Art

Does Art Lose Its Meaning When It's In 1000 Selfies A Minute?

One curator: "It’s as if taking a photo of a work in a museum means ‘seeing’ it to a viewer, even though someone like me worries that taking the photo replaces seeing it in the slow and thoughtful way I would ideally wish. ... And the problem with all the photo-takers is that they make it imp ...

Trip Advisor Users Rank The World's Most Popular Museums. The "House Of Terror"? Really?

"I would be the first to admit that many of the institutions here are new to me—though to be fair, I am not a military history buff, and therefore am unfamiliar with institutions like Hungary’s House of Terror or Singapore’s Battlebox, which seem quite popular. It’s not all just war, th ...

Top Posts From AJBlogs 09.20.17

What Museum Visitors Want to KnowMuseums are mysterious to many people outside the art world (and maybe to people in the art world, I don’t know!). That’s why I highlighted Ask A Curator Day here last week, and why I ... read moreAJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2017-09-20Recent Listening I ...

Indomitable Pioneering Artist John Killacky Announces Retirement From Vermont's Flynn Center

The Flynn’s statement cited Killacky’s emphasis on access and inclusion, as the arts center now works with 75 social-service agencies to provide discounted tickets for their clients. The organization provides $30,000 in scholarships toward participation in the Flynn’s classes and camps. Kill ...

There Are Thousands Of Different Colors - Why Do Most Of Us Have So Few Words For Them (And Some Languages Fewer Than Others)?

"In an industrialized culture, most people get by with 11 color words: black, white, red, green, yellow, blue, brown, orange, pink, purple and gray. That's what we have in American English. Maybe if you're an artist or an interior designer, you know specific meanings for as many as 50 or 100 differ ...

What Artists' Last Works Say About Their Bigger Place In Our Lives

"When an artist knows he or she is dying, the last work that they put into the world comes to be something that is at once a bequest, a memorial and a breakup letter. It has a charge that surpasses reality." ...

Top Posts From AJBlogs 09.19.17

Evaluating Engagement: OutcomesEvaluation of any kind is a challenge for nonprofit organizations generally and for nonprofit arts organizations in particular. Resource constraints and focus on mission, sometimes at the expense of critical management issues, make evaluation ... read moreAJBlog: En ...

50,000 Candy-Colored Lights At Australia's Uluru

"Located on the grounds of the Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory, this remarkable exhibition" - titled Field of Light Uluru in English and Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku ("looking at lots of beautiful lights") in the language of the indigenous Pitjantjatjara people, to whom Uluru is sacred - ...

Top Posts From AJBlogs 09.18.17

Kusama in Seattle, Post Script, And On to LAWhen, on a recent day, The Broad museum announced that “due to overwhelming demand” additional tickets for the coming Yayoi Kusama exhibition would be available on Oct. 2, it added this to the statement: ... read moreAJBlog: Real Clear Arts Publishe ...

New Banksy Murals Turn Up In London As Basquiat Show Opens

The works, near the Barbican Centre, mark the opening of an exhibition by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. ...