And it’s mostly our own fault.
The Van Gogh Is Fine; You Won’t Be
The real target of Just Stop Oil’s tomato soup action wasn’t Van Gogh’s painting. It was our complacency.
Why Does the Art World Hate Fat People?
Typical reactions to fat bodies in the art world range from pity to fascination.
Your Land Acknowledgment Is Not Enough
Land acknowledgment without action is an empty gesture, exculpatory and self-serving.
I’m a Philadelphia Museum of Art Worker and This Is Why We’re Striking
We are fighting for ourselves and the working standards we deserve, but we are also fighting for the heart and future of the institution.
King Charles Wants to Make Britain “Beautiful” Again
The British monarch and Donald Trump have both tried to impose neoclassical architecture on their countries — and one of them actually succeeded.
Stop Fetishizing Marilyn Monroe’s Trauma
The problem with Andrew Dominik’s biopic Blonde is its assumption that Monroe’s victimization was the most fascinating thing about her.
It’s Time for US Museums to Divest From Immoral Industries
What would it look like if museums turned their billions toward positive good instead of questionable investments simply for profit?
Michael Heizer’s Empty Empire
Despite his reportedly encyclopedic knowledge of the region’s geologic and mineral makeup, Heizer has displayed a baffling incuriousness about the larger story of the land he digs, cuts, and plows.
Museum Rentals Are a Recipe for Disaster
This is what happens when boozed-up patrons party next to priceless mosaics, statues, and vases.
Should We Be Uncomfortable With Furniture in Art Galleries?
At first, seeing exhibitions incorporating home furnishings worried me, thinking they turn galleries into shops for luxury goods. But this concern is misguided.
David Frum, “Axis of Evil” Speechwriter, Should Shut Up About Benin Bronzes
Liberal establishment darling David Frum mocks repatriation efforts as a “ritual of self-purification through purgation.”