Archive | February, 2016
An aerial view of Brooklyn on a nice day.

1:54: Popup Art Comes to Brooklyn

In 2015, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair was a pop-up event in Brooklyn. That was a test, to see if there was a market for the full show, which has been a London event for the past three years. Their 2015 success in New York paved the way for this year’s show, which will take […]

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The Kalamazoo Institute of Art.

Kalamazoo Museum Offers Free Admission in Wake of Shooting

Following the February 20th shootings in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will offer free admission through the end of February. Admission is currently free. Six people were killed and two critically injured in the incident; the suspect has since been arrested. “We want to open our doors to share the peace and beauty […]

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An illustration of a rocketship shooting past earth.

NASA Wants to Send Your Art to an Asteroid

Just because you might never get to go to space doesn’t mean your art can’t. NASA has invited the public to send art to Asteroid Bennu on its new spacecraft, the OSIRIS-Rex, or the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer. The spacecraft will leave a chip encoded with all of the submitted works of […]

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A four-inch lock of John Lennon's hair.

A Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Goes Up for Auction

A fifty-year-old lock of John Lennon’s hair that is being called “significant” is going up for auction in Dallas by Heritage Auctions. The hair was freed from Lennon’s head in 1966 on the set of How I Won the War, a Richard Lester film in which Lennon played Musketeer Gripweed. The authentic, four-inch lock of […]

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A hand in a colorful glove is decorated with plants and a golden watch.

Dead Treez

Ebony Patterson has a lot to say about her homeland, Jamaica of the 1990s. Now a resident of Kentucky where she teaches at the University of Kentucky, she uses art to say it. Her first solo show, Dead Treez, originally designed for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis, has just opened in […]

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A black and white photo of a rail platform.

Waiting for the Night Train

Strictly speaking, the ghostly white sculptures on the defunct New York Central rail platform in Syracuse, NY are graffiti. Duke Epolito had no permission to place the eerie human shapes there in 1982 when he did. But the lumpy fiberglass figures have been there for 34 years now, waiting for a train that has never […]

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A real-life replica of van Gogh's bedroom.

The Coolest Airbnb: van Gogh’s Bedroom

It turns out that life really does imitate art. The Art Institute of Chicago has created an exhibit called van Gogh’s Bedrooms, and for ten bucks a night, visitors can rent a real-life replica of Van Gogh’s famous painting of his bedroom in Arles, France. The bedroom is located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood as […]

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Colorful tents in Antarctica.

The Social Sculptures of the Antarctica Treaty

In 2007, artists Lucy and Jorge Orta (known together as Studio Orta), journeyed to Antarctica to create a series of “social sculptures” celebrating and speaking about the Antarctic Treaty. The five-decades-old agreement, signed by 53 nations, has maintained the southernmost continent as a nation-less territory, free of any kind of militarization or industry and will […]

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A pixelated screen of a rainbow.

The Malware Museum Presents: Antiquated Computer Viruses

When computers first became an important fixture of the average household, they held a lot of promise and a lot of new innovations. Of course, they also had some vulnerabilities, and people who were good with computers took advantage of those vulnerabilities by creating computer viruses. But the viruses released in the 1980s and 90s […]

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