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Artists Create Portraits for Vegas Shooting Victims

October 1 will be the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in United States history. Fifty-eight people were killed while attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Artist Ellen Abramo is commemorating the victims with portraits to be displayed in Las Vegas, giving life to the memories of […]

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A photo of a man dressed up as a wizard for the 2017 International Living Statues Festival.

2018 International Living Statues Festival Mesmerizes and Amazes

Eight participating countries, 64 embodied statues, and about 30,000 spectators filled the Filipescu-Cesianu garden in Bucharest, Romania for the 2018 International Living Statues Festival. The costume festival featured members of the Romanian Masca Theatre, who dressed up as 17th-18th century Parisian street vendors. “The festival, which is the largest European festival of its kind, aims […]

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Congressional Art Competition: A Contest for High School Students

Arts education has long been proven to have several key benefits, most notably the way it aids in emotional and cognitive development. But did you know arts education can also improve high school graduation rates? According to a 2011 study conducted by the New Directions for Youth Development, “Out-of-school programs, especially arts-based programs, can be critical […]

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Exploring the Connection Between Creativity and Mental Illness

From schizophrenia to depression to bipolar disorder, many a great artists were fraught with mental illness. Even the legendary Vincent Van Gogh was no stranger to psychiatric affliction. The troubled artist went as far as chopping off his own ear after a heated verbal altercation with his close friend, Paul Gauguin. In 1888, Van Gogh […]

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How to Handle Negative Criticism

  Criticism can be hard to hear and can come from a superior at work or a perfect stranger with a loud opinion. When delivered harshly, it has the power ruin a whole day and more importantly your self-esteem. It’s easy to be defensive when you’re on the receiving end on criticism and when we […]

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Artists and Philosophers

  Often, reading and reflecting can be just as inspiring as immersing yourself in the visual arts. Some of the most inspiring, provocative musings are from people who have spent their lives surrounded by arts and culture – artists who have carved out their perception of life through the arts. What are some of your […]

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The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Cultivators of Culture: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Since 1973, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has been dedicated to making New York City’s Downtown area a leader in the arts and culture. Through advocacy programs, providing grants, and organizing cultural events and for the community, the LMCC continues to thrive as a force delivering culture to New York City. The nonprofit organization has […]

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Museum of Modern Art

The Best of Friends: Ellsworth Kelly and MoMA

Ellsworth Kelly and the Museum of Modern Art—MoMa for short—go way back. Mr Kelly, who celebrated his 90th birthday on May 31st, has had a friend in the museum since the 1959, when curator Dorothy Miller organized the “Sixteen Americans” exhibit, the first to feature his work there. Miller was one of the fist curators […]

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Tattoos: Anarchy or Artistry?

Tattoos have been a part of human society for thousands of years. The designs can simply be ornamental or incorporate complex symbolism. They can be elaborate or simple, and can represent anything from religion to punishment to status. A loved one can even be remembered or honored with a tattoo. The earliest evidence of tattoos […]

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Jasper Johns

Millions in Art Donated to Whitney Museum Auction

An estimated $8 million in art has been donated to an auction to raise money for the construction of a new building for the Whitney Museum of American Art. The New York museum is currently working on designing and creating a new space that will be about three times as big as their current location. […]

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