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Visual ArtsTue, 18 Dec 2018 22:01

LA County Museum Of Art Is Falling Behind On Its New Building

Not only must it continue to amass money toward the $650 million project, but it also must pack up its collection to prepare for construction. And it faces lingering questions about whether an increasingly uncertain economy will hurt fundraising in 2019, whether the museum’s long-in-progress environmental impact report will further delay the project, and how […]Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 18 Dec 2018 21:02

A Great Year For Sports Architecture

Stadiums and other sports venues have become more opulent. They not only have to be functional, they more and more serve as marquee symbols on the skyline. Here are ten of the best in 2018. – DezeenSource:

Visual ArtsTue, 18 Dec 2018 19:32

America’s Oldest University Museum Is Also One Of Its Fastest-Growing

About 36,000 additional three-dimension objects belonging to the art gallery are already on display at the West Campus at its recently opened Wurtele Study Center. This is all on top of a $135m renovation of the main building that opened in 2012, doubling the museum’s size through the imaginative reuse of two adjacent existing buildings. […]Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 18 Dec 2018 18:32

Prominent Artists Protest Appointment At France’s National Arts Academy: Too Conservative?

The artists Mai-Thu Perret and Lili Reynaud-Dewar, along with the curator Chus Martinez, signed the petition statement published on the Mediapart news website in early November, saying that Jean De Loisy is “near retirement… and the symbol of a hegemony”, adding: “We ask that our voices are heard, denouncing the hold that conservative [views] still […]Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 18 Dec 2018 17:03

Scientists Virtually Reconstruct 1,500-Year-Old Bolivian Temple

“Using historical data, 3D-printed pieces, and architectural software, archaeologist Alexei Vranich from UC Berkeley has created a virtual reconstruction of Pumapunku — an ancient Tiwanaku temple now in ruins.” — GizmodoSource:

Visual ArtsTue, 18 Dec 2018 14:03

Mosaics And Paintings In Bethlehem’s Church Of The Nativity Restored For First Time In Centuries

“Over the past 15 months, experts have cleaned and repaired surviving fragments of the 12th-century masterworks, preserving 1,345 square feet (125 square metres) of what was once 21,528 square feet (2,000 square metres) of glittering gold and glass. The rest has been eaten away by wear, humidity, wars and earthquakes.” — Yahoo! (AFP)Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 18 Dec 2018 13:01

Easter Island’s Mayor Says That Giant Statue Might Really Be Better Off In British Museum

“Pedro Edmunds Paoa said Easter Island had a ‘thousand’ of its iconic statues, known as the Moai, ‘both buried, ignored and discarded’, and lacked the means to maintain them. “Those thousand are falling apart because they are made of a volcanic stone, because of the wind and the rain are. We need global technology for […]Source:

The WorldWed, 19 Dec 2018 05:09

Director of Finance & Adminstration, Devos Institute

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the day to day administrative and financial management of the organization. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and collaborative manager with proven experience in accounting, budgetingSource:

WordsTue, 18 Dec 2018 23:02

Canadian Libraries Say Publishers Are Making It More Difficult For Them To Share

The Canadian Urban Library Council says “the big five” publishers like Hachette, Penguin Random House and MacMillan have long restricted library access to electronic materials, but in the past two years the problem has grown worse. – CBCSource:

TheatreTue, 18 Dec 2018 22:34

A New Theatrical Rights Giant

The new business, Concord Theatricals, merges the catalogues of four publishing and licensing organisations, which it claims makes it “the most substantial licensing house in the world”. – The StageSource:

WordsTue, 18 Dec 2018 21:25

An Argument For Collecting As Many Books As Possible

An antilibrary is a powerful reminder of your limitations — the vast quantity of things you don’t know, half-know, or will one day realize you’re wrong about. By living with that reminder daily you can nudge yourself toward the kind of intellectual humility that improves decision-making and drives learning. – Fast CompanySource:

The WorldTue, 18 Dec 2018 21:12

Double-decker to bring free music lessons to deprived children

UK nonprofit Lycaeum Music is raising money “to buy a double-decker bus and renovate it as a space for touring music lessons, workshops and concerts, visiting the most deprived areas of England.” The project is called Music on Wheels. — The StageSource:

IdeasTue, 18 Dec 2018 20:29

In Defense Of A Good Hate

“So let me clarify: we have forgotten how to hate well. We have forgotten how to hate rigorously and virtuously. This is, I believe, because we have forgotten how to distinguish between hate’s negative and positive iterations. In the former camp is racial hatred, religious hatred, and other forms of intense, frothing, violent dislike inflamed by […]Source:

MediaTue, 18 Dec 2018 20:04

Remember Infomercials? They’ve Got More In Common With Apps Than We’d Like To Think

Ernie Smith gives a brief history of the very American phenomenon, from its 1949 birth (pitching Vitamix blenders, actually a legit product) through the Psychic Friends Network and Miss Cleo. “In a lot of ways, the modern app-store ecosystem shares much in common with the televised grift that many vintage infomercials specialized in. The difference, […]Source:

MediaTue, 18 Dec 2018 19:01

The Most Difficult Special Effect I Ever Got On Film (Or Didn’t Quite)

“We spoke to 35 filmmakers — directors, cinematographers, effects artists — about the toughest effect they’ve ever pulled off. The resulting stories run the gamut from the computer-generated to the practical, the spectacular to the subtle, and all of them remind us of the sweat that goes into making movie magic.” — VultureSource:

PeopleTue, 18 Dec 2018 18:02

Dept. Of Homeland Security Has Mistaken This 90-Year-Old Theatre Historian For An ISIS Terrorist

David Mayer was a lieutenant in the US Army and spent decades living and teaching in Britain. Unfortunately, “David Mayer” was also an alias of one Akhmed Chatayev, a Chechen militant suspected of masterminding the 2016 attack on Istanbul’s airport. Several branches of the US government have gotten the two confused, and now the real […]Source:

DanceTue, 18 Dec 2018 17:30

Lawsuit Over “Fortnite” Video Game Dance Moves Could Be A Rabbit Hole

At what point does a social dance become so normalized, that no one flinches to see it? Because individual movements can’t be copyrighted, it’s not like they have an expiry date (like music) when they slip into the public domain.  With today’s rapidly evolving technology, where things are easily sharable and monetizable, it might be […]Source:

IdeasTue, 18 Dec 2018 16:30

Higher Ed’s Alternative Values System: Respect

Academics are unlike the employees of most organisations in that they fight over symbolic rather than material objects of aspiration, but they are like other workers in that they too are motivated by fear and greed. Instead of competing over power and money, they compete over respect. – AeonSource:

MusicTue, 18 Dec 2018 16:04

Wall Street Banker Gives It Up To Turn Around Struggling Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music

Chad Cooper, a 45-year-old former managing director at Deutsche Bank in New York, left that lucrative job to become executive director of the conservatory, 121 years old but at that point nearly insolvent. And he seems to have rescued the BCM, which brings the only music lessons available to hundreds of public school students and […]Source:

DanceTue, 18 Dec 2018 15:36

How’s A Poor Corps Member To Survive The Annual ‘Nutcracker’ Marathon?

Dancers from San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Tulsa Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Ballet Austin tell how their performances have changed over the years and share their key self-care tips. — Dance MagazineSource:


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