Indigenous Groups in Canada Call on the Vatican to Return Their Cultural Belongings

The Anima Mundi Museum at the Vatican in Rome (via Wikimedia) First Nations and Indigenous leaders are calling for Indigenous works held at the Vatican to be repatriated ahead of Pope Francis’s July 24 trip to Canada. Many of the tens of thousands of objects arrived in Rome for the Church’s vast 1925 Pontifical Missionary … Read more

Cuban Dissident Artists Face Trial Next Week, Human Rights Groups Say –

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, a Cuban dissident artist, is set to stand trial in a Cuban court at the end of the month, human rights groups announced on social media today. Otero Alcántara, a visual artist and member of the San Isidro Movement, a collective of artists and dissidents fighting censorship in Cuba, was arrested … Read more

Five Tips for Modifying a Project for Different Age Groups

Despite students absolutely loving functional art, it’s not surprising to learn that it doesn’t always make it into the yearly project lineup. Not only can it be messy and require many materials and steps, it often requires some specific skill sets that may extend beyond students’ and even teachers’ immediate capabilities simply because they aren’t … Read more

Visual Propaganda of Hate Groups Is on the Rise in America

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) 2021 Year in Hate and Extremism report, released March 11, indicates an increase in physical propaganda by hate and anti-government groups, even as the number of those groups has decreased. In a startling conclusion, the report said the decline of the number of hate groups stems from the fact … Read more