Category: Art

‘The Heritage Has Been Lost’: Why an Émigré Opened the First US Museum Dedicated to Palestinian Art and Culture

The first US museum dedicated to Palestinian art and the story of the Palestinian people will open its doors in Woodbridge, Connecticut, on April 22. The Palestine Museum US will be a small but vital platform for artists of Palestinian…

Rob Pruitt and Other Artists Painted Murals of ‘Peanuts’ Characters All Over New York City—See Them Here

Good grief! A corporate public art project has hit the streets of cities around the world, all based on Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and other characters from Charles M. Schulz‘s beloved Peanuts comic strip. A clever bit of marketing for…

Working-Class Employees Are Vastly Underrepresented in Culture Jobs, a New UK Study Reports

People from working-class backgrounds are vastly underrepresented in arts jobs, according to a new report from a team of sociologists in the UK. Only 18.2 percent of people working in music, performing and visual arts, come from lower-class origins, found…

They ‘Come in Peace’ But They’ve Been Through Hell: Huma Bhabha Brings Her Battle-Scarred Figures to the Met Rooftop

The Pakistani-born artist Huma Bhabha has installed two monumental sculptures on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The taller of the figures, an ambiguously sexed 12-foot-tall body titled We Come in Peace, suggests a benevolent, many-headed visitor from…

What Is a ‘Narrative Art Museum’? 6 Things to Expect From George Lucas’s New LA Museum

After a year of planning and three proposed cities, filmmaker George Lucas’s forthcoming Lucas Museum of Narrative Art finally broke ground last month in anticipation of its 2022 opening. It’s an exciting time for the Lucas Museum, which for years…

Editors’ Picks: 14 Things to See in New York This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below. Monday, April 16–Sunday, July 29 Installation view of “Visitors to Versailles” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of…

How a 17th-Century Dutch Artist Inspired David Hockney’s Latest ‘New Yorker’ Cover

Beloved British artist David Hockney has adapted one of his recent paintings for the cover of the latest issue of the New Yorker. A detail from his unconventionally shaped canvas Tall Dutch Trees After Hobbema (Useful Knowledge), 2017, the image…

Do You Think Mona Lisa Is Happy? Then You Probably Are Too, New Research Says

If Mona Lisa doesn’t look happy to you, that might be because of your own mental state, according to scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. Our emotions change our perceptions of the world around us, they say, and…

Sorry, Atlantis Believers! Scientists Say a Legendary Golden Hoard Did Not Originate from the Underwater City

Add one more Atlantis theory to the dustbins of debunked history. Dashing the hopes of believers across the world, archaeologists claim to have proven definitively that the fabled 2,700-year-old Carambolo Treasure, discovered in Spain in 1958, is not from the…