Archive for July, 2016

Goya’s Black Paintings reveal their secrets 200 years later

Why did the Spanish painter immortalize the French Emperor by discreetly painting his likeness in "The Pilgrimage of San Isidro"? The painting is one of fourteen "Black Paintings" he painted in a farm house outside Madrid just before he exiles himself to France. The farm house is a “Time Capsule” containing works of art with hidden messages that are only now revealing themselves to... | Read More

Scottish State Coach goes on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

For the month of August, the magnificent Scottish State Coach is being displayed on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to mark Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday year. Originally built for the Duke of Cambridge in 1830 and used for the coronation of his brother, William IV, the following year, the coach is today used by members of the Royal Family on ceremonial occasions. It is on... | Read More

Bold new museum links past, present and future

Western Australia's world-class new museum is designed to be a State, national and international drawcard, offering compelling visitor experiences within dramatic architecture that links contemporary and historic buildings. Unveiling the design today, Premier Colin Barnett said it was an exciting time for all West Australians. "This is a bold project, being delivered by a bold Liberal National... | Read More

Steven and Ann Ames collection to lead Sotheby’s New York sales this November

Sotheby’s announced The Triumph of Painting: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, the landmark sale of the New York autumn 2016 auction season. The collection, which stands as a peerless survey of art produced in this generation, was assembled by Steven and Ann Ames, New York patrons of the arts, philanthropists and collectors. The Triumph of Painting will be offered in dedicated sequences... | Read More

Can We Talk About Composer And Critic Virgil Thompson Now?

“Blithely ignoring conflicts of interest, he remained a working composer throughout his tenure at The Herald Tribune. His pieces were performed by leading orchestras, sometimes with Thomson conducting! He reviewed ensembles and artists who performed his music, usually quite favorably. While at the paper, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Far from being embarrassed, his editors boasted... | Read More

The Museum Of Ice Cream Has Sold Out

“In one room dedicated to ice cream cones, the wall is covered in vague, uncredited trivia — ‘cones damaged during production are further ground down into animal feed’ — and guests can suck on a helium-filled balloon made of heated sugar.”

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Brett Gorvy on Bruce Conner

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Partial Lobotomy Art Show call for artists

Partial Lobotomy. Presented by Peep Show. 30+ Artists and Live Painters!

Partial Lobotomy. Art Show.

FREE ADMISSION! Live music! Full bar! Drink specials!

Taboo Lounge

1418 N Riverfront BLVD Dallas, Texas.

Thursday September 1st.


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This Week In Audience, When Fans Feel They Own The Art Edition

This Week: Are artists now a weapon for developers?… When fans as creators believe they own the artists’ work… It’s getting tougher to figure out which music is popular… Bots increasingly compete with audiences for tickets… Audio books have become a big market for publishers.

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Editor’s Picks: Five Highlights From Last Week’s AJ – How To Define Art Edition

This Week: In an age of artists what is the definition of being an artist?… Canadian study says arts workers are most at risk… What is R&D in the arts?… Edinburgh Festival’s success shows the broadening impact of festivals… In the information age our opinions seem to be more arrogant.

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