MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of memorials glorifying the Confederacy had been erected by the time Marie Bankhead Owen built what may have been the grandest: The Alabama Department of Archives and History, which cataloged a version of the past that was favored by many Southern whites and all but excluded Black people.
After years of treating President Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. The move, which many called long overdue following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, is also a reminder of the enormous power that social-media platforms can wield when they choose.
DENVER (AP) — On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the forced internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans at the onset of World War II, Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is getting backlash for holding up the creation of a national historic site at a former internment camp in rural Colorado.
Across rural America, the arts have risen to take on an important role in the economy, helping some of the most impoverished and low-income regions of the nation, and infusing them with economic growth.
Yale is getting rid of its art history course, which covers the evolution of art, after students and faculty noticed that the course largely focuses on the contributions of white artists more than any other artists.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its decision to display a more than 100-year-old Confederate statue is about providing Black Americans with a way to confront slavery’s painful legacy and include their lived experiences in the conversation.
CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions not just about dorms or tuition but also American work visas.
A California law that required art auctions to pay royalties to artists who sold their art no longer holds true in the state, or in the U.S. as the court ruled earlier this week in a court case of artists against Sotheby’s.
All works that were first published in 1923 in the United States will be open to the public for quoting and remaking, including books, films, photographs, poems and musical compositions, as reported by Smithsonian Magazine.
In Miami, philanthropist, art collector and real estate developer Jorge M. Pérez is establishing a new initiative called CreARTE Grants Program to help fund local artists and organizations that need capital to dive into more create projects.