The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, a French-American artist and amateur astronomer, published these drawings of celestial subjects as chromolithographs in 1881. Show More Summary
INSTAVISION: Liberal Arts, The Higher Education Bubble, and President Obama’s Attack On Art History Majors.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science is currently presenting an exhibition of the animation art of Warner Brothers director Chuck Jones."Chuck Jones brought to animation an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating animated characters with distinctive and often wildly eccentric personalities. Show More Summary
It’s the traditional, old school and almost forgotten methods of craftsmanship that always impress me the most. This video shows how traditional wooden skis are made in Norway and you get to see the entire process, the carving, shaving, shaping, bending and even the making of bindings from wood. More »
Optical painting has been making its presence felt lately, with its 21st-century manifestation swapping the psychedelia and illusionism of its Sixties progenitor, Op Art, for an emphasis on process, systems and formal interrogation.
That pretty bouquet of tulips? Painted by a mass murderer, actually. Who’s buying the art produced by notorious criminals, and why?
The home of tribal ceremonial construction by original inhabitants of the North American continent, Poverty Point has proved to be exceptional in skill and the extent of the tribal center of inhabitation. The mounds were not discovered...Show More Summary
happy friday! to start the weekend off right, here are some favorite songs of the week that must be heard. (art by john poppleton) joey badas$ – teach me (ft keiza) || (2015) the hip hop stylings of joey badas$ collaborating with electronic dance diva kieza are sure to teach you how to dance. +++ […]
POW! WOW! are fresh off the heels of their SXSW debut. In collaboration with Austin-based art collective sprATX and the festival itself, international and local artists were brought in to create several mural installations in the downtown… The post POW! WOW! SXSW 2015 Recap appeared first on Highsnobiety.
The conception of great art is never easy is it? It's an unfortunate truism that for one, happy makes hungry, and two if you're content are you creating? Often not. So it is here with duo Stranger Cat. Back in the summer of 2012 Singer...Show More Summary
BALTIMORE – Not 15 minutes into his show, Bill Cosby found himself being jeered by several protesters in the balcony of the Modell Performing Arts Center. They demanded he respond to the more than two dozen women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them. Cosby’s fans were quick to shout back. “Shut up!” Cosby, […]
ARCA's 2015 Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection is extending its application period through April 30, 2015. For a detailed prospectus and information on the application process interested individuals...Show More Summary
The Museum of Modern Art announces Picasso Sculpture, a sweeping survey of Pablo Picasso?s profoundly innovative and influential work in three dimensions, on view from September 14, 2015, to February 7, 2016. The largest museum exhibition...Show More Summary
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition ?Jay Robinson: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts? from March 28 through June 21. The exhibition will feature the work Robinson has created since a fire destroyed his home and studio in the mid-1990s and is organized by William U. Show More Summary
The soft shine of old silver and the stunning artistry of stained and leaded-glass windows will greet bidders at Morphy?s Saturday, April 4 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction. More than 600 lots will be offered, with all forms of bidding available, including absentee and live via the Internet through Morphy Live, LiveAuctioneers or Proxibid. Show More Summary
The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga hosts Adel Abdessemed?s first solo exhibition at a Spanish museum. In the show curated by Fernando Francés, which the Algerian-born French artist has entitled Palace, three large-format sculptures, Le Vase abominable, and a small one featuring a stuffed pigeon will occupy the museum?s central gallery. Show More Summary
This exhibition brings together a body of new work by Lee Ufan, famed as a founding member of the Japanese Mono-ha and Korean Dansaekhwa groups of the late 1960s and early ?70s ? both important modern and parallel art movements which have only relatively recently been feted by major shows in the West. Show More Summary
The 18th edition of PHotoEspaña, the International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, will be dedicated in its entirety to Latin American photography, in line with the approach initiated in 2014 of focusing on a specific geographic region. Show More Summary
In an ambitious first-time solo exhibition at a New York museum, multimedia artist Chris Larson will create a site-specific commission for the Katonah Museum of Art. Larson is a film-maker and artist whose practice encompasses large-scale installation, sculpture, photography, and performance. Show More Summary
The San Diego Museum of Art announces the opening of two exhibitions, Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology and the Birth of the Baroque and Lalla Essaydi: Photographs, 2005?13. From Old Master engravings that modernized printmakingShow More Summary