Thomas Hart Benton’s murals at the Indiana University Auditorium depict the social history of the state.
A controversial panel on Indiana University's campus depicts Ku Klux Klan members, but Benton had a reason for including them. Is avoidance really the best way to deal with dark episodes of the past?
To fix the world's ecological crises we'll have to make some tough choices, particularly living with less stuff. Art can play an essential role in imagining and communicating a more sustainable future.
Why do roboticists dream of electric women?
Fellow travellers? Theresa May sporting a Frida Kahlo bracelet.
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The Mexican artist and fervent Stalinist would be surprised to discover Theresa May's choice of bracelet.
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There's a new and growing practice of naming and shaming artists working within the context of gentrification.
Guerilla street artist Banksy has livened up the new Basquiat exhibition in London with some choice murals outside. But is it an homage or infringement?
LGBTQ activists protest the Queermuseu’s closing.
Artists, free speech advocates and gay rights activists in Brazil are dismayed after an LGBTQ-centric exhibit was closed because the subject matter offended evangelical Christians.
The artist's figures are alone and vulnerable.
With the wealth of data being created nowadays, new forms of artistic collaboration with scientists are emerging.
Ryan Kelly’s iconic photograph of the moment that James Fields’ car plowed into a crowd of protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Ryan Kelly's iconic photograph from Charlottesville evokes a 'Unite the Right' moment from 1937 – and the anti-war masterpiece by Picasso that emerged from it.
Customers shop during at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Out of the Closet thrift store in Columbus, Ohio.
Over the past 100 years, discarded and secondhand goods have been used by artists to reject mainstream aesthetics.
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is removed from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans.
A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
Sports and the arts are now separated, but it wasn't always like this.
How an act of destruction can simultaneously become an act of creation.
Activist art makes clear that the border dynamic is a lot more complex than Trumps's 'them/us' rhetoric.
Bioblocks, created for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.
Research is not just about producing papers.
German artist Edgar Mueller poses with his 3D pavement painting in West London.
People in visually creative professions have their own way of seeing the world.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors | Hirshhorn Museum.
By speaking their truths in societies that would rather not know, queer painters, female rappers and other outsider artists are pushing the bounds of gender and sexuality in the developing world.
Detail of Jim Dine,
The mighty robe I, 1985.
Colour lithograph with relief printing from polymer plates,
61.3 x 50.7 cm (image and plate), 89.2 x 63.4 cm (sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Gift of the artist, 2016, 2016.806, © Jim Din
Jim Dine and other pop artists like Andy Warhol took everyday things and transformed them into magical objects. In his prints a robe could become a self-portrait, a president, or a hero.
Andrew Wyeth stands by a creek on his Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania property in 1964.
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His rise was just as swift as his fall. To mark the painter's 100th birthday, an art historian explores the forces – cultural, political and personal – that created a polarizing legacy.