After studying US census data since 1850, an economist says that with every $10,000 in total family income, a person is about 2% more likely to go into a creative occupation.
Hakim Bishara is a Senior Editor at Hyperallergic. He is also a co-director at Soloway Gallery, an artist-run space in Brooklyn. Bishara is a recipient of the 2019 Andy Warhol Foundation and Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant and he holds an MFA in art writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Send him your tips, comments, and questions at email@example.com.
A Paris Court Sentences Two Art Dealers for Counterfeiting Rodin Sculptures
The ruling comes at the end of an 18-year legal battle between the Musée Rodin and the two dealers, who were accused of exhibiting and selling sculptures cast from 52 original Rodin molds as authentic works.
Sri Lanka’s Government Pledges to Rebuild 175-Year-Old Church Bombed in Easter Attack
St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo is one of three Sri Lankan churches damaged in the deadly attacks.
Leica Distances Itself From an Ad Invoking the Tiananmen Square Massacre
After the video ad angered Chinese social media users, Lecia denied commissioning it. However, ad creators say they developed the film with Leica representatives.
Hilma af Klint Breaks Records at the Guggenheim Museum
The survey of the late Swedish abstract painter has drawn 600,000 visitors, increased museum memberships, and broke another record in catalogue sales.
A Heated Fifth Week of Protest at the Whitney Museum Centers Palestinian Liberation
Protesters were challenged by disgruntled museumgoers, youth organizers performed a Dabka, and activists gave impassioned speeches about Whitney vice chair Warren Kanders’s association with Palestine through weapons companies.
Canadian Museums Association Receives $1M to Preserve and Advance Indigenous Culture
The program will fund initiatives through the CMA’s network of 2,600 museums and cultural institutions.
Tenement Museum Workers Vote to Unionize
The workers report low wages, scarce benefits, and unstable working conditions, calling the conditions unfitting of a museum that was founded to celebrate the labor struggles of immigrant families.
Initiative to Restore Black Churches Targeted by Racist Arsonist Reaches $1.3 Million
The crowdfunding campaign skyrocketed after the restoration of the Notre-Dame cathedral received $1 billion in public donations.
2,000 Archaeologists and Scholars Ask Society for American Archaeology to Review Sexual Harassment Policy [UPDATED]
They are disturbed by the organization’s “inaction” after attendees voiced their concerns about an archaeology professor, David Yesner, who was implicated in a Title IX investigation and banned from a university.
The American Museum of Natural History Cancels Event Honoring Brazil’s Far-Right President
After pushback from museum staff and prominent scientists, AMNH has decided “that the Museum is not the optimal location for the Brazilian-Am. Chamber of Commerce gala dinner,” which is set to honor Jair Bolsonaro.
In a Satirical Segment About the Opioid Epidemic, John Oliver Calls Out the Sackler Family
“The Sacklers love putting their names on things. Although until very recently they have been miraculously good at keeping their name off the opioid crisis,” Oliver quipped in the segment, making note of Nan Goldin’s art world protests against the family.