Nearly 71 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, including nearly 30 million refugees. How does that movement shape migrants' understanding of where they belong? The current exhibit “When Home Won’t Let You Stay” uses art and found objects to…
By Jared Bowen, WGBH
The biennial exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art represents a big moment for contemporary art, featuring some of its biggest names. While works tackle various major social and political issues of the moment, they tend to do so…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
More than 30 years after his death, Jean-Michel Basquiat remains one of America's most influential contemporary artists. He carved a unique style that challenged traditional views of race, poverty and politics in the U.S. Now, his work has come home,…
By Jeffrey Brown, Sam Lane
Africa’s first contemporary art museum just opened its doors in Cape Town, South Africa, featuring art from across the continent and the African diaspora. The grand new space has a grand ambition: to tell the stories of a diverse continent…
By Jeffrey Brown
By PBS NewsHour
What do we see when we look at art? Many of us aren't sure what we're supposed to absorb. For artist David Salle, reading a painting should be natural, not intimidating. He believes that museum-goers should enjoy the act of…
By Courtney Norris
Therapeutic films, pop-up naked statues, and fake graveyards are among the projects that artists across the political spectrum have used to make bold statements during this year’s divisive election season.
By Twin Cities PBS
Artist Greta Claire picks up a paintbrush. Then, slowly, she lets colorful paint drip in a thick cover over her hands and arms.
Thornton Dial, a self-taught artist whose works with everyday materials spoke to the difficulty of black life in the South, challenged stereotypes in the art world.
By PBS NewsHour
Now in its 14th year, Art Basel Miami Beach is a huge gathering of artists, dealers, collectors and galleries. The show has helped expand Miami’s art scene, spawning satellite fairs across the city, and bringing in millions of dollars for…
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