Category: Art

‘We Painted, Sang, and Danced Our Way to the Polls’: Artists React to US President-Elect Joe Biden’s Victory

As jubilant Democrats took to the streets in cities across the US on Saturday to celebrate the victory of president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris, artists, too, paid tribute to the election, and shared their reactions on social…

Archaeologists May Have Finally Solved the Mystery of the Disappearance of Roanoke’s Lost Colony

In 1585, the English settlers reached the New World and established a colony on the island of Roanoke, in what is now part of North Carolina, only to mysteriously disappear. The colonists’ fate has become one of American history’s most…

The Founding Curator of the Nelson-Atkins Photography Department Has Resigned in Protest of Layoffs at the Museum

Keith F. Davis, the founding curator of the photography department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, has resigned his position in protest of layoffs at the institution. Davis had spent 10 days fighting to save the job…

The Postponed Philip Guston Show Will Now Open in 2022 With New Contributions From Artists and Historians

A massive Philip Guston retrospective, “Philip Guston Now,” whose postponement sparked an uproar, will now be “Philip Guston in Two Years.” The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has confirmed the show will open in 2022, not 2024, as previously stated.…

Thieves Swipe Nazi Uniforms From a Danish Museum, the Latest in a Bizarre Wave of World War II Memorabilia Robberies

Thieves have stolen some 20 Nazi artifacts, including an SS uniform and a boy’s Hitler Youth outfit, from the Deutsches Museum Nordschleswig in Sønderborg, Denmark. It is the latest in a disturbing and growing string of robberies at war museums…

Whoever Loses the US Presidential Election Will Be Immortalized in Artist Nina Katchadourian’s Graveyard for Political Signs

Last November, the morning after Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Nina Katchadourian added the latest piece to her ongoing project Monument to the Election, a graveyard full of campaign signs for failed presidential candidates. This year, Katchadourian expects…

Photographer Andres Serrano Unveils What Is Likely Jeffrey Epstein’s Final Portrait, Shot Just Months Before His Death

Artist Andres Serrano is no stranger to inciting controversy with his work—and his latest outing, “Infamous” at New York’s Fotografiska, is no exception. The exhibition includes a portrait of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, shot just months before the disgraced…

Cardi B, David Hockney, and Other Creative Stars Made Artworks for an Auction Benefiting the Families of Slain Black Women—See Them Here

Usher, Jim Carrey, Bruno Mars, Marilyn Minter, and David Hockney are among the more than 100 creative stars who have made artworks in memory of Black women killed by the police. The works will appear in “Show Me the Signs,” an…

An Autumn Art Walk in the Hudson Valley Gave Lucky Hikers a Chance to See Artists Working in Plein Air Up Close (But Not Too Close)

Visitors to the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, New York, are used to experiencing scenic trailheads and gorgeous fall foliage this time of year. What they probably aren’t expecting to encounter are artists working alongside the nature and wildlife. But that’s…

24-Year-Old Heartthrob Noah Centineo Launched a Pop-Up Museum to Encourage Influencers to Get Out the Gen-Z Vote

Actor Noah Centineo, the 24-year-old star of the Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, has launched a pop-up get-out-the-vote museum in Los Angeles, aimed at celebrities and influencers. The space, christened Fuck This I’m Voting, has all of…

Amid a Growing Outcry, the Baltimore Museum of Art Withdrew Its Controversial Sale of Three Works Through Sotheby’s at the Eleventh Hour

Just hours before the Baltimore Museum of Art was about to auction off a group of multimillion-dollar works at Sotheby’s New York, the institution withdrew them from sale. The decision not to move forward with the offloading of paintings by Clyfford Still and Brice…

Scientists Claim This New Paint Is the Whitest White Ever Made—and It Could It Help Combat Global Warming

A new super-white color of paint is so bright you might just need shades. Developed by scientists at Purdue University, the new whitest white acrylic paint reflects 95.5 percent of sunlight. Engineer Xiulin Ruan designed the paint to keep buildings…

Two Baltimore Museum Trustees Resign and Donors Rescind $50 Million in Gifts as the Institution Prepares to Sell Off Blue-Chip Art

The controversy over planned sales of a trio of paintings by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol is escalating at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where two former board chairmen say the deaccessioning and recent leadership direction have prompted them to rescind $50 million…

Most of Them Melted. But the Two Surviving Puppets From the Holiday Film ‘Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Could Be Yours for $250,000

Attention fans of the classic Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: two of the original stop-motion puppet figures from the 1964 television film are coming to auction on November 13, and are expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. Offered by California…