Archive | October, 2014
Monet | Kelly

The Clark Art Institute Presents Monet | Kelly

Next month, the Clark Art Institute opens Monet | Kelly, a highly anticipated exhibition that will explore the ways in which Claude Monet’s body of work has influenced the art of Ellsworth Kelly. Monet, the late impressionist painter, has undoubtedly influenced countless artists, and leading contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly is no exception. Monet | […]

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Art Supplies boost creativity

Boost Your Creativity with these Easy Tips

As the weather gets cooler and cooler in the northern part of the country, many find themselves struggling to find the energy to be creative. After all, it’s much easier to cozy up on the couch with some hot tea than to push yourself to complete all of those creative projects you’ve been working on. […]

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Elizabeth A. Sackler

Cultivators of Culture: Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler

Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler is a public historian, Native American advocate, arts activist, honorary member of the Guerrilla Girls, and, according to the Women’s Media Center (WMC), “is transforming the public’s perception and understanding of 21st century Feminist Art.” She is responsible for the creation of the Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, […]

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witches pop culture witches

5 Iconic Pop Culture Witches

“Into the air, over the valleys, under the stars, above a river, a pond, a road, flew Cecy. Invisible as new spring winds, fresh as the breath of clover rising from twilight fields, she flew.” – Ray Bradbury Witches are those most mysterious beings that have perplexed and enchanted people since the dawn of human […]

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The Banksy Arrest was Another Hoax

Banksy, the famed UK-based graffiti artist and political activist, has been a controversial and mysterious figure since his work began gaining notoriety in the 1990s. He has made headlines countless times for his politically charged artwork, his elusive nature, and his surprising installations. Most recently, his alleged arrest jolted him yet again into the international […]

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Gone Girl Gillian Flynn

US Box Office: Gone Girl Still Holding Strong at No. 1

Gone Girl retained its Number 1 position at the US box office over the weekend, bringing in $26.8 million in its second week. The movie stars Ben Affleck as a man who suddenly becomes a murder suspect when his wife, played by Rosamund Pike, goes missing. Based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone […]

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kara walker a subtlety in Brooklyn

Kara Walker Addresses Responses to her Brooklyn Installation

Last summer, artist Kara Walker created an installation of epic proportions in her Brooklyn exhibition, “A Subtlety.” Presented by Creative Time, “A Subtlety” was created to honor people that have been historically exploited and marginalized; it was set, appropriately, in the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg. Recently, Walker responded to the reactions “A Subtlety” received […]

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Ballerina Carla Körbes Announces Retirement

Ballerina Carla Körbes Announces Retirement

Carla Körbes, a principal dancer at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, has announced that the 2014-2015 season will be her last. She joined the Seattle-based ballet company in 2005 and became a principal dancer just one year later. New York Times dance critic Gia Kourlas calls the news “shattering” and stated “she is a ballerina that […]

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Miranda July

BAM Hosts Talk with Miranda July, Lena Dunham

At Cultivating Culture, we really admire the work of Miranda July and Lena Dunham. Last year, we wrote about July’s inbox-turned-canvas project “We Think Alone,” as well as her other impressive list of arts endeavors. Lena Dunham, a feminist and author who has undoubtedly influenced countless aspiring writers, was one of the participants in “We Think […]

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