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