President Trump’s executive order banning travel for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries has come up against fierce opposition worldwide. Major cultural institution the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has joined the conversation by taking a stand against the ban. Located just minutes away from Trump Tower, the museum has reconfigured some of its galleries, making art from banned countries centre stage.
For writer of the BBC Jason Farago, museums may very well become the churches of our time. Although it sounds a little far-fetched, could he be right? Farago makes quite a convincing case but we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Increasingly, tourists are tired of feeling like tourists and locals are tired of tourists behaving like tourists. To bridge the gap between these two groups, Copenhagen is responding to changing travel needs with a new strategy that’s ditching tourism as we know it for something called Localhood for everyone.
Is the Pressure to Keep Kids Constantly Entertained Ruining our Museums?
Gone are the days when children were left to entertain themselves for hours on end. Today, most kids grow up surrounded by constant entertainment with little opportunity for moments of contemplation and boredom. And some claim this shift is having great influence on the way our cultural institutions engage children. Science writer Brian Switek of National Geographic would go as far as to say that our museums are beginning to look like a lot theme parks.
Netflix just dropped a brand new documentary series and it’s called Abstract: The Art of Design. So, if you were looking for a new show to binge-watch this weekend, look no further. Whether you know a thing or two about design or nothing at all, this one’s for you.