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Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories Through Art

October 13 marks the opening of “We Are Enough,” an art exhibit centered on body positivity and the journeys of breast cancer survivors. It will debut at Chicago’s Oak Park Art League (OPAL). The exhibit is a collection of works gathered from more than 30 different artists. Julie Carpenter, executive director of OPAL, is hoping […]

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A giant sculpture of a nude black woman. The sculpture was created by Kara Walker and is titled, “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby?”

Kara Walker is Tired of Being The Art World’s Token Black Girl

Artist Kara Walker is tired of being put up on a pedestal. As a successful African-American female artist, she’s often seen as a symbol of diversity. But she’s fed up with that role, especially since she never asked for it in the first place. Walker recently took to Instagram to voice her opinion in the […]

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5 Tips for Overcoming Stage Fright

Nothing kills creativity faster than fear. Those who struggle with stage fright know this better than anyone else. But here’s the good news: stage fright can be overcome. Professional musicians, dancers, speakers, and other performing artists use the following tips to subdue the effects of stage fright. 1. Medication A medication called propranolol can be […]

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A French bulldog covered in paint.

‘Dogumenta’: The Art Exhibit By Dogs for Dogs

Rocky is a Maltese mix, a ten-pound little scruff of a fellow rescued by art critic Jessica Dawson. And she thinks very, very highly of him. “I was surprised to see that Rocky could sniff out some of the best artwork in New York,” Ms. Dawson said in a statement to The New York Times about […]

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A painting of three ghostly figures by Eugène Gabritschevsky.

Eugène Gabritschevsky: The Scientist Turned Mad Artist

Eugène Gabritschevsky, born in 1893, was a Russian artist and biologist from a family of noted scientists. His father worked with Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch, and Eugène built a solid career both in Russia and the United States before his thirties. And then at 38, he had a nervous breakdown. He spent the rest […]

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A photo of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei taking questions from the press.

Art That Pushes Societal Boundaries

The art world is a great place to push the boundaries of what feels “safe” and to ask questions we might not be able to ask anywhere else. Whether an artist is a student or a full-blown professional, the art that’s really capturing the world’s imagination right now is the kind that dares to go […]

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Making Art With Recycled Materials

For years, artists have used discarded objects to create art. Vickie Frémont is one such artist. Using items as humble as a used tea bag, she can create a whimsical masterpiece. Fremont, a French/Cameroonian, teaches her “Recycled Art Program” in schools, senior centers, hospitals, and libraries. She was once invited by the French Cultural Services (Alliance […]

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Artist Uses Chelsea Manning’s DNA to Create 3D Portraits of Her

While Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier who spent several years in jail for leaking classified data to the internet was in prison, it was prohibited to take photos of her. For all that time, only one mugshot was released, a picture of the intelligence analyst with a shaved head in her army uniform. And […]

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Multimedia Works Are Taking the Art World By Storm

Whether it’s combining sculpture and architecture, video and fabrics, or photography and paper, the art world is no stranger to multimedia artists these days. Pieces in modern exhibits are often full-on visual and auditory experiences rather than just opportunities to meander through a hall and looking at paintings on a wall. Whether it’s art students […]

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Your Brain on Art

There’s no doubt that we can experience emotional responses to the art we see, whether it’s a classic painting or an interactive museum exhibit. In fact, there are actually scientific studies showing the effect art can have on our brains: sometimes we mimic the actions we see portrayed; sometimes we’re simply more receptive to learning […]

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