Archive | September, 2014
Charles Chaz Bojorquez graffiti artist

Graffiti Art Icon: Charles ‘Chaz’ Bojórquez

Los Angeles has long been known for its graffiti artists. Names like Shepard Fairey, JR, and Morley have been making the streets of LA more colorful and culturally charged, alongside countless street artists who have emblazoned their personal tags to the sides of buildings across the city. One artists that has been tagging LA for […]

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Judith Scott sculpture

Coming Soon: Judith Scott – Bound and Unbound at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is one of New York City’s finest cultural institutions; its programming always offers compelling exhibitions from local and international artists, and its permanent collection is rich with ancient Egyptian masterpieces, decorative arts, contemporary works, and almost everything in between. This fall, the museum welcomes an array of incredible exhibitions, including one that […]

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sweeney todd

Emma Thompson Returns to the London Stage in Sweeney Todd

Emmy-winning actress Emma Thompson will make her return to the London theatre after 25 years in a musical production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. You’ve probably heard of Thompson from her well-known films, including Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, and most recently Saving Mr. Banks. Sweeney Todd was made […]

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20 under 20 flickr

Flickr Celebrates Young Artists in its Inaugural 20 Under 20

Flickr announced the recipients of its inaugural 20 Under 20 earlier this week, a celebration of the twenty most talented young photographers on the photo hosting site. Although Flickr might not be the first place people would go to find surreal, artistic images, the website is actually a treasure trove of stunning work from artists […]

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sotheby's fine art auction house

 Fine Art Meets Big Business at Sotheby’s

It should come as no surprise that accessing fine art often comes at a price, and a pretty steep one we might add. There are very few museums that offer free admission on a regular basis, and paying for art, particularly rare pieces, can quite literally cost collectors millions. It was the late pop artist […]

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supporting local artists by writing to them

#TBT The Slow Death of the Handwritten Word

Lately we’ve been writing a lot about the intersection of technology into the world of art, as well as its place in culture at large. Has technology made art easier to access, yet harder to experience in an authentic way? Has it brought people closer together, but eliminated more intimate forms of contact? Tom Hanks […]

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This is the real battle against rape culture, and it should be fought with clarity and truth.

Columbia Student Reclaims Her Body In New Performance Piece

Throughout the past few years, more and more instances of campus rape and assault have garnered media attention, placing huge amounts of public scrutiny on college administrators, campus policies, and the victims of these crimes. According to New York Magazine, Emma Sulkowicz is one of 23 students who are part of a federal Title IX […]

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3-D art museums

Interact with Art…in 3-D

Museums have always allowed visitors to interact with art—but a museum trend started in South Korea is taking that interaction to a whole new level. 3-D museums, where optical illusions allow visitors to literally interact with and participate in the art, are becoming popular in Asia, particularly in Korea and China. “It is a booming […]

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