Do Museums Romanticize Exploitation?

Do Museums Romanticize Exploitation?

What do Picasso, Balthus, and Gauguin have in common? Aside from being some of the world’s most celebrated artists, all three derived much of their success from exploiting the female gender. Balthus, for example, sexualized prepubescent girls—who were the subjects of...
Should Misogyny Have a Place in Art Museums?

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...
10 Inspiring Quotes from Artists and Philosophers

10 Inspiring Quotes from Artists and Philosophers

  Often, reading and reflecting can be just as inspiring as immersing yourself in the visual arts. Some of the most inspiring, provocative musings are from people who have spent their lives surrounded by arts and culture – artists who have carved out their...
Museum and Private Collection Heists Shock the Art World

Museum and Private Collection Heists Shock the Art World

Although the elaborate heists of priceless artistic pieces seems like a scene fit for a spy film, the theft of paintings and other artistic works is a very real problem for museums and private collectors. It’s also apparently a problem for Catherine Hutin-Blay, the...
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