The deal provides crucial aid to the performing arts sector and creates two unique Smithsonian museums, one dedicated to Latinx history and the other to women’s history.
House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues From US Capitol
The new legislation, which must now be voted on in the Senate, orders the removal of all statues of “individuals who voluntarily served” the Confederacy from display in the Capitol building.
New Stimulus Protects Some Union Workers, But Not All
The new CARES Act calls for “union neutrality” for companies with 500-10,000 employees receiving loans, which may impact the wave of unionizations at nonprofit museums.
The Performance Art of Congressional Protest
How do we analyze the frenetic outbursts at Wednesday’s Congressional hearings through the lens of aesthetic protest.
How the GOP’s Tax Reform Could Hurt Art Institutions
Museums, nonprofits, private collections, and other art institutions may be significantly affected if the proposed plan succeeds in eliminating the estate tax.
A Painting Censored by GOP Lawmakers Deserves to Be Seen
A high school senior’s painting of a protest scene has become the subject of a controversy since it was hung (and removed, and re-hung, and re-removed, and re-re-hung) at the US Capitol, but nobody is looking at it closely enough.
No Money for Portrait Artists in Congress’s New Spending Package
Congress will vote on a new tax and spending bill Friday, and in case you wondered, not a dime of the $1.14 trillion dollar package will go to oil portraits.
California Artists’ Resale Royalty Law Survives Court Ruling, with Small Change
On Tuesday the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered its ruling on the California Resale Royalty Act (CRRA), deeming it unconstitutional but, unlike the District Court that examined it back in 2012, deciding that the offending clause could be removed without having to strike the entire act.
The ART Act Is Dead, but Congressman Will Reintroduce It
The proposed US Congressional bill to give visual artists royalties on the resale of their work at auction is dead, but a House Representative plans to revive it.
Symbol of Disrepair: US Capitol Dome Is Falling Apart
The conventions are here; election season is officially upon us. I figure, since everyone’s already busy having strong opinions and heated discussions about all sorts of political issues, why not throw another one into the mix, something all of us can tweet and roll our eyes and get annoyed about?