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The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) defines itself as the place “where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts.” The museum is housed in a 22,000 square-foot building located between Garfield Street and Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.  Its mission is to be responsive to a diverse audience […]

Learning from the Past, Changing the Future: Why Study Art History?

Learning from the Past, Changing the Future: Why Study Art History?

In today’s educational culture of high-stakes testing and budget cuts for subjects not seen as “academic”, the study of art history is becoming a rare sight. Very few study art history in high school outside of a brief introduction or overview in a visual arts class. It is likely that even fewer study it in […]

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions with Terrell Tilford

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions with Terrell Tilford

Tilford received his first piece of art when he was 16 years old and has been a curator for 19 years. Terrell reflects about opening his new Band of Vices, one of the newest of the Los Angeles Contemporary exhibitions, on Saturday, May 12 featuring April Bey’s LA art show, Made in Space, a solo exhibition. You know those […]

Ruth Nyambura’s African Folk Art Paintings

Ruth Nyambura’s African Folk Art Paintings

For a young artist aspiring to showcase and sell their Contemporary African folk art paintings or other creative visual arts in Kenya, the challenge of marketing and selling work is inescapable. From a lack of an informed local audience to an over-reliance on tourists as the primary target market for Contemporary African folk art paintings, […]

Beautiful Black Art Images: a Changing of the Guard

Beautiful Black Art Images: a Changing of the Guard

You can’t stop a speeding train, and we’ve been racing and outpacing the horse of white supremacy every day in every way. We are witnessing the changing of the guard visually via beautiful Black art images. Rihanna While pasty flesh has been the standard of beauty, women of color have dealt with a dearth of […]

Best Contemporary Art Galleries in the World

Best Contemporary Art Galleries in the World

Here is a visitor’s guide to the best Contemporary Art galleries in the world. Galleries that represent emerging and established artists have become the most popular destinations for art lovers to get high on creativity, inspiration, and introspection. In the hierarchy of art homes, art galleries come right next to museums. Like every piece of […]

Art Therapy and Healing Expressive Art

Art Therapy and Healing Expressive Art

Did you know that both viewing and creating expressive art can do healthful things for your mind, body, and soul? It’s called art therapy. It’s true, and it’s part of the reason that everyone should be enjoying expressive art. It’s the reason for art museums, art in school, and adult art classes. It’s the reason […]

Will Cotton’s “Cotton” Candy Land and other Works

Will Cotton’s “Cotton” Candy Land and other Works

Will Cotton takes on Pop Art with an even more Contemporary approach. As has been noted for years, certain art movements become known for particular motifs, the Pre-Raphaelite’s appreciation for nature being a prime example. While not quite as respected as more traditional art genres, Pop Art also has its own set of themes. The […]

Michael Hermesh Lesser Known Artwork with Paint

Michael Hermesh Lesser Known Artwork with Paint

Michael Hermesh’s most famous fine art is sculpture, but works also with paint producing the same wonderfully morbid feeling seen in any other artwork of his. Like great architecture, there are ideas that have existed nearly as long as humans have spoken in full sentences. One of the main ones being the idea that the […]

Art Posters by Molly Crabapple are Politically Charged

Art Posters by Molly Crabapple are Politically Charged

Molly Crabapple is like a photojournalist capturing culture both good and evil in her fine art posters and poster art. There has been a long history of hybrids in the art world. Including collage that often shows up in fine art posters, which is made up entirely of the combination of disparate seemingly contradictory elements. […]

Protest Art both Historic and Contemporary

Protest Art both Historic and Contemporary

Makers of protest art have a long history of directing their pointed, vulgar, and assertive facial hair at patrons and governments while defying traditional oppression even in modern times with the Black Lives Matter art and other activist art. “I always try to say something with my art. I feel like art is truly the […]

Gay Film: Derek Jarman, Queens, Punks, and LGBT Art

Gay Film: Derek Jarman, Queens, Punks, and LGBT Art

Derek Jarman, a gay film and gay cinema genius, finds balance with politics, punks, and LGBT art with his movies History does not run in a straight line. Gay film is no exception. It is a process of cycles as in gay cinema. It is existing, changing and coming back around, sometimes centuries later even […]

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