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A Summer Art Trip Around NYC

Hello, it’s Jacque with my first official post! I have lived in New York City for a little under a month now and with Grad school not starting for another week,  I have done my fair share of exploring. Today I will take you around the city, from the posh galleries of Chelsea to the […]

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Critical Mass for Levitated Mass

Originally posted on Unframed The LACMA Blog:
Yesterday was opening day—finally!—for Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass. The artist himself was on hand (and was even quoted by NBC has saying it was the happiest day of his life!),  leading throngs of people through his artwork for the very first time. Here are some photos of the…

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Staring at Nothing: ‘Invisible’ Expands Perceptions of Art

Guest Post by: Rafaella Lima I imagine that walking into the current Invisible exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery is a little like what walking into French avant-garde artist Yves Klein’s Le Vide or “The Void” in Paris back in 1958 would have been. For that piece, officially titled The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw […]

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Michael Heizer's drawing for the installation of Levitated Mass at LACMA

Levitated Mass Opens Sunday

Originally posted on Unframed The LACMA Blog:
Way back in the twentieth century—1969, to be precise—Michael Heizer had the idea for an artwork he’d call Levitated Mass. It would be a massive rock perched atop a long slot in the earth. He even got so far as to start creating the artwork in the Nevada…

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Screen Cap from Dumbfounded video

Through the Mic: Medusa, Dumfoundead, Gizzle

Originally posted on Unframed The LACMA Blog:
Last month’s inaugural installment of Through the Mic: LACMA X Hip Hop was my first true hip hop experience and one of the best nights of my musical life. The vibe was incredibly positive, and 3MG: Murs, Eligh, and Scarub put on an amazing show, capped off by…

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The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, original William Walters 1884 Gallery

The Walters Art Museum

BALTIMORE, 8 May — William Walters may have died in the 19th century, but today the museum that presents the encyclopedic collection of Walters and his son Henry Walters made a bold leap into the 21st century with the uploading of more than 19,000 images of artworks, along with associated information, to the Wikimedia Commons […]

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FIELD TRIP: Virtual Gallery Weekend Berlin

BERLIN, 28 April — Silent since the demise of Blue Mars, the VBCO Travel & Safari Co. launched a field trip to the temporary virtual world of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2012 today. 10 started out on the journey and 4 were delivered to the promised land. 4 died quickly at the hands of MacOS 10.5.8 […]

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The Mauritshuis is Closing!!

THE HAGUE, 1 April — Today is the last day for the next two years that you’ll be able to see The Mauritshuis collection at The Mauritshuis. First opened to the public in 1822, now 190 years later, The Mauritshuis will close for 2 years of expansion and renovation that will go underground and across […]

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Afghanistan Museum Update

Trill Zapatero has always figured prominently on the IRez blog: she was a fierce Homecoming Queen competitor (and eventual winner) @SLHS: http://vaneeesa.com/2010/11/14/butter-my-butt/ And she’s the founding director of the Afghanistan Museum of Second Life: http://vaneeesa.com/2010/10/08/afghanistan-museum/ You can still see all the lovely tiara photos at the Blaylock-Sharple-Keng-Tearfall art space “Butter My Butt Gallery” http://slurl.com/secondlife/An%20Li/127/60/21 And […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum

Last year Bruce Sterling wrote an article about Eva & Franco Mattes 2003 prank Nike Ground in which they installed a large exhibition claiming that Nike had purchased Vienna’s legendary Karlsplatz and was renaming it Nikeplatz, and for which Nike sued the Mattes for €78,000. In the end, Sterling concluded that Nike’s 2003 lawsuit would […]

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Afghanistan Museum

The Virtual Afghanistan Museum is open now as Zapatero makes final adjustments, and in 5 or 6 weeks it’s moving to the solid earth of a homestead she’s acquiring.

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