‘Plein Air in the Smokies’ Art Event and Gala in Maryville Will Benefit Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Twenty nationally acclaimed artists are coming to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) to paint “en plein air,” an outdoor painting practice and style, throughout various park sceneries.

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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Comes to Nashville

Woman using smartphone to take a photo in an art exhibit

Nashville will be hosting the immersive exhibit of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Tickets are available now, with prices starting at $17.50. The exhibit will be in Nashville from November 12 through January 16.

The walk through exhibit averages 60 – 90 minutes, with benches along the paintings for those who would like to sit and relax. 

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New Statue Commemorating African American Soldiers Unveiled in Franklin

Man standing next to Joe Howard Statue to be put in Franklin, TN

A three-day celebration was held in Franklin, Tennessee this past weekend to commemorate the African-American soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The statue, made by Tennessee native Joe F. Howard ,was officially unveiled Saturday in front of Franklin’s Historic Courthouse.

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First Lady Melania Trump Opens Student Art Exhibit on Women’s Suffrage

Melania Trump is marking the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with an art exhibit based on works by children from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The first lady called adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that granted women voting rights a “turning point” in the women’s rights movement.

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‘Tear Them Down’: Black Lives Matter Activist Shaun King Demands ‘White European’ Jesus Statues Be Removed

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King called Monday for the removal of statues, murals and stained glass windows that depict Jesus as a “white European,” which he claimed “are a form of white supremacy.”

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King, a former surrogate on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, wrote on Twitter. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”

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Eight Things You May Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci, On The 500th Anniversary of His Death

by Richard Gunderson   This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Widely considered one of the greatest polymaths in human history, Leonardo was an inventor, artist, musician, architect, engineer, anatomist, botanist, geologist, historian and cartographer. Though his artistic output was small, Leonardo’s impact was great, reflecting…

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Taxpayer Funded Minnesota State Arts Board Paid Artist $10,000 to Paint Picture of Trump Groping Lady Justice

The taxpayer-funded Minnesota State Arts Board shelled out $10,000 to a local artist who used the money to paint a seven-foot-tall picture of President Donald Trump groping Lady Justice. As part of the Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2018 grants program, Shafer artist Jim Denomie created a series “of large…

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Staten Island Artist Available to Bring ‘Huuuge’ Muscular President Trump Yard Art to Tennessee If Hired

Trump 2020 sign

A Staten Island artist is making national headlines for his “huuuge” commissioned work honoring a muscular President Donald Trump. Scott Lobaido installed a 20-foot tall installation in a client’s yard showing a beefy, muscular bust of Trump atop a red-white-and-blue “2020” that lights up at night, ABC 7 NY reported.…

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