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The Barbarity of History in Fourth Grade

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 03.11.2016 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

In the curriculum was of course talk about slaves and Native Americans, but I don't think the kids were taught that the plight of the victims was the dark reverse of the white American colonial experience and that the origins of some kids in their class were rooted in that barbaric counterpart.

Artist Profile: Rachel Rossin, Virtual Reality Fellow at The New Museum's NEW INC

Illya Szilak | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts
Illya Szilak

"(The experience) of walking past the pockets of reality when you're in New York. Walking past the lit windows in the city at night. People's bedrooms, Chinese gyms, little stores. I get the feeling that I am scrubbing a time line like a movie -- going back and forth between realities on top of each other."

No Place Like Homeland

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Jeffrey Ruoff

The documentary follows months, weeks, and days leading up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and months into the subsequent occupation. Shot in Baghdad and the countryside on a lightweight video camera, this electrifying five-and-a-half hour film divides into two parts, Before the Fall and After the Battle.

Dina Brodsky at the Mµseum: A Jewel With a Universe in It

Daniel Maidman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

There is something dreadfully lonely to her cityscapes. It is not only because they lack people, but because they lack people in places where we have a right to expect people to be found.

'ragpicker,' Steve Roden at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

James Scarborough | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Ritualistic art almost seems nostalgic nowadays but, face it, it's not a bad way to describe how auction houses now ascribe value to art.

'The Scream' Is Only The Beginning...

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.28.2012 | Arts

Most of us know Norwegian painter Edvard Munch by his "Scream," which has continued to echo throughout our collective nightmares since the late 19th c...

Anthems, World Changers and Western Teleports: Chatting With Naughty By Nature, John Medeski and Emperor X

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Transparency: A New Architectural Approach

Carla Leitao | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

(Images in the article are for purposes of illustration only and refer to the piece/installation "Scenario" by Francisco Tropa -- the Official Portugu...

Simon Says, It's Open House

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

Let the drum-rolls begin -- Simon dePury, the market-savvy chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, was at hand to christen the new Park Avenue location for the inaugural preview of the Part 1-Contemporary Art Evening Sale.