This week I wanted to share with you an important international art world figure and personal hero of mine, Lucy Lippard. In her overlapping lives as critic, curator, writer, artist, and activist, Lucy expertly straddles the art world and the “real world” giving her readers an informed view of the people and ideas motivating change … Continue reading Archive: Profile//Lucy Lippard
I picked up Alice Kaplan’s book Dreaming in French from the gift shop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum last year (cough cough go visit). I was looking for a story that I could identify with, that would be somewhat coming-of-age-ish with dynamic female characters and hopefully no central romantic plot.–Side note: am I the … Continue reading Archive: Dreaming in French
With the Whitney Museum of American Art poised to throw open the doors of their new location in the meatpacking district this weekend, now is a perfect time to look back on museum’s history and its founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. On January 9th, 1875, Gertrude Vanderbilt was born into one of the richest families in … Continue reading Archive: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and the Whitney Museum of American Art
Hello readers and welcome back to FabArt. I’m your editor, Akiko Surai, here with a new woman centered art show. This past week I was up in Los Angeles trying to escape some unseasonably warm weather (spoiler alert, it did not work. Also, cry me a river Akiko, the rest of the hemisphere is frozen.) … Continue reading Archive: From Women’s Hands
So, Black History Month. I’ve been dancing around this topic for weeks now trying to decide how to go about even bringing it up. In my own experience and education Black History Month has been a formality, something vaguely discussed in the shortest month of the year and not really touched on at all elsewhere. … Continue reading Archive: Black History Month/ Who’s History is it Anyway?
Here’s a scenario: you’re out and about and you’re introduced to somebody by a friend. You’re friend has been talking this person up. They’re into art just like you, they do really interesting work, your friend thinks they’re great and you think….it’s bad, really bad. What do you do? If you’re an ex-art-schooler like me … Continue reading Archive: When Bad Taste Happens to Good Friends
Happy Belated Halloween readers! As we all shake off the decorative cobwebs and emerge from our candy or otherwise induced grogginess, I’d like to direct your attention to whatever strange getup you are about to bury in the depths of your closet. Like so many people I had been waiting what feels like an eternity … Continue reading Archive: Clothes and Costumes
Hello Fabulously Feminist readers. My name is Akiko and I’m new here. I’ve been thinking for a while about what to write about and how to introduce myself to you, I even debated whether to write at all. I’m a feminist, of course but what does that even mean? Are there still people, still women … Continue reading Archive: A Little About Bias, A Little About Butts