Art Gallery of Ontario’s bold, new, and cheap membership campaign

Museums in recent years have been rethinking the ways in which they engage their audiences, and, for some, that has meant reevaluating their admission costs. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, for example, introduced a new price band highlighting the gender pay gap in which visitors who felt affected by the gap paid only 81% […]

2019 Golden Lion winners announced at the Venice Biennale

With the kick off of the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale this past Saturday, a number of awards were announced during the official awards ceremony. Out of more than 80 countries with pavilions and 79 artists participating in the main exhibition, one pavilion and one artist were selected by jury for the […]

Gerry Judah unveils sculpture in Sharjah, the UNESCO 2019 World Book Capital

The Emirate of Sharjah has been named the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019 and to commemorate the honour, artist Gerry Judah has created a new large-scale sculpture titled The Scroll. The work was commissioned by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, officially kicked off a year of celebrations in the titled Sharjah recently gained. […]

‘Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective’ opens today at the California African American Museum

Today, an exhibition honouring the late artist Ernie Barnes (1938-2009) opens at the California African American Museum (CAAM). ‘Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective’ will offer a survey of the life and work of the iconic African American artist. Running from today through September 8th, the exhibition is curated by Bridget R. Cooks, an associate professor of […]

‘Running in Place and Sometimes Walking’: Theresa Chromati’s New York solo debut

In just a few weeks, New York’s Kravets Wehby Gallery will welcome artist Theresa Chromati and her exhibition ‘Running in Place and Sometimes Walking: At Times I Feel Loved and Paralyzed.’ Through her debut solo exhibition in New York, Chromati hones in on the ‘duality of a black woman as she travels through space and […]

Mana Contemporary launches a platform to connect artists directly to buyers

About a week ago, Mana Contemporary, a New Jersey-based arts organization founded in 2011, introduced the first phase of their new marketplace concept: Mana Decentralized. As a physical and digital marketplace, Mana Decentralized will allow artists to sell their works directly to buyers, by and large eliminating the middleman. As of April 28th, Mana Decentralized […]

National Portrait Gallery announces shortlist for 2019 BP Portrait Award

This week London’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) announced the four artists shortlisted in the running for the 2019 BP Portrait Award. Emma Hopkins for her painting Sophie and Carla, Massimiliano Pironti for Quo Vadis?, Carl-Martin Sandvold for The Crown, and Charlie Schaffer for Imara in her Winter Coat were selected out of 2,538 portrait entries […]