For centuries, the equestrian portrait has played a pivotal role in the politics of art. Originally reserved for members of nobility in Ancient Greece and Rome, portrayals of people on horseback eventually featured high-status sitters and, later, military figures—including Confederate soldiers in the United States. Given the controversial history of these statues, it comes as no surprise that celebrated contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley has harnessed this motif to craft his latest piece, Rumors of War.
Turkish artist Vahit Tuna has created a haunting installation to draw the public’s attention to an important issue—domestic violence.
It’s been one year and one month since Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg first skipped school to protest outside her...
On September 23, 2019, the United Nations held a Climate Action Summit at its headquarters in New York City. Here, dozens of world leaders and policymakers met to discuss plans for curbing climate change, which were outlined and emphasized by guest speakers like French president Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.
On Friday, September 20, 2019, millions of young people from around the world took action regarding our climate crisis.
Today, many people hold passionate viewpoints about how infants should be fed.
My Modern Met was formed in May 2008 to create one big city that celebrates creativity. Over the last eleven years, we’ve set out to become a champion for creatives all around the world by featuring their work and proudly providing a platform for them to shine and grow.
Visit any one of the 900 S-Market grocery stores in Finland at 9 PM each night and you’ll get deep...
There are so many animals that need rescuing from dangerous situations that we could really use the help of a...
Earlier this month, we were wowed by an Indiana town’s creative initiative that allowed people to pay off parking tickets with shelter cat donations. Now, another U.S. city appears to have taken their lead—but with a back-to-school twist. For a few weeks, drivers in Anchorage, Alaska can donate school supplies to compensate for outstanding fines. Until August 9, 2019, EasyPark (a branch of the Anchorage Community Development Authority responsible for the city’s parking services)
Every day, an ever-growing number of plant and animal species risk extinction.
With three million residents, the Ajegunle district in Lagos, Nigeria is one of the country’s most densely populated slums.