The Fight Continues: Museum Strike in Philadelphia

In August 2021, I shared a blog post which looked at the increase in museum workers striking and unionizing across the United States. Over a year later, another major museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), is in the news as their workers have gone on strike. After two years of failed union negotiations, workersContinue reading “The Fight Continues: Museum Strike in Philadelphia”

Art News Round-Up – August 2022

Stay up to date on the latest news from the art world! This month’s round-up includes exciting new uses of technology to bring art to life, a huge new photography archive of Black American life, restitution, and protests! British Museum proposes new ‘Parthenon partnership’ with Greece in bid to end deadlock over Marbles – TheContinue reading “Art News Round-Up – August 2022”

Art and the Black Body: The Reckoning of Museums

It is by no means a new revelation that so much of Western art history was built and founded on the backs of Black and enslaved bodies. Whether it is in the way artists and patrons utilized their slaves’ bodies as accessories in paintings, the enslaved labor that provided profit for wealthy slave owners toContinue reading “Art and the Black Body: The Reckoning of Museums”

Burn Out in the Art World

The topic of “burn out” has become increasingly more popular over the last several years as many people have become more aware of their mental health and the effect the endless “go-go-go” mentality can have on it. Burn out has become even more prevalent in the last few years as, combined with the endless stressContinue reading “Burn Out in the Art World”

Renaissance Reframed News Round Up

Catch up on some of the latest news happening in the art world! Woman Finds 2,000-Year Old Roman Bust at Texas Goodwill (Hyperallergic) Budding art collector Laura Young has made a habit of discovering the interesting and overlooked works of art that are often overlooked and sent to thrift stores, but nothing prepared her forContinue reading “Renaissance Reframed News Round Up”

Renaissance Reframed Reflection

This website started out as a passion project after graduating with our Masters and we were unsure we’d be able to find jobs in the midst of the pandemic. Almost two years later, we’re both busy with jobs which has taken away much of our time to focus on sharing with you guys. This meansContinue reading “Renaissance Reframed Reflection”

The Art of War: Protecting Heritage During War

This post comes from many of the articles that have appeared in recent weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the shocking violence and destruction that has been the result. In addition to civilian lives lost, the art and artists of Ukraine are facing destruction and loss. Museums scramble to protect their collections, galleries areContinue reading “The Art of War: Protecting Heritage During War”

Reframing History: Edmonia Lewis

The first African American and Native American sculptor to archive international acclaim, Mary Edmonia Lewis was born in New York in 1844. Born to a mother of Mississauga Ojibwe and African-American descent, Lewis was surrounded by Indigenous artisans and sold Ojibwe items to tourists visiting Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. By the time sheContinue reading “Reframing History: Edmonia Lewis”

“If It’s Looted, It’s Booted…”: The Benin Bronzes and Repatriation

repatriation (noun) the act or process of restoring or returning someone or something to the country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship : the act of repatriating or the state of being repatriated Over the last few years, a phrase has appeared more and more frequently in headlines and online articles around the world: “the Benin Bronzes.” For thoseContinue reading ““If It’s Looted, It’s Booted…”: The Benin Bronzes and Repatriation”