Shining a spotlight on a painter and illustrator at the nexus of folk art and Modernism. She appeared everywhere, from W.P.A. murals to Life magazine. Then she disappeared.
Faced with a blank wall, most of us think paint or wallpaper. But there are more interesting possibilities to consider.
Artwork intended to reflect on social justice and racial equity has exposed long-simmering tensions in a Brooklyn public school.
A new cableway and hundreds of giant murals have brightened lives in Iztapalapa, Mexico City’s most populous neighborhood, but poverty and attacks against women are still pervasive.
Latosha Clemons, who rose to the rank of deputy fire chief in Boynton Beach, Fla., said the mural’s misrepresentation of her had caused her mental and emotional harm.
A mural of the English star Marcus Rashford, marred by racist slurs after England lost the European soccer championship to Italy, was soon covered in messages of support from fans.
Problematic sections of a work painted on Tate Britain’s walls have caught museum officials between the demands of activists and the policies of the British government.
The tile, installed beneath a mural sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts and intended to honor police officers, contained imagery that some associate with a rebuke of racial justice.
Officials in São Paulo, Brazil, once hounded graffiti artists and muralists, treating them as vandals. Now the city champions, and even funds, their art, and it’s everywhere and supersized.
During the George Floyd marches last year, businesses boarded up. This year, hundreds of those boards will be displayed in exhibitions in Minneapolis, New York and Chicago.
Aided by grants, artists are creating ground murals and other projects on roadways, underpasses and in public squares.
West St. Paul, Minn., says the nearly 75-foot message violates multiple portions of city code. The conflict is brewing as the Twin Cities region uneasily awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.
For the muralists of El Paso, immigration isn’t a “crisis.” It’s life.
They escaped traumatic circumstances in Myanmar and now live in harsh conditions. But refugees are creating murals drawn from their flourishing cultural traditions, reborn in Bangladesh camps.
For the first time, a single state is hosting the entire N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament — and its capital city is blooming with pop-up performances, poetry and art.
The architect David Adjaye spurred a painstaking re-creation of a doomed artwork for its new home — and added a homage to the union’s place in social justice history.
A dining room with historic murals in Kennebunkport, Maine, connects its current owners with the past.
Officials unanimously voted to protect the $50 million artwork after the San Francisco Art Institute threatened to sell it to cover debts.
The damage was largely limited to broken glass, busted doors and graffiti, the report said.
Initial reports indicate that despite multiple incidents of vandalism, smashed windows and broken doors, major damage to the building itself or its artworks was avoided.
The University of California is aiding the San Francisco Art Institute, but S.F.A.I. officials say selling a $50 million Rivera could save the school. Former students are outraged.
A man claiming to be a property owner in Peoria, Ill., wanted a Soviet-style mural of Cookie Monster. The artist who did the job now says he was tricked (and paid) by an impostor.
The celebrated photographer made striking group portraits that he hoped would signal a new level of rigorous intention. Why didn’t the art world notice?
The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case of a New York City developer who painted over murals in 2013 cements a ruling that awarded $6.75 million to the artists.
In California, the Institute of Contemporary Art San José will open for voting, with a mural by Amir H. Fallah on display.
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.
What street art adorning boarded-up storefronts tells us about our shared political realities and the ways our stories are connected. A critic’s tour deciphers the signs and symbols.
In five incidents, people have thrown paint on the bright-yellow street display on Fifth Avenue. Each time, city workers have restored the lettering.
The works in Harlem and Lower Manhattan are much more than a challenge to President Trump; they are opportunities for Black artists and community togetherness.
The public art project was the latest battle in a feud between President Trump and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
If convicted, the two residents of Martinez, Calif., could face up to a year in jail, prosecutors say.
An alumnus has filed a suit to save a fresco at the University of Kentucky that depicts enslaved people; a Black artist whose work is shown with it also wants the mural to stay.
“I’m not so surprised that it happened,” said the mural’s organizer, Justin Gomez. “I’m surprised at how bold they chose to be.”
Upscale companies have been commissioning art for their boarded-up stores in response to the Black Lives Matter protests. The efforts ring hollow.
A mural on the city’s main thoroughfare that honors the spirit of the protests was the result of a contest in which students chose their favorite rendering, and helped paint it.
Across the country, artists have created portraits of George Floyd, Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner and others as markers of pain and loss.
His paintings and murals rendered the Harlem Renaissance, Martin Luther King Jr. and his Brooklyn neighbors in stunning color.
A campaign, “Back to the Streets,” aims to create 1,000 murals by 1,000 artists in 100 cities, on walls offered by business and property owners.
From Norway to Colorado, street artists depict a world of masks and hand-washing (and toilet paper). One recurrent theme: a deep appreciation of health care workers.
If you seek the socialist vision of this country’s founders, you won’t find it in Knesset.