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Nine artists at HEMPHILL created a coloring book during the COVID-19 stay-at-home mandate. The gallery printed limited editions and published adownloadable digital copy on July 15. “Art endures and so will we,” HEMPHILL states in its opening pages. At first glance, the project seems whimsical, but there is also depth to the artwork that speaks […]
The Smithsonian’s Director of Accessibility Explains an Inclusive Reopening Strategy as the Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 30
July 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The landmark legislation made it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities, and established accessibility requirements for public accommodations (like retail stores and recreation centers), government services, facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. When President George H. W. Bush signed the […]
Debra Diamond’s work involves viewing million-dollar art pieces. The experience, she says, just isn’t the same on a computer screen. Diamond is a curator at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, now known as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. Like many of us, she has been working from […]
During quarantine, the amount of digitally available content for our learning and entertainment has skyrocketed. That is even more true for the visual arts. We can’t go to the art, but now—from a distance and through a digital screen—the art can come to us. Zenith Gallery sees art as a source of hope. Art uplifts […]
On May 9, Howard University’s 50th annual art faculty exhibition opened—but unlike in past years, this installation was unveiled online. It runs to the end of July. The curator of 50th Faculty Exhibition, Miriam Ahmed, a lecturer in graphic design at the university, explains that user experience was their primary consideration in creating the 3D […]