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...
The Relationship Between Art Censorship and Dictatorship

The Relationship Between Art Censorship and Dictatorship

When most people think of a dictator, they picture a violent leader who physically enslaves his citizens. But the modern-day tyrant is much more dangerous due to his subtle approach to totalitarianism. Rather than commit overt acts of oppression, he’s much more likely...
How Robert Rauschenberg ‘Erased the Rules’

How Robert Rauschenberg ‘Erased the Rules’

During his life, artist Robert Rauschenberg worked in a variety of mediums, including everything from photography to vats of mud. The SFMOMA exhibit “Erasing the Rules” gives a retrospective of Rauschenberg’s work and includes more than 150 pieces....
Postal Art is Making a Comeback

Postal Art is Making a Comeback

We’re all pretty familiar with the artwork associated with stamps: holiday designs, historical commemorations, nature, and so on. What we may be less familiar with, though, is the way an entire postal situation—stamp, envelope, and even the interior letter—can be a...
Kara Walker is Tired of Being The Art World’s Token Black Girl

Kara Walker is Tired of Being The Art World’s Token Black Girl

Artist Kara Walker is tired of being put up on a pedestal. As a successful African-American female artist, she’s often seen as a symbol of diversity. But she’s fed up with that role, especially since she never asked for it in the first place. Walker recently took to...
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