All posts in Black Lives Matter

Art World Roundup: from Thomas J. Price’s new London statue to NYC’s odd COVID-19 poster to the ongoing 5Pointz battle

This week’s Art World Roundup covers a British artist’s depiction of the Black “everywoman”, the ongoing battle over 5Pointz, NYC governor Cuomo’s unusual COVID-19 poster, museums masks, and a recently discovered Picasso.    Statue of Black “everywoman” unveiled for East London Thomas J. Price, a British artist known for his figurative sculptures, this week revealed […]

Art World Roundup: Black trans women artists honoured with new grant, an update on Notre Dame, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup covers a new grant designed to highlight Black trans women artists while Anish Kapoor calls out museums for their tokenistic use of non-Western artists. Also, a LA artist is producing a new sculpture to raise money for the BLM movement, Creative Capital sets up more support for artists during the […]

Artist installs Black Lives Matter statue where Edward Colston once stood in Bristol

There’s a new statue in town. Early last month, protesters in Bristol toppled a statue of Edward Colston, a man who made a living in the 17th century off the slave trade, and threw it in the harbour. The plinth which once supported Colston’s statue stood empty with the question of what should come next […]

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 […]

National Theatre’s Small Island makes a big impact

The National Theatre in London continues to churn out gorgeous recordings from their catalogue of productions past. Through their National Theatre At Home program, every week brings a different play for theatre fans to stream at home as both a way to give audiences some comfort and pleasure during these strange times, as well as […]

Art World Roundup: response to global protests, Black Lives Matter murals, a found Banksy, and upcoming auction horrays and woes

This week’s Art World Roundup covers ongoing response to global protests, from Steve McQueen to Black Lives Matter artworks to a controversial ex-Whitney Museum trustee, and a couple of upcoming auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s that are making headlines for very different reasons.    Artist Steve McQueen dedicates Cannes Film Festival films to George Floyd […]

Black Lives Matter Launches a New Cultural Initiative to Showcase the Work of African-American Artists

Black Lives Matter, the social activist movement dedicated to countering systemic racism towards African American communities, is launching an arts platform this month. The platform, called BLM Arts+Culture, will be dedicated to promoting the works of African American artists and emphasize the importance of art in social change. All proceeds generated will be invested back […]