OAKLAND, Calif. — Stare up at the ceiling of any bar or night club that’s been around since before indoor smoking was banned and you’ll doubtless see traces of smoke on the ceiling. Though a symbol of the ephemeral, smoke leaves lasting marks over time, whether that be buildings or lungs or anything else it comes in contact with.
In his critique of the Gulf art boom for the Wall Street Journal late last month, Noah Feldman eagerly took up the cause of Tahrir’s political muralists, dubiously trumpeting that this was “the first time in Arab history that the visual arts had a major impact on public consciousness.”
As prices for studios rise steadily throughout New York, here’s a useful guide to finding the ideal, affordable NYC studio and figuring out what your “priorities” should be.
Every wonder what art history would’ve been like if Instagram was around for some pivotal moments?
You may have thought the Kate Middleton debacle was enough bad royal portrait news for one year, but no, there’s more. Behold, a new portrait of the Danish royal family.
If you want to claim a territory, it’s good to have a map to show what’s yours. Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University examines how maps were a form of political control and public perception by Western colonial powers from the 16th and 20th centuries.
LA MOCA hires an interim director, more victims of the fake Abstract Expressionism scandal, new partnership for museum diversity, and more.
CHICAGO — Paul D’Amato’s large-scale photographs in his exhibition We Shall at the DePaul Art Museum offer a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people and urban landscapes on Chicago’s West Side.