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Artists and activists led a vigil in Queens to mourn the 212,000 lives lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to urge the country to vote.
Nancy Spector has resigned as the Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of the Guggenheim Foundation. News of her resignation was accompanied by a report by the museum investigating allegations of racism made by curator Chaédria LaBouvier.
Many have likened Donald Trump’s photo-op on the White House balcony to the famous speeches of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
Check out the best memes inspired by the fly who landed on Mike Pence‘s head during the vice presidential debate.
A major Hellenistic and Armenian archaeological site is threatened by the outbreak of violence by Azerbaijan against the Armenian region.
The Baltimore Museum of Art plans to sell three works by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol. It will funnel $10 million of the proceeds into a fund to acquire works by women and artists of color.
P.A.I.N. Sackler — the activist group founded by artist Nan Goldin — criticized a potential settlement for Purdue Pharma, which would protect the personal wealth of members of the Sackler family.
Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Monuments Project will finance the development of more inclusive monuments, memorials, or historic storytelling spaces.
A state Senate committee has defeated a bill that would have made it easier for local governments in Virginia to dismantle Confederate monuments.
Members of a Pan-African group stood trial in Paris on charges of attempted theft for an action staged at the city’s Quai Branly Museum.
Images of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other political prisoners were projected onto buildings in Washington, DC on the second anniversary of his death.
Eclipsing its projected price tag of $8 million, a T. rex named Stan sold for a whopping $31,847,500, making it the most expensive dinosaur fossil ever sold.
A virtual auction will benefit the Bronx Documentary Center and Bronx photographers.
Awards & Accolades
Jon Henry was awarded the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture. | Hyperallergic
Artist Ralph Lemon, playwright Larissa FastHorse, and poet and cultural theorist Fred Moten are among the newly announced class of 2020 MacArthur fellows. | Hyperallergic
The New York Foundation for the Arts has announced the 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship Recipients, Finalists, and Panelists. | NYFA
Andrea Barnwell Brownlee was appointed director and CEO of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida.
Heidi Holder was appointed the Chair of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. | CultureType
Allison Katz is now represented by Luhring Augustine gallery.
The Ellsworth Kelly Award this year was awarded by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts to fund a collaboration between dana washington-queen and the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Yinka Shonibare CBE was awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2020.
Thomas Jefferson Byrd (1950–2020), actor known for his roles in Spike Lee films and Tony nominee | CNN
Maynard Solomon (1930–2020), musicologist and biographer | New York Times
Kenzo Takada (1939–2020), fashion designer | New York Times
The University of Virginia researchers wrote that the data “provides compelling evidence that these symbols are associated with hate.”
We are waiting for spectacle and when the quotidian, yet incongruous actions occur I wonder whether there is any real payoff coming.
Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
Tanega’s approach to mark-making comes across as stream of consciousness, as if she’s engaged in a conversation with herself.
Starting Monday, readers can borrow one of 50 rare and out-of-print titles, mailed to them completely free of charge, from Saint Heron Library.
EFA Open Studios offers a portal into the creative habitats of over 65 artists working in Manhattan’s longest-running studio program, including Dannielle Tegeder, Wafaa Bilal, Cui Fei, and Anina Major.
This is Yuskavage’s great gift, turning upside down our settled ways of thinking and seeing and, with ease, transforming the vulgar and ridiculous into the sublime.
51 international publishers and galleries showcase their latest editions in prints and artists’ books at this free public fair, which is fully online this year.
While hardly about the pandemic, or any of the other crises so afflicting us, all are invoked in this exhibition, which is also often tender and profoundly soulful.
These glowing, dynamic artworks reproduce something of Bosch’s chaotic energy, but on an immersive, multi-sensory scale.
This week, addressing a transphobic comedy special on Netflix, the story behind KKK hoods, cultural identity fraud, an anti-Semitic take on modern art, and more.