Archive | April, 2016
Allison Wint.

Art Teacher Says “Vagina” During Class on Georgia O’Keeffe, Is Fired

This week, art teacher Allison Wint told the Detroit Free Press that she believes she was fired from her job after using the word “vagina” in her lecture about the art of famed American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. While it certainly should not be problematic to refer to a vagina during a class lesson, talking about […]



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The red PsychoBarn against an early evening sky.

PsychoBarn: America’s Favorite Horror House

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop garden has been a site for art and architecture shows for nearly 20 years now, with varying degrees of popular success. But their newest installation will definitely reach a good level of popular acclaim. “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)” by Cornelia Parker is a departure from the British sculptor’s usual milieu […]



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A photo of Dalí's private diary.

Sotheby’s Paris Auctions Salvador Dalí’s Diary

In this week’s exciting auction finds, Sotheby’s Paris will auction off an illustrated diary that belonged to Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in a sale of Dada and other Surrealist items, April 26-27. The diary is expected to fetch about $57,000 or 50,000 pounds. Its contents come from a period of time when Dalí was involved […]



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A rendering of what the Museum of Narrative Art could look like.

When is Building an Enormous Museum a Bad Idea?

This week, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said that he intended to move forward on a plan to bring George Lucas’ museum to the city waterfront. It seems like a charming idea: a museum of narrative art—stories told through imagery, like movies—seems like a pleasant place to visit and a worthwhile place to spend time. However, […]



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Ivy Napangardi Poulson / Vaughan Springs Dreaming

On Getting Indigenous Art the Right Way

It wasn’t such a long time ago that colonizers or tourists were buying art from indigenous artists with food, alcohol, or a handful of cash, and then reselling that art for thousands of dollars. Though the Indigenous Art Code was developed in 2007, its implementation remains voluntary, as it is a code rather than a […]



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A visitor holds up an Apple Watch at the Oscar de la Renta retrospective at the de Young Museum.

De Young Museum Offers Unique Experience for Apple Watch Users

San Francisco’s de Young Museum has a new, innovative way for visitors to experience the museum.  The project was created by Guidekick, a startup and expansion of the de Young’s phone app. There are plenty of great things to see at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, including southwestern Native American art donated by […]



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A pigeon over a white background.

Fly By Night Gives Pigeons Their Artful Due

The humble and much-insulted pigeon has been an icon of New York City since the first skyscrapers went up. And now, thanks to artist Duke Riley, public arts organization Creative Time and their Fly by Night project, it’s the pigeon’s time to shine. Riley, 43, has been raising pigeons for twenty years. He has Homers […]



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An art exhibit at SUPERMARKET.

Stockholm’s Supermarket Art Fair: Celebrating 10 Years!

It’s been a little while since we wrote about Stockholm’s SUPERMARKET Art Fair, an independent art exhibition held and attended by artists, but the fair is still going strong. Since 2007, SUPERMARKET has been a resource for art lovers and art creators alike. From small beginnings as a “Minimarket” in 2006, the event has become […]



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Alexander Ponomarev sits in front of a group of penguins in Antarctica.

Antarctica Gets Its First Art Exhibition

You can see art almost anywhere these days, like abandoned subway stations in the dead of night. You can also see art of all kinds, like cats upon cats upon cats. And now you can see art in a place you’ve never been able to before: Antarctica. Scheduling is underway for the first Antarctic Biennale, […]



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Southwark Cathedral after dusk.

Pulling an All-Nighter: Art Night Comes to London

People are going to do what people are going to do. If that means one night, people go see art in strange places at, say, 3:12 AM, then so be it. For one such night, people will be able to go see works of art and installations around London in public and private spaces, including in […]



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