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Frye Art Museum acquires four contemporary works through partnership with Seattle Art Fair

For the last year, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle has teamed up with the Seattle Art Fair (SAF) to expand the museum’s 1,500 work-strong collection. In July, the museum announced that the SAF had renewed that partnership, thus fulfilling the two-year agreement the organizations committed to in 2018. With the partnership, the SAF awarded […]

The man who painted Jesus

Matthew Robert Anderson, Concordia University April 30 is the 127th birthday of an artist whose name you probably don’t know, but his work may be the most widely distributed of the 20th century. Despite never leaving Chicago, Warner Sallman influenced how many Christians the world over, for better or worse, picture Jesus. Anderson University in […]

Three year Smithsonian exhibition to highlight men of colour and their impact on history

In August, the Smithsonian will launch a long-term travelling exhibition highlighting African American men. Titled ‘Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.’, the exhibition will feature men of colour who are historic and contemporary icons linked to US history. The exhibition will kick off its 10-city tour at Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, an affiliate […]

Latinx artists forging their future in the artworld

Latinx artists and advocates are pushing the boundaries of language and gender in the art world. By relinquishing the gendered terms of latina or latino, creatives are exploring their art practice with renewed freedom. Adding Latinx to their lexicon of identifiers, more and more museums and galleries are applying the term to artists of Latin […]

Strange Wonders of the World

Within their respective domains, both Laurent Le Bon and Patrick Mauriès prove their originality, focusing on what is usually considered an obvious way to awaken (and to reveal) individuality. So, it’s not surprising that they eventually found themselves working together on a common project in a place that is not common: The Hélène & Édouard […]

Five exhibitions in NYC celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising even after Pride month is over

Being Pride month, June is always a festive time to celebrate the diversity among us. It’s also often a time to recognize the feats that the LGBTQ community have overcome and continue to face every other month of the year. This year, Pride month is ever more potent as it coincides with the 50th anniversary […]

Survey of Swiss museums finds vast underrepresentation of women artists over the last decade

A recent survey conducted by swissinfo.cy and RTS, Switzerland’s public television, has found that over the last decade, male artists have vastly outnumbered female artists in exhibitions held at 80 of Switzerland’s museums. This study highlights that despite museums trying to correct issues of diversity and underrepresentation for female artists that persist in today’s institutions […]

Artist interview with Nigel Whittaker: from the BP Portrait Award Exhibition to life with his late father

Each year, a number of artists are featured in the National Gallery’s BP Portrait Award Exhibition. This year, 44 artists have been chosen out of thousands of submissions from 84 countries to exhibit in the exhibition that opens on Thursday in London. One of those artists is Nigel Whittaker who was chosen for his work […]

Report finds that nearly 70% of the artists represented by major London galleries are men

In February, a study showed that in the US, a severe lack of diversity persists amongst artists that make up the collections of major museums. However, it seems like international museums are trying to remedy such issues of diversity, particularly when it comes to gender, right? A recent study, though, shows that in Britain, the […]

Facebook hires Guggenheim’s Tina Vaz to head its artist residency program

Artwork for Facebook’s many offices across the globe is now the task of the company’s Analog Research Lab, which was created by former Facebookers Ben Barry and Everett Katigbak in 2010, in the run-up to the company’s F8 2011developers conference. Art has always been a key component to Facebook’s workplace culture, dating back to 2005 when graffiti artist […]