Art And Response

Black InJustice America (Trailer)

August 9th, 2016

Land of the free? Justice for all? Michael D’Antuono’s short film offers a different perspective, exposing the the deep-rooted racism permeating the criminal justice system in 21st century America. This aim of this film is to elicit enough empathy, outrage and shame to inspire us as a nation to live up to that pledge. The film includes frank interviews with Russell Simmons, Corey Booker, Van Jones, Michael Steele and other notable African Americans concerning their experiences growing up black in America.  (more…)

Brightbart

April 5th, 2016

DPS student asks that her controversial artwork be taken down

April 5th, 2016

A painting, by a tenth grader at the Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, sparks outrage with her work that depicts a police officer wearing a KKK hood. VIA: The Denver Post

High School Teacher May Get Fired For Showing Students Controversial Image

January 12th, 2016

This is a news video about how parents overreacted to a high school teacher in Nevada using my painting, “A Tale Of Two Hoodies” to inspire critical thought. The teacher has been put on suspension and may lose her job. Students have rallied in teacher’s support.

For a recent final exam, Nevada high school teacher Elizabeth Clausen showed her students this provocative painting by artist Michael D’Antuono and asked them to use critical thinking skills to form an opinion about how the art represents American society and our country’s history. A handful of parents were outraged and now Clausen is on temporary leave and may lose her job. Some of her students are quite upset about it: (more…)

ABC News Interview at Freddie Gray Trial

December 26th, 2015

Interview with artist/activist, Michael D’Antuono by ABC news upon hearing of the mistrial of Officer Porter in the Freddie Gray trial in Baltimore.

D’Antuono Storms Politicon

November 2nd, 2015

Artist Michael D’Antuono making new fans out of Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, former presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, several political pundits, television stars and regular folk at the inaugural Politicon event.

On this video, you’ll see Cenk Uygur, former MSNBC host and co-founder of The Young Turks, Touree of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” Daily Show correspondent, Jordan Klepper, co-host of Newsmax TV’s “The Daily Wrap, Rick Ungar and others reacting to Michael D’Antuono’s provocative political paintings.  (more…)