Mar 14, 2023

How a monument rose from the sand: Louvre Abu Dhabi

What took 800 years to build in Paris has taken only 10 in Abu Dhabi (full article here)

Feb 14, 2023

MSP Creates 2022: The Airport Community Art Show

2022 marks the 12th installment of this annual tradition showcasing artwork from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s employees, volunteers, retirees, and their family members. Made possible through support from the National Arts Program, this exhibition gives artists at all skill levels an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work and compete for cash awards.

This year, 165 works of art were submitted, and 27 prizes were awarded between the Professional, Intermediate, Amateur, Teen, and Youth categories.

Feb 07, 2023

Another Incredible Showcase for Osceola County, FL

Osceola Arts hosts an exceptional National Arts Program Exhibit every year which includes artists from the Osceola County Florida School District, Osceola Arts, and their family members. This year 221 pieces of art were professionally hung throughout Osceola Arts Galleries creating an amazing display for viewers to enjoy. This was the 18th Annual Exhibit for Osceola County and Coordinator Marilyn Cortes-Lovato always makes sure the show is a success from start to finish! The reception, which was held on January 14th was a joyous occasion with approximately 300 guests.

Feb 07, 2023

Virtual Showcase for Pinellas County's 15th Annual NAP

This was the 15th Annual National Arts Program Exhibit for Pinellas County, FL. This year, they once again, had to hold a virtual showcase due to continued concerns about Covid 19. Coordinator Sarah Markofski moved the show to a different platform this year, utilizing Flickr to share the exhibition. When the virtual showcase finally opened there were a total of 222 works shared by 137 artists! It was quite an amazing collection of artworks, and we are so pleased that the show could be so successful during these years when the in-person showcase was not yet possible.

Jan 31, 2023

Giacometti sculpture purchased for $309. expected to fetch millions

British painter John Craxton was passing by the store when he recognized the unique Alberto Giacometti light fixture as a piece once owned by his late friend.

Jan 30, 2023

New MLK / Coretta Scott King Monument in Boston sparks debate

Backlash ensued shortly after the monument was unveiled.

Jan 23, 2023

NFL Chooses Chicana and Indigenous Artist Lucinda Hinojos to Create Artworks and Ticket Design for 2023 Super Bowl


Ahead of Super Bowl LVII next month, the NFL has chosen Arizona-based artist Lucinda Hinojos to create key art tied to the upcoming sporting event, which will be at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Hinojos, who is also known as “La Morena,” is the first Chicana and Indigenous artist to be selected by the NFL for such a collaboration, which includes creating artwork that is featured on the tickets for the 2023 Super Bowl and displayed across Arizona in the month leading up to the game.

Jan 09, 2023

The Biggest Art Stories of 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but museum and gallery exhibitions are getting back on track. These are some of the best art stories here.

Dec 20, 2022

Boston Celebrates 5th Annual Exhibit

This was the 5th Annual National Arts Program Exhibit for the City of Boston and what a wonderful show it was! The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture (MOAC) partners with The National Arts Program each year to discover and celebrate artistic talent among the City of Boston employees. Once again, John Crowley, Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator for City Hall Galleries, executed this beloved exhibition.

Dec 15, 2022

VIA Metropolitan Transit Returns for their 10th Employee & Family Showcase

We asked Coordinator Daniel Rodriquez to comment on their amazing showcase this year and here was what he had to say. "After a two-year hiatus, the VIA Employee Art Exhibit & Contest returned for its ten-year anniversary. Over the past ten years, this employee program has displayed over one thousand art pieces in a public exhibit. This is an amazing accomplishment for this program, for VIA, but most importantly, for the artists who get to showcase their talent year after year."

Dec 13, 2022

Best of 2022 from the New York Times

Still in recovery from COVID lockdown, art museums in 2022 tried hard to pull traffic through the door. (read full article here)

Oct 03, 2022

Hurricane Ian claims the Dali Museum’s Wish Tree in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — After nearly 11 years and over 20,000 wishes, the Dalí Museum’s beloved Wish Tree is no more. ( See full article here)

Sep 06, 2022

Los Angeles building with Original Banksy to be Auctioned

A building in Los Angeles with a Banksy work of a girl on a swing appearing to hang from a preexisting “Parking” sign is going on sale this October. (read full article

Aug 31, 2022

Michael Heizer’s ‘City,’ Explained: Why the World Has Its Eyes on One of the Biggest Artworks of All Time

BY ALEX GREENBERGER August 31, 2022 9:30am

About 50 years after Michael Heizer started work on it, the artist’s vast installation City is ready to begin welcoming its first visitors. Starting this Friday, a very select few will be able to make the pilgrimage to Heizer’s monumental sculpture in the Nevada desert, marking the first time that the general public will see the work in its fully completed state.

But what is City, anyway, and how can you view it in person? Below is your guide to Heizer and his newest creation.

Aug 08, 2022

See if you agree on the worlds 10 most famous paintings

Only a precious few ever achieve the fame required to truly be considered household names.