Interview: Artist Hank Willis Thomas

The prolific artist on his retrospective, "All Things Being Equal," as it makes its final stop in Cincinnati

Black lives matter. While this chant began in 2013 as a response to the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin, it’s a sentiment steeped in the USA’s history and one that artist Hank Willis Thomas has been exploring for two decades. His work takes a careful look at the messages we intercept every day—from advertising to sports to art and beyond—and reconfigures it to expose some …

Online Exhibitions Exploring Race, Resistance and Resilience

Writing for Smithsonian Magazine, Jennifer Nalewicki has listed eight art exhibitions online currently that center around Black history, racism, protest and identity. Including Nina Chanel Abney’s gorgeous work (that she herself describes as “colorfully seductive and deceptively simple investigations of contemporary cultural issues”), Jacob Lawrence and Jordan Casteel, the list comprises talented painters—but there are also photo shows and exhibits of historical ephemera. From art …

Merch With 100% of Proceeds Donated to Organizations + Bail Funds

Help significant causes with your clothing purchases

Brands across various industries are stepping up to donate funds right now—some offering impressive amounts, some not so much. The brands that make the T-shirts selected here are promising to send 100% of the proceeds to various bail funds, community programs and legal aid services across the country. Of course, we urge readers to contact their representatives, protest and vote if you can. And for …