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Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

Addison Gallery Takes Aim at America’s Gun Culture

A thread through the history of American photography exposes our obsession with guns as both tools and symbols.

Peter Hujar Is a Better Photographer Than Robert Mapplethorpe

Hujar’s photos of artists and drag queens, skyscrapers and farm animals, and so much more animate a powerful retrospective at The Morgan.

Pictorial and Political Lessons from Zurbarán: We Are Family

Zurbarán's images of Jewish patriarchs made a case for religious and ethnic tolerance. Concerns that are still vital today.

Brooklyn Museum Shows Crass Pile of Money in the Form of...

A billionaire paying exorbitantly for a Basquiat is a bad reason to dedicate an exhibition to it.

The Ups, Downs and Ups of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

During an Age of Faith, Murillo infused the artistic patrimony of Spain with beauty, joy and hope of salvation.

Elizabeth Catlett Sculpts Black Women Ready for Revolution

An artist with something profound to say about race, gender and dignity.

Sanford Biggers Sculptures Evoke Violent History

Sanford Biggers' art shoots down racism and violence to combat historical amnesia.

Ai Weiwei Puts You Under Surveillance at the Armory

Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron stage engagement with omnipresent surveillance.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Reminds Us How to Empathize

In a post-empathy world, Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum appeals to our humanity.

“Black Radical Women” Revolutionize Art at Brooklyn Museum

40 artists reveal the complexity, urgency and power of Black Radical Women.

Not Cool: Justin Guariglia Photographs Arctic Meltdown

Guariglia collaborates with NASA to change the course of climate change.

Yesterday’s Xenophobia Today: Japanese Internment & Muslim Bans

Exhibitions commemorate Japanese internment with chilling relevance to politics today.

Artists Address Revolution: Trump Today vs. 1917 Bolsheviks

Russian avant-garde artists supported the Bolshevik Revolution; artists today resist.

Seeing Red: When Russian Art and Politics Were Revolutionary

During the Russian Revolution, avant-garde artists pioneered new art for a new society.

Powerful Exhibition of LGBTQ Artists “On The Inside”

Exquisite drawings by incarcerated LGBTQ artists at Abrons Arts Center.

The Jewish Museum is Just Giving It Away!

"Take Me (I'm Yours)" is a show of artwork visitors can take home for free.

George W. Bush Has Ruined Art

A book of W's paintings is coming; don't artwash his miserable legacy.

5 Progressive Projects at the Design Triennial

"Beauty," the Cooper Hewitt's survey, includes some socially conscious ideas.
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