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Lorraine O’Grady’s ‘Both/And’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Guest Post by Jessica Bond

The binary of “either/or” can be seen in almost every facet of everyday life. Whether it is through the social construct of gender or the societal construction of race, the creation of the binary has often led to the idea of superiority, ultimately leading to concepts such as misogyny and racism that currently run rampant in today’s society.… read more.

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Alice Neel’s Met Retrospective & Her People Pictures

Guest Post by Michelle Wilcox

This summer offers a chance to appreciate the work of one of the most renowned figurative painters of the 20th century. ‘Alice Neel: People Come First’ is a retrospective of over 100 watercolors, drawings, and oil paintings by the artist, on view until August 1st, 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.… read more.

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Andrea Love Talks Stop-Motion Animation, Wool and Bagels

Tulip is a “woolly” stop-motion short film adapted from Thumbelina by Andrea Love and Phoebe Wahl. It chronicles tiny Tulip’s journey through a whimsical forest world as she endeavors to make it back home before dawn. I was fortunate enough to catch up with co-director and co-executive producer Andrea Love about her latest projects, animation, and needle felting at large.

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Yardi Gras 2021: Resilience Made Manifest in New Orleans

For some people Mardi Gras exists as a single day, but Caroline Thomas is one of the full-time Mardi Gras artists who works on the event all year round. Thomas is a member of a carnival production company, Royal Artists Inc., that creates floats and props for Mardi Gras—as well as other big parades—held in New Orleans every year.read more.

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Students of Interdisciplinary Artist Suzanne Lacy Celebrate ‘Witnesses to the World’

How do we capture the experience of looking at each other through webcams? How can we characterize that looking? And what meaning do we find in it?
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Smithsonian Associates Highlight Kahlo’s Wonderful Artistic Contributions in “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo” Lecture

As Covid-19 cases continue to skyrocket across the country, museums are attempting to adapt to our new virtual world. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Smithsonian Associates Streaming Series lecture, “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo.” Hosted by Mary McLaughlin and delivered by art historian Nancy G.… read more.

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