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.

Liberating art history: Wangechi Mutu takes over the Metropolitan’s empty niches

The Metropolitan Museum of Art continues to challenge its traditional reputation through the inauguration of its new annual facade commission. Before visitors even step into the museum, they can see four bronze sculptures of women entitled The NewOnes, will free Us. The Kenyan-American artist, Wangechi Mutu, integrates the portrayal of women in Western and African […]

Marta Minujín: an artist ahead of her time

I had never heard of Marta Minujín before visiting the New Museum’s exhibition, La Menusuna: Reloaded, whose experimental and surreal qualities at once allured and overwhelmed me with an urge to escape her labyrinth of immersive spaces. When Minujín created the 16-room installation at the Center of Visual Arts of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella […]

Banksy’s Brexit Mural Disappears as Tension in the U.K Rise

A mural made by the street artist Banksy in protest of Brexit disappeared last weekend from its site on a three-story building in Dover, England. A four-tier scaffolding was constructed against the mural on Saturday, leaving the facade barren the next morning. According to the Telegraph, the Godden family who owned the building hoped to […]

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 […]