Black Art: In the Absence of Light review

The recently released documentary, Black Art: In the Absence of Light, simultaneously explores the challenges Black Artists continue to face in reaching mainstream audiences and the importance of their artwork in the narrative of American (United States) art history. The film takes a hard look at the significant role exhibitions, curators, and collectors play in perpetuating […]

The changing face of art collections

The days of traditional fine art collecting may be behind us. Technology and the push for diversity are changing how individuals and museums acquire art and their approach to building collections. While the Covid-19 pandemic has escalated this shift, it was likely only a matter of time before this cultural reckoning would have occurred. For […]

Auld Lang Syne- should 2020 be forgot and never brought to mind?

With the year-who-must-not-be-named in the rearview window of our calendars, there are a lot of folks who would love to simply leave last year in the dust. While there is still much to contend with and the New Year’s Eve countdown didn’t erase any of the persisting issues our planet has on its plate, there […]

The case for 2020 being a good year for art

As much as we want to swiftly move on from 2020 and never look back, art historians will undoubtedly be studying it for years to come. And when they do, they will likely have to debate which art moment was more significant: the day all museums and galleries went dark ahead of the first lockdown, […]

Exhibition design in the post-covid era

Being in an enclosed art gallery could make anyone feel paranoid in times of a pandemic. Visitors who do brave the risks of leaving their homes could still have their doubts about being in a crowded space, people standing too close to them, or be skeptical of museums’ air circulation. The spectrum of control people […]

Deaccessioning artwork: the complex problem facing museums

The term “deaccessioning” has become a dirty word in the museum world since COVID-19 began. The complex practice of putting an art collection object up for sale has become even more intricate as museums struggle to answer questions around diversity, inclusion, and equity. Suppose an art museum’s mission is to collect and preserve humanity’s artworks […]

10 of the best flower paintings to jumpstart the week

Who doesn’t love a good bouquet? Floral still life paintings have been a mainstay in art since almost the beginning. Whether it’s a bouquet of roses or a single stem chrysanthemum, artists have offered up their take on foliage in more ways than can be counted. To kick start the week, here are 10 canvases […]