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    TEXAS – Texas State Fair officials announced a series of virtual contests in order to interact with the community despite the main event being canceled. These are seven different contests in which people’s creativity will be put to the test. The first four are art, including mask decorations, sidewalk chalk or plaster art, and...
    Opinion A year ago, the Daily Dot posed a difficult question to the games journalism world: Why do you all hate covering adult games? In retrospect, I probably should’ve just quoted Josh Tucker’s piece for The Outline, “No shit, video games are political. They’re conservative.” “[G]ames have become both tremendously risk-averse and brutally neoliberal....
    In a piece originally titled “There’s A Sinister Reason Coloring Books Are So Popular In Quarantine,” a professor who teaches the history of art, ideas, and technology at Stanford University and also writes for The Guardian and Vogue posits a unique take: “What if the recent popularity of coloring books comes not from the creativity...
    Instagram star Sophie Mudd delighted fans with a view of her insane figure for her latest upload. In the snap, she posed outdoors while soaking up some sun while wearing a tiny bikini that accentuated her ample assets. The Los Angeles, California has been making the most of her summer since the lockdown was lifted,...
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    Shortly after the Hammer Museum opened the doors on its “Made in L.A.” biennial in 2018, a visitor reached out to the museum to alert it to a mistake in one of the wall texts. The tag accompanying several beguiling canvases of nude female forms, created from the perspective of a woman gazing down...
    It’s almost time to go back to school in some way, shape, or form. If you’re sticking with virtual learning, something that can be difficult to replicate is an art class. Though I wasn’t any good, art classes were my favorite part about school. It was something about the freedom to create, the space to...
    Brienne and Jaime channeling "Beauty and the Beast." Courtesy of Combo Estudio Combo Estudio is an animation and illustration studio based out of Brazil. The animators combined two of our favorite things, "Game of Thrones" and Disney animation, in a series of photos that reimagine beloved (or not-so beloved) "GoT" characters as Disney...
    Rose announces winner of Congressional Art Competition U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-Southern Brooklyn-Staten Island) has announced that a local artist, Giovanna Campagnino-Lomonaco, has won the Congressional Art Competition. “Giovanna’s artwork captures that idea perfectly by honoring the incredible women who show up and serve on the front lines every single day. They’re the best that...
    An attorney praised a judge for putting the brakes on the Philadelphia Art Commission's plan to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from Marconi Plaza, where heated demonstrations have taken place in favor of and against the monument in the wake of George Floyd's death. Attorney George Bochetto represents a group...
    x Vimeo Video It doesn’t get much more Trumpish than signing worthless executive orders about unemployment benefits at your private golf club before cheering club members who pay you six-figure initiation fees. Yes, that happened just a few days ago at President Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The signing ceremony took...
    Beijing (CNN)Shanghai Pride, China's longest-running and only major annual celebration of sexual minorities, abruptly announced its effective shutdown on Thursday, in the latest sign of the authorities' increasing clampdown on civil society and LGBTQ rights in the country.In an open letter posted online, titled "the End of the Rainbow," the organizers recalled Shanghai Pride's humble...
    Yu Darvish is dealing on Thursday night, and Victor Caratini has played a role in that success Darvish has arguably been the Cubs’ best pitcher so far this season, playing an absolutely vital role for the team as they look to build upon their early lead in the NL Central. In a 60-game season, every...
    Does a film need to be based on a comic book to be a comic book movie? Not anymore! The genre has become so ubiquitous on-screen that original flicks are snapping up its capes-and-world-domination tropes to tell new tales. Netflix’s enjoyable “Project Power,” which is not inspired by any graphic novel, joins the club with...
    Mercedes and Art Raya bond over their love of riding. Mercedes Raya Hundreds of thousands of bikers from around the world flock to the small town of Sturgis, South Dakota, each year for its 10-day motorcycle rally.  Even in the middle of a pandemic, droves of riders, mostly unmasked, showed up in town...
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    Every collecting museum is the tip of its own iceberg. The art we see in the galleries is a small fraction of the collection. And since most of the art collected by museums is by men, the art we see by women is a fraction of that fraction. Just 21 percent of the Walker’s collection...
    A-LEVEL results day has arrived and teens across the country will no doubt be filled with dread and anticipation as they head off to collect their results. But what did the royals achieve in their A-Levels? 10 Harry leaving Eton College in 2003Credit: Getty Images - Getty When it comes to the royals' exam results,...
    Donald Kaufman, known as a master architectural colorist, and his wife Taffy are listing their Chelsea triplex for $1.97 million. Kaufman’s paintings can also be found in the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum. He also worked with famed architectural legends like the late Philip Johnson, who described...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday announced the formation of a committee to review the city’s monuments three weeks after ordering the removal of three statues honoring Christopher Columbus. In announcing the committee, Lightfoot said her administration will also commission temporary public artworks that will focus on a range of topics around...
    There's never an off week in Denver's art scene these days, and that's true again in mid-August. What a harvest we've got: lots of co-op shows, thought-provoking exhibitions at the Center for Visual Art MSU Denver and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, tons of co-op goodies and for those still locked up at home, a bit...
    Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Wednesday that the city intends to assess potentially problematic public art and memorials. According to a press release from the Mayor’s Office, “The City of Chicago, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Chicago Park District (Parks) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), today announced a racial healing...
    TEEN Mom star Kailyn Lowry made "art" with her placenta just days after giving birth to her fourth son. The 28-year-old documented her creative process on her Instagram Story on Wednesday. 10 Kailyn got creative with her placentaCredit: Instagram 10 She showed off her artwork on her Instagram StoryCredit: Instagram The post showed Kailyn's piece,...
