The Tony Awards take place this Sunday, June 12, and the category of best actress in a musical is highly competitive, featuring Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple, and Philippa Soo for Hamilton, as well as performances by Jessie Mueller (Waitress), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), and Laura Benanti (She Loves Me). Artinfo analyzes the likely outcome.
In an interview on Juxtapoz, artist Nina Chanel Abney describes making political art that “has been described as easy to swallow, hard to digest.”
The New York Times highlights “Call Her Applebroog,” a short documentary film about “inventive, provocative” artist Ida Applebroog. The film, made by the artist’s daughter, Beth B, captures a “vivid snapshot of a still-vital artist late in a still-purposeful life.”
Slate reviews a new memoir by feminist journalist Susan Faludi about her trans father.
Noisey says that both Björk and Beyoncé use their new music to “wholeheartedly reject the passivity that is expected from female popstars.”
Juxtapoz highlights Ana Teresa Fernandez as she “destroy[s] visually this wall between México and the USA.”
Following Carmen Herrera’s 101st birthday, the Huffington Post interviews the abstract artist about her long career.
Artist Kara Walker interviews her father about an exhibition of his work that she curated.
Shows We Want to See
The Whitney Museum’s Mirror Cells includes sculptures by five artists (four of them women). Art News describes its focus as the “movement toward the use of humble materials, figurative elements, and also what [co-curator Jane] Panetta called ‘this idea of people willingly engaged with narrative, but also narratives that have to do with political issues, or with personal issues.’”
Annie Leibovitz shows Women: New Portraits in Hong Kong.
—Elizabeth Lynch is the editor at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.