Tag: 2021

2021 sees a record number of bills targeting trans youth

Republicans in at least 25 states have introduced over 60 bills targeting transgender children — a legislative boom since January that has beaten 2020's total number of anti-trans bills.Why it matters: LGBTQ advocates say the unprecedented push was catalyzed by…

/ March 7, 2021
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A Beijing Museum Is Staging the World’s First ‘Major’ Crypto-Art Show, Featuring Artists Named Beeple, Fewocious, and Mad Dog Jones

Get ready for the world’s first NFT art exhibition, coming to the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. NFTs, short for non-fungible tokens, are unique digital assets, individually identified on a blockchain, allowing one person to own a widely…

/ March 5, 2021
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New York’s Artechouse Is Staging an Immersive Instagram-Ready Experience Despite the Pandemic—See Images Here

For those who doubted that the experience economy would survive the pandemic, look no further than New York’s Artechouse, which had lines down the block on Friday night for the preview of its new exhibition, “Geometric Properties,” featuring a 30-minute…

/ March 5, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 15 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons to a Virtual Visit With Kenny Scharf

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York…

/ March 2, 2021
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J&J CEO “absolutely” confident in vaccine distribution goal of 100 million doses by June

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Monday that he is "absolutely" confident that the company will be able to meet its distribution goals, which include 100 million doses by June and up to a billion by the end of…

/ March 1, 2021
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The Victoria and Albert Museum Will Cut a Fifth of Its Curatorial Staff as Part of a Sweeping Round of Layoffs

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is making drastic cuts to its workforce as cultural institutions around the globe struggle amid extended and repeated closures. Unions learned that the V&A’s “recovery strategy” would involve lay offs and the restructuring of curatorial departments on Thursday,…

/ February 26, 2021
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See Inside a Beautiful New Coffee-Table Book Celebrating 50 Leading Artists and Curators of Color

In her new coffee table book We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World, Jasmin Hernandez wants to inspire young Gen Z-ers of color through the example set by artists and curators such as Derrick Adams, Firelei Báez, Genevieve Gaignard, Naima J.…

/ February 26, 2021
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The Curators of the US Capitol Art Collection Say They Need $25,000 to Fix Paintings and Statues Damaged in the January Attack

A US House of Representatives subcommittee will hear testimony today, February 24, from the architect of the Capitol and the House curator about the damage to the building and its art collection cause by the mob that stormed the US Capitol…

/ February 24, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Printed Matter’s Virtual Art-Book Fair to Amy Sedaris Impersonating Marcel Dzama

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York…

/ February 23, 2021
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In photos: Water crisis in Texas continues

Power has returned to most of Texas after a week of statewide blackouts caused by historic winter storms, but millions still don't have access to safe or running water.The big picture: A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokesperson told CNN…

/ February 22, 2021
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‘I Set the Standard for Myself’: How Jiab Prachakul Went From Self-Taught Painter to Sought-After Star—All Before Her First Solo Show

After working as a portrait painter for 14 years, the 41-year-old Thai-born, Lyon-based artist Jiab Prachakul is finally having her first solo show. The exhibition at San Francisco’s Friends Indeed Gallery, aptly titled “14 Years,” comes at a moment of snowballing success for the artist, who…

/ February 19, 2021
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Serena Williams Shares Sweet Video Of Her Coach Training Her 3-Year-Old Daughter

Serena Williams’s daughter is getting in on the action at the 2021 Australian Open.The 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion shared a video Sunday on Instagram showing her 3-year-old, Alexis Olympia (who’s often referred to as Olympia), playing tennis with Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.…

/ February 16, 2021
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In Lieu of Mardi Gras Parades, Artists Are Turning New Orleans Homes Into Wildly Creative ‘House Floats’—See Images Here

The pandemic can’t stop the party in New Orleans, where residents have transformed their homes into stationary Mardi Gras floats to help adapt the city’s traditional pre-Lenten celebrations for the age of social distancing. Last year’s festivities were among the…

/ February 15, 2021