The fight over the mural, painted by high school students, evolved into a First Amendment case.
What Rights Do Artists Have When Their Work Is Destroyed?
A string of recent mural removals raises important questions about how public artworks are protected and what recourse, if any, exists for artists in the event of their destruction.
The Real Story Behind Banksy’s “Parking” Mural in LA
Much coverage of the upcoming sale of the building that houses the mural portrays it as a covert intervention into the urban fabric, but the reality, like most things Banksy, is more complicated.
In Chile, Murals Emerge in Support of a Progressive Constitution
A proposed left-leaning constitution was voted down this weekend, but the artworks remain, calling for universal human rights, environmental justice, and social equality.
In Queens, a Storied Mural Is Saved From (Not by) Spider-Man
In 2014, Sony Pictures painted over the mural to promote its new Spider-Man movie. Now, artists Eve Biddle and Joshua Frankel have restored its original design.
Through Art, Texans Memorialize Victims of Uvalde Shooting
From murals to a front-yard installation featuring rows of backpacks, the community is channeling its grief and rage at gun control inaction.
Nani Chacon’s Urban Interventions Enter the Museum
The artist says she wants to “confront people with beauty and pride and complexity.”
Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza Blends Mexican Food, Art, and Culture
The chef’s Barrio Café in Metro Phoenix is home to the bold and the beautiful.
The Path Forward for a Classroom Focused on Art as Social Justice
A youth-centered arts nonprofit prioritizes creativity and radical joy as it looks to the future.
A Tender Mural Graces San Francisco’s Tenderloin District
Erlin Geffrard’s bright mural celebrates his parents and the struggle of working-class people.
How Judy Baca Redefined the Intersection of Art and Activism
Decades of entrenched art-world racism, gender bias, and resistance to overtly political displays in art have delayed a comprehensive treatment of Baca’s career until now.
Vermont Law School Is Right to Cover Over a Controversial Mural
Free speech is a fundamental right that should be protected. VLS’s decision, though, is not about the censoring of speech.