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Magic Is Everywhere: Mel Henderson (1922-2013)

In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013).   “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969 — its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events that […]

Magic Is Everywhere: Mel Henderson (1922-2013)

In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013). “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969—its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events that can center around […]

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Robert Adams

Today at Modern Art Notes, Tyler Green interviews American photographer Robert Adams. SFMOMA has many pictures by Mr. Adams in the collection, and an interview with the artist is a rare treat. Thanks to Tyler for sharing a clip of the podcast—on Adams in relation to Carleton Watkins—with us! Please welcome him. [See post to [...]

Release Ai Weiwei—An Overseas Chinese Perspective

As previously stated on this blog, arts institutions and concerned citizens are calling for the release of artist Ai Weiwei, who was detained by Chinese authorities. Ai’s whereabouts are still unknown. According to FreeAiWeiwei.org, today marks the 22nd day since Ai disappeared. Show More Summary

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamlined House Tour

Last week, I spent a great deal of time on the road, a not unusual occurence, and in the early morning, I'm always happy to hear Garrison Keillor come through my car radio with the Writers' Almanac.On March 2 it was Dr. Suess's birthday--but...Show More Summary

StoryCorps visits the IMA

This post was written by Emily Diekemper Hansen, the Senior Coordinator of Teacher and School Programs, following a visit by the StoryCorps truck to the IMA. This is her first post for the IMA Blog. I’m a sucker for any story that depicts a “triumph of the human spirit.” I succumb to that feeling of [...]

Guest Post – N. Elizabeth Schlatter: To Be A Curator/Content Strategist

4 years agoArts / Museums : newcurator.com

In July and August, Erin Kissane posted on her website incisive.nu a thought-provoking series about content curation, from the vantage point of a content strategist. [See her concluding post for links to the full set, although she's written since then about the topic as well]. Kissane’s writings illuminated similarities and differences between traditional museum curating [...]

Collection Rotation: Tammy Rae Carland

Our regular feature, Collection Rotation. Every month, I invite a guest to organize a mini-exhibition from our collection works online. Please welcome artist, filmmaker, and founder of Mr. Lady Records, Tammy Rae Carland. Superb. http://media.sas.upenn.edu/pennsound/authors/Stein/1935/Stein-Gertrude_If-I-Told-Him.mp3...Show More Summary

One on One: Frank Smigiel on David Hockney

To Shirley Goldfarb, thanks for everything, David Hockney: On David Hockney’s Shirley Goldfarb & Gregory Masurovsky Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of giving a gallery talk on David Hockney’s double portrait, Shirley Goldfarb & Gregory Masurovsky, currently on view in From Warhol to Calder: Introducing the Fisher Collection. I approached the talk as [...]

China in the 21st Century–discussion on KPFA this morning

Jeffrey Wasserstrom gave a really interesting interview on KPFA this morning about China. (He comes on at 34 minutes into the morning show). The Morning Show – June 1, 2010 at 7:00amClick to listen (or download) It made me think anew about the rapid changes China has undergone over the past 40 years. When asked for [...]Show More Summary

Better see iona rozeal brown at MOCA Cleveland before it all falls down

4 years agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Last week I had the privilege of joining some friends for a tour of the iona rozeal brown : all falls down exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland. Megan Lykins Reich, Director of Education and Associate Curator at...Show More Summary

Art Work (Part 2)

Last month I posted a series of Mp3s toward the goal of producing of an audio version of the “Art Work” newspaper, inviting readers of the blog to record their own oral recitation of one of the texts (see http://www.artandwork.us/). Some friends got in touch and a few made recordings. I’m posting them here. I’ll [...]

Art Work

In support of Temporary Services’ recent newspaper project Art Work: A national conversation about art, labor and economics,  I’ve created the beginnings of an “audio book” version, starting with one of my favorite texts in the publication. I then asked artist Sam Gould to record one of his choosing. You can download them both here. [...]

Indianapolis City Ballet – Warming Up

From age four to 18, I lived ballet, pointe and jazz. I found beauty and satisfaction in the culture — the movement, symmetry, expression, discipline, and music. I longed for new leotards and dreaded new pointe shoes and the subsequent weeks of breaking them in. Where did this love story begin? A swim teacher danced and [...]

Oh No, It’s the 80’s Again!

I want to shave lines in my head. It seems like it might be too soon… but maybe that’s just me. Aaaah the 80’s… the decade you either love or hate. Maybe you even love to hate it… regardless, you’ve probably noticed that several things you thought were cool, but then decided were lame are [...]

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