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Non-Partisan Political Art Strikes a Nerve

Most roadside billboards tell a story—usually through advertising. But for a group of artists across America, those stories are told in the form of non-partisan political art. For Freedoms is a platform for creative civil engagement. Founded by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms spreads the message of non-partisan social activism and […]

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Marfa, Texas, as shown on a map.

Art Fair Coming to Small Texas Town

Marfa, Texas, may be small in terms of geography, but it’s big in the art scene. Boasting numerous art centers and exhibitions, the tiny west Texas town has seen an influx of renowned artists making the desert oasis their hometown. Beginning next spring, the municipality will host the Marfa Invitational art fair, founded by Kenneth […]

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A happy boy with paint all over his hands.

Is it Art or Play? Museum-Goers Decide At These Exhibitions

What does play have to do with creating some serious art? Well, a whole lot, according to The Art Newspaper’s article, “Playtime: How Artists Have Been Unleashing Their Inner Child This Summer.” Multiple exhibitions are now exploring the link between recreational fun and creativity. One such exhibition, titled, “Serious Play: Design in Mid-century America,” will […]

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Modigliani Painting Sells for $157.2 Million

A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s in New York on May 14. The work, titled Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), is a portrait of a nude model glancing over her shoulder. According to ARTnews, this piece was the highest-priced lot in Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art sale. It […]

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‘Night Fever’ Exhibit Chronicles Club Culture

When most people go clubbing, they don’t marvel at the architecture or whisper about how the decor is so art nouveau. But the Vitra Design Museum in Rhein, Germany is changing the way people think about clubs. Night Fever, which opened in March and will remain on display through Sept. 9, 2018, examines the arrival of […]

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A 3D printer manufacturing a golden female sculpture.

Does ‘The Medium is the Message’ Apply to Art?

“The medium is the message,” is a phrase coined by professor and public intellectual Marshall McLuhan. It means that the way we send or receive information is more significant than the message initially intended. Originally applied to radio, journalism, and other forms of media, perhaps this phrase also defines how art today is being transformed by […]

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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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A photo of acclaimed artist Chuck Close, who was recently accused of sexual harassment.

Should Misogyny Have a Place in Art Museums?

Last month, several women came forward to accuse acclaimed artist Chuck Close of sexual harassment. The news sparked a debate about whether museums should continue to display Close’s work in light of these allegations. It’s a divisive issue, with some arguing that art ought to be separated from the artist, while others contend that continuing […]

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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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