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A photo of a shoeshine stand taken in the Southeastern U.S. in 1936. The image was captured by photographer Walker Evans.

Last Chance to See Iconic Photographer at SFMOMA

Photographer Walker Evans, best known for his work documenting everyday life during the Great Depression, has a new home: Until February 4, his work will be displayed as part of an exhibit at SFMOMA. Including everything from his earliest self-portraits to his photographs capturing average men and women on the streets, the SFMOMA exhibit is […]

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CreatiVets Creates a Safe Art Space for Veterans

U.S. Marine Richard Casper was hit by a blast on an Iraqi road in February 2007. It was the fourth time he’d been hit by an explosive in just four months. After Casper returned to his home in Illinois, he suffered from anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some veterans with PTSD find comfort in yoga. […]

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3 Paper Planners That Are Trending

In an age where people consume most of their media electronically, it might be surprising to hear that paper planner sales have been up $50 million in the last two years. Perhaps it stems from the same reason that some people still choose to hold onto their paperbacks when they have a convenient Kindle, or […]

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Exhibit ‘Design in the Digital Age’ Inspired by Natural Algorithms

In September 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman debuted his first major exhibition in the U.S., titled “Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age,” at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Laarman received critical acclaim from art purveyors and media outlets like The New York Times. His exhibit pioneers a distinctive take on a common household object: […]

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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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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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