Yoko Ono’s 'Wish Tree,' (1996/2010) recently shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, is an example of participatory art. Her instructions encourage people to write wishes and hang them on a tree. Courtesy of Scott Rudd/MoMA
‘The Green Canvas: The Artist as an Environmental Activist,’ curated by Ramona Austin, displays posters by Korean Hoseob Yoon, an internationally recognized artist-activist. Patrons were encouraged to take and recycle cards from an installation piece elsewhere in the exhibit. Courtesy of Jiwon Lee/Old Dominion University
In ‘The Green Canvas: The Artist as an Environmental Activist,’ curated by Ramona Austin, patrons were encouraged to take cards and calendars from an installation piece in the exhibit. Courtesy of Jiwon Lee/Old Dominion University
An installation from 'The Green Canvas: The Artist as an Environmental Activist.’ As curator of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Ramona Austin suggests 'If we open the public to the nature of the creative process and allow them opportunities to experience it, a great humanistic service will have been done.' Courtesy of Jiwon Lee/Old Dominion University
'Never Been to Tehran' is an exhibit co-organized by Andrea Grover and Jon Rubin. They invited worldwide participants –who have never been to Tehran – to take photographs (from their home base) of what they imagine Tehran to look like by searching through their daily lives for clues to a foreign place. This image was taken by Rumana Husain, Karachi, Pakistan. Courtesy of Andrea Grover
Collage of 4 photos from the exhibit 'Never Been to Tehran.' (top l. to r.) Jon Rubin, Pittsburgh, PA; Dean Baldwin, Toronto, Canada; (bottom l. to r.) Otto Von Busch, Malmo Sweden & Istanbul, Turkey; Heidi Hove Pedersen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Courtesy of Andrea Grover
Three students at David Black’s workshop at Art Students League in New York created a painting using the Tunisian collaborative painting method. Carol Strickland
Israel’s campaign to win global support for its fight against Hamas by comparing it to the brutal Islamic State (formerly ISIS) may be resonating at home, but it’s eliciting snickers from many abroad -- and could lead to major strategic errors.