Jillian Steinhauer

Post image for Official Resigns, Contract Withdrawn in Houston Public Art Fiasco

A major art commission in Houston has been suddenly placed on hold, prompting the resignation of a director at the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and causing an outcry in the city’s art community, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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Post image for Smithsonian: Exhibiting Cosby Collection “Does Not Imply Any Position on the Serious Allegations”

After last week’s radio silence, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art has released a new statement acknowledging the rape allegations against Bill Cosby.

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Post image for Frida Kahlo’s Studio and Garden Will Spring Up in New York

Frida Kahlo will have her first solo show in New York City in more than 25 years, at the New York Botanical Garden, of all places.

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Post image for Creating Community Space Inside a Dumpster

Of all the places to set up an “inflatable classroom” and community event space, a dumpster seems among the most improbable.

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Post image for What Should the Smithsonian Do with Its Show of Bill Cosby’s Art Collection?

As rape allegations against Bill Cosby have continue to emerge this week, with a fifth and sixth woman stepping forward to publicly accuse the iconic comedian, the backlash has been swift. But Cosby’s collaboration with the art establishment remains alive and well.

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Post image for $44M O’Keeffe Painting More Than Triples Auction Record for Woman Artist

Hot on the heels of a $1.5 billion art auction week, a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe broke the record for the most expensive work by a female artist sold at auction this morning.

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Post image for Another Boring List Praises the White Men of Art and Architecture

Hardly a day goes by on the internet without a publication releasing some kind of Important List. The latest is The New Republic‘s “100 Years 100 Thinkers,” a compendium prompted by the magazine’s centennial.

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Post image for Judge Approves Historic Detroit Bankruptcy Plan, Protecting Its Museum

Judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit’s bankruptcy plan today, allowing the city to move out of insolvency in the coming weeks and slowly towards financial independence. Rhodes called the plan “fair and feasible,” the Detroit Free Press reports, “providing the legal authority for the city to slash more than $7 billion in unsecured liabilities and reinvest $1.4 billion over 10 years in public services and blight removal.”

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Post image for An Alternative to the Art Fair Marathon

I didn’t expect to say this, but Independent Projects is a lovely fair. Started by the creators of the Independent, Armory Week’s alterna-fair, and taking place in the same location, the former Dia Art Foundation building on West 22nd Street in Chelsea, Independent Projects simultaneously builds on and slims down its sister fair’s model.

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Post image for New York’s Beloved, Independent, Union-Busting Bookstore

On the Books, written and drawn by Greg Farrell and released by Microcosm Publishing, is a firsthand comics account of contract negotiations at the Strand in 2012 — or, as the book’s subtitle puts it, “A Graphic Tale of Working Woes at NYC’s Strand Bookstore.”

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