February Art Encounters
During a weekend trip to Cleveland, I stopped by the Museum of Contemporary Art, where I got to spend time with Nina Chanel Abney’s “Big Butch Synergy.”
Announcing the Artist Pay Project
A new series examining how artists survive and thrive across the U.S.
Digging through an anarchy collection: Radical art over time
The Labadie Collection at UM is one of the oldest collections of items related to anarchism, labor, and other movements. I spent time with the collection’s art related materials.
Diversifying the bell tower
Composer and performer Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra is on a mission to uplift the stories of people of color through the carillon, the most public keyboard instrument.
On getting immersed into Ann Arbor's art scene
Since moving to Ann Arbor a few months ago, I’ve experienced a ton of great art.
Basil Kincaid on quilting as a spiritual pursuit
With little institutional support for the arts in St. Louis, Basil had to create their own opportunities to break into the art world establishment.
The pole artist and veteran stripper fighting for power
NatsHoney began working in clubs 20 years ago. She’s now a leader in the stripper unionization movement.
The young artist building their cooperative arts space in L.A.
What does it take to get an arts space off the ground? B Munro Thompson shares their vision for DIY Museum
April 2022: Spotlight on activist orchestras
In this collaboration with Represent Classical, I interview three orchestras resisting the Eurocentric paradigm.
Art and COVID while incarcerated: Guest essay
Corey Devon Arthur shares his experience making art during the pandemic.
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