Visual arts

"Bust of a smiling woman," 1901, by Pablo Picasso, at the Reina Sofía Museum. 

The Picasso paradox: Museums grapple with how to remember the artist’s complicated legacy

Arts, Culture & Media

Fifty years after his death, some organizers have insisted on revisiting the artist Pablo Picasso in a new light, with exhibits and conversations focused on his problematic relationship with women.

A pen coffin is designed for a deceased teacher or author.

Ghana’s fantasy coffins: Fulfilling burial dreams one coffin at a time 

a image simulation of Van Gogh art projected in a room with a car in the center

‘Gogh By Car’ to this Toronto art exhibit

Coronavirus Art
The sound collage, “Social Distance, Haiku, and You,” pulls together haikus about life in quarantine from all over the world.  

Quarantine projects curate pandemic-inspired art

Coronavirus Art
Amy Sherald and her painting, “Handsome,” 2019.

Amy Sherald doesn’t need your Instagram post

A group of people is seen on a mobile staircase at an airport.

Metro banned ads for this art exhibition on the immigration crisis, then changed its mind

Arts, Culture & Media

The Phillips Collection’s new exhibition, “The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement,” takes a look at immigration and the struggles of those who have been displaced.

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera stands with her arms in the air, and dozens of people behind her, standing in the same position

Artist Tania Bruguera says Cuba’s latest crackdown on the arts is ‘the legalization of censorship’

Under the new law artists, musicians and performers are prohibited from operating in public or private spaces without prior approval by the Ministry of Culture.

Children's book cover

What you’re reading: Children’s books for a Global Nation

Picture books can play a big role in shaping the way children see the world. Here are some children’s book picks that speak to diversity and inclusion, as suggested by the Global Nation community.

giant red balloon dragon

How balloons gave a blind South Korean artist his life back

South Korean artist Goh Hong-seok is legally blind and by his own estimate has lost around 90 percent of his vision over the years. For Goh, balloons are not only a means to creatively express himself, but it was through this medium that he found purpose.

Peggy Cooper Cafritz

Remembering art collector Peggy Cooper Cafritz


She amassed one of the most important collections of work by black artists. When it was lost in a fire, she did it all over again.