Maria Trujillo

Maria C. Trujillo grew up as a third culture kid living in South America. She moved to the United States to pursue a B.A. and M. A. in art history. Through her experience as an art museum educator and writer, she strives to build bridges between the past and present, art and audiences, and emotions and empathy. When she’s not writing, Maria loves to read literature, travel to new cities, and explore unique coffee shops.

teamLab’s digital art museum: record for most visited in the world

While some traditional art museums grapple with incorporating technology, new art spaces are becoming synonymous with the digital world. A year ago, teamLab, an enigmatic art collective based in Tokyo, created the first permanent art museum for digital works. Their immersive installations are multisensorial, allowing visitors to experience saturated rice paddies or to become a […]

Black Rock Residency Announces Selected Artists

The twenty-foot high wooden entrance to the Black Rock Senegal Residency program is an empowering portal for artists from different disciplines, as it allows them to tap into their creativity and experience Dakar, the capital of Senegal; and for several of the 16 artists recently admitted to the residency, it may also be their first […]

Fridamania: appropriation and art museums

Apart from attracting increasing popularity in its own right, Frida Kahlo’s evolution from Mexican artist and wife of Diego Rivera to a pop-culture icon has created a fertile landscape for art museums to engage with diverse members of their communities. No other artist seems quite as revered and commercialized at the same time. Where does […]

Latinx artists forging their future in the artworld

Latinx artists and advocates are pushing the boundaries of language and gender in the art world. By relinquishing the gendered terms of latina or latino, creatives are exploring their art practice with renewed freedom. Adding Latinx to their lexicon of identifiers, more and more museums and galleries are applying the term to artists of Latin […]

Finding transparency in an opaque art world

The view of salaries as a taboo subject in the art world may be a thing of the past, thanks to several brave keyboards. Since the end of May, employees in art organizations have continued to anonymously disclose their salaries in a google spreadsheet that aims to provide transparency for the benefit of all museum […]

Underwater sculptures: creating life and awareness

Art museums are spaces people visit to experience, admire, and reflect on creativity. Imagine if – instead of walking through high-ceiling galleries or along stark white walls – you could swim beneath warm waves to immerse yourself in a marine sculpture garden? Underwater art installations and museums provide an alternative space for art lovers and […]

Breaking boundaries of Western art: The work of artist Julio Anaya Cabanding

Spanish Artist Julio Anaya Cabanding challenges the meaning of Western masterpieces by presenting them as displaced trompe l’oeil reproductions in urban spaces. The artist leaves the comfort of his studio to create ephemeral works in abandoned locations; this intentional act alters the traditional artwork’s integral relationship with viewers and the museum. How do art spaces […]