Thomas J Price unveils statue in London representing the Black “everywoman”

Who do we celebrate? Who do we memorialise? These questions loom large as cities around the world are forced to deal with the implications of their public monuments and memorials to people who have led problematic lives, often having flourished off the back of oppression. A recently unveiled work by artist Thomas J Price in […]

RA exhibition “Gauguin and the Impressionists” to open after four month delay, adds context to Gauguin’s problematic history

In March, the Royal Academy (RA) in London was all set to open a major exhibition of 60 works by some of the most famous Impressionist painters. The works were loaned from the Ordrupgaard Collection in Denmark, almost half of which have never been exhibited in the UK before. However, just a week before “Gauguin […]

New paintings by Kerry James Marshall reference the ornithological works of John James Audubon

A crow on the ground a decade ago served as inspiration for two new works by artist Kerry James Marshall that have recently gone on view through the David Zwirner Gallery online viewing rooms. The paintings are the first in a series that has developing in Marshall’s mind for the better part of those 10 […]

Must-see exhibitions that were most impacted, now extended

The pandemic has forced some wonderful shows to never see light of day. From Titian to Warhol, the shutters are slowly being lifted on some of the year’s otherwise most-anticipated exhibitions. Edward Hopper: The Master of Urban Isolation, Riehen Sun-bleached landscapes gleam in the Edward Hopper show at the Beyeler Foundation in Riehen, near Basel: […]

Church volunteer arrested for setting fire to 15th century Gothic cathedral in France

French authorities have arrested and charged a church volunteer for setting a fire that wreaked havoc on the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Nantes. The man was questioned immediately following the July 18th blaze but was released without charge the following day. Then, after lab analysis confirmed it was arson, the man […]

New research shows ancient Greeks may have used ramps for accessibility

Laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act signed into action in 1990 and the 1995 UK Disability Discrimination Act, seek to make society more accessible. These kinds of regulations make buildings accessible, tasks doable, and more for those who are disabled while they also benefit many who would be considered able-bodied. Ramps are one of […]

The REALM Project sheds light on how long the COVID-19-causing virus can live on library materials

Social distancing and other safety precautions have adjusted the way visitors experience museums, galleries, and more as lockdown restrictions have been relaxed. However, for libraries, whether it be a public library or the Victoria & Albert’s reading rooms, what happens when their main items are meant to be handled, thumbed through, and taken home, yet […]