Avant Garde

Senga Nengudi performing Air Propo at Just Above Midtown in 1981

Just Above Midtown Was a Haven for Black Artists

A new exhibition spotlights the gallery that championed Black avant-garde art in the 1970s and ’80s

Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Composition, 1930.

Is the Artwork of Sophie Taeuber-Arp Still Avant-Garde?

Decades after she painted this canvas, a new show reconsiders a misunderstood Swiss artist

Kim Gordon

The Summer of Yoko Ono Ends with Shrieks and Screams

A concert, a broken vase and unfettered adoration for the avant-guard artist marks the Hirshhorn’s finale to its appreciation

Customers shop during at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Out of the Closet thrift store in Columbus, Ohio.

How Artists and the LGBTQ Community Made Wearing Trash Cool

Before hipsters descended on your local thrift store, repurposing discarded goods was a subversive art form

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