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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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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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A painting of a black woman touching herself sexually. The piece was created by Natalie Frank.

Painter Natalie Frank Recounts Her Experience With Sexual Harassment

If there’s anything that the #MeToo campaign has taught us, it’s that sexual harassment is so pervasive that it affects nearly every industry imaginable. And yet, there are still some industries in which we expect this type of behavior more so than in others. In the art world, for example, we don’t expect it as […]

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Two KKK members wearing white hoods.

Professor Converts American Flag into KKK Hoods for Art Exhibit

A Caucasian professor from the University of Miami is at the center of a heated controversy after she used the American flag to craft KKK hoods. The resulting image, which blends a symbol of patriotism with a symbol of hate, has the public divided as to whether it is a work of art or an […]

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A photo of a statue. The photo was taken inside the Berkshire Museum.

Attorney General Asks Court to Halt Berkshire Museum Sale

Back in July, the Berkshire Museum announced that it would be selling 40 of its most highly prized possessions in order to fund renovations, expand its endowment, and pursue a “New Vision” plan in which the institution would focus more on tech-driven exhibitions related to science and nature. The works, valued at $50 million, are […]

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The Met Issues Statement on UNESCO

America’s largest museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is making its political opinion known. Following the news of America’s exit from the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Met’s president and CEO, David H. Weiss, publicly condemned the decision. In a statement published on the Met’s website, Weiss specifically called out President […]

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A photo of Green-Wood Cemetery.

Sophie Calle’s Latest Art Project Allows Visitors to Bury and Cremate Their Secrets

There’s a power and a draw in the telling of secrets. You just have to look at the runaway success of Frank Warren’s PostSecret project to see that. Since 2005, tens of thousands of people sent their secrets in to Warren as postcards, releasing them to the public in anonymity. The project sold five books, […]

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A photo of the Fearless Girl statue and the bronze bull statue.

Fearless Girl Challenged By Charging Bull Sculptor

Thirty years ago, Arturo Di Modica illegally installed a massive bronze bull in the center of New York City’s financial district as a guerrilla commentary on the economic resilience of Wall Street after the stock market crash that had happened earlier that year. It was only later that he sought a permit for it to […]

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A glass-blown custom-made bong.

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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