Here’s a list of states considering legislation that would criminalize or limit the work of drag artists.
Italy Raises Museum Prices to Fund Flood Aid
The move comes amid worrying news of the impact of the floods on Italy’s cultural heritage, particularly in the hard-hit Emilia-Romagna region.
Climate Activists Who Targeted Degas “Dancer” Indicted
Timothy Martin and Joanna Smith face penalties of up to $250,000 in fines and five years in prison for smearing paint on the plexiglass case protecting the sculpture.
The Ineffable Charm of an Artist’s Sketchbook
After 17 years and a catastrophic fire, the beloved Brooklyn Art Library has shuttered, but the thousands of unique sketchbooks contributed by artists live on.
Long-Lost Maya Kingdom Uncovered in Guatemala
The findings prove the existence of “much more sophisticated and elaborate societies, thousands of years earlier,” the lead researcher told Hyperallergic.
AI-Generated “Impossible Statue” Is a Dispassionate Steel Mess
The sculpture, based on AI analysis of works by Michelangelo, Rodin, Käthe Kollwitz, Takamura Kotaro, and Augusta Savage, would make a great hood ornament for Elon Musk’s next venture into space.
NYC Artist Paralyzed After Being Shoved on Subway
Emine Yilmaz Ozsoy was allegedly pushed in front of a train by a random bystander, leaving her with serious injuries.
Portrait of Marie Antoinette’s Dog Skyrockets at Auction
Jacques Barthélémy Delamarre’s 18th-century canine portrait, said to depict the French queen’s beloved “Pompon,” sold for a whopping $280K.
Professor Fired for “Islamophobia” Was Unjustly Vilified, Report Says
The American Association of University Professors condemned Hamline University’s dismissal of a professor who showed artworks of the Prophet Muhammad.
Denver Museum to Shutter 45-Year-Old “Racist” Exhibition
The Denver Museum of Science & Nature said its Native cultures display perpetuates harmful stereotypes and includes objects taken without consent.
Florida Man Crashes Car Into 14-Foot Bunny Sculpture
It’s the second time Derek Alan Modrok damages a public artwork, reportedly motivated by his dislike of Wilton Manors’s late mayor.
Kenneth Anger, Trailblazing Experimental Filmmaker, Dies at 96
Anger plumbed the depths of the dark side of humanity and of the film medium’s potential to make both angels and demons.