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Once a slave, Biddy Mason went on to a life of extraordinary accomplishments. The fact that she figures in W.P.A. murals in San Francisco may save them from destruction.

8/12/2020 11:20:26 AM

Tom Rauffenbart had resolved to create a tribute to his partner, the artist David Wojnarowicz. A sewing circle of women took up the cause for both men, stitching through lockdown.

8/10/2020 11:50:26 PM

Photographs of generations of Black suffragists offer invaluable documents about their thwarted and central roles in the history of women’s rights.

8/12/2020 9:00:15 AM

The news that three top collectors were leaving the city set off a string of negative headlines and prompted soul-searching from artists and administrators.

8/12/2020 10:51:15 AM

Our critic looks in on a photographer in Los Angeles, a museum in Cape Town, fierce young critics in London and culture workers who are out there fighting for beauty and justice.

8/12/2020 11:18:20 AM

The discovery of a Nazi symbol in the mosaic floor of a German museum has prompted bitter debate about its creator’s past and the institution’s role.

8/11/2020 8:48:19 AM

Susan Burton, an advocate for formerly incarcerated women, is racing against the clock to shelter those freed early because of the surge of coronavirus cases in prisons.

8/7/2020 9:00:13 AM

A critic’s tour deciphers the signs and symbols of the street art adorning boarded-up storefronts. What it tells us about our shared political realities and the ways our stories are connected.

8/7/2020 9:22:47 AM

An outdoor exhibition of quarantine stories at the New-York Historical Society offers a healing space for emotionally drained New Yorkers. The museum invites visitors to record their own experiences.

8/13/2020 7:00:11 AM

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s exhibition on Harry J. Anslinger, a founding father of American drug policy, does not delve into criticism that he used racial slurs.

8/10/2020 2:41:13 PM