Former and current staffers launched a petition denouncing the presence of armed guards in the galleries and alleging the museum has mishandled complaints of racial and sexual harassment.
The Edward Hopper and the American Hotel exhibition invites some visitors to spend the night in a room inspired by one of Hopper’s paintings, and our critic ponders who it’s really designed for.
It’s fair to say that images of sporting have a relatively marginal place in our art world.
In 1973, a small band of black artists published the Black Photographers Annual, Volume I, a book that changed the history of photography in America.
Sometimes an exhibition, propelled by its clarity of purpose and emotional force, will lead you to a point that feels genuinely cathartic. And sometimes an exhibition will hit that mark and then shift into overdrive.
Very soon after my review of Louis Draper was published in Hyperallergic Weekend (February 7, 2016), I got an email from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and from the Museum of Modern Art.
Remember that insane story about the Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli handing out new lapel pins to staff with the state seal covered up with an armored breastplate? Arts writer Tyler Green dreams up a snarky scenario where the Virginia attorney general’s disdain for female nudity reaches the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.