This week, join an exciting range of artists, historians, and curators for conversations about art and culture — all from the very same couch where you’ve been falling asleep after one too many deep dives into conspiracy theories.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago Lowers Ticket Prices for Those Impacted by Gender Pay Gap
Starting next month, anyone who believes the gender pay gap has negatively impacted their earning potential can pay a discounted price for museum admissions. The new policy coincides with the opening of a traveling Laurie Simmons exhibition.
Glimpses of Laurie Simmons’s Life and Art in Her First Feature Film
Laurie Simmons’s new feature film, My Art, screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, includes many metafictional nods to the artist’s real life.
The Lifeless Eyes of Laurie Simmons’s Human Dolls
From her early photographs of dolls acting like humans, to more recent explorations of humans who resemble dolls, artist Laurie Simmons has spent her career blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy.
How Laurie Simmons Makes Dolls Lie
Laurie Simmons isn’t the first photographer to snap pictures of dolls, but she has a way of getting them to look eerily emotive (and making them take selfies). She pulls off the uncanny by aestheticizing several layers of lies.
Performance Art, Present and Future
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — There’s an amazing show about contemporary performance art, and it may be coming to an art venue near you. Having just left the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, curator RoseLee Goldberg’s exhibition Performance Now is like a touring indie rock band, minus the live performers.