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November 22, 2019

Käthe Kollowitz used her fierce talent to tell the truth about the moral tragedies of her time and place—about the terrible price we pay for war.

September 11, 2019

Exploring theories of quantum mechanics 100 years ago, physicists struggled with the particle vs. wave paradox. Niels Bohr proposed the principle of complementarity, the idea that multiple views of a phenomenon enable a more complete understanding than any one view by...

August 6, 2019

When an atomic bomb is dropped and hits the earth, a large fireball develops close to the ground. Warm air rises, sucking up debris, mixing it with radioactive fallout. Mixed with rain, it falls back down as black rain, coating everyone and everything with radioactive...

August 1, 2019

Beili Liu’s stirring work in MadArt’s installation venue pulls you in. Your eye drifts up, then down to an archipelago of greyed, discarded children's clothing.

July 23, 2019

What country is synonymous with development, rampant with highways, tall buildings, bridges and dams—and is the third largest emitter of CO2 on earth?

June 14, 2019

Before our social media age, posters were the viscerally-powerful, viral medium of choice, and the golden age of antiwar poster art was during the Vietnam war.

May 9, 2019

Many artists find naming hard, believing art comes from the heart and soul while naming comes from the head. But if you think about it, the title helps you understand something about the nature of the art and the artist—not just in what it says but how it says it, and...

April 14, 2019

Artists work within our very specific social political reality—that is, in our own dialogue with the world around us. We can shape our work conscious of its influence. But does that make it intrinsically political?

March 19, 2019

Having learned a few years ago that my father worked on atomic bomb testing on Bikini and Enewetak Atolls in the mid-1950’s, my appreciation has grown for the precarious world I was born into. 

I came of age in the era of ‘duck and cover’. I felt envious...

March 1, 2019

Scientists envision many peculiar worlds, worlds more vast, microscopic, outlandish, logical and logic-defying than the rest of us observe.

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