Lava Thomas said she was elated to find out her proposal had been selected out of hundreds of applicants, but two weeks later she got a call saying that the sponsors will instead pursue a more figurative, traditional design.
Countries and cities often boast of having a UNESCO World Heritage tag. But how successful has UNESCO been in the domain of heritage and culture?
Current museum expansions are hung up on the concept of size. Instead, could we rethink the “grow or die” museum mentality of the 1990s and 2000s?
Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr and French art historian Bénédicte Savoy were charged by the French president to develop a clear framework for the potential restitution of African art to several African nations.
In the context of the Field Museum’s lack of information regarding their provenance the mummies’ return to the Field Museum after a three-year tour is hardly a homecoming.
In the wake of numerous critiques regarding the lack of perceived “radicality” in the Whitney Biennial, a critic analyzes the implications of artist Simone Leigh’s response.
Over 20,000 precious art objects were seized in a raid at dawn — what can this elucidate about beauty, theft, and the museum?
Simone Leigh’s chief subject is, in her own terms, “black female subjectivity,” hardly a predominant theme in an art world that has skewed way white and male since its inception.
Gerald Williams has lived in seven countries and five different states within the US, but his artistic roots are here on Chicago’s south side, the birthplace of AfriCOBRA, of which he was a member.
The Nigeria pavilion, themed around the concept of “now,” hopes to shape a cultural and national identity outside of the colonialist narrative that the country has long been forced into.
LONDON — Artist and Empire contains something for everyone, ranging from fierce pride to loathing, as well as everything in between.
This week in art news: Elton John loaned works from his photography collection to Tate Modern, a museum of LGBTQ history and culture sustained gunfire damage, and French police seized a painting attributed to Lucas Cranach the Elder.