More than 35 years ago, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey began acquiring documents, artifacts and artworks that tell the story of the African-American experience. The collection, which spans more than 400 years, spotlights not black pain, they say, but the strength and resilience of African-Americans.
The 1,400-work exhibition gave many Americans their first look at what avant-garde artists in Europe were up to. It was the biggest art show New York had ever seen and challenged ideas about artistic "progress."
Abdulnasser Gharem is revolutionizing the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia with performance art and installations that chafe against his country's bureaucracy. A lieutenant colonel in the army, Gharem skirts potential censorship by exhibiting his boldest, most critical pieces outside Saudi borders.
The Arab American National Museum is taking a fresh look at the Arab Spring movement through street art, painting and photography. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with guest curator Christiane Gruber and Egyptian artist Nazeer about the new exhibit "Creative Dissent."
Of nearly 1,400 oil paintings, prints and other works, 1,285 had been stacked in a drawer, unframed. They include work by German expressionists such as Franz Marc and Max Beckmann, in addition to previously unknown paintings by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse.
In early October, Benjamin Palmer dropped $3,500 at Phillips auction house in New York. His acquisition? Ifnoyes.com — the first website to be sold at an established auction. It highlights the growing acceptance and appeal of artwork that lives in a virtual space.
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