Archive | April, 2015
Brooklyn Zine Fest organizers

Brooklyn Zine Fest Returns to Brooklyn Historical Society for 4th Annual Event

  Zines, pronounced like “zeen,” are small circulation self-published works that can be centered around just about any topic you can think of. The word “zine” is short for fanzine or magazine, and these independently produced works have been around for decades, supported greatly by those involved in local DIY movements and artistic subcultures. One […]

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art, painting, Mona Kuhn

How to Handle Negative Criticism

  Criticism can be hard to hear and can come from a superior at work or a perfect stranger with a loud opinion. When delivered harshly, it has the power ruin a whole day and more importantly your self-esteem. It’s easy to be defensive when you’re on the receiving end on criticism and when we […]

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matisse cut outs at moma

Supporting the Arts

  Why should you support the arts? Aren’t there better causes to donate to? Well, sure, you could argue that cancer research, fighting homelessness, or any number of other issues are more deserving of your money, but the arts are quite important too. Art is part of culture, and whether you’re helping to preserve existing […]

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sotheby's fine art auction house

eBay Begins Streaming Sotheby’s Auctions

Art auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s have been appraising and selling fine art for centuries (both were founded way back in the 1700s!). This tradition of art auctioneering has changed tremendously over time, but perhaps the most significant change to the process occurred recently at Sotheby’s, which recently started streaming its art auctions online. […]

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akademie x artist advice

Artist Tips and Quips: How to Have a Successful Career in the Arts

Earlier this month, Phaidon released a new book called Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life, which is described as “A must-read for aspiring arts professionals.” In the book, 36 “tutors” provide unique lessons on how to thrive in the art world. These contributing tutors include Marina Abramovic, Mark Dion, Miranda July, Tim Rollins, and […]

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eliminate stress with meditation

Stress Coping Apps that Actually Work

Stress can be a good thing in small amounts; getting that extra push can be invigorating every once in a while. When it becomes a habit to always be feeling anxious it can cause problems for both your relationships and your body. But there are things that can help, like meditation. Meditation is learning how […]

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how we see The Jewish Museum

Now on View: ‘How We See’ at the Jewish Museum

In mid-March the Jewish Museum in New York City presented a new exhibition titled Laurie Simmons: How We See, a series of haunting portraits. Laurie Simmons is a New York-based artist and mother to Girls creator Lena Dunham. In this exhibition, she presents photographs of models who have huge, sparkling eyes painted on their closed […]

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3 Public Art Shows You’ve Got to See this Spring

New York City is one of the most prolific cultural hubs in the United States, and it goes without saying that its vibrant art scene is unparalleled. From the Outer Boroughs to Manhattan, independent artists and commercial galleries alike always have something compelling to offer, and happily, the warm weather ahead means that art doesn’t […]

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