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Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s 

"The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opened Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s (Feb. 14–May 13) an expansive exhibition exploring the pivotal moments in the 1980s when artwork became a commodity and the artist, a brand. Razor-sharp, witty, satirical and deeply subversive, the nearly 150 works in “Brand New” examine the origins and rise of a new generation of artists in New York City who blurred the lines between art, entertainment, and commerce, a shift that continues to define contemporary art today." 


The Opioid Diaries, James Nachtwey 

"Photojournalist and war photographer, James Nachtwey and "TIME’s Paul Moakley spent months on the streets of Boston and San Francisco, on patrol with first responders in Ohio, New Mexico, and West Virginia, inside jail cells in Kentucky, funerals in New Hampshire and prayer meetings in Massachusetts", documenting the Opioid Crisis. His completed work, "The Opioid Diaries" was one of the rawest and honest stories I've heard in a long time. His powerful images captured people at their worst...At the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Nachtwey discussed his experience and thoughts on the project.