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A Tribute To The Late Rosemary Mayer

When Rosemary Mayer passed away in 2014 at the age of seventy-one, her obituary was a glowing list of accomplishments for any artist. She illustrated epic poems from throughout history, had solo exhibitions in galleries around the world, and received art grants from governments and private philanthropists alike. She taught art history for decades, and […]

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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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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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An aerial view of Central Park on a sunny day.

David Shrigley’s “Memorial”

David Shrigley has a reputation for art that is usually a joking riff on everyday themes. Like a pair of rebar lovers coupling on a car hood, or a Darth (Dar) Vader mask with huge googly eyes. But much of his art has meaning just below the surface, like his large quilted lettuce leaf pocked […]

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An enormous Richard Serra sculpture at the new SFMOMA.

SFMOMA Finally Opens!

It’s a monumental week in the arts community. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, previously closed for two years while the museum underwent massive construction, renovation, and addition, has finally opened its sparkly new doors to the public. Three years and $305 million have made for a museum that is rich, beautiful, and that’s […]

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An art piece by Mary Mattingly in which a trash boulder sits on top of a naked woman.

Mary Mattingly, Boulders, and the Police

A woman pushing a boulder as big as she is, made of household things and yellow twine across the Bayonne Bridge from Staten Island to New Jersey–while not technically illegal–attracts police attention. Which is how one of Mary Mattingly’s performance sculptures wound up: with a few cop cameos in the video. She kept them in […]

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David Geffen.

David Geffen Donates $100 Million to the Museum of Modern Art

Billionaire and philanthropist David Geffen, considered one of the world’s top art collectors, has made a generous gift of $100 million to New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The funds will go to its newest expansion project, and so far Geffen’s donation is the largest in the museum’s campaign to raise money for its $440 […]

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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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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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A resin sphere containing fox feces.

Great Britain Opens Crappy New Museum

Great Britain has a new and highly amusing offering for visitors: the National Poo Museum opened last week at the Isle of Wight Zoo. Visitors can see and learn about all different kinds of animal feces and what their ingredients mean. Some of those animals includes elks, lions, human babies, and fossilized excrement up to […]

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