Post image for How Chagall, Sendak, Hockney, and Other Artists Staged the Fantasies of ‘The Magic Flute’

As an opera where a colossal snake and enchanted instrument play a pivotal role, perhaps it’s no surprise Mozart’s The Magic Flute inspired some fantastic set and costume designs since its debut in 1791.

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Post image for Making Art from the Materials Left Behind at the US–Mexico Border

Along the 1,969-mile-long border between the United States and Mexico lie sneakers, teddy bears, toothbrushes, water jugs, tuna cans, and other miscellany — the objects left behind by migrants seeking better lives in a neighboring land.

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Post image for Algorithm Clones Artists’ Styles, Turning Videos into Living Paintings

Have you ever wished you could watch Pixar’s Ice Age rendered in the post-Impressionist painting style of Vincent van Gogh, or Star Wars in the expressionistic style of Edvard Munch’s The Scream?

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Post image for A Nuclear Warning Designed to Last 10,000 Years

Consider a wanderer 10,000 years in the future discovering a strange construction of granite thorns in the New Mexico desert, their points weathered by centuries, their shadows stretching at sinister angles.

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Post image for Dread Scott Discusses Controversial Lynching Banner that Sparked Threats

For one week, the monumental flag bearing the text, “A MAN WAS LYNCHED BY POLICE YESTERDAY” flew outside Jack Shainman Gallery’s West 20th location as Dread Scott’s unfortunate update to the nearly identical one the NAACP once flew outside its Manhattan headquarters.

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Post image for All that Glitters Isn’t Gold — Sometimes It’s Silver from Tiffany’s

The Morgan Library and Museum continues to spotlight some of its glittering books beneath the revamped lighting in its historic 1906 McKim Building.

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Post image for Perverting the Prescriptions of Womanhood

The Woman Destroyed, currently on view at PPOW Gallery, takes as its organizing theme the 1967 Simone de Beauvoir book of the same title, comprised of three stories that explore the personal crises of middle-aged and aging women.

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Post image for Art Is Genderful! An Artist’s Notes on Navigating a Sexist System

A lot of people mistake my work for a man’s.

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How I Learned to Stop Fearing Art

by Jack Sjogren on July 21, 2016

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There was clearly a wrong way to do this.

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Post image for Caribbean Cave Art Illustrates Indigenous People’s Early Encounters With Europeans

In the subterranean network of caves on Mona Island, 41 miles west of Puerto Rico, archaeologists have discovered a series of engravings by both indigenous people and the early European colonizers.

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