Would you prefer to live in a community with or without public art? (And no lol I don’t mean monuments to mediocre white men.) What impression does a town leave on you when you come across bright and colorful murals? Architectural features designed by artists instead of solely for function? How do you think about…Read More
Is Everyone Over the Statues?
In June of 2020, in the weeks following the murder of George Floyd and the spark of unrest against police violence and brutality against marginalized American citizens, I felt bolstered and energized, living through a classic regime-changing scene: the toppling of statues that represented the old world order throughout the country. It was such a…Read More
Everything is Not New All the Time: Museums and Relevance
I recently read an article about how companies are scrambling to find token Black creatives. The article concerns artist Shantell Martin. Martin is a rising contemporary darling thanks to her bold, dynamic murals and the potential of her work to be used in collaboration across different sectors, from corporations to the performing arts. Martin was…Read More
Don’t Throw Van Gogh Babies out with the Racist Bathwater
Art History and museums still have a lot to offer us. I had a lot to say about museums and their potential for both good and evil before May of 2020, but the past 6 weeks of protests and calls to revise the way we tell and sell humanity’s stories have made it clear that…Read More