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The African American History Museum's First Special Exhibition Tops The May Arts Agenda

Mark your calendar for paintings from a 20th-century German artist and 18th-century French masters as well. [ more › ]

Three Lessons from Artists’ Protests of the Whitney Museum in the 1960s–70s

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Activist efforts targeting the Whitney Museum of American Art across the 1960s and ’70s provide a starting point to consider the ways in which activists today can effect meaningful changes. The post Three Lessons from Artists’ Protests of the Whitney Museum in the 1960s–70s appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Taxes, health care, caving on the Wall, oh my!

Peter Baker/NY Times: Arthur Laffer’s Theory on Tax Cuts Comes to Life Once More   A   white cloth napkin, now displayed in the National Museum of American History, helped change the course of modern economics. On it, the economist Arthur...Show More Summary

Cincinnati Art Museum presents More Sweetly Play the Dance by William Kentridge

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Contemporary South African artist William Kentridge?s More Sweetly Play the Dance makes its North American museum premiere at the Cincinnati Art Museum from April 26?November 5. The work is a loan from the LUMA Foundation. This powerful...Show More Summary

"A white cloth napkin, now displayed in the National Museum of American History, helped change the course of modern economics."

"On it, the economist Arthur Laffer in 1974 sketched a curve meant to illustrate his theory that cutting taxes would spur enough economic growth to generate new tax revenue. More than 40 years after those scribblings, President Trump is reviving the so-called Laffer curve as he announces the broad outlines of a tax overhaul on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Imagining the Portraits of African American Women Erased from History

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In The Evanesced at the California African American Museum, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle confronts society’s compulsion to reframe, mitigate, or eliminate the role of black women in the US. The post Imagining the Portraits of African American Women Erased from History appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Eight Photographers on Their Favorite Image from Robert Frank’s “The Americans”

In 2009, the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Frank’s foundational photography book “The Americans” with an exhibit of the volume’s eighty-three images. It was the first time that the project had been exhibited in New York. Show More Summary

After Nearly a Century in Storage, These World War I Artworks Still Deliver the Vivid Shock of War

Pulled from the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Claggett Wilson's watercolors are in a traveling show

Museum Worker Bullied By Boss for Being Poz, Gay

After disclosing his HIV-positive status, Peter Bryan Torres says that his supervisor at the American Museum of Natural History bullied and harassed him out of his job of ten years.

Michelle Hargrave appointed Deputy Director at the New Britain Museum of American Art

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Michelle Hargrave will begin her tenure as Deputy Director at the New Britain Museum of American Art on May 1, 2017. Hargrave joins the NBMAA with seventeen years of experience leading complex exhibition projects, international partnerships, and institutional development. Show More Summary

Discovering Honoré Sharrer, an Eclipsed 20th-Century Surrealist Painter

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

A survey at the Columbus Museum of Art spotlights the remarkable work of the American artist, who was dogged in her convictions and a master of her medium. The post Discovering Honoré Sharrer, an Eclipsed 20th-Century Surrealist Painter appeared first on Hyperallergic.

American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference, 8-11 June

On the weekend of 10-11 June, the Fort Plain Museum in upstate New York will host its third annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College. I attended last year’s event and was impressed...Show More Summary

Model Matthew Noszka Kisses Designer Francesca Aiello in Cute New Photos

Hot model Matthew Noszka poses for a photo with bikini designer Francesca Aiello while attending the American Express Platinum Preview of the Museum of Ice Cream on Friday (April 21) in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old model and the 22-year-old designer were seen sharing a cute kiss while riding swings in a banana-wallpapered room at the [...]

Reframing the American West Through Latinx Eyes

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

An exhibit at the Denver Art Museum conceives of the American West according to art history, but also through the lens of our current cultural climate. The post Reframing the American West Through Latinx Eyes appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Native American Art Gets Its Rightful Place In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The American Wing of the storied Metropolitan Museum of Art has long held a collection of typically “American” artifacts: portraits of wigged colonial leaders, Tiffany chandeliers, Frank Lloyd Wright chairs, silver owned by Paul Revere...Show More Summary

We Actually Have Two New American Revolution Museums

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia isn’t the only new museum focusing on that important national transition. Last month I attended one of the opening days of the other one, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Show More Summary

Karen Archey joins Stedelijk as Curator Contemporary Art, Time-based Media

last weekArts : Artdaily

Karen Archey has joined the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as Curator of Contemporary Art, Time-based Media. Archey is an American curator and art critic formerly based in Berlin and New York. She comes to the Stedelijk Museum AmsterdamShow More Summary

Time 100 list includes David Adjaye, sole architect

The 50-year-old architect was named as an “Icon” Sir David Adjaye OBE, the Ghanaian British architect, has been selected as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Adjaye, whose National Museum of African American History...Show More Summary

“Charles Willson Peale is literally wearing my pants”

There’s a lot of New England content in Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution, and a lot of New England talent behind it.The Philadelphia newspapers explain:Seventeen of the museum’s 32 human resin figures -- and two of...Show More Summary

To do in SF this Saturday: reading by Pat Murphy, Jewelle Gomez & Madeleine Robins

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The latest installment in the ever-excellent SF-in-SF series returns to San Francisco's American Bookbinders Museum (366 Clementin) this Saturday, with Pat Murphy, Jewelle Gomez & Madeleine Robins; doors open at 5:30 and admission is $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds).

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