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The Baltimore Museum of Art will only acquire work by women artists in 2020

With 2020 right around the corner, the time for New Year’s Resolutions is coming right up. The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced a major resolution: to only acquire works by women artists in 2020. Earlier this year, the museum made headlines for deaccessioning works by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, who they deemed over-represented […]

Baltimore Museum of Art to collect works by women artists only in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art has decided that next year, they’re embarking on a serious effort to help change the imbalance of male to female artists. During 2020, the museum will only buy artworks by artists who are female and those who identify as female. Their choice also coincides with the 100th anniversary the 19th […]

Sesame Street has ushered in a Golden Age of educational television

Pioneering programme Sesame Street just celebrating its 50th anniversary, having touched the lives of more than 86 million Americans—and countless children overseas— since the series made its debut in 1969. The show’s current executive producer, Ben Lehmann, was himself a toddler that year, and the broadcast that began as an experiment has kept the same […]

Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project takes over Tate and tube

Standing on the Northern Line southbound platform at Mornington Crescent early in the morning, you’re greeted with a familiar sight. Amongst the mundane advertisements, you’ll find a class photo much like the kind you could find in anyone’s primary school yearbook. A few rows of children flank their teachers before a school bulletin board. The […]

Highlights of Jean Pigozzi’s collection of African contemporary art on view in Zurich

Jean Pigozzi, the French collector, photographer and automobile heir recently made headlines for donating 45 works by contemporary African artists from his famed collection to the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). The donation was the largest gift of African art that MoMA had ever received. The trove included sculptors Romuald Hazoumè from […]

Eleven Steens: the emphasis on the materials

Located south of Brussels, Saint-Gilles is one of the liveliest districts and the most beloved by artists. Also, since spring 2019, that’s where the public can explore Eleven Steens, a vast space dedicated to modern creation. Owner Jean-Marc Dimanche has added a new feather to his cap which already boasts many prestigious appointments including artistic […]

‘Sisters of the Brush’: An exhibition in Hawaii exploring The Seven and the women artists who helped pave their way

Entering its final weeks is a unique exhibition of Hawaiian artworks. These works aren’t just any works, though, as they represent a significant group of women artists called The Seven and the women who set the stage for them. ‘Sisters of the Brush: Women Artists of Hawaii, 1880-2000’ at the Isaacs Art Center (IAC) thus […]

Women were photography pioneers yet gender inequality persists in the industry today

Celia Rose Jackson, University of South Wales Photography remains stubbornly male-dominated. In terms of commissioning, exhibition and publication of work, there is a conspicuous lack of equality in the industry. Data collected by Women Photograph – an initiative to promote and support female photographers – shows that between April and June 2019, eight of the […]

Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art responds to critical open letter saying they will downsize due to funding

On August 20th, more than 120 artists, curators, and dealers posed an open letter opposing the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art’s decision to deaccession the majority of items within their collection. The di Rosa Center was originally founded as the di Rosa Preserve in 2000 to promote and support artists in Northern California and […]

Ironic issues of censorship at the Aichi Triennale

Just days after the Aichi Triennale opened on August 1st in Nagoya, Japan, it was hit with issues of censorship, ironically concerning a small exhibition about censorship. Within the 2019 edition of the Triennale, ‘After “Freedom of Expression?”’ was a mini-show that exhibited works dealing with the rough history of censored artworks in Japan. Among […]