Archive | July, 2016
2201 E 26th Place, Tulsa, OK

Bauhaus-Inspired Home Featured by Tulsa Foundation for Architecture

The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture recently showcased a mid-20th century modern home overseeing Crow Creek. The unusually long, two-story, flat-roofed house can be found at 2201 E. 26th Place, a location that functioned for decades as a rectory for Boston Avenue Methodist Church. The home is listed for $1.07 million by Coldwell Banker Select. The […]



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Engagement ring in red box

Buying Ethical Engagement Rings

When a couple decides to buy an engagement ring, they are committing to a purchase of up to several thousand dollars. It’s an investment many are willing to make. But here’s the bad news: The diamond and gold industries are beset with problems from child labor to toxic waste to a plethora of human rights […]



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A photo of Sandro Sechi, Rachel Segall, and Erik Mercer.

The Guys Next Door

The story of Rachel Segall, Erik Mercer, and Erik’s husband Sandro Sechi, and their two daughters is one of trust and generosity, and two families intimately linked forever. Rachel’s family felt complete to her before her college friend Erik asked for her help. He and Sandro wanted a family of their own. She was 40 […]



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A clean photo of the Intimisms exhibit.

Intimisms

Intimism is a genre of art (and occasionally literature) depicting close, confined, intimate scenes, often with emotional weight and implied story, often of the domestic sort. “The Bedroom” by Van Gogh would be an example, though he would not have identified it as such. The term came about just a little later, with artists like […]



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A photo of a colorful sculpture in the park.

Model to Monument

In a public ceremony on June 16th, seven up and coming artists from New York City’s Art Students League will reveal their new sculptures. They are the sixth year of Riverside Park South’s “Model to Monument” program. And its last. But don’t mourn: M2M has filled the park with nearly 50 sculptures since 2010, some […]



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A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Art

“Every man is an artist,” said German avant-garde sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys. It’s evident that a new generation has become enticed by the chances of finding new and potentially high-value artists. Living with an art collection (of any size) can be a rewarding experience for many reasons, especially if you’re passionate about it. […]



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A rendering of Wild Line

Wild Line

The Montauk Cutoff has been a Queens eyesore for years, an unused remnant of the much more widespread passenger rail system that used to weave among the New York streets. It makes a wavy C-shape from the old “Yard A” at its north end to its south terminus where Dutch Kills Tributary meets Newtown Creek, […]



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A man helps a young student with an art project.

Cool Culture Pass

A collection of art museums recently commissioned a study to see the effects of their programs on students, and the results, after surveys of over 300 participants, were striking. Over three quarters of the participants rated their participation in museum programs as teenagers as one of the most positive influences on their lives, over family, […]



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A photo of a Totoro exhibit at CAM.

Cartoon Art: One of San Francisco’s Most Unique Museums Seeks New Home

San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum (CAM) began in 1984 with a group of artists who would put up temporary shows in other museums and spaces. By 1987, they gained the attention of Charles M. Schwarz. With his endowment, they were able to set up a permanent location in Yerba Buena Gardens. They stayed at this […]



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The Smithsonian museum on a sunny day.

5 Smithsonian Exhibits to Check out This Summer

The Smithsonian Institution was established in 1846 and is currently the world’s largest museum and research complex. Consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities, its mission is to shape the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing their resources with the world. A number of […]



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