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
While officials agree that conditions are much improved in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, it's unclear if this Ebola outbreak could have been responded to quicker, with less cost and suffering.
ByKrista Larson and Maria Cheng, Associated Press
A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease.