Arts·ART POST OUTPOST

From Michelle Obama to Lucy Maud Montgomery, here are last week's arts stories you might have missed

Your weekly roundup of the best arts stories from across the CBC network.

In this week's Art Post Outpost, the former first lady gets a majestic mural on Chicago's south side

This portrait of Michelle Obama as an Egyptian queen was painted by Gelila Mesfin, an Ethiopian art student in New York. (@thick_east_african_girl/Instagram)

Here at CBC Arts, you won't just find our original content — we also bring you the best art posts from across the entire CBC network.

These are the week's can't-miss stories:

Chris Devins' Chicago mural of Michelle Obama was based on a painting by an Ethiopian art student who says she got no money or credit. (GoFundMe)


Chicago man raises $11.7K for Michelle Obama mural he copied from Ethiopian art student (As It Happens)

"The mural of Obama decked out as an Egyptian queen was unveiled Friday two blocks from the former first lady's childhood home. It bears a striking resemblance to a digital portrait that [New York art student Gelila] Mesfin made and shared on her own Instagram account in October 2016, based on a photograph by the New York Times' Collier Schorr, whom Mesfin credits in her post."

75 facts you might not know about Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery (CBC Books)

"The publication of Anne of Green Gables in 1908 launched the literary career of Lucy Maud Montgomery, and her works are still read and loved around the world today. Anne Shirley and her creator have inspired many adaptations, including the new CBC series Anne and the upcoming YA novel Maud by Melanie Fishbane. On the 75th anniversary of L.M. Montgomery's death, here are 75 facts you might not know about her life, death and enduring legacy."

A visitor poses for a photograph at the exhibit Imogen Cunningham: In Focus at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTS140Z1 (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Instagram ban of Imogen Cunningham nude photos stuns Boston museum (CBC Entertainment)

"Social media company Instagram pulled photos by U.S. photographer Imogen Cunningham promoting an exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, saying they violated decency standards, even as parent company Facebook Inc. faces criticism for users' live videos of murder."

The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why traces the life events of teenager Hannah Baker, who sends a series of tapes to classmates she believes played a role in her eventual suicide. (Beth Dubber/Netflix)

Some say 13 Reasons Why plays a dangerous game (The National)

"The Netflix series portrays the life and suicidal end of fictional teenager Hannah Baker in what some mental health professionals say is bad for at-risk young people."

Dave Grohl and his mother Virginia in a New York studio, speaking to CBC q's host, Tom Power. (Courtesy of Eva Fryscak)

Raising a rock star: Dave Grohl's mother on the moms behind music's biggest names (q)

"Dave Grohl was just a teenager when he dropped out of high school to be in a punk band. In that moment, his mom Virginia had two options: to support him or say no. Many of us may know how Dave's life turned out — he drummed for Nirvana and Them Crooked Vultures and fronts his own band, Foo Fighters — but now fans can read about Virginia's perspective on her son's success in her new book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars (out now)."

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