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Denmark Raises its First Public Statue of a Black Woman

Nicknamed the “Rebel Queen” in a New York Times article, the first public statue in Denmark of a black woman was unveiled March 31, 2018. The date was chosen to mark the end of the centennial year when the Danish sold three islands to the U.S. in 1917 for $25 million (now known as the […]

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Kehinde Wiley’s ‘Racist’ Paintings Are Being Misinterpreted

After former President Barack Obama’s official portrait was released Feb. 12, 2018, rumors surfaced that New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley had previously painted black women decapitating white women. While these rumors might sound outlandish at first, Snopes has proven them to be true. What isn’t true, though, is the racist connotations associated with the paintings. […]

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Did the Smithsonian Make the Right Call by Postponing Gun Artwork?

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s 1988 artwork—featuring a mighty gun, a lit candle, and four microphones—was to be projected on the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s exterior wall Feb. 14-15, according to The Washington Post. However, in light of the recent mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the projection has been postponed until further notice. The Smithsonian […]

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Attorney General Sides With Berkshire Museum in Art Sale Dispute

After more than six months of bitter disagreement, it looks as if the Berkshire Museum controversy is finally being settled in court. A brief backstory: In July 2017, the museum announced that it would auction off 40 of its works—a move that angered activists, including acclaimed artist Norman Rockwell’s three sons. The museum argued that […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Art App

Hollywood A-lister and avid art collector Leonardo DiCaprio has just invested in a new app called Magnus. The app has been described as “Shazam for art,” as it allows users to quickly identify artworks much the same way the Shazam app can pinpoint music, movies, and television shows. “Visual art is a powerful tool for […]

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3 Paper Planners That Are Trending

In an age where people consume most of their media electronically, it might be surprising to hear that paper planner sales have been up $50 million in the last two years. Perhaps it stems from the same reason that some people still choose to hold onto their paperbacks when they have a convenient Kindle, or […]

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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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