This Pride month has started out a little different compared to others. In lieu of typical celebrations, many in the LGBTQ+ community have banded together in solidarity with Black Lives Matter demonstrators, harkening back to when Pride, itself, was born out of protests. The pandemic has also caused a number of the events, parades, and […]
In an Instagram post on Wednesday afternoon, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis officially cut ties with the Minneapolis Police Department – for now. With their statement, the Walker Art Center became the first museum to take direct action in addition to supporting protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the family of George Floyd. […]
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 […]
Educational programs have been one of the institutions that most quickly needed to adjust to the current climate of COVID-19 adjustments. Especially with regards to those finishing grade school and moving onto post-secondary as well as those in post-secondary programs nearing their ends, there are many decisive factors of education that hinge on those points. […]
Art World Roundup: more COVID-19 news, an update on the boy thrown from the Tate, and #MuseumBouquet
In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover more side effects of COVID-19, some more uplifting than others. We also have an update on the health of the boy who was thrown from a Tate Modern viewing deck and unfortunately, report the passing of art historian and critic Maurice Berger. UAE backs artists, buys thousands […]
For 4 days, the Drawing now fair brings together 75 art galleries at the Carreau du Temple to draw up a panel representative of the diversity of the world of contemporary drawing.
A group of Pennsylvania art institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, are struggling to contain a scandal which might have lingering ramifications for the global art world. The drama escalated last month, when the New York Times shared the claims of multiple women, who reported that Joshua Helmer, the 31-year-old former manager at the […]
Phillip’s postwar and contemporary art evening sale on Thursday in London was less of a smashing success but a few standout lots garnered a lot of attention. The auction brought in a total of £21.1 million, barely topping its low estimate of £18.1 million. Among the many great paintings sold was a particularly frenzied lot […]
“Now in its fifth year, this exhibit unveils the world of stunning creatures and all the biodiversity of the deep”.
This exhibit, composed of masterpieces from the Tate Britain, “highlights a key period in the history of painting in England, from the 1760’s to ca. 1820”. It seeks to create a “panorama demonstrating all of its originality and diversity”.