Museum Of The Bible Says It Won’t Promote Any Specific Religion – Will Its Conservative Christian Funders Stick To That?

“Financial documents and interviews reveal a tangled relationship between the nonprofit museum; Hobby Lobby and its owners, the conservative-Christian Green family; and the National Christian Foundation, a donor-advised fund that supports key soldiers in the national battle for conservative Christian values. … The murky ties between the three entities have attracted the attention of museum […]

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Hindu Extremists Now Want To Wipe The Taj Mahal From India’s History (To This We’ve Come)

“In past months, religious nationalists in the Hindu-majority country have stepped up a campaign to push the four-century-old Mughal monument to the margins of Indian history. One legislator recently kicked up a national storm when he labelled the tomb ‘a blot’. Resentment at the fact the country’s most recognisable monument was built by a Muslim […]

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Some Thomas Hart Benton Murals Have Been Removed From View At Indiana University. Does This Make Any Sense?

“In the controversial panel, Benton painted a reporter, a photographer and a printer into the foreground – an homage to the press of Indiana for breaking the power of the Klan. In the center, a white nurse tends both black and white children in City Hospital (now Wishard Hospital). The sinister figures of the Klan […]

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More Than A Third Of Museum Visitors Don’t Consider Museums ‘Culture’ – And Other Takeaways From The 2017 Culture Track Report

“For many respondents, going to the park or eating at a food truck counts as a cultural experience, while attending a museum does not. … Below, we spotlight seven findings from the study could have major consequences for how traditional cultural hubs like museums think about audience outreach, development strategies, and cultural participation in the […]

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Artist Graffiti’s Jeff Koons Work – In Augmented Reality

It’s a protest. And graffiti artist Sebastian Errazuriz didn’t physically deface one of Koons’ famous balloon dogs. But the augmented reality graffiti is Errazuriz’s way of staking a claim to public space. He doesn’t think the privilege of geo-tagging should necessarily fall to technology giants. After Snapchat announced a partnership with the sculptor Jeff Koons that uses […]

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