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Activists from advocacy groups PAIN Sackler and Truth Pharm transformed the greenery outside a bankruptcy court in White Plains, New York into a symbolic graveyard in protest of the most recent Purdue settlement.
The Acropolis, along with other archaeological sites in Southern Europe, partially closed as a result of wildfires that raged across the region.
In Ethiopia’s Tigray region, rebels took control of a UNESCO heritage site.
The Smithsonian repatriated sacred items to the Siksika nation, and they will again be utilized in ceremonies.
See the mesmerizing images shortlisted for the 2021 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
Take a tour of this artist-decorated neighborhood in Bangalore.
In Other News
A typhoon swept a Yayoi Kusama sculpture out to sea. The artwork had been installed on a pier on the shore of Naoshima in Japan.
It turns out that neanderthals beat Jackson Pollock to the punch. Pigment found on rocks in a Spanish cave was applied by humans 60,000 years ago using splattering and blowing techniques.
Dive into this underwater sculpture museum in Cyprus, located 32 feet below the surface.
Awards & Accolades
- BlackStar announced the winners of its 10th annual film festival. | BlackStar
- Recess announced its 2021 Session artists: Dana Davenport, Zachary Fabri, Rowan Renee, Rashayla Marie Brown, Caroline Garcia, and Francheska Alcántara.
- Stefan Kalmár has stepped down as director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. | ARTnews
- David E. Little was named executive director of the International Center of Photography.
- Nancy Frankel (1929–2021), abstract sculptor | Washington Post
- Hung Liu (1948–2021), contemporary artist | KQED
- Garry Neill Kennedy (1935–2021), conceptual artist | CBC
- Reynold Ruffins (1930–2021), graphic designer and artist | New York Times
- Ilona Royce Smithkin (1920–2021), actor, singer, model, and artistic muse | New York Times
- Una Stubbs (1937–2021), actor | Guardian
The new generation of artists and curators is eager to explore alternative organizations and to tackle current social inequalities and issues.
Her female nudes were extraordinary for the time because she portrayed female sexual desire. Her subjects defied conventional ideals of femininity.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
Francis made over 10,000 artworks, starred in more than 100 solo exhibitions, and, in the late 1950s to mid-1960s, commanded the highest prices of any living painter.
Brian Blomerth’s Mycelium Wassonii deploys amazing graphic storytelling to share his own exploration of mushroom history
Over a century after Wright designed a workplace that borrowed features from the home, designers are at it again, but who does a homey office really serve?
Art by Athena LaTocha, Wendy Red Star, Marianne Nicolson, Anita Fields, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith, and more is on view through January 2022.
This week, the National Gallery of Art finally acquired a major work by Faith Ringgold, the director of The Velvet Underground talks film, North America’s Hindu Nationalist problem, canceling legacy admissions, and more.
Sculptures of Oaxacan alebrijes, envisioned as guardians of the nation’s immigrant community, and catrinas, Day of the Dead skeletons, are now at Rockefeller Center.