All posts by Amy Wolfe (Brooklyn College OER Developer account)

Purpose of “Art in the News” section

This section is to share articles and events which give a taste of art-related
issues going on at any given time.

Please comment on any of the articles or events shared.

Also, if  students would like to add additional content to this page, email your professor and ask her/him to post a link to the article.

Free New York Times Digital subscription

All students for the course are encouraged to sign up for their free CUNY New York Times digital account. The CUNY account entitles all people with email to acquire a subscription to the digital NYTimes. Once an account is created, access is available from anywhere with a NYTimes login.

Anyone who initiates an account will have an active subscription for one year from the date she/he creates the account. If  you already have an annual subscription to the NYTimes, you can cancel it and will receive a refund. However, if you only have a monthly subscription, the New York Times will not issue a refund for that month.

Start your subscription to The New York Times Digital now →

Interesting articles on the current debate about Confederate Statues

ERIC FONER. “Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History.” The New York Times, 20 Aug. 2017, p. A25

ROBIN POGREBIN and SOPAN DEB.  “Trump Aside, Artists and Preservationists Debate the Rush to Topple Statues.The New York Times, Aug. 18, 2017, p. A11

JENNIFER SCHUESSLER. “Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments.” The New York Times, 15 Aug. 2017, p. A12

Articles about ISIS attacks on art in Iraq

ANNE BARNARD.  “ISIS Attacks Nimrud, a Major Archaeological Site in Iraq.” The New York Times, 5 Mar. 2015, p. A14

CELESTINE BOHLEN. “Escalating the War on Looting.The New York Times, 11 Mar. 2016.

ANNE BARNARD. “Race in Iraq and Syria to Record and Shield Art Falling to ISIS.The New York Times, 8 Mar. 2015.

Articles about ISIS destruction of Palmyra

BILEFSKY, DAN. “ISIS Destroys Part of Roman Theater in Palmyra, Syria. The New York Times, 21 Jan. 2017, p. A6,

STACK, LIAM. “ISIS Blows Up Ancient Temple at Syria’s Palmyra Ruins.The New York Times, 23 Aug. 2015, p. A6

HWAIDA SAAD. “Palmyra Temple Was Destroyed by ISIS, U.N. Confirms.The New York Times, 31 Aug. 2015, p. A7