Art

Gender Bias In Museums Goes All The Way Down To The Fossil Collections

Oh, you thought it was just painting collections, or the sculpture garden? Nope: “Gender bias in favor of males extends to fossil and museum collections of mammals.” – Hyperallergic ...

Sculptor Wendy Taylor Wants Pro-Leave Brexiters To Stop Using Her Work As A Symbol

Taylor’s sundial sculpture Timepiece has been used – or, as she thinks of it, co-opted – by a pro-Brexit party called the Time Party, who are using it both on their website and in their merchandise. Taylor said, “I was bloody livid when I found out. … Quite frankly it feels like my work ...

A Knife-Wielding Attacker Has Severely Damaged A Painting At The Pompidou

The painting, by Daniel Buren, is described as “a cotton canvas with white and red vertical stripes,” and the attacker was being held for psychiatric evaluation. – BBC ...

Celebrity Series of Boston seeks Director of Finance

Reporting to Celebrity Series of Boston’s President and Executive Director, Gary Dunning, the organization seeks a seasoned professional to fill the role of Director of Finance. The Director of Finance is responsible for developing, obtaining approval, and implementing the policies and procedure ...

A Short History Of TV’s “Golden Ages”

Golden Age evangelists love to wax rhapsodic on the artistic triumphs of their preferred series, but those same critics are quick to pull the “mass appeal” card to defend those series’ failings, reminding naysayers that, unlike the snooty purveyors of fine art and literary fiction, showrunne ...

YouTube Says It Will Crack Down On Manipulation Of Music Charts

This form of advertising lets the advertiser, like the artist or the label, play a shortened version of a music video as an advertisement in front of other videos. Under some conditions — like if a YouTube user interacts with the video or watches it for a certain amount of time — it would coun ...

Now: Point Your Phone At Any Art And Find Out What It Is

Magnus is part of a wave of smartphone apps trying to catalog the physical world as a way of providing instantaneous information about songs or clothes or plants or paintings. First came Shazam, an app that allows users to record a few seconds of a song and instantly identifies it. Shazam’s wil ...

How Conservators Keep Art Made With Day-Glo Pigments Glowing

A reporter visits Los Angeles County Museum of Art, conservator Kamila Korbela as she works on restoring Frank Stella’s enormous Bampur. The challenge: the hue that’s fading fastest is one of Day-Glo Color Corp.’s most chemically complex: Saturn Yellow. – Los Angeles Times ...

Is This The Last Botticelli Left In Private Hands?

This portrait of a 15th-century Greek-Italian poet-soldier has, for the past dozen years, been on loan to the Prado from the Spanish collector Doña Helena Cambó de Guardans, who hopes to get $30 million for it (and hopes Spain will let it out of the country). – The Art Newspaper ...

Ohio State seeks Assistant Professor of Arts Management

The Ohio State University’s Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy (AAEP) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arts Management to begin in August 2020. The Department’s Arts Policy and Administration faculty and programs are committed to ...