Art

Oral History — July 25, 2018, 2:37 pm

A Conversation With Anne Waldman

“Perhaps we are finally facing our karma of genocide and slavery and oppression of women.”

Art, Sketch — June 27, 2018, 11:15 am

The Lesser of Two Evils

The devil you don’t know: on Central American violence and the United States’ stance on the undocumented

Art — May 29, 2018, 10:19 am

Roosevelt, Arlington National Cemetery

“Roosevelt, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA,” a photograph by Charlotte Dumas from her series Anima, which portrays the burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. Dumas’s work is currently on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art, in Norfolk, Virginia. Credit: © The artist. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York City

Art — January 16, 2018, 4:04 pm

Motherhood, 1938

Caption: "Motherhood, 1938," a photograph by Boris Ignatovich, whose work is on view this week at Nailya Alexander Gallery, in New York City. Credit: © Boris Ignatovich. Courtesy Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City

Art — December 5, 2017, 12:22 pm

Huisache Tree, Mexico

“Huisache Tree, Mexico,” a hand-colored photograph by Kate Breakey, whose work is on view through January 13 at Littlejohn Contemporary, in New York City

Art, Photography — September 12, 2017, 5:48 pm

Volunteer Army

On August 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southern Texas. The Category 4 tropical cyclone caused widespread flooding in the greater Houston area, killing at least seventy people and driving 30,000 from their homes. On September 3, photographer Balazs Gardi followed an armed group of local volunteers as they delivered supplies to flood victims in the rural towns of Vidor and Mauriceville. View photos...

Art — September 6, 2017, 11:33 am

Lacs de Montagne

Lacs de Montagne, engraving, etching, aquatint, and drypoint, by Louise Bourgeois, which will be on view as part of the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, from September 24, 2017, to January 28, 2018. Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Gift of the artist. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York City

Annotation, Art — August 29, 2017, 1:24 pm

Trumpeter Storm

1: As 12,000 members of the National Guard rushed to the scene and hundreds more volunteers joined the relief efforts, President Trump tweeted: “Thanks!” Read more...

Art, Sketch — August 9, 2017, 2:05 pm

Capitol Punishment

An artist’s rendition of a closed session of Congress.

Art — June 27, 2017, 3:24 pm

Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster, a collage created using oil-painted paper and vintage magazine clippings by Cheryl Molnar, whose work is on view this week at Wave Hill House, in the Bronx, New York. Courtesy the artist and Wave Hill

Art — April 25, 2017, 11:47 am

Portrait

"Portrait," a photograph by Louise Lawler, whose retrospective WHY PICTURES NOW opens on Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City © The artist. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York City

Art, Sketch — April 18, 2017, 5:49 pm

Same Old, Same Old

Palestinian-Americans on the meaning of Donald Trump’s presidency. Read more…

Art, Caption — March 24, 2017, 4:52 pm

Ups and Downs

Pictured here is a thumbs-up paired with a frown. Read more…

Art, Sketch — March 9, 2017, 10:00 am

No Place Like Home

Illustrations depicting the lives of children living in Honduras, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Thousands of young Honduran refugees have fled the country’s chronic poverty and violence for the United States and Mexico, where they are often turned away. According to Amnesty International, the number of asylum applications filed worldwide by Hondurans in 2015 was 16,473, a 700 percent increase from 2011. See more...

Oral History — February 9, 2017, 10:00 am

On the Border

The story of a Tibetan refugee living in California, as told to the illustrator

Art, Sketch — January 30, 2017, 10:00 am

Hawks and Doves

Scenes of family detention centers in the United States juxtaposed with illustrations of mourning doves migrating from Central America to Canada.

Art, Photography — January 22, 2017, 12:28 pm

The First Day

Scenes from Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. All photographs by Philip Montgomery for Harper’s Magazine.

Art, Sketch — January 20, 2017, 12:01 pm

Cut and Fold

A family detention center playset

Art — January 3, 2017, 5:00 pm

Betty at Port Glasgow Town Hall Xmas Party

“Betty at Port Glasgow Town Hall Xmas Party,” a photograph by Mark Neville, from the monograph Mark Neville: Fancy Pictures, which was published last month by Steidl. Image © Mark Neville. Courtesy Steidl

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