AR and VR find new life in the social distance age

Various industries are looking to expand their offerings during the social distancing age through virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR)—the art world is no exception. If avid travelers can board a plan in Japan for a virtual vacation, why not let art enthusiasts experience an empty Louvre from their sofa or hang artwork on […]

A brief look at the Crazy Horse Memorial taking shape in South Dakota

When asked where you might find the largest face in the US, one might think of the Statue of Liberty, whose face is eight feet tall, or better yet, Mount Rushmore, which depicts the visages of four US presidents at around 60 feet or so. However, the real answer lies not far from the Mount […]

Back to school for the arts- a worrisome return to form

School’s out for summer. School’s out forever.   While the legendary Alice Cooper line may be a bit of hyperbole, this is one year where there was reason to pause on whether we were going to see a normal return to our schools and post-secondary education systems any time soon. As the world over begins […]

Coping with our common problems through the arts

Art can be the answer to coping with many of our common problems. In these troubled times, when persistent racism, polarizing politics, and rampant illness converge together to divide humanity seemingly, perhaps the arts can be one way to express ourselves and empathize with one another. Experiencing and creating art can give us a sense […]

Museums need to confront racism

The wave of anti-racism sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, exacerbated by centuries of injustice and colonialism’s ugly past, continues its worldwide spread. The kinds of critical questions prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement have touched every industry – and museums are no exception: Are museums successfully integrating People of […]

Fallen statues must be preserved and curated

Edward Colston has taken a bath in Bristol, Robert Milligan has left the West India Docks in London, and Christopher Columbus was recently beheaded in Boston. Many think this is just the start and are calling for the removal of a long list of problematic figures, while others are lamenting that pulling down racist statues […]

Major US museums slow to respond to the murder of George Floyd highlight systematic injustice in the art world

Museums across the US faced backlash from their communities when in the face of police brutality that resulted in the murder of George Floyd, they stayed silent or were slow to speak out. The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Guggenheim, The Getty, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art were among […]