From economics to technology, what impacts the world impacts the arts.
Detroit Attempts to Change its Narrative (and other September stories)
As the mayor of Motown seeks re-election, the city hires a “chief storyteller.”
The Public Art of the Confederacy (and other August stories)
Too often, arts advocates speak of the arts as if all that humans create is virtuous; the events of this past month offer a sobering reminder to the contrary.
New Tech’s Dance with the Future (and other July stories)
The future is here with advancements in video, AI, and augmented reality that could change life as we know it.
Agnes Gund Sells Art for Justice (and other June stories)
Proceeds from Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” will be used to promote criminal justice reform.
Cultural Appropriation Controversies Boil Over (and other May stories)
Two of Canada’s top literary magazine editors are out of a job after a call for a “Cultural Appropriation Prize.”
Ford Foundation Pledges $1 Billion Toward Impact (and other April stories)
Mission-related investments are trending at home, while cultural initiatives collide with nationalism abroad.
Obamacare Lives to See Another Day (and other March Stories)
Trumpcare and the budget proposal dominated the news, plus Disney’s “gay moment.”
Is Net Neutrality in Danger Again? (and other February stories)
The previous administration’s landmark rulings protecting open Internet access are already being undone.
NEA and NEH on the Chopping Block? (and other January stories)
Government vs. artists at home and abroad, plus new developments in the arts’ black market, peak TV and the Lucas Museum.
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