It felt important to visit the Newseum 10 years ago, when every journalist I knew still believed great reporting would always win. Now, in the wake of its recent closure, the delusory nature of that kind of thinking doesn’t get any more obvious.
Eric Vilas-Boas is the former managing editor of Hyperallergic. He has previously worked at Thrillist, Esquire, SPIN, Donorschoose.org, and his writing has appeared at Vulture, Slashfilm, Lit Hub, Paste, TV Guide, Harper's Bazaar, Town and Country, and other outlets. He also co-edits the animation blog The Dot and Line.
Changing Minds on the Climate Crisis, One Conversation at a Time
A public assembly at the Queens Museum will discuss the Green New Deal sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey.
Centering the African Diaspora in Comics and Cartoons
A new exhibition recognizes the importance of representation both on the comics page and in the hands of the artists making them.
Rembrandt van Rijn Etching Sells for Over $80,000 at Swann Galleries Sale
Plus, the iconic black outfit worn by Olivia Newton-John in the film Grease has sold, along with a $4 million painting by Édouard Manet.
A Brutal, Historic Film About Decolonization
Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers is one of the great films in history to depict insurgent warfare, and New Yorkers can see it for free this week.
Irving Penn’s 1948 Vogue Photograph of Peruvian Children Sells for Over $93,000
Plus, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security returned a marble head of the god Pan to Italy, and the most expensive Pokemon card of all time has sold.
Learn How to Volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has over 1,400 volunteers, but it’s looking for more.
Visions of the World as a Brutal Dystopia
Author Luke O’Neil will read passages from his brutal new book Welcome to Hell World, a text that starkly explores grim current events in the United States.
A View From the Easel
This week, artist studios in Tennessee, Colorado, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Two 160-Year-Old Books of Classical Poetry Annotated by Herman Melville Sell for Over $106,000
Plus, London’s Design Museum got a £3 million reprieve, and architect Junya Ishigami wins one of the world’s richest architecture awards.
Memorializing an Artist 34 Years After He Lost His Life to AIDS
This gallery talk with friends of Nicolas Moufarrege will explore his life and work as a New York artist who — like so many — died far too young.
Hear Hans Haacke Discuss His Six-Decade Career
The artist is nothing if not defiant, and his talk at the New York’s New Museum will introduce his first major U.S. exhibition in 33 years.