Archive | December, 2013

A Look Back at Art and Culture in 2013

2013 was a remarkable year, rich with an abundance of arts and cultural offerings. At Cultivating Culture, we love writing about emerging artists, creative innovations, and the people and organizations that cultivate culture in their communities. Here’s a look back at great artists and cultural happenings in 2013: Brooklyn Artist Jennie Jones Receives $50K.  A […]



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Five Artists To Watch in 2014

Artsy, the massive online platform designed to help visitors discover premiere contemporary art, recently shared its picks for the artists to look out for in 2014. Artsy’s mission is “to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection,” and its passionate, adept team is full of commentators at the forefront of […]



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#TBT Eleanor Macnair’s Creative, Playful Play-Doh Art

Pablo Picasso is widely quoted as having once said, “Good artists borrow. Great artists steal.” You can interpret this sentiment a number of ways, but it does speak to the trends in contemporary artists borrowing techniques, similar motifs, or even entire works from famous artists of the past. Andy Warhol took famous images (not all […]



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Cultivators of Culture: Lady Pink

We recently wrote about the incredible female street artists at Art Basel Miami Beach, and how their loud, vibrant presence speaks to the talent that women graffiti artists possess. Though grossly underrepresented in urban art culture, female street artists have proven to be a formidable force. One artist, known as Lady Pink, knows this better […]



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The Spy in Flux: How The Espionage Genre Continues to Evolve and Entertain

“Our appetite for tales of spies and secret agents is unassuaged – if anything, it seems to be growing.” –John Gross for The New York Times If only Mr. Gross knew that his supposition about the popularity of espionage tales, published in a 1987 article “The Spy as Hero – or Heel,” was so spot-on. […]



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Mona Lisa Revealed

#TBT Mona Lisa: Behind the Scenes

The Mona Lisa has long been considered a masterpiece of the world. But like any artist, Leonardo DaVinci made some adjustments to our beloved lady before she was finally finished. The use of different wavelengths of light, including ultraviolet and infrared, allow us to see past what our naked eye can see—and past what time […]



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Martha Cooper, Wynwood, and the Women on the Walls

While many Art Basel Miami Beach attendees wandered about the dense cluster of galleries indoors, something really remarkable was happening outside. The Wynwood Walls hosted a slew of talented female graffiti and public arts artists, who brought dynamic color, vision, and creativity to the Wynwood District as part of Women on the Walls, a presentation […]



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The Complicated, Cultural Whirlwind that was Art Basel Miami Beach

By now, you’ve probably caught wind of THE cultural experience that is Art Basel Miami Beach. Founded in 1970, Art Basel presents the world’s premiere contemporary art shows annually in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami, where it recently wrapped its massive, four-day event. The international Art Basel shows have evolved and attracted more and more […]



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‘Tis the Season for Tchaikovsky

New York City truly comes to life this time of year, as concert halls, theater stages, and dance companies perform a festive array of shows in honor of the holiday season. Radio City Music Hall and its iconic Rockettes delight audiences with their high kicks for weeks leading up to Christmas, Rockefeller Center hosts a […]



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Cultivators of Culture: Rebecca Odes, Jill Soloway, and Wifey.tv

Wifey.tv has been “filling the hole since 2013.” What this means is that this brand new independent media outlet is contributing to entertainment in a way that has been seriously lacking. Designed to challenge the limitations of women’s entertainment, Wifey.tv is an inclusive, diverse, and empowering source of fun and informative media. And it isn’t […]



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