Tag: Politics

What Are the Biggest Challenges Facing UK Museums? Brexit and Budget Cuts, New Report Says

How much public money is spent on museums in England? The figure has been officially calculated for the first time in a government-initiated report, which was published this week. The…
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Artist Ellen Gallagher Visualizes the Spread of the Viral #MeToo Campaign

Last month, the hashtag #MeToo began proliferating across social media as part of an effort by women to illustrate just how frequently they are sexually harassed and assaulted. Now, multimedia…
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Planned Parenthood’s VR Art Film Puts You in the Shoes of a Woman Braving Anti-Choice Protesters

In the battle over reproductive rights, Planned Parenthood has a new tool. With artist-journalist Nonny de La Pena and the creators at 371 Productions, the 101-year-old organization is turning to virtual…
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New Yorkers, Here’s Your Chance to Tell City Officials Which Public Monuments Should Come Down—Face to Face

As a nationwide debate roils on over public monuments that idolize notorious figures like Confederate generals, New York City is closely studying its own statuary, plaques, and monuments for any…
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What the Catalan Crisis Could Mean for Dalí, Miró, and the Prado, Too

It’s business as usual—in a surreal way—for the Dalí Theatre-Museum and other leading cultural institutions in Catalonia. Many opened their doors yesterday for the first time since nationalist politicians voted…
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Students Rally to Remove a Thomas Hart Benton Mural Depicting the KKK at Indiana University

A Thomas Hart Benton painting is at the heart of a controversy at Indiana University, where a student petition is calling for a mural depicting hooded members of the Ku…
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Attention, New Yorkers: If You See a Monument That Incites Hate You Can Now Report It to Bill de Blasio

As monuments to Civil War-era Confederate soldiers and generals fall or come under scrutiny throughout the country, cities everywhere are taking a close look at their public sculptures—including New York.…
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Museums Are Angry About Trump’s Withdrawal From UNESCO—But What Does It Really Mean?

Some of the most prominent cultural figures in the US, including the president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the president of the J. Paul Getty…
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A Chinese Museum Has Removed Photographs Comparing Africans to Animals After a Public Outcry

In an incident that has now attracted global attention, a Chinese art exhibition has pulled photographs that seem to compare black people from Africa with the continent’s wild animals after…
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Watch John Oliver Make a Comprehensive (and Hilarious) Case for Tearing Down Confederate Monuments

[embedded content] Leave it to a hilarious Brit to put an American controversy in perspective. On Sunday, John Oliver, the UK-born host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight delivered a clear and complete…
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