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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
What would it look like if museums turned their billions toward positive good instead of questionable investments simply for profit?
Patricio Guzmán combines reflection on the past, observation of the present, and hope for the future into an expansive vision of all the ideas he’s explored in his work.
Artists reflect on histories of oppressive power structures in Brazil in this exhibition at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
So closely do Disney’s animators assimilate the sensibility of French design that on occasion their source material appears almost more Disney than Disney itself.
The Grand Avenue Billboard Project enables artists like Karen Fiorito to publicly express their political views.
The museum opens to the public on October 8 with a 24-hour kickoff and a rebooted California Biennial.
The report estimates that 6.7 million Indigenous objects and human remains continue to be held in Canadian institutions, most of which do not have formal repatriation policies.
Funding options at UB include full-tuition scholarships for MFA students, the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, and additional opportunities for MA students.
The Association of Art Museum Directors announced a shift in its longstanding policy, which restricted the use of funds from sales of art to new acquisitions only.
Martín Mobarak may have broken Mexican law, but he burned the proof.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including the Maya Codex of Mexico at the Getty, Beatrice Wood, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and more.