A study based on a survey of more than 1,000 practicing visual artists sheds light on the economics of making art.
In a study that included analysis of auction data and experiments with thousands of respondents, researchers found that perception of artists’ gender consistently affects how their work is valued.
While salaries rose by 3% in 2016, museum directors are making about nine times what security guards do, according to the Association of Art Museum Directors.
In a new study, three scientists claim that Edvard Munch’s iconic image was inspired by nacreous clouds, a rare meteorological phenomenon.
A new report by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the US Department of Commerce tracks the economic impact of the arts nationally and state by state.
Among the report’s surprising findings is that the city’s cultural sector is phenomenally informal and extensive, with more than 4,700 nonprofit cultural providers and more than 17,000 for-profit cultural entities.
The Dutch loved painting lemons; Italians, oranges and pears. Meanwhile, artists from the US and France were the most likely to incorporate the humble cracker into their canvases.
If you can’t get enough of the myth of the mad genius, you’ll love the results of this new study: In the journal Personality and Individual Differences, researchers suggest that creative individuals share more personality traits with psychopaths than their less creative peers do.
A new study confirms your suspicions that in the art world, delusional self-regard pays off: researchers found that work by narcissistic artists is likely to sell for more money at auction than work by their humbler counterparts.
To MFA or not to MFA? The debate about the value of an Master of Fine Arts degree rages on in the art and literary worlds.
According to findings at the University of Oxford, wealth has absolutely nothing to do with whether people pick up a paintbrush or attend a dance class.
According to a new study from the personal finance website SmartAsset, New Orleans has the best affordability-to-culture ratio out of the 187 largest cities in the United States.