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Hundreds of Philadelphia Museum of Art Workers Call for Institutional Accountability on Sexual Harassment

Over 300 former and current PMA employees signed a petition saying the recent sexual misconduct allegations against Joshua Helmer, the museum’s former assistant director of interpretation, “barely scratch the surface.”


sponsored

Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University Is Accepting Applications

All MFAs receive full tuition waivers, 24-hour access studio space, and graduate assistantships.


News

An American Photojournalist is Suing a Qatari Bank for Aiding His Kidnappers in Syria

Matthew Schrier, who was captured by Al-Nusra Front in 2012, is accusing Qatar Islamic Bank of directly funding a charity that funneled money to terrorist groups in Syria.


Art

Tabitha Soren Looks Beneath the Surfaces of Tech and Everyday Screens

Surface Tension comes down to warring necessities: we need to feel connected on a human level, but we also need the devices that insidiously contribute to a climate of virtual, rather than physical, connection.


Articles

In India, a Wave of Political Webcomics Are Chronicling Huge Nationwide Protests

In a fierce information and ideological battleground online, India’s webcomic creators and illustrators are cutting through the noise with style and wit.


Events

Learn About the History and Value of Black Americana Collectibles

In tandem with its Making Mammy exhibition, the California African American Museum is hosting a conversation around the value of important, but difficult pieces of American history.


Pre-Raphaelite Women Don’t Quite Get Their Due

While Pre-Raphaelite Sisters does write the female characters of the Pre-Raphaelite era into art history, it falls short by relegating these talented artists to the roles of lover and muse.


Events

Brooklyn Academy of Music Celebrates MLK Day Through Art, Film, and Music

BAM’s Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a free event series that remembers the momentous civil rights leader and recognizes the contributions of historic and contemporary Black figures.


Interviews

Kiki Smith on Cave Girls, Collaboration, and Some of Her Earliest Works

Since the early 1980s, Kiki Smith has created artworks marked by her fascination and concern with the human body. In a conversation with Hyperallergic, she discusses some of her first films and audio works, which have been scantily acknowledged, offering a corrective to the object-based record of her decades-long career.


In Letter to MoMA, 37 Artists in Gulf Wars Exhibition Target Trustees

Martha Rosler, Michael Rakowitz, and Laura Poitras are among the artists who call on the museum to separate itself from trustees with ties to private prison companies.


In Brief

The Oldest Drawing of Venice Has Been Discovered

The drawing, discovered by Dr. Sandra Toffolo, was made by Niccolò da Poggibonsi during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem from Italy in 1346-1350.

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