Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions

EVENTS - Check for mobile apps offered by many cultural institutions

'Like' or 'Friend' or 'Follow' or 'Join' and interact with museums, galleries, artists, professional art schools and other institutions and associations through social networking in order to experience resources and to be current with projects, exhibitions and events. Try online services and mobile apps for text, photos, links, video: . . . . . . . . . along with networks specific to a discipline, work or course of study

2015 - The Artist Project/ The Met - What artists see when they look at art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC - New Met Project

2010 - Expressive Life - Do we need a new framework for culture? (January 25-29, 2010) - A conversation on "the value of heritage and artistic engagement in a world where how we use culture is rapidly changing." (ArtsJournal - Review the Conversation)

2014 - Whitney Biennial - "The Whitney Biennial is a biennale exhibition of contemporary American art, typically by young and lesser known artists, on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, USA. The event began as an annual exhibition in 1932, the first biennial was in 1973. The Whitney show is generally regarded as one of the leading shows in the art world, often setting or leading trends in contemporary art. It helped bring artists like Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock and Jeff Koons to prominence." - (Wikipedia)

2014 - Skype - Calling, seeing, messaging and sharing with others - wherever they are. The group video feature gives you the capability to connect with multiple individuals for quick and easy conference calls. Students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) have arranged international exhibitions using Skype. The Skype app is available for computers and mobile devises. . . . . . Instagram - Capture and share.

Christie's LIVE - See, hear, bid at live auctions and get the Christie's mobile app, which offers access to its sales calendar and allows users to browse the auctions in over 80 categories including fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles and wine. The application offers detailed lot information and the ability to zoom in on images of offerings, as well as the all-important feature of e-mailing lots to friends . . . . �

Studio Visits - "Puts information on hundreds of artists at your fingertips (in the NY metropolitan area) (Provided by P.S. 1) . . . . . Artlog - Art and Culture in Real Time . . . . .

Creative Time - "Creative Time presents the most innovative art in the public realm. From our base in New York, we work with artists who ignite the imagination and explore ideas that shape society. We initiate a dynamic conversation among artists, sites, and audiences, in projects that enliven public spaces with free and powerful expression" . . . . ImprovEverywhere - Freezes in Grand Central Station (video) . . . . Spontaneous Productions . . . . Fluid Associations . . . . Interventions . . . . Documentation

National Events Calendar . . . . Major International Art Exhibitions: Biennales - "For such events as: The Biennale de Venezia; the São Paolo Bienal; the Cairo International Biennale; Dak'Art - The International Biennale of Dakar, Senegal; and the Cuenca Bienal, Cuenca, Ecuador . . . . The U.S. Department of State Cultural Programs offers Exhibitions, Traveling Exhibition Programs, Grant Opportunities and Calls for Proposals for Biennales --- ("WASHINGTON, DC. The US State Department and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have signed an agreement to establish a committee that will select US artists and curators for international exhibitions. An official with the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs told The Art Newspaper that the committee will comprise 'up to seven people', appointed by the NEA for terms of 'no more than three years'. They will include curators, artists, museum directors, specialists in American contemporary art, and perhaps persons from outside the field as well." - Jason Edward Kaufman for The Art Newspaper)

TED - Ideas worth spreading - "The Rediscovery of Wonder" - "Who are We? (the extraordinary tale of homo sapiens... Answers provided by a paleontologist, a historian, an evolutionary psychologist and a story-teller) . . . . . . . What is our place in the Universe? (answers from a theoretical physicist, an astronomer searching for extra-terrestrial life, a religious mystic and a humorist) . . . . . . . What is Art? -- is beauty just a human invention? (an anthropologist, a painter, a sculptor, and a museum curator) . . . . . . . What is Love -- and why are we so bad at it? (a neurologist, a musician, a novelist, and a sex therapist) . . . . . . . What is Evil? -- and how do we fight it? (a moral philosopher, a war-correspondent, a terrorism expert, and a human rights campaigner) . . . . . . . What are the most Gorgeous New Things being created in our world? (an architect, a boat builder, a windmill designer, a photographer, and a marine biologist) . . . . . . . Are we inadvertently creating New Forms of Life? (an AI researcher, a Web 2.0 pundit, a biochemist, a meme-theorist, a nano-technologist, and a transhumanist) . . . . . . . What are today's most significant Cultural Trends? (a fashion designer, a technology writer, a foreign correspondent, a video-game creator and an epidemiologist) . . . . . . . What will the Future be like? (a scenario planner, an inventor, an economist, and a science fiction author) . . . . . . . What are the Problems I should be most worried about? (an asteroid hunter, a climatologist, a psychiatrist, and a statistician) . . . . . . . Who will be the next President? (Yes, it's 2008. We'll invite the leading candidates) . . . . . . . What will be my Legacy? (a global business leader, an environmental designer, a billionaire philanthropist, a social entrepreneur and a mother) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For the past 20 years, members of the TED community have gathered together to share ideas and passions that are big enough to change the world. In this spirit, we created the TED Prize . . . . Each year we will honor a maximum of three individuals who have shown that they can, in some way, positively impact life on this planet. . . . . We are looking for inventors and entrepreneurs, designers and artists, visionaries and mavericks, protectors and persuaders. . . . . (TED) brings together more than 1000 thought-leaders, movers and shakers in Monterey, CA every year for four days of learning, laughter and inspiration. They hear not just the latest ideas in Technology, Entertainmetn and Design, but also Business, Science and The Arts --in fact ANY subject area offering something fresh and important. After four days you gain an understanding of how your own work fits into the larger web of knowledge. And you get the chance to connect with extraordinary individuals who are helping create a better future for us all."

