November 24, 2021

Racism, Income Inequality, and Climate Change Are the Topics Americans Most Want Museums to Address, According to a New Survey

Nearly half of Americans think the biggest problem among the country’s cultural organizations is racism, according to a new Culture Track survey. Of the 78,000 people that weighed in for the report, called “Culture and Community in a Time of Transformation,” 42 percent said cultural organizations need to address systemic racial injustices—the most common choice

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Looted Sculptures from Palmyra Returned to Syria

In 2009 or 2010, three looted sculptures were taken from the ancient city of Palmyra. Several years later, customs officers in Switzerland seized them at a Geneva freeport. At last, they’re heading home to Syria, the Art Newspaper reports. The three sculptures date back to the second and third centuries B.C.E., when Palmyra was still

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A New York Dealer Drops Partner Michael Ruiz After Artists Complained He Withheld Their Work and Payments for Sales

Gallerist Nicole Calderòn has parted company with her controversial business partner, Michael Ruiz, having dropped his name from their joint gallery in New York, Calderòn Ruiz, now called simply Calderòn. “[We will] continue the gallery’s mission to diligently foster the careers of Latinx artists,” Nicole Calderon said in a statement to Hyperallergic, which first reported the

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In States of Ruin, Architectural Sculptures by Peter Callesen Spring from a Single Sheet of Paper

Detail of “Human Ruin.” All images © Peter Callesen, shared with permission Towering over cut-out voids are artist Peter Callesen’s sculptures of existing architectural ruins and stately edifices. Constructed with a single sheet of white paper, the miniature buildings appear to surface from their original flat piece into three-dimensional forms complete with crumbling facades and

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Call For Artists

What’s your Artist Dream?

Artists are dreamers. Often we operate in two different worlds: the vibrant, colorful, mystical world inside of our heads and…well… the real world. The real world isn’t as fun. Bills demand to be paid. Responsibilities need to be met. And people? Well, people aren’t always as supportive as we’d like them to be.  How often

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“Film Stills by Stephen Goldblatt”

Fifty years after the 1971 film adaptation of Things Fall Apart was first screened in Bonn, Germany, Nigerian-born, Berlin-based photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi and Gisela Kayser, the artistic director

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‘The Largest Prehistoric Structure Found in Britain’: Neolithic Humans Created a Massive Ring of Pits Near Stonehenge, Scientists Find

A huge ring of 4,500-year-old pits discovered about two miles from Stonehenge were made by humans, archaeologists have confirmed. Twenty times bigger than Stonehenge—making it the largest prehistoric site in the U.K.—the circle of underground structures measures 1.2 miles in diameter, with the Durrington Walls, a Neolithic enclosure that once contained another henge, at their center.

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Industrial Sublime

What does it mean for something to be ‘sublime’? The word is Latin in origin, translating as something ‘set or raised aloft, high up’. Elsewhere, it’s defined as the quality of ‘greatness: physical, moral, intellectual, metaphysical, aesthetic, spiritual or artistic.’ Perhaps the best-known explanation comes from 18th century philosopher Edmund Burke (1729-1797), who saw it as

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Art News

Changing Seasons

The process of painting “on the spot” is said, according to Tate, to have been pioneered in Britain by John Constable in the early 19th century. It was born from his desire to paint nature in a realistic way – capturing the effects of sunlight quickly and in real time. From the 1860s onwards, the Impressionist movement

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