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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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Winners of the 2017 UNIQLO Arts Grant Announced

Japanese clothing company UNIQLO gave a $200,000 grant to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for the purpose of installing original artworks by local artists into NYC Parks over the course of 2017 and 2018. NYC solicited the generous grant as part of their mission to increase cultural content and appeal of […]

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Museum Directors Pen Letter of Support for NEA and NEH

Museum directors have been on edge ever since The Hill reported that Donald Trump was going to cut government funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). With the threat of abolishment looming in the air, most museum directors have remained silent on the issue… until […]

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Man Defecates on Stage at Benefit Concert, Claims it is ‘Performance Art’

Charity organizers are livid over an incident that took place at a benefit concert in Houston, Texas. On Friday, Feb. 17, Michael Clemmons from the duo band Sonic Rabbit Hole defecated on stage as part of a “performance art” act. The incident took place at AvantGarden, a popular events venue that also serves as a […]

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Art Therapy Class Helps Child Refugees Overcome the Horrors of War

Those who have lived through war will forever be haunted by its images. The bloodshed, the violence, the destruction, the displacement—these traumatizing experiences permanently imprint themselves in a person’s mind. But there are certain coping mechanisms that can make life a little more bearable. In Greece, for example, there’s an art therapy program that is […]

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Shia LaBeouf’s Art Project Shut Down Due to Escalating Violence

On January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day), Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf launched his very own art project called “He Will Not Divide Us.” The project consisted of a live stream video camera located right outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. The public was encouraged to participate in the project by repeating the […]

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