‘The Government Gets to Decide Who Is an Artist’: Cuban Authorities Crack Down on Dissent as the Havana Biennial Opens

Two artists were taken into custody by state officials and others have been denied entry to the country.

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The American Museum of Natural History Will No Longer Host a Gala Honoring Brazil’s Far-Right President Jair Bolsonaro

Museum staffers had issued an open letter calling on the museum’s president “to stay true to its values by canceling this event.”

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Climate-Change-Denying Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Will Be Feted as ‘Person of the Year’ at a Gala at New York’s Natural History Museum

Even the mayor of New York is outraged and is calling on the museum to cancel the event.

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‘Stupid and Senseless Politicians’: Artist Vik Muniz Blasts Brazilian Leaders After a Deadly Flood Sweeps Through Rio de Janeiro

The artist had sharp words for the city’s mayor and the country’s right-wing president.

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Artist Hito Steyerl Made an App That Removes the Sackler Name From the Serpentine Sackler’s Facade

The artist had a lot to say about the family at the press preview for her exhibition—and now the institution has committed to no longer taking Sackler funding.

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‘It’s Another Government Boondoggle’: This Republican Lawmaker Just Introduced a Bill to Cut All Funding for Art in US Embassies

Freshman Republican Congressman Tim Burchett is pushing his new “No Art in Embassies” legislation.

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Hal Foster, Claire Bishop, and More Than 120 Other Intellectuals Call for the Removal of Warren Kanders From the Whitney’s Board

Opponents of Kanders say he has been “artwashing” his profits from the defense industry.

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‘You Are a Bastard’: Mussolini’s Granddaughter Enters a Twitter Feud With Jim Carrey Over His Drawing of the Dead Dictator

Alessandra Mussolini is not pleased with how Carrey depicted her grandfather.

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Will the United States Finally Get a National Women’s History Museum? Congress Just Introduced Two Bipartisan Bills to Build One

Susan Collins and Diane Feinstein have teamed up on the Senate bill, while Carolyn Maloney has introduced companion legislation in the House.

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