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Exhibition in Portland Celebrates the History of Prosthetic Design

Prosthetics have come a long way from the the original papier maché toes used in 600 B.C. With the medicine, robotics, sensors, and 3D-printing industries now working together, prosthetics are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. “Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics,” an exhibition and education program on display at the Pacific Northwest College of […]

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Amazon Fine Art?

It’s been nearly five years since Amazon launched its online marketplace for fine art, with success seemingly mixed.  Initially the marketplace partnered with more than 150 galleries and dealers across the US in order to sell fine art, with users initially being able to browse more than 40,000 works of fine art. Today has more […]

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Attorney General Sides With Berkshire Museum in Art Sale Dispute

After more than six months of bitter disagreement, it looks as if the Berkshire Museum controversy is finally being settled in court. A brief backstory: In July 2017, the museum announced that it would auction off 40 of its works—a move that angered activists, including acclaimed artist Norman Rockwell’s three sons. The museum argued that […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Art App

Hollywood A-lister and avid art collector Leonardo DiCaprio has just invested in a new app called Magnus. The app has been described as “Shazam for art,” as it allows users to quickly identify artworks much the same way the Shazam app can pinpoint music, movies, and television shows. “Visual art is a powerful tool for […]

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Should Misogyny Have a Place in Art Museums?

Last month, several women came forward to accuse acclaimed artist Chuck Close of sexual harassment. The news sparked a debate about whether museums should continue to display Close’s work in light of these allegations. It’s a divisive issue, with some arguing that art ought to be separated from the artist, while others contend that continuing […]

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Hand-made signs from Muslims that express their support of the LGBT+ community.

Art Exhibit Explores Queer Muslim Identities

On June 12, 2016, a homophobic Muslim man by the name of Omar Mateen opened fire inside of an LGBT nightclub—killing 49 people and injuring 58 others. Known as the Pulse massacre, it remains one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history. The alleged motive was that Mateen himself was gay. Rumor has […]

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Last Chance to See Iconic Photographer at SFMOMA

Photographer Walker Evans, best known for his work documenting everyday life during the Great Depression, has a new home: Until February 4, his work will be displayed as part of an exhibit at SFMOMA. Including everything from his earliest self-portraits to his photographs capturing average men and women on the streets, the SFMOMA exhibit is […]

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CreatiVets Creates a Safe Art Space for Veterans

U.S. Marine Richard Casper was hit by a blast on an Iraqi road in February 2007. It was the fourth time he’d been hit by an explosive in just four months. After Casper returned to his home in Illinois, he suffered from anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some veterans with PTSD find comfort in yoga. […]

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3 Paper Planners That Are Trending

In an age where people consume most of their media electronically, it might be surprising to hear that paper planner sales have been up $50 million in the last two years. Perhaps it stems from the same reason that some people still choose to hold onto their paperbacks when they have a convenient Kindle, or […]

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Exhibit ‘Design in the Digital Age’ Inspired by Natural Algorithms

In September 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman debuted his first major exhibition in the U.S., titled “Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age,” at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Laarman received critical acclaim from art purveyors and media outlets like The New York Times. His exhibit pioneers a distinctive take on a common household object: […]

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