Tag: Social Justice

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

These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020

A Billboard Company Has Canceled the Display of an Artist’s Mural of George Floyd, Set to Go Up in Minneapolis, for Depicting ‘Violence’

Billboard company Clear Channel Outdoor has pulled the plug on an artist’s billboard in Minneapolis depicting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of the city’s police. The display, based on an oil painting by…

/ December 14, 2020

The Late Artist Aminah Robinson Dedicated Her Life to Recovering America’s Lost History. At Last, She’s Finding a Bigger Audience

When Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson died of heart disease in 2015, she bequeathed the entirety of her estate to her hometown museum, the Columbus Museum of Art. Now, after five years of tirelessly sorting through the artist’s artworks, journals, and various personal…

/ November 30, 2020

Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

When Victorian tea-merchant Frederick Horniman was looking to build a new home for his extensive collection of natural and cultural artefacts, his own back garden offered the perfect spot. Situated on one of the highest points in London, Surrey Mount…

/ November 18, 2020

Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Pioneering Artist Jackie Ormes, the First Professional Black Woman Cartoonist in the US

Google’s daily Doodle for September 1 honors Jackie Ormes, the first professional Black woman cartoonist in the US. The occasion is the 75th anniversary of her longest-running comic strip, Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger, first published on September 1, 1945. The single-panel cartoon, which…

/ September 1, 2020