Archive | November, 2016
A digital art piece depicting trippy graphics.

Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA)

For whatever reason, there’s always a resistance to modernity in the art world. We continually praise da Vinci, van Gogh, Shakespeare, and Mozart as if time itself was an indicator of how good a piece of artwork is. Just because something is “new” doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of artistic merit. One needn’t look further […]

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A photo of a Norse woman standing in front of a Viking ship.

The Nordic Heritage Museum

Located in Seattle, the Nordic Heritage Museum honors the cultural traditions brought over from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It is the only museum of its kind in the U.S. Of special note is The Dream of America exhibition. Visitors are given the opportunity to experience what it was like for the first Nordic […]

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A BMW painted in a strange, square pattern.

A Star-Studded Dinner with Frank Stella

Frank Stella has had a huge impact on the world of modern art—so much so, in fact, that he’s the subject of a new exhibit at the de Young Museum of Art in San Francisco. The exhibit began its life at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and will be staying at de Young […]

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A picture of the Bronx bridge.

‘Sunbather’ Statue Causes Controversy in Queens

The Sunbather is a bronze sculpture nine feet tall and twice as long of a figure in repose. It was recently installed reclining in a shrubbery at the intersection of 43rd and Jackson Avenue in Queens. It’s the result of the Percent for Art Program, an initiative of the Department of Cultural Affairs in New […]

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A drawing of a Native American Chief.

Honoring Native Americans This Thanksgiving

While most people celebrate Thanksgiving with family get-togethers and food, we must remain culturally sensitive to the fact that it’s a day of great sorrow for many Native Americans. In fact, we as a society have lost sight of what Thanksgiving truly stands for. It commemorates the arrival of the pilgrims, which resulted in mass […]

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A photo of underwater statues.

The Underwater Museum (MUSA)

You’d never know just looking at it, but there is a drove of treasure beneath the waters of the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s extraordinary, it’s exquisite, and it’s one of the most magnificent sights a person could ever behold. It’s called the MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) and it consists of dozens of sculptures, some of […]

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An advertisement for The Lion King musical shown outside of the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

Paying Tribute to the Highest Grossing Musical in History

The Lion King is a true powerhouse of success; it’s a book, a Disney movie, and an award-winning Broadway musical. While most people are familiar with the story of Simba growing up to reclaim his father’s kingdom, they know it from the Disney movie. Fewer people have had the privilege of seeing the musical, though. […]

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A painting of a young, African American girl.

Deserving Recognition: Black Artists in America

“I think it’s going to take about 30 years, maybe 40, before people stop caring whether I’m black and just pay attention to the work,” said painter Norman Lewis in 1979. At the time, he was talking to his daughter while dying of cancer. And he was right. His paintings are finally attracting the attention […]

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A photo of painter Kehinde Wiley.

Kehinde Wiley: The Next Big Name in Art

Portrait artist Kehinde Wiley is quickly becoming an international sensation. Wiley’s heroic depictions of people of color have earned him a reputation as being one of the best protest artists of our time. His work is so breathtaking that it’s even been featured on the hit television series Empire. Wiley’s inspiration comes from a childhood […]

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A vegetable that resembles the shape of male genitalia. A person's hand is shown snipping it with scissors.

Strange Genitals: New York’s Contentious Art Exhibit

“Genitalia is weird, and it should be fun.” That’s the mission statement from the exhibit “Strange Genitals.” “Strange Genitals” is a group effort curated by Art F City (Paddy Johnson) and Michael Anthony Farley this autumn. With contributions from 14 artists, the show is meant to shine a light on how so-called private parts are […]

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