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Visual ArtsFri, 22 Jul 2016 22:36
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How Rich Donors Change The Behavior Of America’s Museums

“For museum executives, the dirty secret of expansions has been that they are often motivated by the need to have some exciting new thing to rally board members and interest potential patrons. These institutions depend heavily on rich people to fund them. Those rich people like to pay for flashy new buildings; no one wants […]Source: The New York Times

Visual ArtsFri, 22 Jul 2016 16:31
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Battles Rage Over Authenticating Modigliani Work

“As well as a number of suspected fakes on the market (more in drawings than in paintings, says Wayne), complicating the field has been an epic battle between two specialists, Christian Parisot and Marc Restellini, which aired publicly for more than a decade through the 2000s.”Source: The Art Newspaper

Visual ArtsFri, 22 Jul 2016 15:00
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The Father Of Impressionism (Most Of Us Have Forgotten Him)

“[Charles-François] Daubigny … established an entirely novel approach to landscape painting that was to influence Monet, Pissarro and Cézanne and also, quite explicitly, Van Gogh. … He belongs at the fulcrum of modern painting.”Source: The Spectator (UK)

Visual ArtsFri, 22 Jul 2016 13:15
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Ohio Museum Launches Lending Library For Art

“This fall, the museum will launch the Akron Art Library, which will let any resident with a library card check out artwork as they would books … Many of the pieces will be commissioned from local and regional artists.”Source: Crain's Cleveland Business

Visual ArtsFri, 22 Jul 2016 11:30
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An Artist’s Nightmare: Thieves Steal An Entire Show On Its Way To The Gallery

Herr Nilsson lived the (bad) dream.Source: London Evening Standard

IssuesFri, 22 Jul 2016 23:15
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Ten Things That Can Make Your Organization More Diverse

“To make a real impact we need to think beyond the here and now to who the next generation of arts professionals are going to be. We need to go into schools and colleges and talk to young people about the careers that are available to them. We need to take arts and culture job […]Source: Arts Professional

IssuesFri, 22 Jul 2016 22:45
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The Art Of Moralizing About The Food You Eat

Perhaps the clearest proof that the way we talk about food is saturated with moralism is the ubiquity of the term “guilt”. Marketing departments have seen the power of this and promoted “guilt-free” snacks and treats. This promises an escape from self-recrimination but simply reinforces it by suggesting that eating the “wrong” kinds of foods […]Source: The Guardian

PeopleFri, 22 Jul 2016 22:01
Former Charlotte Ballet principal Emily Ramirez reinvents herself after severe injuries and lands a Broadway tour.   The Charlotte Observer
The Principal Dancer’s Career-Ending Injury That Created An Actress

“November 12, 2013. I was ready to make a jump, I hit a slippery spot on the floor and heard two huge pops in my right knee,” she says. “The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) had ruptured. The pain came from my tibia slamming into my femur.” She’d had injuries before – what dancer hasn’t? – […]Source: Charlotte Observer

MusicFri, 22 Jul 2016 21:19
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Study: Music Can Change Listeners’ Behavior

“Songs that deal with social topics seem to have an impact on our cognition and behavior,” the University of Wuerzburg’s Nicolas Ruth writes in the journal Psychology of Music. “Musicians espousing such messages would be pleased to know that their music has a real — if small — effect on people’s behavior.”Source: Pacific Standard

MusicFri, 22 Jul 2016 20:00
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Looking For “Great” Composers Of Our Age? The Idea Of Greatness Might Not Work

“Fixed and hierarchical ideas of ‘greatness’ feel off-kilter with the times, even socially divisive in their narrow view of what greatness is and how it manifests itself not only musically, but also culturally and demographically.”Source: The Guardian (UK)

IdeasFri, 22 Jul 2016 19:02
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A Neuroscientist Wonders: Could We Upload Our Brains Into The Computer?

As a neuroscientist, my interest lies mainly in a more practical question: is it even technically possible to duplicate yourself in a computer program? The short answer is: probably, but not for a while.Source: The Atlantic

DanceFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:31
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Dance As A Fitness Routine? The Benefits Are Many

With “Just Dance,” I am elevating my heart rate, but I am also sidestepping the self. Depending on the song and background images, I am a partying hipster in a floor-length fur (Macklemore, “Can’t Hold Us”), or a futuristic funk dancer (Nicki Minaj, “Pound the Alarm”), or a girl with swinging blond hair at a […]Source: The New York Times

IssuesFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00
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Seriously Cute: The Spread Of Kawaii Was, In Fact, A Japanese Government Plan

“The aggressive development of this aesthetic was not fully organic, but in fact developed with a ‘global wink,’ as part of Japan’s plan to build cultural cachet overseas. … The government has embraced the designation, eager to rebrand the world’s perception of a staid culture characterized by honor and samurai to a more playful, feminized […]Source: JSTOR Daily

MediaFri, 22 Jul 2016 17:31
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Will Live-Streaming News Break The Cable News Networks?

“What we saw last week was live streaming’s Gulf War, a moment that will catapult the technology into the center of the news — and will begin to inexorably alter much of television news as we know it. And that’s not a bad thing. Though it will shake up the economics of TV, live streaming […]Source: The New York Times

WordsFri, 22 Jul 2016 17:00
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Why Do People Think Using A Period In A Text Message Comes Across As Insincere Or Angry?

“Because text messaging is a conversation that involves a lot of back-and-forth, people add fillers as a way to mimic spoken language. We see this with the increased use of ellipses, which can invite the recipient to continue the conversation. The period is the opposite of that.”Source: The Conversation

PeopleFri, 22 Jul 2016 16:00
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Getting To Understand John Cage Through His Letters

Question: “Is politics to society what music is to sound?” Cage: “Yes, if music is thought of as a body of laws to protect musical sounds from noises, as government protects rich from poor.”Source: New York Times

IssuesFri, 22 Jul 2016 15:31
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One LA Neighborhood Fighting Gentrification Resists Artists’ Complicity In Upscaling

“Since PSSST, Boyle Heights’ newest gallery, announced its grand opening (originally scheduled for May 13) the conflict between the art space and local grassroots organizations has escalated to dimensions greater than each of the actual entities by bringing to question the direct and indirect complicity of artists and cultural spaces in the displacement of long-seated, […]Source: KCET

PeopleFri, 22 Jul 2016 14:30
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Revealed: The Young Lady To Whom Van Gogh Gave His Ear

And that incident wasn’t even the first trauma the poor woman suffered that year.Source: The Art Newspaper

WordsFri, 22 Jul 2016 14:00
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Israeli Defense Minister Compares Great Palestinian Poet’s Work To ‘Mein Kampf’ (As Godwin Shakes His Head)

“The controversy erupted after Army Radio, which has been under pressure from right-wing politicians to broadcast more patriotic programming, aired a show about the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, a revered figure among Palestinians whose work is a staple of school curriculums.” (Wait, who’s Godwin again?)Source: New York Times

MusicFri, 22 Jul 2016 13:30
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This New York Times Critic Listened To Every Recording Jaap Van Zweden Has Made, And Here Are His Verdicts

David Allen: “Mr. van Zweden has been a prolific recording artist, churning out an average of three albums a year for more than a decade. … Over the past month, I listened to all of them, more than three dozen, a total of 52 hours. What did I learn?”Source: New York Times




 
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