The body that oversees the Oscars voted on Tuesday to expel the two men. Cosby was recently convicted of sexual assault, while Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor in 1977.
Reclaiming the Art We Love from Artists We Despise
In the newest segment of Billy on the Street, a contestant struggles to save the cultural contributions of disgraced artists.
The Sexist Politics of the Smithsonian’s Cosby Exhibition
WASHINGTON, DC — Upon entering the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, I made my way through the lobby and down a flight of stairs.
Street Artist Covers Bill Cosby Mural with a Grinning Kim Jong Un
For one afternoon, the grinning face of Bill Cosby on a mural owned by Washington, D.C.’s famed eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl was hidden under Kim Jong Un’s beaming visage.
What Museumgoers Think of the Smithsonian’s Cosby Exhibition
WASHINGTON, DC — Ever since the National Museum of African Art’s 50th-anniversary exhibition Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue opened last November, the show has sparked exactly what its name intended: fervent debate.
Minnesota Fair Censors Bill Cosby Portrait Made from Rapeseeds
Every year, the Minnesota State Fair offers a prized blue ribbon to the artist who can make the coolest picture from seeds of commonly grown crops.
An Open Letter to the National Museum of African Art Regarding Bill Cosby
I am writing to you today with a simple request: take down the pictures of Bill Cosby in your current exhibition Conversations.
A Sign the Smithsonian Is Getting Nervous About Cosby Exhibition
In the wake of new controversy over AP’s discovery that the Cosbys bankrolled the entire show, the Smithsonian has finally mustered up the courage to take some visible form of action.
Bill and Camille Cosby Funded the Smithsonian’s Exhibition of Their Art
Over the past few months, the Smithsonian has been criticized for not addressing the rape claims leveled against Bill Cosby.
Disney Does the Right Thing and Removes Bill Cosby Bust from Theme Park
Bill Cosby was once the United States’ favorite funny man.
Street Artist Tells Bill Cosby to Fess Up
Artists have been largely absent from the public discourse surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, another of which was just lodged, and about which the comedian remains silent.
Smithsonian: Exhibiting Cosby Collection “Does Not Imply Any Position on the Serious Allegations”
After last week’s radio silence, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art has released a new statement acknowledging the rape allegations against Bill Cosby.