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O’HARA: Rejecting Artistic Hypocrisy

O’HARA: Rejecting Artistic Hypocrisy

This past week at Flashpoint Gallery, viewers were able to throw crumbs at an Ivanka Trump look-alike as she vacuumed. The interactive performance space was created by artist Jennifer Rubell to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CulturalDC, a Washington, D.C.-based arts organization. This display is not the first time that[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’HARA: Depicting White House Priorities

O’HARA: Depicting White House Priorities

Art for the sake of art does not exist in the White House. With each change of presidency, the president meticulously chooses new artwork to display. The paintings and statues a president chooses in the White House are more than decorations on the wall; they are aesthetic political statements that[Read More…]

by February 3, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’HARA: Diversify Artwork Acquisition Practices

O’HARA: Diversify Artwork Acquisition Practices

In 1985, a group of female artists gathered in New York in an almost superhero manner for the sole purpose of fighting sexism and racism in the art world. That spring, the Museum of Modern Art hosted an exhibition displaying international paintings and sculptures; of the 165 artists featured in[Read More…]

by January 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

VIEWPOINT: Museum Accessibility: Balancing Public Interest and Financial Reality

My parents cried tears of frustration when I told them I was pursuing a degree in art history instead of STEM. Naturally, museums became my safe haven. I grew up north of Boston, with the Museum of Fine Arts a train and subway ticket away. But to visit the museum,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top