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This week, America’s toxic love for Tina Turner, the hype over UFOs, real-life “Mexico filter” in New York, and more.
Medieval Stone Penis Weapon Sharpener Says a Lot About Men
The stone object “materializes the symbolic association between violence, weapons, and masculinity,” said the lead archaeologist.
by Elaine Velie
Call for Applications: $90,000 MFA Fellowship for New Americans
Funding MFAs and other full-time graduate degrees, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports immigrants and the children of immigrants in the US.
Ukrainian Artist Polina Raiko’s House-Museum Likely Lost to Flood
The house filled with frescoes is reportedly “underwater” after a dam breach in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
Hannah Gadsby’s Picasso Show Is a Victim of Its Hype
It’s Pablo-matic is not a great exhibition, but it’s also not the catastrophe that some people have described.
Yale University Press Presents The Art of Colour: The History of Art in 39 Pigments
Kelly Grovier discusses his book on the history of pigments in a new podcast episode, making the case for how myths and science can enrich how we experience art.
On Being Black in Mexico
How might the average Mexican visitor might perceive Frida Orupabo’s Fear of Fear, in a country where Afro-Mexicans make up roughly 2% of the population?
Cassidy Early and Grieving Through Painting
The Chicago-based trans nonbinary painter speaks of their relationship to loss, the inspirations behind their canvases, and Dungeons and Dragons.
OCAD University Honors Five Arts and Culture Changemakers
Inclusive design champion Kat Holmes, First Nations artist Robert Houle, telecommunications leader Philip B. Lind, community builder Nancy McCain, and Rosemary Sadlier, a founder of Black History Month in Canada, are the honorands.
Is Your Organization Adequately Paying Artists?
W.A.G.E., which offers certifications for institutions based on their artist compensation, has launched a new platform and updated guidelines.
by Elaine Velie
Celebrated French Artist Françoise Gilot Dies at 101
The prolific painter and printmaker, who advocated for her legacy to be examined outside of her relationship to Pablo Picasso, created work up until a few years before her death.
by Rhea Nayyar