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Noisy Autumn: Sculpture and Works on Paper, which publishes November 16, ​​includes essays by Carlo McCormick, Amy Lipton, Nina Felshin, Bob Holman, and Lucy R. Lippard.



Each piece is a record of the artist’s position, movements, and sensations during artmaking, from aches and temperature shifts to the rise and fall of his chest with each passing breath.



Art historian Jenni Sorkin surveys the history of visual art in California from the early 20th century to the present.



Funding options include the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, full-tuition scholarships for MFA students, and additional opportunities for MA students.



With growing calls for repatriation of colonial era objects and against illegal trafficking of antiquities, hiding them away from public view in a chamber of secrets is doubly unethical.



In this award-winning cinematic omnibus, the acclaimed director reimagines an archive of the Black experience through original visions of a radical past.



Curated by Jason Vartikar in collaboration with the artist, Companion Species (At What Cost): The Works of Marie Watt highlights tapestries among a variety of textile works.



As long as wars have been fought, wars have needed to be sold. And just like with weapons, the US armed forces have long been on the cutting edge of propaganda.



The sculpture is paired with contemporary photographs by Ilaria Sagaria in an Uffizi exhibition about violence against women.



Those who do not know the past are doomed to repeat it.