I was speaking the other day to my colleague — and increasingly friend — Rebecca Uchill, who is headquartered at MIT, and she told me that one of the perks of being at MIT is that you can take real art home (or to the dorms, anyway) as part of some glorious art lottery known as the Student Loan Art Program. WHAT?!?! Really? Yes, it’s true. MIT offers works by John Baldessari, Richard Artschwager, Ida Applebroog, Louise Bourgeois, Romare Bearden and others for students to love in the privacy of their rooms. All in all there are 500 framed works, primarily prints and photos, to be had and the institution adds 15 more each year.
“My first year in the lottery I received my first choice — a Sol Lewitt wall drawing. A friend and I executed it by hand in my bedroom,” Uchill said. This year she grabbed an Oldenburg at the annual event where students can submit their names for an opportunity to choose a work.
When I told another friend about the project with amazement, his response shocked me. “Yeah, our college had that too,” the Oberlin College alumnus said. Was I the only person not to have gone to a college with a windfall of art to loan out? Was the University of Toronto really that art poor? Who else has this unusually wonderful perk for students?
The settlement comes after Tate prevented an artist who exposed sexual harassment by one of its largest donors from co-curating an exhibition.
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The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Advocacy groups are pushing for a 5% royalty in resales, which would pertain even after the artist dies, in which case the funds would go to their estate.
This week, the Getty Museum is returning ancient terracottas to Italy, parsing an antisemitic mural at Documenta, an ancient gold find in Denmark, a new puritanism, slavery in early Christianity, and much more.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
The absence of an explicit framing of American art, in all of its diversity, as a visual culture of empire distorts and hampers our ability to understand — and reimagine — our social world.
The gap between the material body and the psychological one, which we all too often take for granted, is one of the underlying themes of Hiro’s exhibition.
David Rios Ferreira and Denae Shanidiin join forces to bring awareness to the plight of Indigenous women and girls, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Metrograph’s series The Process features films that were either directed by Robert M. Young or made with the help of Irving Young’s postproduction facility.
Memes depicting a sinister, all-powerful Joe Biden alter ego are sweeping the internet, and the Democratic establishment is loving it.