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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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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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‘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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Feminist Photo Series “Women Can Build” On Display Now

Deanne Fitzmaurice photographs the workday and the intimate, often blending the two together in startling ways. In 2005, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her photo series featuring the recovery of a 9-year-old Iraqi boy named Saleh, who was the victim of an IED. Her photos have been featured by everyone from Netflix to National […]

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The Art World Fights on at SFMOMA

While the future of the National Endowment for the Arts may be in jeopardy, the exhibits it has helped fund continue to draw huge crowds at SFMOMA. Currently, the Matisse/Diebenkorn show is a particular favorite. High attendance numbers and individual donors may be the key to keeping exhibits like this one alive in a time […]

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Artist Receives Death Threats After Creating Anti-Trump Billboard

On Friday, March 17, an anti-Trump billboard was posted in Phoenix, Arizona. The image was that of President Trump, with nuclear mushroom clouds behind him and cash symbols that resemble swastikas at his side. Karen Fiorito is the artist behind the image. In the past, she’s done similar works protesting the likes of former President […]

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The Institute of Arab and Islamic Art Scheduled to Open in May

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani is a Qatari national who lives in New York City. He’s watched helplessly as hundreds of stereotypes about his faith and nationality continue to sweep the nation. But Al-Thani will be helpless no more. In order to counteract these misunderstandings, Al-Thani is launching a cultural space in downtown Manhattan: a 2,500 sq. ft. gallery for […]

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Art Critic Calls Hitler Painting a ‘Piece of S***’

Most people don’t know that Hitler was a painter. That’s because his artistic side is overshadowed by his ruthless dictatorship—and rightfully so. But just because he was an artist doesn’t necessarily mean that he was a good artist. In fact, art critic Vittorio Sgarbi has gone as far as to describe one of Hitler’s paintings […]

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Toiletpaper Paradise: The Most Bizarre Exhibit in America

The Gallery at Cadillac House is usually a space of clean, contemporary lines—a mirrored and marbled exhibition space of the highest class. Right now, the floor, wall, and ceiling are covered in carpet that features massive photographs of sauce-covered spaghetti. Over that is dozens of posters of sport fish, a bathroom with a mirror full of […]

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The Mystery Behind the Met Director’s Sudden Resignation

Last week, Thomas P. Campbell resigned from his position as Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The news sent shock waves throughout the art community. Nobody saw it coming, since there was no formal indication that anything was wrong. But according to the New York Times, there was a lot going on behind the […]

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