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Visual ArtsSun, 27 Jul 2014 22:00
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The Top 10 Artists Lost To The World Because Of World War I

“The first world war occured at one of the most creative moments in the history of art.”Source: The Guardian (UK)

Visual ArtsSun, 27 Jul 2014 21:00
Italy’s Minister For Culture Pledges ‘Revolutionary’ Autonomy For Italian Museums

“If the proposals go ahead – there is a chance that they will be watered down — 20 museums and archaeological sites deemed of ‘major national interest’ will become self-governing institutions, no longer run by civil servants in the culture ministry.”Source: The Art Newspaper

Visual ArtsSun, 27 Jul 2014 19:00
So Frank Gehry Is Designing A Campus For Youth Social Services In L.A.

“The idea is that this will be something special. There are so many messages that people, particularly children, get from their environment. There can be a certain bleakness.”Source: Los Angeles Times

Visual ArtsSun, 27 Jul 2014 18:30
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Hey Chicago Art Institute, Time To Consider Going Free?

Around the country, a flurry of high quality art museums have made the switch and reaped financial rewards, but “it is hard to imagine a major museum here going free, especially when the trend in Chicago has been to raise prices and to start charging admission.”Source: Chicago Tribune

Visual ArtsFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:41
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Scientists Print A Monet With A Nanoprinter

“Regular printing—the kind your home office inkjet is capable of—uses dots of pigments to create the spectrum of colors you see on a page. The type of printing the Singapore team is investigating instead uses microscopic pillars topped with aluminum nanodisks that resonate at visible light frequencies. The process is able to produce more than […]Source: Wired

Visual ArtsFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:27
More Art Found In Cornelius Gurlitt’s House

“The task force investigating the art trove has declined to say how many new works were discovered. Gurlitt, who inherited the priceless collection from his father Hildebrand, an art dealer who traded in works confiscated by the Nazis, died in May. In his will, he left the art haul – more than 1,200 pieces including […]Source: BBC

Visual ArtsFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:24
Prado Museum: Just To Clarify – We’ve Know For A Long Time About Our Missing Art Works

“The only new element presented in the audit undertaken by the Tribunal de Cuentas in 2012 is the that fact 41 works have been located, the whereabouts of which had been unknown since 1978 when the first report by the Fiscalía General de Reino was published on the situation of works from the collection of […]Source: Prado Mueum

Visual ArtsFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:01
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Artists, Officials, Celebrities Unite To Ask Venice To Ban Cruise Mega-Ships

“More than 50 leading figures from the worlds of art, film, fashion and architecture have signed a petition calling for a ban on giant cruise ships sailing through Venice. Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Michael Caine and Rob Lowe are among the signatories urging the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the Italian Minister of Culture […]Source: The Art Newspaper

Visual ArtsThu, 24 Jul 2014 13:22
How Popular Culture Of The 1920s Became Obsessed With King Tut

“The tomb’s discovery, at the start of the Roaring Twenties, followed the global upheavals of World War One. Mass media was able to bring news of objects being carried out of the tomb to a wider audience, faster than ever before. America, in particular, became obsessed by “King Tut” – as he became known. Even […]Source: BBC

Visual ArtsWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:16
Spain’s Prado Museum Missing 885 Artworks

“A spokesperson for the museum downplayed the situation, telling the paper that many works had been lost over the years to fires and even armed conflict, but without proof of destruction or loss the records for these works remain.”Source: Hyperallergic

Visual ArtsWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:40
Scaling Back Plans For New York’s Museum Of African Art

“After years of outsize promises and repeated postponements, officials now acknowledge that fund-raising travails have compelled them to scale back the grand design for the museum’s new home on Fifth Avenue.”Source: The New York Times

Visual ArtsWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:04
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Japanese “Vagina Artist” Released From Jail Following Arrest On Obscenity Charges

Megumi Igarishi, a 42-year-old sculptor and illustrator who uses the professional name Rokudenashiko (roughly “little good-for-nothing”), spent a week in custody after being arrested for distributing obscene materials. She had sent contributors to a crowdfunding campaign a file for 3D printer that would produce a replica of her vagina.Source: Fast Company

Visual ArtsWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:52
When Will Scholars Get Around To Actually Studying Tutankhamun’s Tomb?

“‘The real curse is that too few scholars have devoted attention to the contents of the tomb,’ says [curator] Paul Collins, … [who] believes that specialists have shied away from serious study of the boy king’s tomb because he ‘so quickly became imbued with glamour and mystery’ in the public imagination.”Source:

Visual ArtsWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:43
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The Strangest Temple In Thailand

“Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple, is one of over 33,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand. But it’s the only one that features a mural depicting a plane hitting the Twin Towers as Spiderman and an Angry Bird look on.”Source: Slate

Visual ArtsTue, 22 Jul 2014 06:59
Save The Corcoran Group Granted Standing To Oppose Merger In Court

“Judge Robert Okun ruled that nine members of the advocacy group Save the Corcoran must be admitted as intervening parties in a proceeding launched by the Corcoran last month to revise its 1869 charter” to allow a merger with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University.Source: The Washington Post

WordsMon, 28 Jul 2014 01:00
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Poetry Is Made For Twitter – Yes, Really

“What’s on Twitter are not diseased firings of glitchy minds. They’re epigrams, aphorisms, maxims, dictums, taglines, headlines, captions, slogans and adages. Some are art, some are commercial; these are forms with integrity.”Source: Medium

MusicMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:30
The Band That Made A Silent ‘Album’ For Spotify Made $20,000 Before The Album Got Pulled

Who says you can’t make money using the music streaming service?Source: Vice

IssuesMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00
What Will Happen To Los Angeles County After Its Most Fervent Arts Advocate Gets Booted From Political Life?

“Manufacturing in Southern California is history. Big corporate headquarters are history in this town. So what’s the future? The arts are explosive, proliferating like bunny rabbits all over Southern California.”Source: Los Angeles Times

WordsSun, 27 Jul 2014 23:30
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The British Author Who Has Sold 10 Million Books Under Other People’s Names

“The ghost, who starts out as a hybrid of therapist, muse and friend, enters a psychological minefield. Accordingly, the ghost is advised never to forget that, at the end of the day, he or she ranks somewhere between a valet and a cleaner.”Source: The Observer (UK)

IdeasSun, 27 Jul 2014 21:30
The List To End All Lists Of ‘New Yorker’ Stories We Should Read While The Archives Are Open

Seriously, this is a post compiling all the lists the internet has made about what to read – and it’s complete with links. We’ll see you back here when the archive closes.Source: The Awl


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