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If You’re Going to San Francisco…Here’s What to See at the de Young Museum

  Summer is coming, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco is celebrating with several exhibits. Brought to you by recurring donors like Thom Weisel, William Moore and Belva Davis, and the National Endowment for the Arts, you definitely won’t want to miss these. The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & […]

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Mark Your Calendars for This Year’s Rubin Block Party

In the middle of July, one of New York City’s loveliest niche art museums is throwing a party, celebrating the spirit of community that has supported them since their opening in 2004. Based on the private collection of Donald and Shelley Rubin, the gallery is dedicated the preservation and visibility of art from the Himalayas, […]

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‘Detroit Grind’ Exhibit Now on Display in New York

This spring, New York is celebrating Detroit. The two cities, both with their backbones of industry and bustle, can be considered close cousins despite the several hundred miles between them. And in the heart of Chelsea, New York City’s artistic epicenter, the Rush Arts Gallery is making sure Detroit comes alive for New Yorkers. The […]

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A photo of Gandhi.

Photography Exhibit Shows Pictures of Gandhi Just Hours Before He Died

The first time Henri Cartier-Bresson visited India was 70 years ago, in 1947. The French photojournalist had just founded his photographic agency, Magnum Photos, and his journey was part of a three-year pilgrimage through Asia, an artistic journey that was meant to launch his agency into international fame. Out of those three years, it was […]

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Not So Fast: Kendrick Lamar is Not the Feminist You Think He Is

When Kendrick Lamar rapped about the beauty of stretch marks in “Humble,” many lauded him as a feminist. But does this one body-positive line make up for the 40 times that he uses the word “bitch” in the same song? And does it make up for the line in which he says, “Girl, I can […]

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The National Liberty Museum Unveils Bong Art Exhibit

Last Friday, April 7, the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia debuted a tendentious new art exhibit. The exhibit, called “The Treachery of Images,” features over 50 glass-blown bongs. But despite the intended use of bongs, Gwen Borowsky, CEO of the National Liberty Museum, maintains that the exhibit is not about getting high. “A lot of […]

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An attractive woman with bright pink hair. She is covered in tattoos.

Love Your Tattoos? Why Not Preserve Them After You Die?

The National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art (NAPSA) is a nonprofit organization that allows people to preserve their tattoos after they die. Much like a photo or a painting, the tattoo is sealed in a frame. The “work of art” is then given to the deceased’s loved ones, who then hang it up […]

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‘Artifax’ is Protesting Budget Cuts to the NEA by Faxing Art to Congress

If there’s anything this past election has shown us, it’s that there is more than one way to protest. Those who disagree with budget cuts to the NEA have taken to the streets to hold marches. They’ve written to their state representatives. They’ve made countless phone calls to government officials. And yet, they still feel […]

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Photographer/Filmmaker Documents Port Authority Bus Terminal

It could be argued that New York City herself was the artist of the latest exhibit inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal. She’s certainly the subject. And possibly the medium. It’s all in how you look at it. “PABT Time Lapse 2017” is the exhibit of Tony Gregory, local bartender and photographer. His bar is […]

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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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