The foundation says the university’s decision to hand over a contested statue to the Sons of Confederate Veterans group, along with $2.5 million, is at odds with the grant’s purpose.
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Museum of Fine Arts Hosts Boston’s Largest Hanukkah Celebration
Highlights include tours of the MFA’s trove of Judaica and Jewish art and a community-lighting ceremony with an artist-designed menorah.
Claiming Months of No Payment, Workers at Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts Demand Wages
One anonymous employee says it worries him that he has not been paid for six months, despite continuing to do his job and sometimes working late nights.
Farmworker Unions and LGBTQ Activists Clash Over Nude Portrait of Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata
At a Mexico City museum, farmworker unions demanded the painting of the Mexican Revolution leader be destroyed. Their protest escalated to a clash with LGBTQ activists, amounting to violence and use of homophobic slurs.
Singular Nonbinary Pronoun “They” Is Merriam-Webster’s 2019 Word of the Year
The dictionary reports that searches for “they” rose by 313% in 2019 over the previous year.
A Church Nativity Scene Makes a Statement About Border Detentions
The display presents the figurines of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus separated by metal cages to evoke detention facilities at the US-Mexico border. “The role of public art is to raise awareness,” explains the church’s reverend.
Your Concise Guide to Miami Art Week 2019
Catch a strike for climate change, in addition to the yearly fairs, public art installations, and more. We suggest you arm yourself with a strong Cuban cafecito and take to exploring.
In Puerto Rico, MECA Offers a Unique Experience of the Caribbean Art Scene
“We want to demonstrate that the quality and resources to make this happen are here,” the fair’s co-founder told Hyperallergic.
Nazi Memorabilia Slated for Exhibition Are Mostly Modern Forgeries, Experts Say
Many of the objects, which were slated for an exhibition at the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires, had multiple misspellings in German, misused or wrongly contextualized National Socialist symbols, and errors in the names of Nazi-era institutions.
Keith Haring’s Iconic East Harlem Mural, “Crack Is Wack,” Is Back
Moved by his friend Benny Soto’s struggles with addiction and riled by government inaction, Haring mobilized his boldly-outlined shapes and energetic figures to send a cautionary message.
Finding Quality Time Through Art
With subversive wit and trenchant humor, the artists in Quality Time expose the arbitrary nature of society’s benchmarks for meaning.
Purvis Young’s Unbounded Histories
Young’s works tell the stories of individuals and communities, of dreams and disillusionment, and of the abysses between life, death, and eternity.