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“I didn’t know teaching was a crime”

January 11th, 2016

– Teacher suspended for using art to encourage discussion over race and policing

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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…)

Parents outraged after students asked to participate in controversial assignment

January 6th, 2016

DAYTON, Nev.  — One Nevada high school is prompting an apology from the school district after parents were upset their children were asked to view a controversial image for a writing assignment.

The painting used for the assignment is entitled, “A Tale of Two Hoodies.” The artist, Michael D’Antuono, claims to be one of the most controversial artist in the world.
Workman believes the teacher was attempting to provoke students to pick a side and make an argument.  (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.

IT STOPS WITH COPS – Baltimore

December 23rd, 2015

Earlier in the week in Baltimore, we had had hired a 17 ft “It Stops With Cops” mobile billboard to go around the courthouse in hopes of convincing Officer Porter to testify all he knew. As the news of the Porter mistrial broke out, throngs of protesters held up “It Stops With Cops” posters and banners as they chanted for justice for Freddie Gray.Freddie Gray Trial, black lives matter

IT STOPS WITH COPS – CHICAGO

December 23rd, 2015

Michael took his “It Stops With Cops” campaign to Chicago on December 10th to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 14 month delay in getting an indictment and releasing the video of the police murder of Laquan McDonald.

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December 11th, 2015

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An artist and activist known for visually beautiful and harrowing pieces that question the status quo is taking to the Baltimore streets to challenge police officers to “restore the trust of their communities.”

Michael D’Antuono — whose controversial A Tale Of Two Hoodies, inspired by the racial profiling that led to Trayvon Martin’s death, went viral — is back with his latest painting, It Stops With Cops. (more…)