When a curator casually announces in a exhibition planning meeting that the lone work by a woman of color is being scratched from the exhibition checklist for lack of name recognition.
Why showcase a powerful artwork by an unknown living artist from an underrepresented demographic when you can put up another mediocre landscape by a well-known white guy who’s been dead for 100 years? This is actually a question? PUT ON THE KETTLE, KIDS. WE’RE GONNA BE HERE FOR A BIT.
Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.
Yesterday, our National Museum of American History added more items to its LGBTQ History collection. The items are not on view yet, but you can see many of them online now.
LGBTQ History is an important part of the American experience and the Smithsonian is committed to making sure these stories are told. In a blog post, a curator reflects on collecting and interpreting LGBTQ material culture.
Tonight, I am missing the “going back to school” thing… I am a school addict.
Dire que j’avais peur de manquer de job en finissant l’école..
"Rachel Harrison’s ‘Moore to the Point’, a fabricated a giant pink arrow, points perfectly at Henry Moore’s ‘Dallas Piece’ in front of Dallas City Hall. The installation of Harrison’s arrow has encouraged people to do exactly what Moore wanted with his sculpture, interact with it." (superficialsnapshots) [January, 2014]