    With a week to go before the scheduled debut of new council chamber art panels, a divided St. Paul City Council voted 4-to-3 on Wednesday not to delay the hanging of the four oversized wall pieces. Council Member Nelsie Yang had called for the vote on accepting the new art work to be delayed, allowing...
    (CNN)The Philadelphia Art Commission, which approves the design and location of construction projects and public art on city property, voted Wednesday to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus in Marconi Plaza. The commission voted 8-0 with one abstention to remove the statue, with the caveat that the city report back on its process to find...
    ANDERSONVILLE — Andersonville’s newest piece of public art features a powerful message — Black Trans Lives Matter — in a colorful presentation and prominent setting. The mural was painted on Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue, just off of Andersonville’s commercial district. Twenty-two artists or art groups collaborated on the project, which was...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. The power of a single photo to galvanize generations of artists has never been more clearly captured than in the one taken 62 years ago today on the sidewalk and stoops of 126th Street between Fifth and Madison in New York...
    CHICAGO — The city is starting a project where it’s catalog monuments and public art and appoint a committee that will flag pieces that could be problematic. The project, announced in a Wednesday press release from the Mayor’s Office, comes just weeks after the city pulled down three statues of Christopher Columbus amid protests over...
    Jamie Masada remembered the car ride he took 38 years ago when he decided to offer his vacant lot as the site for a Black Lives Matter mural. The founder and owner of Hollywood’s the Laugh Factory, Masada was cruising around L.A. in a flashy Mercedes-Benz with Black comic legends Richard Pryor and Shirley...
    The four monumental bas-reliefs of a woman’s back that Henri Matisse finished between 1909 and 1930 are among the most enigmatic sculptures of the 20th century. They show him refining the figure’s forms — head, limbs, torso, spine — one after the other over the course of two decades. But they’re a painter’s sculptures. Matisse’s...
    MOTZA, Israel (Reuters) - Art rather than ostentation is the rationale behind the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, say the Israeli jewellers who are crafting the $1.5 million object for an unnamed U.S.-based client. Made out of 18 carat gold and studded with 3,600 black and white diamonds, the mask will be fitted with an...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The future of the Christopher Columbus Statue will be the topic of discussion for the Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday. The commission is holding a special meeting to decide once and for all if the Marconi Plaza statue should be removed, relocated or altered in some way. Public comment will follow the meeting....
    A woman walks past the courtyard of the Hirshhorn Museum &Sculpture Garden in D.C. in 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley highlights the Hirshhorn's 'Talking to Our Times' The Smithsonian museums have pivoted to virtual programming this summer. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The hunt is on for illustrators and comic artists wanted to create art for handwashing stations downtown. Riverlife and the Office of Public Art are looking for artists and say the application deadline is Monday, Aug. 24. Artist call for illustrators/comic artists! @RiverlifePgh & OPA seek 2 – 3 artists for illustrations...
    Have your recent bouts of downtime left you longing to pick up a paintbrush? Even if you’ve never attended an art class in your life, The Ultimate Creative Arts Bundle will turn you into a true painter. But the best part? Each expertly-led course is deeply discounted, making the entire program just $35 bucks. Intrigued? Check out the...
    Four new art pieces for the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul could be unveiled as early as next week. The artwork will cover the existing Depression-era art by John Norton which some feel no longer represents present-day values. It will be displayed in the courthouse chambers where the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and...
    Looking for some outdoor fun? Then join Taryn Jones as she jumps into a Cadillac XT6 to find amazing masterpieces across the Metroplex. Check out the places we hit or explore your own. Don’t forget to tag @eatseeplaydfw in your photos for a chance to be featured in our gallery. Check out our street art...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel Museum on Tuesday pulled the priceless Dead Sea Scrolls out of a heavily fortified vault ahead of its reopening to the public following a five-month shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. The museum, Israel’s largest cultural institution, closed down in March as the country entered lockdown. But budgetary problems left...
    BRUSSELS – A flock of 20,000 multicolored origami birds has been installed in a cathedral in Brussels, Belgium, as part of a fundraising artwork that has paid for two COVID-19 units at a local hospital. Suspended from the ceiling of the medieval Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula by thin wires, the paper creations...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. The 66-foot-tall painting depicts the artist’s 14-year-old daughter, her face covered by a handprint that symbolizes missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, on the side of a downtown Colorado Springs building. Painting as an act of protest and education is...
    A MAN yelled "Patriot Lives Matter" as he spray-painted over Black Lives Matter art created by local youths on Saturday morning. In a bizarre incident caught on tape, a man donning black shorts, a gray tee and a messenger bag on his stomach, is seen walking down University Ave. in California's Palo Alto brandishing a...
    HERMOSA — Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center is offering virtual performances and workshops. The Hermosa cultural center at 4048 W. Armitage Ave. has planned web-based events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Percussionist Joe Rendón and his band are set to perform 7 p.m. Sunday. It will be the third event in a series of performances dedicated to...
    ROGERS PARK — The 19th edition of the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival will look like none of its past iterations. The arts festival usually shuts down the streets near Glenwood and Morse avenues in early to mid-August. Recent editions have brought 15,000 people a weekend to Rogers Park, with more than 120 artists participating...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art is preparing to open for visitors again six months after it closed its doors due to the pandemic. Starting Sept. 6, the public can once again visit the museum with tickets reserved in advance. Were so excited to announce that on September 6, we’ll be open to...
    (CBS Local)– Esther Povitsky is someone many across the country are familiar with, but the actor and comedian will become a household name after people check out her new Comedy Central stand-up special called “Esther Povitsky: Hot For My Name.” This is the comedian’s debut special and it was executive-produced by Adam Sandler’s production company...