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“I guess you could say my life could be spoken as my life before that photograph, and my life after. It just really shook me to the core.” —Dawoud Bey

Despite the fact that this is getting to be a discouragingly long series, we are continuing today with Great Art You Can’t See Right Now Because of the Chuckleheads In Washington. At the National Gallery of Art is Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project, a searing tribute to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Coinciding with the 55th anniversary of this tragedy, the exhibition, which opened September 12, 2018, focuses on how Bey visualizes the past through the lens of the present, pushing the boundaries of portraiture and engaging ongoing national issues of racism, violence against African Americans, and terrorism in churches. As part of the exhibition, the National Gallery released this interview with Bey. The exhibition will run through March 24, 2019, once it is opened again.

Museums

3:05

MUSEUMS: Leonor Antunes Sculptures Collaborate with Each Other

7:44

VAULT: Martin Puryear Explores Human Scale (1999)

3:37

MUSEUMS: Laure Prouvost on Creating Immersive Work

8:04

MUSEUMS: Tavares Strachan on Launching ENOCH into Space

2:52

MUSEUMS: Radical Gestures of Painting Color

Galleries

3:18

GALLERIES: Vincent Tiley – Abstract Expression of Queer Desire

3:11

GALLERIES: Njideka Akunyili Crosby Inhabits Multiple Spaces

1:00

GALLERIES: Rare Robert Rauschenberg Series in Salzburg

Sponsor
3:45

GALLERIES: Idris Khan Is Interested in Traces Left Behind

Sponsor
3:49

GALLERIES: Tal R Is Just Like a Bird

Studios

3:20

VAULT: Peter Campus Hates “Three Transitions” (1973)

2:12

STUDIOS: Arthur Jafa on Black Visual Expressivity

3:33

STUDIOS: Philippe Parreno Doesn’t Completely Give Up Control

3:43

STUDIOS: Lauren Halsey Keeps Adding Layers

4:12

VAULT: Kenny Scharf Doesn’t Need Permission (2012)

Community

11:52

LONGFORM: Sarah Green on Public Funding for the Arts

2:32

COMMUNITY: Risa Puno Explores the Privilege of Escape

20:49

LONGFORM: For Jannis Kounellis, Art Is Drawing Life

4:51

COMMUNITY: Nothing is Certain with Cathy Wilkes

7:53

VAULT: Keith Haring Chats in Milwaukee (1983)

Market

2:48

MARKET: Making Old New Again at Kunstmuseum Basel

2:39

MARKET: Is Georg Baselitz the Greatest Living Painter?

1:32

MARKET: Frieze New York Opens Up Diálogos

4:57

MARKET: Yves Klein Shows Us the Immaterial

3:04

MARKET: Jeremy Couillard Collaborates with Code