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Gallery Guide - International listing of Museum and Gallery exhibitions.

Biennials and International Art Events

Flavorpill - What's happening in New York City . . . . and Chicago, San Francisco, London . . . . and other major cities. Keep up to date.

Art Historians' Guide to the Movies

The Danville Project - Collaboration between Artists, Engineers, and the Community . . . . "The Process is collaborative in nature and draws on time-honored Vermont traditions of public meetings, civil discourse and representative democracy. Participation by professional artistss infuses the process with a creative approach to problem solving and an openess to new solution. A Local Review Committee oversees the Project from conceptual design to construction and installation and through to maintenance. The Danville Project is currently scheduled for completion by 2006."

2006 Art Collective Championship - North, East, West, South: Visual Revolution - sketch - Group Material - COBRA - people powered - WoosterCollective - hints - ArtGuys - More at: (LeisureArts) - "This is the first time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985 that none of the four teams seeded No. 1 reached the Final Four."

ArtGuide - Use the map and browse by Region, Country, City. (Phillips de Pury and ARTFORUM)

Architecture, Design, and a Changing World - Metropolis Events | Eastern | Central | Pacific/Mountain | International | Competitions | Conferences | Continuing Education. (Metropolis Home Magazine)

MIT OpenCourseWare - A web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

edX - Great online courses from great universities and colleges from around the world

WorldWideLearn - Online courses, online learning and online education for adult learners worldwide.

European Portal of Public Art

Ticketmaster Online!

Playbill On-Line

Electronic Visualization Laboratory - Art and Events [Univ. of Chicago]

WebTVList - Internet TV, online TV Guide & Pre-Recorded, Live TV Directory A - Z . . . . . And be sure to check out: Hulu . . . . . Netflix . . . . . PBS . . . . . and the programming for all our national and local stations can be found online and in social networks.

Chandra - Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center [operated for NASA]

American Craft Council Calendar - By State

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The Auction Houses include Calendars and Catalogues at their sites in addidtion to the Post-Auction Sale Results, Education, References, Advise & Resources for Collectors, Galleries [art, antiques, real estate, etc.], Mobile and 'Live' opportunities and Links to related sites on the World Wide Web.]

Bonham's - "Bonhams is not only the world's fastest growing auction house, it is also the world's oldest and largest auctioneer of fine art and antiques still run by auctioneers, and still in British ownership. The Bonhams name is recognised worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectors' market, and several of its departments are already established world leaders within their category. Bonhams also offers more sales worldwide than any of its rivals, through two salerooms in London at New Bond Street and Knightsbridge --and a further 11 regional salerooms throughout the UK. Regular Bonhams sales are also held in Switzerland, Monaco, Germany and Australia, while the acquisition of Butterfields - the principal auction house on the West Coast of America --now provides Bonhams with salerooms in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The company also operates a network of offices and regional representatives providing sales advice and valuation services in 14 countries around the world. Bonhams, one of the few surviving Georgian London auction houses, was founded in 1793 by Thomas Dodd, a renowned antique print dealer, and Walter Bonham, a book specialist. It expanded during the 1850's to handle all categories of antiques including jewellery, porcelain, furniture, arms and armour and fine wines, and today is active in no fewer than 70 sectors embracing the entire spectrum of fine art, antiques and collectibles. We seek, by our commitment to client service and integrity, to establish Bonhams as the prime auction house of choice for buyers and sellers worldwide."

