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New York museums exhibit travel ban opposition

Art | Special displays feature works by artists from countries covered by Trump’s executive order
by Gertrude Too-Rom
Posted 3/06/17, 01:57 pm

NEW YORK—Museums in New York have responded to the controversial executive order on immigration and refugees by highlighting art from the cultures of countries affected by the temporary travel ban. 

President Donald Trump’s new, more limited order, signed today, focuses on six of the seven originally blocked countries: Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia. Gone from the list is Iraq, but Iraqi applicants still face “additional scrutiny.” 

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Onize Ohikere

For the love of art

Lifestyle | Nigerian art centers pave the way for art appreciation
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/28/16, 01:00 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—Tony Oshiame sat outside on a white plastic chair before his easel and canvas, a few feet from the entrance to the International Institute for Creative Development (IICD) in Abuja, Nigeria. At 10 a.m., the 49-year-old artist was already engrossed in his nearly completed painting of a praying woman. Music played from his Tecno phone while his brown paintbrush made its way across the woman’s dark-skinned face.

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Krieg Barrie

Everything is a joke

Art | A failed attempt at dialogue with a modern art collector
by John R. Erickson
Posted 9/30/16, 01:00 am

He was an eccentric millionaire and well-known in the art world a generation ago. He didn’t paint or sculpt or write books. He bought and collected modern art and commissioned large outdoor “art” projects that many citizens considered ugly and offensive.

I’ll call him Mr. Cash. He had inflamed so many people, with such glee, that big media loved him. Every eruption produced an interview and a juicy story about brave artists struggling against the lowbrow taste of bourgeois America.

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