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Donald Trump and the Uses of the Past

The New-York Historical Society’s chief conservator wore a slate-blue workman’s-style jacket. Somebody had hemmed the jacket’s cuffs up extremely carefully, which gave Alan Balicki the practical air

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Previews: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Tis Sunday, POW! WOW! Hawaii (more info here) kicks off with a reoccurring show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art School entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement (see 2016

The Met Places Over 375,000 Artworks into the Public Domain for Unrestricted Use

Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that more than 375,000 images found in the museum’s online collection are now available for free and unrestricted use. The high-resolution
St. Petersburg Journal: Fight Over Control of a Cathedral Shows St. Petersburg’s Contrarian Side

St. Petersburg Journal: Fight Over Control of a Cathedral Shows St. Petersburg’s Contrarian Side

An artist passing St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, in late January. The cathedral is managed by a museum set up by the Soviets in 1928.
Works Stashed by Nazi-Era Art Dealer to Go on View in Switzerland and Germany

Works Stashed by Nazi-Era Art Dealer to Go on View in Switzerland and Germany

The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland is one of two museums that will show artworks from the collection of Cornelius Gurlitt. The other is the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany.

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Showing: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Showing in associated POW! WOW! Hawaii through the tomorrow at the Honolulu Museum of Art School is the 4th annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement group exhibition (see 2016 & 2015 &
A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

The wreckage of a ninth-century Chinese ship in 1998, when it was discovered by divers off the coast of Indonesia.
A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

The wreckage of a ninth-century Chinese ship in 1998, when it was discovered by divers off the coast of Indonesia.

Openings: Urban Nation – M/11 – “Radius”

On February 22, URBAN NATION in Berlin introduced the 11th edition of their Project M/ series with an exhibition titled Radius. After introducing international talents in past projects, covering the
Two Groups Scuffle Amid Art Inside a Minneapolis Museum

Two Groups Scuffle Amid Art Inside a Minneapolis Museum

A clash between I.W.W. protesters and an alt-right group began in front of the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Saturday and ended up in a gallery of 18th-century art.

Recap: Urban Nation’s “Secret Dinner” Event

On the 22nd of February, Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin hosted a Secret Dinner event for friends, supporters, contributors and artists participating in their ongoing
Kusama Exhibition Reopens at Hirshhorn After Sculpture Is Damaged

Kusama Exhibition Reopens at Hirshhorn After Sculpture Is Damaged

The room, called “All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins,” is one of six in the exhibition at the Hirshhorn.
McDonald's Preserves Ancient Roman Road Beneath Its New Restaurant

McDonald's Preserves Ancient Roman Road Beneath Its New Restaurant

The company has created its first-ever 'restaurant museum.'
From Downsizing Boomers, a Flood of Donated Art

From Downsizing Boomers, a Flood of Donated Art

Brian Szott, art curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, in the vault with some recent additions to the collection that were provided by baby boomers.
How to Get the Brain to Like Art

How to Get the Brain to Like Art

The Peabody Essex Museum, known as P.E.M., incorporates neuroscience into exhibitions, like a show of horror film posters collected by Kirk Hammett, the lead guitarist of Metallica.
An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, but the Timing Is Right

An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, but the Timing Is Right

Engraved names of the dead and those impacted by the disease at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco.
An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, but the Timing Is Right

An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, but the Timing Is Right

Engraved names of the dead and those impacted by the disease at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco.
Using Discards to Build Art (and Rebuild a City)

Using Discards to Build Art (and Rebuild a City)

The Johnson Publishing Archive and Collections is housed at the Stony Island Arts Bank.