After the White House installed a controversial metal fence around its perimeter, Black Lives Matter protestors transformed the fence into a messaging board and a spontaneous art show.
The exhibition includes both well-known and emerging artists and reaches across LA County’s varied neighborhoods.
While the government promises to preserve the Picasso murals to be utilized in a new building, preservationists are unmoved.
With recent monumental commissions, the artists focus on the imagination’s role in accounting for the past.
As a problem of engineering, design, and aesthetics, commissioning art for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority was a gamble.
Lava Thomas said she was elated to find out her proposal had been selected out of hundreds of applicants, but two weeks later she got a call saying that the sponsors will instead pursue a more figurative, traditional design.
In reflecting on Mutu’s recent commission for the Met’s façade one morning, I realized that her sculptures make space for excellences and joys that dominant Eurocentric histories have ignored and excluded.
Eliasson suggested that it was just fine for people to touch his artwork. He even said it would be great if anyone wanted to kiss or hug the spheres.
For the first time in 117 years, the empty niches on the museum’s exterior are occupied. Mutu’s four bronze sculpture express resilience and wisdom.
Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio, a public art exhibition on the civil rights organization, displays the group’s spirit of refusal to accept our skewed legal, political, economic, and social organization system.
The abolitionist and women’s rights activist will join Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the proposed Central Park sculpture that had previously been accused of racism and whitewashing history.
Patience and Fortitude, the 108-year-old lions that have guarded the Library’s Main Branch since 1911, will be covered for cleanup and repair beginning September 2.