Tyler Mitchell Wants to Make You Feel Good
The young photographer shares five highlights from his first solo exhibition, featuring intimate portraits of black life.
Rediscovering the Black Muses Erased from Art History
Is there anything left to say about Édouard Manet’s Olympia, the 1863 painting widely viewed as the origin point of modern art? According to art historian Denise Murrell, there is one line of inquiry, at least, that has gone almost entirely overlooked.
37 Artists Native to the Americas Weave Stories of Migration and Geography
In a time of bald-faced white supremacy and discrimination, the Nebraska exhibition Monarchs feels vitally relevant.
Analyzing Race and Gender Bias Amid All the News That’s Fit to Print
“Ms. Bell, 34, a Chicago native, is an African-American artist straddling two worlds dominated by white men: media and art. Though there are writers and journalists who applaud her analytical approach to deconstructing news, Ms. Bell noted, there are people in the arts who are more cautious.”
Quilts as Tools for Resistance
Embedded in this year’s QuiltCon, which featured over 350 works, were acts of protest.
Native American women artists finally get their due in new Minneapolis exhibition
“At least 90% of the Native American art in all museum collections was made by women, according to Jill Ahlberg Yohe, the associate curator of Native American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. But that fact, as well as recognition of the individual artists, has been missing from institutional narratives, which typically present Native works as representative of entire cultures.”
Queer Muslim Artists Are Beyond A “Movement”
A queer Islam “movement” has been happening for decades—the art establishment seems to be just catching on.
Front and Center: Celebrating Black Comics and Their Creators
This New York Times article about the Black Comic Book Festival features a brief interview with one of the festival’s founders and references the documentary film, White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books.
Four Black Creatives on the Importance of Building and Cultivating Community
The creative technology industry has a diversity problem. How to solve it?
The Radical Work of Women Artists in Latin America from 1960 to ‘85
Radical Women shares the work of 120 Latin American and Latina artists from 15 different countries during times of intense political and social unrest.