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The Wisdom of Theater Elders in COVID Time
These artists remind us of how multivalent the theater is, how many solutions there are to the crises of funding, isolation, censorship and personal voice.
Hey, Arts Nonprofits: Words Aren’t Action, Sympathy Isn’t Empathy
Yes, we know you care. Yes, we know you “stand with” Black people. Your words are lovely. Now get away from the keyboard and start taking action.
Post-COVID Performing Arts: Like a Trip to the Car Wash
Restorationists expect a familiar process will always work: they’re about the car wash. Opportunists look to innovate: they're about getting the car clean.
What You Can Do Today to Help Artist Immigration
Two petitions could move the needle before the American government creates a worldwide catastrophe for artist immigration.
Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? Ask Alexis Rockman
Come to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, for an evening with artist Alexis Rockman and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Abel of the Boston Globe.
Bowser Bruised as DC Arts Soap Opera Ends — For Now
The mayor of DC -- and all the battling political stakeholders of the city's cultural scene -- now have a chance to act like adults. The artists deserve it.
‘Strange Bell’ Rings True: Revisiting the Art of William Christenberry
In the 1970s, William Christenberry, along with his friend and fellow Southerner William Eggleston, was responsible for the acceptance of color photography as fine...
Measurable Impact: The Real Bottom Line for Nonprofit Arts?
The problem with Seattle's Intiman Theatre following (not for the first time) the hysterical-panic fundraising playbook first pioneered by Oral Roberts.
Filmmaker Olympia Stone Receives Bruce Museum Retrospective
"Rewind/Fast-Forward: Celebrating the Artist Documentaries of Olympia Stone" is set for Nov. 7 at 7pm.
Cancel Culture: Biting the Hand Feeding Arts Nonprofits?
If we're to subject arts philanthropists to sniff tests, let's be consistent about it.
The Canon Explodes: The Museum World Aims for Diversity
"We have to move from tokenism to transformation..." For the future-forward American museum, that process appears to be underway.
Antarctica: The Final Frontier for Artists and Writers?
An Oct. 3 live Skype from Antarctica at a Connecticut museum highlights science "on the ice" -- and art.
The Audacity of Hype: The State of Narcissistic Trump Art
To the degree that Donald Trump has taste in art, it reveals his vanity. Of course.
‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ (Or, ‘Don’t Pay Artists!’)
If you won't pay artists -- or respect HR laws on exempt and non-exempt employees -- maybe you don't deserve our donations.
What I Got Out of My Lunch with the New NEA...
In June 2018, President Trump appointed Mary Anne Carter to be Acting Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The press at the...
Leonardo da Vinci: After 500 Years, Still a Man in Full
For the quincentenary of his 1519 death, a dazzling display of exhibitions and new books honor the master's capacious vision.
What We Should Know About Immigration, Refugees and the Arts
There are more forcibly displaced persons worldwide than ever before. Arts have a role in easing the crisis.
Post-Pride Reflections Through POC, LGBTQ Arts Lenses
June is not the only month in which we should have these conversations.
Was Mom Right? I Hope Not
Mom thought the arts were fun and games, frivolous, with no real worth but immediate entertainment.
For Indie Artists, Does the Daisie App Match the Hype?
It's the wild, wild west (of Westeros).