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Niele Toroni

The Restful Sameness of Niele Toroni

There is a restful sameness to all of Niele Toroni’s work, all of it in a style he pioneered and named travaux/pientures. Each painting, be it on stark white canvas or old, yellowed newsprint, is a careful study of the nature of paint and surface, almost scientific in its precision. His signature method, repeated over […]

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Doris Salcedo art

Coming Soon to the Guggenheim: Doris Salcedo

Beginning Friday, June 26th, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City will play host to Doris Salcedo’s major collection of 122 works, in a massive exhibit titled Plegaria Muda. With a name that means, approximately, “silent or silenced prayer,” a somber atmosphere among her art pieces is perhaps to be expected. Her exhibit, previously […]

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Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas Illuminates the United States Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale

Joan Jonas is an American multimedia artist representing the United States at the 56th Venice Biennale this year. “They Come To Us Without A Word” is the title of her installation in the American pavilion. It features a career spanning selection of individual works. However, her use of light, video, story, and performance create a seamless […]

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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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Black Sunday Foreign Films

5 Foreign Films You Must See

With so much entertainment and media taking to the internet, it’s never been easier to see acclaimed foreign films for the first time, right in the comfort of your own home. Sure, you’re no longer able to peruse physical shelves at movie rental stores (RIP Blockbuster and the like) but on the plus side you […]

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NYC Museums Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NYC Museums Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is celebrated across the country as part of a national holiday that honors the civil rights progress that was made possible by this remarkable man. MLK was an inspirational figure whose peaceful approach to ending racial segregation earned him a Nobel Peace Prize and […]

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Seattle Art Musuem SAM

Now on View: Contemporary Art From India at SAM

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is one of the most revered arts institutions in the Pacific Northwest, where it has been delivering world-class visual arts exhibitions since 1933. There are many incredible exhibits on view right now, but one that really stands out is “City Dwellers: Contemporary Art From India.” “City Dwellers” explores the diverse […]

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Ballerina Carla Körbes Announces Retirement

Ballerina Carla Körbes Announces Retirement

Carla Körbes, a principal dancer at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, has announced that the 2014-2015 season will be her last. She joined the Seattle-based ballet company in 2005 and became a principal dancer just one year later. New York Times dance critic Gia Kourlas calls the news “shattering” and stated “she is a ballerina that […]

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Judith Scott sculpture

Coming Soon: Judith Scott – Bound and Unbound at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is one of New York City’s finest cultural institutions; its programming always offers compelling exhibitions from local and international artists, and its permanent collection is rich with ancient Egyptian masterpieces, decorative arts, contemporary works, and almost everything in between. This fall, the museum welcomes an array of incredible exhibitions, including one that […]

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National Portrait Gallery upcoming exhibitions

Coming Soon: ‘Staging the Self’ at the National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery, a historic art museum that was founded as part of the Smithsonian Institution, offers the country’s most expansive collection of portraits and has a handful of highly anticipated exhibitions scheduled to launch soon. One of these upcoming exhibits is titled “Portraiture Now: Staging the Self,” and is representative of the museum’s […]

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