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Art is not a thing; it is a way. -Elbert Hubbard
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James Rosenquist. F-111 (1964-65)

James Rosenquist. F-111 (1964-65) | Art You Need | Scoop.it
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a place that fuels creativity and provides inspiration. Its extraordinary art collection includes modern and contemporary art such as F-111 (James Rosenquist).

 

Showing F-111 now- I think until July. If I'm wrong I'll update this post.

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Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, PA

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, PA | Art You Need | Scoop.it

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Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister not only tests the boundary between art and design, he often transgresses it through his imaginative implementation of typography. Filling the Institute of Contemporary Art's (ICA) entire second-floor galleries and Ramp, and activating the in-between spaces of the museum, The Happy Show offers visitors the experience of walking into the designer's mind as he attempts to increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals.

 

Stefan Sagmeister (b. 1962 Bregenz, Austria; lives New York) is a designer who blends typography and imagery in striking, fresh, ambitious, and unsettling ways. Having influenced the culture of design over the past decade, he is perhaps best known for his album covers for Talking Heads, Lou Reed, OK Go, and The Rolling Stones, to name only a few, as well as innovative campaigns, for companies like Levis, that have entered the public consciousness.

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Mark Wallinger at the Baltic, Gateshead - video

Turner prize-winner Mark Wallinger gives Adrian Searle a tour of his new exhibition at the Baltic, Gateshead...
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Current Exhibitions at the McNay

Current Exhibitions at the McNay | Art You Need | Scoop.it
McNay Art Museum San Antonio Texas First Museum of Modern Art...

 

I'd like to see Radcliffe Bailey
Memory as Medicine
June 4 | September 2

 

Hey, Texans!  Send me a postcard if you go.

 

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Bauhaus: Art as Life

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Bauhaus: Art as Life 3 May 2012 - 12 August 2012
Barbican Art Gallery      
The biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years presents the modern world’s most famous art school. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology, this London exhibition presents the Bauhaus’ utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War.

Another exhibit overseas...if anyone attends, please write me and tell me about it! I love to hear from spectators about shows and your opinions. This show is featuring a few of my early favorites, Oskar Schlemmer and Paul Klee. Image attached here is Josef Albers.

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NGA | Mark Rothko | Classic Paintings 1

NGA | Mark Rothko | Classic Paintings 1 | Art You Need | Scoop.it

I'm reading a terrific book about art dealers and there is extensive talk about Rothko- I'm a big fan and his was one of the first that really inspired me to find out more about how to look at art and develop my own understanding.

From the website:

"Rothko largely abandoned conventional titles in 1947, sometimes resorting to numbers or colors in order to distinguish one work from another. The artist also now resisted explaining the meaning of his work. "Silence is so accurate," he said, fearing that words would only paralyze the viewer's mind and imagination. "

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Cinema Style: 20 Unforgettable American Movie Interiors

Cinema Style:  20 Unforgettable American Movie Interiors | Art You Need | Scoop.it

Amazing interior planning and design from great films. Will seek out more of this!

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DENNIS HOPPER DOUBLE STANDARD

DENNIS HOPPER DOUBLE STANDARD | Art You Need | Scoop.it

Information on the past exhibition. It's not easy to find a gallery of all his amazing work- he's more prolific than you expected. However, it's worth sitting a spell and browsing the web for his work.

"Dennis Hopper Double Standard is the first comprehensive survey exhibition of Dennis Hopper's (b. 1936, Dodge City, Kans.) artistic career to be mounted by a North American museum. Best known for his work in film, Hopper has produced an oeuvre of remarkable breadth that blurs the boundaries between art, film, and popular culture. Curated by Julian Schnabel, whose own work has been inspired by Hopper's fusion of art and film, the exhibition will assemble key selections and bodies of work examining the artist's creative development with a focus on artworks made between 1961 and present day, as many of Hopper's earlier paintings were destroyed in his studio by the 1961 Bel Air fire. The exhibition will be organized in several sections reflecting the cyclical and serial nature of the artist's work."

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Picasso Painting Vandalized in Houston

Picasso Painting Vandalized in Houston | Art You Need | Scoop.it
Police are using security and cellphone video to locate a man who vandalized Pablo Picasso’s famous painting, “Woman in a Red Armchair,” at a museum in Houston.
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German artist Gerhard Richter opens largest exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris

German artist Gerhard Richter opens largest exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris | Art You Need | Scoop.it

B PARIS.- /B Gerhard Richter, one of the world's top-selling living artists, launched his largest exhibit to date in Paris on Monday — originally scooped by Antenna International

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This Is The Best Art Performance - From China ( Thousand-hand ~ Guan Yin ~ 千手观音 )

astounding. China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe,

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Inca Road | American Museum of Natural History

