Race and Sociology of Art

By Fiona Greenland (University of Virginia) and Patricia Banks (Mount Holyoke College) The art world is replete with the same forces of anti-Black racism that permeate society as a whole: pay inequality in the arts sector, lack of representation in U.S. art galleries, and few Black people or people of color appointed to positions of power in museums. To give adequate scholarly attention to these … Continue reading Race and Sociology of Art

33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton

 A Review by Ann L. Mullen, U. of Toronto   Sarah Thornton, sociologist and author of Seven Days in the Art World, published a new book last fall, titled 33 Artists in 3 Acts. While her previous book took the reader on a tour of the varied institutions that make up the art world (auctions, art schools, fairs, awards and so forth), her new book … Continue reading 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton