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Scandalous Politics -- the Source of Great but Shocking Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Like many of you, I feel frustrated, embarrassed, and exhausted by the political theater of our current Presidential campaigns. My natural inclination...

100 Buildings in 100 Years

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.22.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Most people know John Hill through his blog, A Daily Dose of Architecture. But his day job is equally interesting and informative - just check out his...

You Can Now Take A Dump In A Solid-Gold Toilet And Call It Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.18.2016 | Arts

It’s easy to mistake New York’s newest site-specific artwork for a common toilet. That would be because Maurizio Cattelan’s “America” looks ...

Your Dream Of Using A Gold Toilet Can Now Come True

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.16.2016 | Weird News

It looks like something that might be found in Donald Trump’s penthouse. But this solid gold toilet is located in a public restroom, and it’s wait...

15 Best Artist Retrospectives of 2015

MutualArt | Posted 12.26.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

In the art world, it seems 2015 was the year of the underdog. In and among the blockbusters and biennials, there were a great number of retrospectives devoted to artists who have long been under-rated, under-valued, and under-recognized for their achievements.

CultureZohn: A Very Burri Christmas

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.22.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Alberto Burri, a surgeon who became a painter, preferred "precarious equilibrium and masterful control of the unpredictable". A once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the Guggenheim is a dramatic example of an artist marching to his own drum and for any creative person, a source of passionate inspiration not to be missed.

'Nuqat' Dots the Art, Culture and Design Landscape

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.28.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're funky, they're traditional, they're 30-somethings, they're Nuqat (dots), and they're taking the Arab Gulf's art, culture and design scene by storm from Kuwait.

CultureZohn: 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

Patricia Zohn | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Peggy Guggenheim stands in stark contrast to the collectors of today, many of whom buy for portfolios and not passion and whose private museums and art galleries are not places of discovery but enshrinement. There were no six degrees of separation from the artists to Peggy who just as often slept beside them as hung them on her walls. 'I began to see Peggy... as the last of Henry James's transatlantic heroines, Daisy Miller with rather more balls.' wrote Gore Vidal.

How To Find Heaven In Ireland

Sharon Hoge | Posted 09.17.2016 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

For those exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, a soothing interlude is a stop at James Turrell's Sky Garden.

Priscilla Frank

Why The Best Painting At The Guggenheim This Summer Was Made By A Third Grader

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts

Modern Western education traditionally emphasizes two skills: the ability to process text and numbers. The importance of images, however, is often ove...

Night at the Museum: The Guggenheim Museum's Young Collectors Party

Nana Meriwether | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Nana Meriwether

On Thursday, The Guggenheim Museum hosted its annual Young Collector's Party. The evening supported The Guggenheim Museum in its pursuit to procure works by emerging contemporary artists.

90-Year-Old Iranian Artist Gets Her First Comprehensive U.S. Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts

A master metalworker once told Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian that "everything is in geometry." The Iranian artist, now 90 years old, took those words...

The Readymade Is Already Made

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Katherine Meadowcroft

Of the twentieth-century art gods (Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol), Marcel Duchamp elicits no middle road. He is either revered as a godlike figure of contemporary art or disdained as a charlatan.

Could Your Fitbit Steps Be Art?

Kerri Allen | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts
Kerri Allen

In the Kennedy era, the concept of "wearable technology" that would capture your every motion and wink of sleep was the stuff of science fiction. But for conceptual artist On Kawara (1933-2014), logging everyday minutiae became his life's work and legacy.

'The Adventures Of *' Is The 1950s Father-Son Animation We Never Want To Forget

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.09.2015 | Arts

Back in 1957, a couple by the names of John and Faith Hubley created one the decade's most endearingly simple animated films. Its star is a humble, yo...

Protesters Somehow Snuck A 40-Foot Banner Into The Guggenheim

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts

The Guggenheim's Abu Dhabi museum isn't going up without a fight. On Tuesday evening, members of the protest group Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F....

Remembering Tom Slaughter

Jim Kempner | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Jim Kempner

Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."

Happy Birthday, Peggy Guggenheim!

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.30.2014 | Arts

One hundred and eighteen years ago today, Peggy Guggenheim came into this world. Eight decades later, she was gone, her ashes scattered next to the bu...

2022 World Cup Emerges as Engine of Change

James Dorsey | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The 2022 World Cup is emerging as an engine of social and possible political reform in the Gulf, a region that is desperately trying to ring fence a simmering groundswell clamoring for change that has its roots in widespread social, economic and political discontent, toppled four Arab autocrats in recent years, and led to a brutal civil war in Syria.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Patrick Kelly's Fashion Legacy Lives On Through Buttons and Bananas

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Now that's how you make a splash for a worthy cause.

Lothar Baumgarten: Culture and Nature

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Cerebral and conceptual, yet surprisingly sensual and often exquisite, the work of Lothar Baumgarten resists categorization.

WATCH: Protesters Drop Thousands In Fake Cash In The Guggenheim

Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Protesters dropped thousands of pieces of paper from the Guggenheim rotunda this weekend. Hyperallergic reports that 9,000 "1 percent" bills of a sati...

The Transformative Power of Visibility

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

As women's history month draws to a conclusion, I have been reflecting on what it means to expand the work of feminism to better include diverse perspectives and narratives.

The Art of Coming Out: "Nate & Me"

Malcolm Harris | Posted 03.12.2014 | Queer Voices
Malcolm Harris

Even though Matthew shares a great deal of his coming out process through these amazingly descriptive photos, I couldn't help but dig a little deeper.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!