A.F. Oehmke

A.F. Oehmke

A.F. Oehmke is an artist, cultural critic, and arts administrator. A Michigan native, Oehmke moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art where she was a Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer Scholar. As a student at MICA, Oehmke served as an undergraduate representative on the President’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Globalization, in addition to working in the office of Diversity and Intercultural Development, the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development, and as a teaching assistant for the foundations and art history departments. Apart from BmoreArt, Oehmke has interned at a number of organizations in Baltimore including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Clayworks. She writes the Internet Is Exploding column for BmoreArt. Email her at afoehmke@bmoreart.com.

Stories by A.F. Oehmke
DMX, Prince Philip, TikTok and digital blackface, the MonsterVerse and more

The internet was sad, but also hella funny this week.

Art memes, Lil Nas X, Viola Davis and Regina King, Hanif Abdurraqib, crushing, a new pasta shape, and more

I really liked the internet this week.

I loved the internet this week.

The history we overlook, anti-Asian racism, the problem of perception, “Disney's Disembodied Black Characters,” operating on a polar bear, the greatest character actors today, the Suez Canal, the COVID-19 vaccines interviewing for a job, Annie’s mac and cheese, and Lil Nas X giving Satan a lapdance.

Anti-Asian violence, stories that haven't been told, the Grammys, March Madness, and more

The internet was a lot, but it interesting this week.