Inca Road | American Museum of Natural History | Art You Need | Scoop.it
In this series of stunning photographs, Highway of An Empire reveals the diversity of this road system—from broad paved highways to woven suspension bridges to beaten tracks through barren desert—and of the landscape through which it travels. Other highlights include intriguing round terraces of Moray, which may have been used to grow special plants brought from distant parts of the empire; a tropical forest located along the Amazon tributary near the present-day border between Peru and Bolivia; Sondor, a terraced knoll that may have been used for religious rituals; the Huascarán peak in the Cordillera Blanca, the highest in Peru and one of the highest in the Andes; Laguna de Los Condores, where in 1996 a local worker discovered a cache of some 200 mummy bundles tucked in a cliff side high above a lake; Andeans gathering a potato crop; and maps of the road network.
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Oben/Unten : Lutz Mommartz : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

From the Internet Archive:

Above/Under: The rock band The Iceni is featured as five men are shown floating before a black background while the torso of a man and a dancing girl's legs...This movie is part of the collection: German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz

 

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Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia; exhibition explores this classical theme

Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia; exhibition explores this classical theme | Art You Need | Scoop.it

"B PHILADELPHIA, PA.- / The dream of Arcadia, a mythic place of beauty and repose where humankind lives in harmony with nature, has held an enduring appeal for artists since antiquity. With its promise of calm, simplicity, and order, it has served as both an inspiration—the sought for, but never fulfilled ideal of a paradise here on earth—and as an image of refuge, a place that is distant and seemingly protected from the vicissitudes of life."


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Advice for Creating a Transmedia Documentary

Advice for Creating a Transmedia Documentary | Art You Need | Scoop.it
It's an exciting time for filmmakers and storytellers who are exploring ways to enhance their stories via the web.  One of the new genres to emerge is the "web" or "connected" documentary.  In essence, these are documentary projects that try to engage...

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Pre-Globe Shakespeare theatre unearthed in London

Pre-Globe Shakespeare theatre unearthed in London | Art You Need | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in London have discovered the remains of an early playhouse used by William Shakespeare's company where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were first performed.

 

The Curtain Theatre opened in 1577 close to London's first playhouse "The Theatre" and was one of a number of early theatres built outside the city's walls.


Via Rene Nieuwenhuizen
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MARTHA BONE

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In my search for new art, I find these works by Martha Bone intriguing. I especially like the Critical Mass collection, images made of charcoal and iron filings. Please support new artists.

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Richard Avedon - About the Photographer | American Masters | PBS

Richard Avedon - About the Photographer | American Masters | PBS | Art You Need | Scoop.it

It's not too late!


Richard Avedon: Murals and Portraits
at Gagosian Gallery, New York (21st Street)
May 4, 2012 - Jul 6, 2012


Richard Avedon: Murals and Portraits - Gagosian Gallery, New York (21st Street)
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Richard Avedon 's legendary photographic murals and related portraits. The exhibition has been drawn from the collection of and developed in collaboration with The Richard Avedon Foundation.

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THE Q&A: MIGUEL CALDERÓN, ARTIST, PROVOCATEUR | More Intelligent Life

THE Q&A: MIGUEL CALDERÓN, ARTIST, PROVOCATEUR | More Intelligent Life | Art You Need | Scoop.it
Miguel Calderón Miguel Calderón was once called the “enfant terrible” of the Mexican art world. His provocative, tongue-in-cheek style has made him one of the country's most successful artists.

 

His work is so inventive, clear and inspiring.

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Whitney Museum of American Art: Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art—A Film Environment

Whitney Museum of American Art: Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art—A Film Environment | Art You Need | Scoop.it

Can't wait! 

first shown in Germany in 1926, and recently restored by the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles.

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MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - Movies - Film Forum

MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - Movies - Film Forum | Art You Need | Scoop.it

“The sheer drama of Abramovic’s extraordinary exhibition and performance is captured and expanded upon in director Matthew Akers’ also extraordinary documentary.  (He) introduces us to the charming and dynamic Abramovic, her violent and controversial past work, and to her ex-partner and lover. With the powerful, compelling MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, Akers has succeeded magnificently.”
– Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker magazine

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Art History with MoMA

I have been taking a course in contemporary art history with MoMA. I love the reading and the videos. The course covers 1888 to 1945 and I have just completed the section on post-impressionists. I will keep you posted- I hope to volunteer there this summer, if I have the time.

-Karen

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Tadeusz Kantor, Avant-Garde Theatre

Kantor (1915 - 1990) was a Polish painter, assemblage artist, set designer and theatre director. He is renowned for his revolutionary theatrical performances in Poland and abroad.

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Coptic Cairo

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I have been to the Cairo Museum of Antiquities, but not the Coptic Museum. Their collection seems intimately displayed and less well-known. If you have been there, tell me about it- I've been looking at the metal and woodwork online for two days, and I'd like someone's opinion.

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René Magritte’s Little-Known Art Deco Sheet Music Covers from the 1920s

René Magritte’s Little-Known Art Deco Sheet Music Covers from the 1920s | Art You Need | Scoop.it
From wallpaper to Golconda by way of Art Deco.
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