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Hey, Arts Nonprofits: Words Aren’t Action, Sympathy Isn’t Empathy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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"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?

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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

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"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?

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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

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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!’)

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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June is not the only month in which we should have these conversations.

Was Mom Right? I Hope Not

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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?

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It's the wild, wild west (of Westeros).

Why Must Arts Workers Equate Long Hours with Success?

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If your art cannot get done in the hours you have budgeted for it, you have lied. To everyone.
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Which President Ignored Bounties on Our Murdered Soldiers?

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Either the ignoramus president was told the intelligence and did nothing about it or no one on his staff told him. Which sounds worse?