Edward S. Curtis the North American Indian, Muskegon Museum of Art

…the exhibition reminded the viewer that he/she is looking at history, “the vanished race”, rather than living Indigenous culture.

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US IS THEM Asks Hard Questions & Seeks Communal Solutions

by Aaminah Shakur With US IS THEM the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art has brought to Grand Rapids an exhibition that pulls together work from diverse artists, of diverse styles and mediums, the likes of which the city has not hosted before. The show features over sixty works by thirty two contemporary living artists of national and international … Continue reading

The Land of Here & Now at KCAD Fed Galleries

Land of Here and Now: Five Years of Artists at Shared Space Studio, on-view at KCAD Fed Galleries through July 23, 2016

Watching You Watch Art: Gallery Guard Reflections

What would galleries and museums look like if we were truly trying to be accessible to everyone, all year long? What would our community look like if we didn’t wait for ArtPrize to actively invite everyone into our spaces, make them welcome, and provide educational opportunities for them to take the next step in engaging with the art offered? What do we need to do in both design and marketing to make this possible?

Race, Gender, & The Best American Poetry

“This has been an exceptionally controversial year in the world of poetry…”

Break It Down, Make It Better Compares Curatorial Practices

Summary and key-points from “Break it Down, Make it Better”, Avenue for the Arts, at UICA February 28, 2015.