LET’S CUT TO THE CHASE: the Whitney Museum of American Art’s inaugural show in its new home in the Meatpacking District, “America Is Hard to See,” is outstanding. With about 600 works by a little over 400 artists, it offers a history of American art—and America—that is richly textured and that teems with beloved classics […]
THE RENOWNED MEXICAN ARTIST wasn’t pining for her then husband, Diego Rivera. The love letter was intended for Jose Bartoli, a Catalan artist and political refugee who moved to New York after escaping the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. She and Bartoli met there while Kahlo was recovering from spinal surgery — a procedure […]
THE EARLY DAYS OF HIP-HOP come alive in all their beautiful, vivid detail at the newly opened “Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper.” The exhibition presents captivating images from the early years of a now-global culture rooted in the streets of New York, through the work of three city-based photographers. […]
AS HILLARY CLINTON PREPARED to formally launch her presidential campaign on Sunday afternoon, a Brooklyn street artist was busy pasting anti-Clinton signs throughout the borough, which happens to be where the hopeful candidate plans to set up campaign headquarters. Reminiscent of the instantly recognizable Barack Obama “Hope” posters that Shephard Fairey created for the president’s […]
The art community is digging out, drying off, counting its losses, helping its neighbors–and starting to prepare for the hurricanes of the future
Beginning Jan. 21, the Dallas Museum of Art will take the unprecedented step of offering an unusual one-two punch: Free general admission and free memberships, making it the first art museum in the country to do so, DMA director Maxwell Anderson announced at a press conference this morning.
Lucy and Jorge Orta have been chosen to create the first monumental work to be suspended from the ceiling of the international train station.
Talking a closer look at illustrator Thien Pham.
A law requiring California institutions to return Native American cultural artifacts, including hundres of thousands of sacred objects and ancestral remains, has been effectively quashed by lack of funding and new legislation. In other words, the Indian people get screwed, again.