As People Reflect on Their Bodies, Museums Turn to Artists for Answers

The pandemic has led to new contemplations of fragility, and sick or disabled artists are using new attention to imagine a more accessible art world.

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New York City Severs Ties With Trump’s Company

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city will terminate its contracts with the Trump Organization. 

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Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that New York urgently needs to bring the arts back — not only to help jobless artists, but to make sure that New York City survives.

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Mellon Foundation to Spend $250 Million to Reimagine Monuments

The initiative, the largest in the organization’s history, will support the creation of new monuments, as well as the relocation or rethinking of existing ones.

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Mellon Foundation to Provide $5 Million to Aid Black Theaters

The Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn will spearhead The Black Seed, a strategic plan that will offer grants to up to 50 theaters across the country.

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists

Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.

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Leading Foundations Pledge to Give More, Hoping to Upend Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation and four others plan to dramatically increase their spending, a splurge financed in part by issuing debt.

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