Christie's and Christie's LIVE - See, hear, bid at live auctions . . . . (View the Video Demo and Sign up) . . . . - "Over its 234-year history, Christie's has grown and diversified into the world's preeminent auction house. Christie's currently offers sales in over 80 separate categories, which include all areas of the fine and decorative arts, collectibles, wine, stamps, motor cars, even sunken cargo. And while it is reputed for selling high priced works of art, in fact, many of the items offered at Christie's are affordable to even novice collectors. There are hundreds of auctions throughout the year selling objects of every description for aspiring collectors, homemakers and people simply looking to buy something distinctive and personal - Christie's sales are held in over 15 major cities around the world. From Amsterdam to Hong Kong, New York to London - Christie's has hundreds of specialists with years of experience evaluating and researching thousands of objects in their respective areas. Many are distinguished lecturers and authors; all have an in-depth knowledge of their collecting field. These specialists research, compile and produce more than 800 auction catalogues each year. A catalogue is a first-hand source of knowledge about your favorite subjects, or your introduction to new areas of interest. Lots within a catalogue are lavishly illustrated with beautiful photography and a detailed description, including provenance, exhibition history, literary reference notes and an estimated selling price."

Skinner - "Skinner's specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, Paintings & Prints, English & Continental Furniture & Decorations, Fine Ceramics, Jewelry, Couture, 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Science & Technology, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographica, and Discovery. As one of the nation's premier auction houses Skinner offers collectors the chance to bid on many rare and desirable pieces. Often, these unique items achieve world-record prices . . . . Skinner is widely regarded as one of the most reputable names in the auction business - a factor that is increasingly important in today's highly competitive art and antiques market. The Skinner name is synonymous with trust, integrity and experience. Skinner's fine arts and antiques -- on consignment from collectors, estate executors, museums, institutions, and private individuals -- are carefully appraised by a team of respected specialists. Skinner's appraisers and executive officers appear nationally on PBS's popular "Antiques Roadshow." Skinner's specialty departments amass the expertise of dozens of trained fine art and antique specialists who stay current on the latest issues and developments in the worldwide marketplace. Specialists are available to answer questions, respond to appraisal requests, speak with the media, and lead educational programs, including lectures, classes and seminars. Throughout its history, Skinner has also been a strong partner for museums, historical societies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations worldwide, helping them to meet challenges and achieve their goals. We do this by providing de-accession, purchase, and donation appraisal services for art and antiques. We've worked one-on-one with hundreds of museum curators and directors, helping them to improve the quality and value of their collections, and in turn, enabling them to shape the face and reputation of their institutions. Our flexible, hands-on approach enables us to accept single items, groups, or entire collections - a factor that sets us apart from most other national auction houses."

eBay - "eBay enables trade on a local, national and international basis - On any given day, there are millions of items listed on eBay across thousands of categories. People come to eBay to buy and sell everything from the practical, unique, and interesting - such as automobiles, jewelry, musical instruments, photographic equipment, computers, furniture, and sporting goods - Founded in September 1995, eBay is a powerful marketplace for the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and small businesses. Today, the eBay community includes 18.9 million registered users, and is the number one most popular shopping site on the Internet when measured by total user minutes according to the Media Metrix September 2000 web report - We help people trade practically anything on earth. eBay was founded with the belief that people are basically good. We believe that each of our customers, whether a buyer or a seller, is an individual who deserves to be treated with respect. We will continue to enhance the online trading experiences of all - collectors, hobbyists, dealers, small business, unique item seekers, bargain hunters, opportunistic sellers, and browsers. The growth of the eBay community comes from meeting and exceeding the expectations these special people - In 2000, the eBay community transacted over $5 billion in annualized gross merchandise sales (value of goods traded on the eBay site).

Phillips - "Phillips was founded in 1796 by Harry Phillips. 204 years later it has become one of the world's largest international auction houses, owned by the world's leading luxury goods group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton - The company holds more than 800 auctions a year and has specialists with knowledge in over 100 subjects from old master paintings and fine furniture to sporting memorabilia and contemporary ceramics . . . ."

Sotheby's - "From our origins in 1744 as a London book dealer to our expansion into art of all kinds in the 19th century and unrivalled international reach in the 20th, Sotheby's has always blended proud tradition with up-to-the-minute expertise - International Offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Geneva - and Amsterdam, Cape Town, Chicago, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, Monaco, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Sussex, Syndney, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Zurich - with representatives in more than 50 other cities."

