Surveillance footage shows a skateboarder splashing gray paint on the newly-installed bust of Floyd.
Mapping Anti-racist Street Art in Minneapolis and Worldwide
The George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database includes more than 1,800 images of artworks worldwide.
Why Did a Scramble to Expand Black Representation Have to be Preceded by Tragedy?
In times of racial upheaval, we tend to ask Black artists to contribute to the discussion. But when the news cycle shifts, the demand seems to wane.
A Virtual Museum Preserves Black Lives Matter Protest Art
The University of St. Thomas has created the Urban Art Mapping George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art database, which has received over 1,000 submissions.
Palm Springs Art Museum Criticized for Staying “Neutral” in Wake of George Floyd’s Killing
An open letter criticizes the museum for staying silent for 10 days and for then offering a “message of neutrality using the artwork of Alison Saar, whose work is far from neutral.”
What Actually Happened When Trump Staged a Bible Photo Op
The Washington Post has created a video timeline of the police attack on protesters in Washington, D.C. on June 1.
A Toppled Statue In Bristol Reveals Limited Understandings of What Decolonizing Requires
Protesters’ removal of Edward Colston’s statue didn’t attack history; instead it corrected how we write it.
Toppled and Defaced Racist Monuments in 15 Cities, From Richmond to Bristol
Worldwide, demonstrations protesting anti-Blackness gain steam, and people have torn down and graffitied monuments to Confederate leaders and imperialist figureheads.
Warren Kanders, Former Whitney Museum Vice Chair, Vows to Exit Tear Gas Trade
Kanders, who was ousted from the Whitney board last summer after months of protest, says he will sell certain divisions of Safariland.
The Disregard of Power in Journalistic “Objectivity”
Images of the brutalized, dead, and dying can buy awards and recognition for journalists. When the opportunity presents itself, many rush to participate because they subscribe to the doctrine of redistributing pain as it is, not as it should be.
Artist Titus Kaphar Honors Victims of Racist Killings
Slated for the upcoming cover of TIME, the border surrounding the painting will include the names of 35 American Black men and women who have lost their lives due to police brutality and racist vigilantism.
Hundreds of Cultural Workers Urge NYC to Defund Police and Invest in BIPOC Communities
An open letter by curators Natalia Viera and Patrick Jaojoco outlines a series of demands that would steer the city’s expense budget “away from the NYPD, and towards social and civic services and education programs.”