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When Art Spills Beyond Its Curatorial Frames

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

There has been a good deal of conversation in the last few years around the subject of Congressional district gerrymandering, a process by which the boundaries of an electoral constituency are manipulated to favor a political party or a class.

The Swiss Army Knife is obsolete

5 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

The Swiss Army Knife is obsolete Never thought I’d say this but Victorinox, you’ve been outdone. The Columbia Survival tool kit just blows my mind. Made more for outdoor survival...

Practical Explanation: Why There Are So Few Women Ballet Choreographers

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Male dancers simply aren’t as busy as their female counterparts, who, on top of everything else, are trained from a young age to be obedient and to not step out of line. In modern dance, composition is part of the training, but in ballet there is a lack of structured choreographic training. Most ballet choreographers emerge […]

Art With A Purrr-pose: Cats Take Over The Worcester Art Museum

6 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Art With A Purrr-pose: Cats Take Over The Worcester Art Museum: npr: wbur: The team at the Worchester Art Museum dug deep into the their collection of 35,000 objects to unearth and better understand cat imagery through the ages. Oh,Show More Summary

This is the $4 upgrade you should be giving to all your gear bags

Fiddling around with little zippers on bags can be a pain, especially when you’ve your camera in one hand, with a bag clenched between your knees trying to unzip it with your free hand. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has a super cheap solution that not only helps to make this problem go a [...]Show More Summary

Curious Late Nights at HMNS – The Mystery of Imperato’s Lost Tablet

6 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Disclaimer: This fictional story was written by Julia Russell in Youth Education Programs. Hello everyone, My name is Julia, and it’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I started my research as a graduate student at HMNS. … Continue reading ?

Special invitation to include work in a fast fire wood-salt kiln for July Clay Club

6 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

July Clay Club will be at Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Thanks to Joey Sheehan for hosting us! Joey has a special invitation for Clay Clubbers to include work in a fast-fire wood-salt firing that will take place that day. Show More Summary

Here It Is, Your Guide to Displaying Digital Art

TRANSFER Gallery's Kelani Nichole helped us navigate the confusing world of displaying digital art.

Now Casting: Chicago’s ‘Hamilton’ and More Gigs

History is happening—in Chicago! The award-winning hit musical “Hamilton” will travel to the Windy City and is now casting its lead characters through Backstage. Check out the gig below, plus three more opportunities to build up your...Show More Summary

PSA: Don't Stop To Take Pictures When Walking Across Hot Coals

7 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

News This really happened and a bunch of people got injured People were walking on hot coals at a Tony Robbins seminar and stopped to take pictures. Then, people had to go to the hospital.

Thurston Moore on the Legacy of Black Metal Gods, Mayhem

The legendary musician gave us the scoop on bringing Necrobutcher's black metal memorabilia to Tenderbooks in London.

Drip-Dry: 1943

June 1943. "Arlington, Virginia. Washing clothes in one of the laundry rooms at Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, war duration residence hall for women government workers." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full siz...

At Asymptote, Three Reviews of New Books of Poetry in Translation

Asymptote brings us the latest titles in translation for June in a collection of short reviews. “What’s New in Translation?” includes Hyesoon’s Poor Love Machine (see our post on the Hyesoon folio here); and two other books, The Clouds by Juan José Saer, translated by Hillary Vaughn Dobel, Open Letter Books; and Algaravias: Echo Chamber […]

Action Books Curates Folio of Essays in Response to Poetry of Kim Hyesoon

At the Asian American Writers’ Workshop blog The Margins, Action Books’s Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson have collected essays by several writers on Kim Hyesoon’s poetry in Don Mee Choi’s English translation. Here, they may find “a radical looking glass which reorients the world and recasts it in its true black light, a light opposite […]

In Female-Dominated Ballet, Where Are The Women Choreographers?

7 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“A question for the future is whether there are enough opportunities for women to become ballet choreographers — a position for which there is no one career path.”

Colonial gold rush architecture: Craig's Royal Hotel in Ballarat

Two amazing events happened in mid C19th that determined the importance of Victoria’s central gold fields. Firstly the leaders of the Port Phillip district had campaigned for Separation (from New South Wales) for a decade. This culminated in a petition being sent by the City of Melbourne in 1849 to the queen in London. Show More Summary

13 Historical Photos That Show We've Come A Long Way

Since the turn of the 20th century, there are so many things in our world have become immeasurably different. In fact, we think it's fair to say that the world has changed more in the last 100 years, than it has throughout the whole of human history. Show More Summary

Leica expands 'a la carte' program to allow customers to customize the M Monochrom

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) shown in cement leather and silver chrome Leica has announced that its M Monochrom (Typ 246) will now become part of the company’s 'a la carte' program, where photographers can choose a range of custom options to personalize their camera. Show More Summary

MIT Museum exhibition 'Images of Discovery' highlights science photography

MIT Museum has opened a photography exhibition called 'Images of Discovery: Communicating Science through Photography,' running through January 2017. The exhibition showcases photographs from Berenice Abbott, Felice Frankel and Harold...Show More Summary

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