Last month, Subhash Kapoor was charged with 86 felony counts for allegedly looting $145 million in antiquities over the last 50 years. This month, his former clients continue to reel from the revelations as more stolen artifacts are returned.
The International Council of Museums will vote on a new definition of museums in September. The proposed change includes language about “social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing.” Critics say the text is too political for most museums to employ.
With more than 300 works drawn from 66 Japanese institutions and 30 American collections, this is likely one of the largest exhibitions of Japanese art that a generation of Americans will ever see.
“Put people first. We care more about our survivors than educating tourists,” says the group opposing the proposed museum.
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, added a caveat to “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”
The abolitionist and women’s rights activist will join Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the proposed Central Park sculpture that had previously been accused of racism and whitewashing history.
The Tate has responded, saying that the tunnel sculpture in question “cannot be made safely accessible for wheelchair users.”
Crosses, candles, balloons, photographs, and flowers have become common symbols of the mourning that follows mass shootings; however, residents of the Texan border town are using music to memorialize the fallen victims.
“Decolonial practices are about doing, but they’re also about asking how we know the things we know. Under what conditions did whiteness become the norm? Under what conditions did heterosexuality become the norm?”
After a payment dispute flooded onto social media, the country rapper Upchurch posted an Instagram video where he destroyed Jacob Aaron LeVeille’s paintings by repeatedly shooting them.
Police say the suspect is a 17-year-old who did not know the young child.
Only two of the city’s 87 public sculptures depict historical women. The Angelou monument will help begin to shift that balance.