Tag Archives: Mickalene Thomas

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Chatting With MacArthur Winner Carrie Mae Weems

The artist, activist, and educator on winning the “genius grant,” bringing color to the Guggenheim, and changing the world one flower at a time Read More

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It’s Manet Mania Weekend at Yale!

On the 150th birthday of Manet’s two most scandalous paintings, a show and a conference track the afterlives of the nudes, the dudes, the maid, and the cat Read More

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Race You to the Porsche Show at the Art Museum

Horsepower meets star power in North Carolina Museum of Art’s upcoming survey of iconic German autos Read More

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(More) Old Masters of Our Domain

Riffs on the classics, part 2: from Artschwager’s altarpiece to Kanye’s hoodie Read More

Awol Erizku, Lady with a Pitbull, 2009.
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Old Masters of Our Domain

Contemporary artists rock art-history classics to pay homage, show off, have fun, and comment on issues like race and class Read More

Mickalene Thomas, Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires, 2011 (top), a riff on Courbet’s sleeping women.
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Double Exposure

In paintings, photography, sculpture, and performance, artists are summoning the age-old distinction between naked and nude to comment on gender roles, sexual politics, stereotypes, and more Read More