Freelands Foundation and Runnymede Trust commission report to examine racial inequality in arts education

To better understand the lack of diversity within the arts in the UK, the Freelands Foundation and Runnymede Trust are looking at arts education. Together, they have announced the commission of major report to shed light on why Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse peoples are underrepresented in art education, resulting in underrepresentation across the arts […]

Former IKEA to become major UK cultural centre

Coventry will soon make its mark on the art world by creating one of the largest cultural hubs in the world. The UK city, which will soon be named the 2021 UK City of Culture, is looking to convert a disused IKEA building into a cultural centre that could showcase as many as 16,000 artworks. […]

3,700-year-old burial leads researchers to believe women held political power in El Argar society

The 3,700-year-old remains of a couple buried together on the Iberian Peninsula in modern day Murcia, Spain, have archaeologist wondering if women held more power in the Early Bronze Age El Argar culture. The remains were entombed in a jar discovered in a hilltop complex called La Almoloya and a report recently published in Antiquity […]

Marking 150 years, SFAI announces Access50 Scholarship Fund

At times, it seemed as though it might not make it, but this month, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The milestone not only makes the SFAI one of the oldest art schools in the US, but shows its perseverance, despite difficult terrain. So, to commemorate its extra meaningful birthday, […]

Nina Chanel Abney continues to reach new heights

The painter Nina Chanel Abney has been on a steady ascent since she first unveiled her visceral fusions of abstraction and figuration at the Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York City in 2008. Since then, she quickly developed a distinctive method, improvising images using scores of stenciled shapes and symbols, and graffiti-like touches of spray […]

Eve Arnold believed photography should be affordable, so her estate is releasing posters of “iconic and unseen” work for just £30

Photographer Eve Arnold once remarked “I would prefer photography to be a folk art – cheap and available to everybody, rather than elevated to mandarin proportions created through an artificial scarcity.” It was that quote, seen by Arnold’s grandson, Michael Arnold, who now manages her archive, that inspired a collection of prints released as posters […]

Seeing it through: artist Amy Sherald orchestrates legacy of her Breonna Taylor portrait

Last September, Amy Sherald’s portrait of Breonna Taylor appeared on the front cover of a special Vanity Fair magazine dedicated to activism. Although commissioned by Vanity Fair guest editor Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sherald said she made the portrait for Taylor’s family to keep her “alive forever.” Now, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and […]