A Soiled Picture of Art and Labor

A Soiled Picture of Art and Labor

The deeply unequal art world’s current economic model simply isn’t working, as the story of one public art effort demonstrates quite clearly.

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

Foreign policy is too important to leave to the “professionals.” Through art and culture, we can all work to make the world a better place.

Art and the Arab Awakening

Art and the Arab Awakening

Since the Arab Spring, artists have helped to foster a more vibrant civil society and pointed the way toward more durable democratic institutions.

Shedding Light on Immigration

Shedding Light on Immigration

A Vietnamese-American artist who arrived in the United States with one son and one shoe seeks to capture the debate on immigration in a huge mural.

Tengo un Dream

Tengo un Dream

In the heart of San Francisco, a newly unveiled mural draws attention to the plight of two-thirds of migrant youth who are left out of the conversation on immigration reform.

Art v. State

Ai Weiwei has challenged the Chinese authorities with his art and his Tweets — who will win this political tug-of-war?

Breaching the Wall through Art

Breaching the Wall through Art

The wall that divides Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories is ugly and oppressive. It is far from a work of art. But now it is the subject of art.

Iraq’s Starving Artists

The exhibition, “Artists in Exile: Forgotten Iraqi Refugees in Syria,” seeks to bridge cultural gaps between the United States and Arab and Middle Eastern countries.