Archive | February, 2014

For Morgan Grace, ‘Heart Is Where the Home Is’

Working closely with members of Austin’s homeless community inspired musician and social work student Morgan Grace to look at the concept of “home” in a new way. What is tangible for some is more fluid and uncertain for others, something that many homeless individuals can attest to. Just because houseless folk don’t have traditional possessions […]

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‘Snow’: A Wintry Story by Brooklyn Artist Shelley Jackson

Some artists create masterpieces on traditional materials like cloth canvases. Others prefer to work in installation, forming abstract works that take up entire rooms or even protrude into public space. And if you’re Shelley Jackson, you’ll create stories and works of art on canvasses made from dolls, or skin, or even snow. Simply, and aptly […]

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Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art Presents: A Collection of Ideas

“At the time of the Museum of Modern Art’s founding, in 1929, the terms ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’ coincided effortlessly,” explains MoMA’s Architecture and Design department. “Since then, MoMA curators have sought to distill a timeless ideal of visual presence and meaning from different circumstances, all the while revising and reconsidering the initial paradigms of modern […]

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‘Mona Lisa’ Model Could Soon Be Identified

  Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” has long been revered as one of the art world’s most prolific masterpieces. Such a deceptively simple portrait has captivated cultures for centuries, and still draws millions to the Louvre in Paris where it resides each year. The painting’s existence has not been without controversy however – for centuries, […]

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Coming Soon: Maria Lassnig at MoMA PS1

If you’ve never before seen the works of contemporary painter Maria Lassnig in person, now is your chance. MoMA PS1, a solely contemporary, boundary-pushing affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, will be presenting works by the groundbreaking Maria Lassnig, with a particular emphasis on her self-portraiture. The Austrian artist, born in 1919, is considered […]

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Gone Too Soon: Why Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Hits Close to Home for Fans

When news of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death broke earlier this month, it quickly gripped the American public, and left it stunned by such a tragedy. Hoffman was pronounced dead on the morning of February 2nd, 2014, of an apparent heroin overdose. The actor was just 46 years old. Now, friends, family, fellow actors […]

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Awesomely Artsy Valentine’s Day Happenings

Valentine’s Day is here, and even if you plan on skipping the sappy romance part, there are some seriously awesome arts happenings inspired by the Hallmark Holiday that you do not want to miss. Here are some great ways to make the most of this Valentine’s Day: “I Art You” from Create:Fixate. If you live […]

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#TBT Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while many love to abhor the Hallmark Holiday to end all Hallmark Holidays, February 14th also marks the anniversary of a groundbreaking play called The Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues is a collection of monologues written by playwright Eve Ensler, and inspired by the stories of real women. Organized […]

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Lucy Sparrow Reimagines Retail in her All-Felt ‘Cornershop’

There is an important conversation unfolding right now in the art world about consumerism, politics, and myriad social issues – and it’s being addressed with crafts. The New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA) call their crocheted public artworks a form of “craftivism,” a term that Chloe Veltman touched upon in her New York Times article, […]

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A Spirit of Independence at SUPERMARKET Art Fair

This upcoming weekend marks the eighth annual SUPERMARKET Art Fair, an independent arts happening in Stockholm, Sweden. What started out as “Minimarket” in 2006 as a reaction to a new commercial art fair called Market has grown into the aptly titled SUPERMARKET Art Fair, a massive event that celebrates the international independent contemporary arts community. […]

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