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#Contemporary Art

Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art In Support Of Arts Education

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.27.2017 | Arts

Arts education is currently in crisis, with over 4 million students around the country receiving no creative schooling whatsoever. Given President Don...

32 Museums Across NYC Are 'Trading Places' And Taking Fans With Them

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.26.2017 | Arts

On April 26, museums across New York City are switching Instagram accounts with one another for the sake of art lovers everywhere. The social media in...

An Exhibition Dedicated To Black Women Artists Is Now On View In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.25.2017 | Arts

The first exhibition featuring the work of exclusively black women artists took place in New York in 1971 ― it was titled “Where We At.” Artists...

Artist Crowdfunds $11K To Paint Plagiarized Mural Of Michelle Obama

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.24.2017 | Arts

Alternative color scheme @michelleobama 👸🏾 . . #nubian #blackart #digitaldrawing #phontart #supportblackart #art #illustration #drawing #draw #T...

Meet Clara Tice, The Erotic Illustrator Who Scandalized 20th-Century New York

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.24.2017 | Arts

Warning: This article contains erotic illustrations that might not be appropriate for your workplace. Clara Tice was an illustrator with an eye for t...

Weird, People Are Protesting An Art Performance Featuring 500 Liters Of Bull Blood

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.19.2017 | Arts

Even in the proudly freaky domain of performance art, Hermann Nitsch is an odd bird. Since the 1960s, his pagan performances have incorporated the car...

100 Years Ago, A Urinal Changed The Course Of Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.10.2017 | Arts

One hundred years ago, a man named Marcel Duchamp changed the course of art. All it took was a pseudonym, a urinal and a penchant for sticking it to t...

Artist Proposes A New Way Of Seeing Nude Women At The Museum

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.04.2017 | Arts

Warning: This article contains nude imagery that may not be appropriate for work environments. When you see a woman’s naked body, what assumptions...

Delightfully Calm Paintings Provide A More Interconnected Vision Of Humanity

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.03.2017 | Arts

In Laura Berger’s inviting paintings and ceramics, everything extraneous has been stripped away. Almost featureless nude figures cavort or repose in...

Is Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle The Anti-Schutz?

Mat Gleason | Posted 04.03.2017 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The clutter of opinion around the Dana Schutz Whitney Biennial painting “Open Casket” is like embers that have found a source in which to maintain...

Pop Art Pioneer James Rosenquist Dead At 83

Reuters | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.02.2017 | Arts

Artist James Rosenquist, a leading figure of the 1960s pop art movement known for his room-sized works, has died at the age of 83, his studio said. Ro...

French Artist Hopes His Latest Work Lays An Egg

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 03.30.2017 | Arts

French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent two weeks inside a bear sculpture and a week inside a rock, began his latest feat on Wednesday - ...

Inside One Female Photographer's Mission To Normalize The Nude Male Body

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.30.2017 | Arts

Warning: This article contains many full-frontal images of fully nude men. In 2014, photographer Abigail Ekue’s series “Bare Men” was accepted ...

Wildly Talented Nigerian Artist Made This Drawing Without Any Training Whatsoever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.28.2017 | Arts

Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley has been drawing for as long as he can remember. Remarkably, however, he has never had any training, an especially admi...

Feminist Artist Has Some Fun With '60s Misogynist Instructional Video

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.24.2017 | Arts

German artist Nadja Verena Marcin was rummaging through vintage advertisements, hunting for creative inspiration. Much of the ads she encountered pedd...

Fake Letter Claims White Artist Behind Emmett Till Painting Wants Her Painting Removed From Whitney

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.23.2017 | Arts

At the Whitney, a protest against Dana Schutz' painting of Emmett Till: "She has nothing to say to the Black community about Black trauma." pic.twitte...

When White People Profit Off Of Black Pain

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.22.2017 | Black Voices

What exactly are the implications of white artists creating (and profiting) off of work that depicts black trauma and black pain? That question is at ...

Man Hilariously Drags His Sloppy Roommate With A 'Passive Aggressive Art Gallery'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.22.2017 | Arts

One of the more experimental pieces at this year’s Whitney Biennial, a colossal exhibition of contemporary American art, is an installation made fro...

White Artist's Emmett Till Painting Incites Anger At Whitney Biennial

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.21.2017 | Arts

A painting of Emmett Till created by a white, female artist is incensing museum-goers at this year’s Whitney Biennial in New York. At the Whitney, ...

Four Black Artists Join Forces To Purchase Nina Simone's Childhood Home

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.13.2017 | Arts

The house at 30 East Livingston Street is officially off the market. Conceptual artist Adam Pendleton, sculptor and painter Rashid Johnson, collagist...

Tondo, Tondo, Tondo

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 03.14.2017 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

The Tondo or circular format in painting and relief sculpture has been around for centuries. When researched, you will find examples of masterworks by...

If These Walls Could Talk

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 03.10.2017 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

Setting: A loft in 537 Broadway, 2nd Floor, now home to the Emily Harvey Foundation. On the morning of November 9, 1975, SoHo founder and creator of t...

The Border Walls You've Never Seen

Susan Kraus | Posted 03.09.2017 | Arts
Susan Kraus

Border Cantos: A Sight & Sound Exploration from the Mexican American Border is a compelling, bi-lingual exhibition that opened on 2-18 at Crystal Brid...

201 Artists You Should Remember This International Women’s Day

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.09.2017 | Arts

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are updating an article that originally appeared on our site last year. Today is International Women’s D...

Burlesque Performer Discusses Being One Of The Few Fat Women In Her Field

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.07.2017 | Arts

“It’s like that classic horror trope,” the performer known as Fancy Feast told The Huffington Post, “where the kid buys a mask from the creepy...