Could a painting of Donald Trump go to the Supreme Court?

It’s huge. No really, Unafraid and Unashamed by British-born, American artist Julian Raven really is big. The painting, which took over 600 hours to create according to Raven and is […]

Turkish president pledges to revert Hagia Sophia to a mosque

After nearly 85 years as a museum, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to revert Hagia Sophia to a mosque. In a televised interview on March 23rd, Erdogan stated […]

Kazakhstan’s inaugural pavilion pulled from the Venice Biennale amidst odd circumstances

Ahead of the 58th Venice Biennale this May, Kazakhstan was preparing to present its debut pavilion until it was disrupted by controversy and eventually pulled from the line-up. According to […]

Tate and Guggenheim vow to refuse Sackler money

When the National Portrait Gallery in London and Sackler Trust stopped the progress of a gift of £1 million from the Sackler Trust on March 19th as part of an […]

NEA and NEH at risk (again) in Trump’s 2020 budget

For the third year in a row, President Donald Trump has proposed to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities […]

National Portrait Gallery turns down gift of £1 million from the Sackler Trust

In a short press release from earlier today, London’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG), in conjunction with the Sackler Trust, announced that it would not be proceeding with a gift of £1 […]

Changing the narrative: Mikael Owunna’s ‘Infinite Essence’

‘If the majority of images that you see of yourself are negative,’ artist Mikael Owunna tells NPR, ‘if people who look like you are dead or dying or captured in […]