Archive for August 2020

Whitney faces backlash for now cancelled exhibition that included works bought in fundraisers

Ahead of their scheduled reopening next week, the Whitney Museum of American Art has found themselves in yet another controversy. Yesterday, the museum announced that it was cancelling a forthcoming exhibition entitled “Collective Actions: Artist Intervention In A Time of Change” after artists, whose works were meant to be included in the show, pushed back […]

Four underwater museums to add to your bucket list

Last week, KAWS made headlines after sending COMPANION, his now iconic sculpture, in to space. It’s rare that an artwork finds itself that far off the Earth’s surface, but what about artworks that are popping up in another unusual place on Earth: underwater. These unique underwater museums are often either historic or environmentally conscious and […]

A brief look at the Crazy Horse Memorial taking shape in South Dakota

When asked where you might find the largest face in the US, one might think of the Statue of Liberty, whose face is eight feet tall, or better yet, Mount Rushmore, which depicts the visages of four US presidents at around 60 feet or so. However, the real answer lies not far from the Mount […]

Back to school for the arts- a worrisome return to form

School’s out for summer. School’s out forever.   While the legendary Alice Cooper line may be a bit of hyperbole, this is one year where there was reason to pause on whether we were going to see a normal return to our schools and post-secondary education systems any time soon. As the world over begins […]

Art World Roundup: a £1.1M facemask, the search for the owners of a painting stolen in WWII, and more

As this week comes to a close, we dig into a painting that’s gone on display in France after it was stolen during WWII with the hopes of finding its rightful owners and an auction at Christie’s aiming to support Black artists through an unusual buyer contract. We also check out Magnum Photos reevaluation of […]

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace to be on show to the public for the first time ever

Preparations for the next phase of a major, decade-long overhaul of essential services in Buckingham Palace has paved the way for a unique exhibition. Later this year, 65 paintings from the Royal Collection will be displayed at the Queen’s Gallery for a year-long run. This will be the first time the paintings, many of which […]

300+ members of Belarus arts sector sign open letter expressing outrage over reelection of Alexander Lukashenko

Over the past 10 days, people across Belarus have protested and gone on strike in the aftermath of a presidential election held on August 9th, which is largely believed to have been rigged. From factory workers to news reporters, Belarusians have strongly voiced their opposition to the reelection of Alexander Lukashenko, who supposedly won against […]