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Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History Names Perri Irmer President and CEO

The DuSable Museum of African American History has announced the appointment of Perri Irmer, an attorney, architect, and facilities management professional, as its new president and CEO, effective September 14, the Chicago Tribune reported.Irmer’s appointment will end a months-long absence … Read More

Theaster Gates, Ground Rules (Free throw possibility), 2014, wood flooring, 147¼" x 100" x 2½". BEN WESTOBY FOR WHITE CUBE/©2014 THEASTER GATES/COURTESY WHITE CUBE, LONDON AND HONG KONG

Theaster Gates at White Cube Bermondsey

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The Stony Island Arts Bank, a 70,000-square-foot space for installations and performances, was bought from the City of Chicago for $1. SARAH POOLEY/COURTESY REBUILD FOUNDATION

Theaster Gates’s Ambitious New Chicago Arts Center Will Open in October

In October 2012, Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates bought a 17,000-square-foot building from the City of Chicago. Constructed in 1923, the building was previously Stony Island Trust & Savings Bank, located between Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing and South Shore neighborhoods. The city … Read More


Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce Winners of Public Art Challenge Grant; Theaster Gates Among the Artists

Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the four American cities chosen as the winners of its first-ever Public Art Challenge grant: Los Angeles; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Gary, Indiana; and a collaborative made up of Albany, Schenectady and Troy in New York. Each will receive … Read More

Theaster Gates.

Photo by Sara Pooley.

Morning Links: Sound Sanctuary Edition

A recently discovered 500-year-old engraving may show Leonardo da Vinci playing a lira da braccio. If authenticated, the piece would mark only the third contemporary depiction of Leonardo to date. [Livescience]Monica Ponce de Leon will be the new dean of Princeton … Read More

Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado.


Ryan Trecartin, Alec Soth, Frank Stella Included in Lineup for Anderson Ranch’s 2015 Summer Series

Aspen, Colorado’s renowned artist community Anderson Ranch has announced its lineup for its eight-week Featured Artists & Conversations Series, which brings together artists, critics, collectors, and curators together to participate in panel discussions, Q&As, and lectures.This year, participating artists include … Read More

Theaster Gates. SARA POOLEY

Theaster Gates Did A TED Talk

The Chicago potter, activist, and American Social Practice Installation artist Theaster Gates filmed a TED talk this March called “How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art” that is now available to stream online.In a description of the … Read More


At the Menil, an Exhibition Inspired by Gandhi

The show maps depictions of nonviolence in art over 14 centuries Read More

Tania Bruguera, Tatlin's Whisper #5, 2008COURTESY TATE

Morning Links: Tania Bruguera Edition

“Ram V. Sutar, 89, has already created more than 200 distinct statues, many of them massive. Now, he is a leading contender for the commission to produce the world’s largest statue: a 597-foot-tall rendering—which would be nearly twice as high … Read More


How the Art of Social Practice Is Changing the World, One Row House at a Time

Social practice is going mainstream as more artists focus their work on making an impact on problems like homelessness and pollution. But the question of how to judge activist art remains elusive
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