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Split Decisions: When Critics Change Their Minds

What makes art critics revise their opinions? Some mind-changing critics explain Read More

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Love Potions: Art and the Heart

Despite an overall reluctance among contemporary artists to deal with issues of the heart, more than a few tell great stories of romance and heartbreak Read More

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Disaster Photography: When Is Documentary Exploitation?

Photographers who produce spectacular images of Detroit, Chernobyl, and other ravaged areas have sparked disagreements whether they are exploiting others’ misfortune—or just covering the bad news Read More

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Japan’s Postwar Art Wave

Museum and gallery shows on Mono-ha, Gutai, and other avant-garde movements in Japan from the ’50s onward are shedding new light on an era previously unknown to the West Read More

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‘Macky Exmouse’

‘Macky Exmouse’ from the Archives of American Art Read More

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­Inkside Out

Visual artists are incorporating tattoo imagery and techniques into their art, and gaining mainstream exposure for it Read More

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How PoMo Can You Go ?

It was considered the End of Modernism, the beginning of a new era of content, irony, appropriation. So what ever happened to Postmodernism? Read More

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991.
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African Art: Beyond the Masks

As more museums collect works by contemporary artists from Africa, curators are divided about whether to exhibit them alongside traditional objects from the continent Read More

For Mother of Pearl’s autumn/winter collection, the fashion label worked with artist Fred Tomaselli to reinterpret his collages as dresses, sweaters, pants, and sneakers.
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Remixing It Up

Dress Up in Your Favorite Fred Tomaselli Read More

In Joan Semmel’s Crossed Legs, 2011, the sexuality is more restrained than in her earlier work.
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The Body In Winter

Artists are taking on themes of aging, transformation, and decay Read More

Photograph of Patrick Jacobs working on Raked Leaves, 2008, a miniature “diorama” viewed through a three-inch window.
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Use Your Illusion

Contemporary sculptors are tricking the eye and the mind with uncannily realistic objects Read More

Children in Olive Branch, Mississippi, learn to make baskets in a workshop led by a DeSoto Arts Council artist as part of DeSoto County’s Art for Autism program.
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A Welcoming Oasis

More and more museums are working with educators, trainers, guards, and specialized docents to create programs for autistic children and their families Read More

Visitors waiting to ride down Carsten Höller’s 102-foot slide last year at the New Museum in New York; riders on Höller’s Mirror Carousel, 2005; Singing Canaries Mobile, 2009.
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How to Keep Museum-goers Happy

As visitors crowd into blockbusters at rates of more than 800 people per hour, museums are working behind the scenes to keep guests patient, informed, and calm Read More

Walker’s Black Star Press (rotated 90 degrees), 2006, triptych, digital print with silkscreened white, milk, and dark chocolate on canvas, based on a 1963 photograph of a civil-rights demonstrator in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Copy Rights

As digital tools transform the way artists find and rework images, the concept of what is fair use—legally as well as artistically—is becoming more complicated  Read More