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Editor’s Note: Earlier this year when President Trump suggested that teachers take up arms at schools, 13-year-old cartoonist and activist Sasha Matthews came up with an impressive response. Her comic, titled “An NRA dream come true,” showed armed teachers and students, and a gun casually arranged with other school supplies.
“After the election of Trump, I was afraid,” Matthews said during a speech at the ACLU Conference earlier this month in Washington, DC. “But instead of feeling like there was nothing I could do, I decided to do something about it.” She started a year-long fundraiser for the ACLU called Everyday Superheroes, in which she drew everyday people — trash pickers, scientists, artists, and activists — as superheroes. Every dollar she raised selling the drawings — a total of $11,635.83 — went toward the ACLU.
It comes as no surprise, then, that when Trump ordered authorities at the US-Mexico border to separate parents from their children — and then signed an executive order partially retreating from the decision, though his wife’s wardrobe choice betrayed the president’s indifference — Matthews had a response, and shared it with Hyperallergic.
The former panels, removed in 2017, featured images dedicated to Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
One researcher, Jürgen Schick, estimated that over half of the region’s historical artworks have been stolen.
The Morgan Library & Museum Presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South
This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s recent acquisition of drawings by Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
The visual arts institution and educational center is located in the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.
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Part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Art Preserve also functions as a curated collection facility and is filled with immersive installations.