An interview series spotlighting some of the great work coming out of Los Angeles. Hear directly from artists, curators, and art workers about their current projects and personal quirks.
When Disaster Can’t Be Pictured
To represent the world is to understand it, and to understand it might, hopefully, help cope with a plague.
“Viral” Movies About Outbreaks and Pandemics to Watch While You Social Distance
For those who want to go down the rabbit hole of this genre, here are some topical movies to stream while quarantined.
The Tenement Museum Maps a Century of Deadly Diseases and Their Human Stories
In a new tour, the Tenement Museum explores New York’s contagious history, from tuberculosis to the AIDS crisis, through three families.
Visualizing Disease: A Survey of Public Health Posters
Striking visuals have long been essential to disease awareness, using art to convey the invisible menace of a microscopic virus and its destructive symptoms.
Posthumous Prognosis for Supposedly Syphilitic Gauguin, via His Teeth
It’s long been believed that painter Paul Gauguin was wrecked by syphilis when he died in the Marquesas Islands in 1903, but thanks to some old teeth thrown down a well, he may posthumously be given a cleaner bill of health.
Study Says Painters 30% More Likely to Develop Bladder Cancer
If being a painter wasn’t hard enough nowadays, the Irish Times is reporting that research published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that painters have a 30% higher chance of developing cancer of the bladder,