For nearly two decades, Trenton Doyle Hancock has brought to life a cast of subversive cartoonish characters through his work. These populate a wildly fantastic landscape that has, evidently, served the artist to cope in a society that struggles to overcome its racial differences.
The exhibition 'Richard Estes: Painting New York City' opened March 10 at the Museum of Arts and Design and is the first solo show by the octogenarian painter in a New York museum.
Since its 2009 inception, New York's Asia Week has flourished. A convergence of museums, dealers, collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts, the event features endless opportunities to view, bid, and buy.
The city of São Paulo in Brazil is home to hundreds of museums and galleries. Browsing through neighborhoods such as Pinheiros, Jardim Paulista, or my favorite Vila Madalena, you are sure to find a space that meets your cultural desires.
I looked forward to my first visit to Mississippi. During decades of travel across the USA, I have covered much of the South, but had not wandered through or made any forays into the great State of Mississippi.
Returning to Myanmar after a quarter century, one is confronted constantly by reminders of how much the country has changed.
What qualifies a museum as weird? Take a pinch of strange, mix it with morbid, and add a dash of mystery. All of these museums are one-of-a-kind and speak to the curious and will leave you smiling, shuddering or bewildered. Or, all of the above.
We must make sure that Americans honor their differences, but also know that they have a shared history -- a history that is the indispensable basis for an inclusive, tolerant society.
Some part of me wants to tell people to stuff their phones in their pockets and stand in front of an incredible piece of art and just be. Breathe and feel what the art brings forth in you. All of the emotions are not comfortable, but they're important to feel. Or at least I think so.
The intellectual, social, emotional, and empathetic value of a piece of art may be hard to measure but are undeniable. A recent study found that students who visited an art museum demonstrated greater knowledge, critical thinking and empathy than those who didn't.
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, an exhibition curated by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, examines, "the mystique and transformative power of the elevated shoe and its varied connections to fantasy, power, and identity."
Art is a strange and wondrous thing. It helps us to relate to and understand the world around us. It helps us to relate to and understand one another. But sometimes it raises more questions that answers. And that, to me, is the most intriguing kind of art.
Looking for an offbeat (but still heartfelt!) way to celebrate Valentine's? You could buy a classic heart-shaped box of chocolate...or you could always go check out an actual human heart!
Recently I traveled up through the Northern Territory near Darwin to a prime site for rock paintings in and around Kakadu National Park. While my visits to expressive rock carvings and paintings were fascinating, I was most interested in seeing the art that is being produced in recent times.
It's easy to get bogged down thinking about all of the things wrong with Illinois: $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, a $9 billion deficit and a history of government corruption and inefficiency.
I can say with certainty the best part of having a publishing background is meeting the people who read my books and like my art. I will confess, my most favorite part is connecting with young audiences.