Interactive Collector - "Auctions On-Line and LIVE - The independent connection to the world's auction houses - is the independent connection to the world's Auction Houses. Founded in 1994, we were the first company dedicated to trading antiques, fine art and premium collectibles on the Internet. Today represents more than 300 of the world's leading auction houses, and 650 of the world's most reputable dealers and galleries. Hundreds of thousands of collectors use to search these auction houses, dealers and galleries, and place bids with the support of our extensive library of pricing and reference materials."

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ARTSmeet - National Events Calendar. "A searchable listing of the events of national, state, and local organizations serving their communities through the arts. Use this listing to find annual conventions, conferences, and other events' dates, locations, and descriptions. Please help us keep ARTSmeet up to date and useful by adding your organization's events." - (Americans for the ARTS)

CODART - "Multiple events focusing on art from the Netherlands" - Updated daily. CODART is an international council for curators of Dutch and Flemish art.

LabforCulture - "We work with and for artists, arts and culture organisations and networks, cultural professionals and audiences in the 50 countries of Europe, as well as providing a platform for cultural cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world."

Conference Alerts - Academic Conferences Worldwide (You can also Subscribe)

Stanford University Presidential Lecutures and Symposia in the Humanities and Arts

American Institute of Graphic Arts Events - "The AIGA Design Conference is a biennial gathering of the design community to celebrate design excellence, reinforce friendships and connections and stimulate thinking about the critical issues that surround design practice. This conference is generally recognized as one of the most engaging, provocative, inspiring and fun conferences offered in the design community.."

Archives & Museum Informatics Conferences - "Cultural heritage professionals have much to learn from each other. To facilitate the sharing of information between museums, archives and other cultural heritage institutions, Archives & Museum Informatics organises a series of national and international conferences. Each has a highly focused agenda, and offers an excellent opportunity to stay up-to-date on the developments in your field."

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ArtBabble - Free flowing conversation, about art

Egg Tempera Forum - "The Society of Tempera Painters was founded in 1997 and is an official non profit international organization inspired by the original Society of Painters in Tempera.The society is dedicated to the greater understanding and promotion of tempera painting."

Check out the Review Panel

Art Conversation - (Artcyclopedia) - A brand new community dedicated to sharing the enjoyment and understanding of fine art.

ArtForum - News, Picks, Diary, In Print, Museums, Links, Talk Back, BookForum. This site is a provider --not a 'forum' of exchange or necessarily responsive to input.

Green Arts Web - "The Green Arts Web is a resource for those who want to be more informed about the practices and theories of environmental art. We envision an expansive role for artists as catalysts in valuing the interrelationships between human and non-human nature in our daily lives."

Wei Ming Forum - "An online forum for Chinese arts and culture . . . . . hundreds of photos of paintings, prints and sculptures of traditional, contemporary and folk art works from China."

EDGE: To Arrive At The EDGE of The World's Knowledge

Anthology of Art - "In the Context of Contemporary Art, What is your Vision of a Yet Unknown Art? - The Anthology of Art offers an Internet-based platform for dialogue between artists and art theorists from all over the world. Its theme is the vision of art in art and its relationship to theoretical discourse."

Design Forum - (American Institute of Graphic Arts) - "AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing."

Artists Talk On Art Panel Series - "Critical Dialog in the Visual Arts." - NYC

The Sociable Media Group - "Located at MIT, the Sociable Media Group is interested in questions concerning society and identity in the networked world. Some of the group's research questions include: How do we perceive other people on-line?, What does a virtual world look like?, and How do social conventions develop in the networked world? Visitors can learn about the most recent research projects, along with taking a look at the thought provoking blog. As with most research institutes or think-tanks, the Sociable Media group has seen fit to put a number of its working papers on the site for general consideration. The papers include such titles as, "Scale, Form, and Time: Creating Connected Sociable Spaces" and "A Semantic Approach to Visualizing Online Conversations." [KMG] <#team> (The Scout Report) -

Webster's World of Cultural Democracy - "A virtual think-tank -- an online information, networking and conference center -- established by The Institute for Cultural Democracy (ICD) to encourage study and exchange of ideas about cultural policy and cultural development practice."


H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine [Discussion Neworks - Michigan State Univ. & Nat. Endowment for the Humanities]

d'ART - "Here you can network with other art enthusiasts, dealers and artists."

Artists Network - "The Artist's Magazine, Watercolor Artist, The Pastel Journal, Fine Art Book Club, Fine Art Bookstore."



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