3 Inspiring Strategies for the IB Visual Arts Comparative Study

Have you ever wondered how much time people spend looking at art? The answer might shock you. Findings from a 2016 study claim people spend a mere 28.63 seconds on average. However, if your students are enrolled in IB Visual Arts, they will develop a more profound understanding of art. Your students can easily move … Read more

Whistleblower Group Seeks to Stop Re-Accreditation of Detroit Institute of Arts

In mid-June, Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit legal aid organization that supports employees who seek to expose illegal activity taking place in private companies and the government, sent a letter to the commissioners of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) with the subject line : “Detroit Institute of Arts Does Not Meet AAM Criteria for Accreditation.” … Read more

New Arts Center Aims to Put Sicily Back on the Art World Map

PALERMO, Italy — Mario Merz is one of a few artists whose work can fill out the 17,000-square-foot hangar occupied by ZACentrale, Palermo’s newest contemporary arts center. For its most recent exhibition, the Fondazione Merz-run project has paired several massive installations by the Arte Povera artist with a host of contemporary works that examine climate … Read more

Queer Arts Space Cancels Documenta Programming After Harassment Incidents

After numerous artists reported that they were targets of racist and transphobic harassment in the German city of Kassel, Party Office, a New Delhi-based gallery and performance space that was invited to uplift queer voices at Documenta 15, suspended all live programming on June 19 , one day after the exhibition opened. In a statement … Read more

Ruth Foundation for the Arts Looks to Shake Up Arts Philanthropy – ARTnews.com

A newly established organization based in Milwaukee will dole out some $17 million in grants annually, putting it on the same as leading philanthropic enterprises like the Warhol Foundation. For its inaugural round of grants, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, which has been established through a $440 million endowment from the late Ruth DeYoung … Read more

Warhol Foundation Grants $3.9 Million to 50 US Arts Organizations

The Warhol Foundation has announced the recipients of its latest round of grants, which total $3.9 million and will be distributed to 50 arts organizations across 18 states and the District of Columbia. Among the grantees, 19 are first-time recipients of a grant from the foundation. In recognition of the pandemic’s enduring, destabilizing effects on … Read more

Hundreds Denounce Academy of Fine Arts Vienna’s Cancelation of Lecture on Palestine

Over 370 artists and cultural workers have signed an open letter criticizing the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Wien (Mumok) for canceling a lecture titled “Queering Aesthesis: Unsettling the Zionist Sensual Regime” following complaints from pro-Israel groups. Signatories include scholars Judith Butler, Sam Durant, and Slavoj Žižek, activist and … Read more

Shahzia Sikander’s Radical Take on Traditional Arts

HOUSTON — Shahzia Sikander’s exhibition Extraordinary Realities, currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is a complex organism. Much like Sikander’s artworks themselves, each room bursts with an array of themes in various mediums. The exhibition covers the first 15 years of the artist’s career. Ranging from traditional manuscript paintings to tracing … Read more

Americans for the Arts Annual Convention Recap

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn June 2, 2022 | Allyson Damante, Program Coordinator, Member Services, American Art Therapy Association “We are not broken, just unfinished.” These words, paraphrased from Amanda Gorman’s 2021 Presidential Inauguration poem, served as a recurring theme at Americans for the Arts’ 2022 Annual Convention. As the center of the arts sector in the … Read more

50 Years of Contemporary Native Art at Santa Fe’s Institute of American Indian Arts

SANTA FE, NM — In 1962, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) was founded in Santa Fe, marking a pivotal year for contemporary Indigenous arts on Turtle Island. IAIA was and is a revolutionary educational space with a core philosophy of celebrating difference, which was developed by the organization’s first art director Lloyd Kiva … Read more