Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions

EXHIBITIONS -- Page 2 / Go back to Page 1

The Edward Hopper Scrapbook

Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s [National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution]

Venezia, Palazzo Grassi Exhibitions - "In June 2007 François Pinault was selected by the City of Venice to undertake the transformation of Punta della Dogana into a new center for contemporary art, where his collection will be on permanent display. Renovated by Tadao Ando, Punta della Dogana opened the 6th of June 2009."

Mural Crew - "In 1991, the Boston Youth Clean-Up Corps (BYCC) employed artist Heidi Schork to head up a new division of its program called the Mural Crew. The main goal of this newly established program was to eradicate the graffiti problem that was taking over Codman Square in Dorchester. Schork and a group of eight teenagers set upon the task at hand and began adorning graffiti covered security grates with art. The artwork was well received by the residents of the neighborhood and soon the art jumped from the grates to the walls. Since its introduction, the Mural Crew has expanded to include four crews of teen artists and a staff of five professional artists. In 1995, Schork employed a group of artists from the Massachusetts College of Art. Gregg Bernstein, Teig Grennan, Jennifer Rydwansky and Michael Womble joined Schork in bringing art to the public. In the fall of 1998, the Mural Crew expanded again to include an after school program that continues to work on interior commissions in the winter months. The BYCC Mural Crew has produced over sixty public art works since 1991 and is presently creating more."

Vincent van Gogh [Over 2,000 paintings, drawings, watercolors and sketches]

Henri Cartier-Bresson - The Modern Century - "Using a handheld camera to snatch beguiling images from fleeting moments of everyday life." - Themes, Journeys, Chronology

Voices from the Thirties - "Life Histories from the Federal Writers' Project."

Explore the Ocean with Google Earth

Kuru Kalahari - "I do not see myself as just another artist. Being an artist is my heritage. It is part of my existence . . . . I cannot understand why people who do not care for tradition can be an artist, because that is what it is all about. Even in the times when there were no rocks for our people to paint on, they had to satisfy their artistic skills. They made beautiful beadwork designs from ostrich eggshells and wooden beads, and later, when it became available, they also used the brightly coloured glass beads . . . . Yes, the main reason for me to paint is to show the world the things that my people and I love. It is a way of making a living, but more than that - it is to show other people who we are and how we live. It is also a way of learning. Through art you learn about new techniques, about other cultures, about how other people think and live. It lifts you out from the darkness."

Paper Trails - 100 Great Drawings, Prints, and Photographs from the Clark - "This exhibition is arranged as a continuous trail in which art objects produced in diverse times, places, and techniques link up with each other in several different ways. Highlighted words or phrases in the texts bring out the nature of the connections, which may be visual, technical, or historical. In this layout, any work may serve as the starting point, and the trail may be followed in either direction, until it loops back to the beginning." - (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, WIlliamstown - MA)


The Tradition of Re-Presenting Art: Originality and Reproduction in Chinese Painting and Calligraphy - "Back in the fifth century AD, the Chinese figure painter and critic Hsieh Ho formulated six rules for painting in his time, which became known as his "Six Principles of Painting". The last of them is "to convey and change by patterned representation", which can also be translated in simpler terms as "to transmit by copying". Unlike in the West, which often looks down on rote copying, in China this laid a foundation for imitating the styles and works of the old masters as a way to preserve the past and to provide inspiration in art. In practice, it was actually quite similar to writing a formal essay in the days before word processing. In the initial stages of writing, you made additions and deletions as you went along. After the draft had been revised and completed, you then copied it exactly for a clean, final version. In painting, when doing a detailed or complex work with many figures, for example, it was almost essential to make all the revisions on a rough draft before formally transferring it to the final work." - (National Palace Museum, Taiwan)

The Art of the Arabic Book

Camden Town Connections - "Sites of interest relating to the Camden Town Group of Painters, 1900-1920. Click on a marker on the map or on an address on the right to view details of each location." - (Tate, Britain)

Seurat and the Making of 'La Grande Jatte' - (The Art Institute of Chicago)

Lyon Biennial

National Archives Exhibit Hall - Including: 'Picturing the Century' with "Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island . . . the Wright Brothers fly . . . building the Empire State Building . . . a Depression-era soup line . . . Omaha Beach . . . the mushroom cloud . . . Lyndon Johnson taking the Presidential oath . . . a young marine in Da Nang . . . footprints on the Moon . . . war in the Persian Gulf . . . Old photographs are time machines. They allow us to look back in history, freeze a moment in time, and imagine ourselves as part of the past. Through historic photographs we can see how famous and ordinary folk appeared in both posed and unguarded moments. We can relive great events and everyday life in exquisite detail. We can learn how people dressed and carried themselves and sometimes judge their moods. Studying photographs helps us imagine what it was like when the first airplane took off, when a landing craft ramp fell open on D-day, or when the first man stepped onto the Moon. Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives," commemorates the end of the 20th century with a selection of photographs from the vast and varied holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA photographs vividly capture the sweeping changes of the last one hundred years. They depict both the mundane and high political drama, society's failings as well as its triumphs, war's ugliness as well as its bravery. This exhibition is arranged in chronological "galleries" as well as seven "portfolios" of talented photographers well represented in NARA's holdings."

American in the 1930s - "The American Studies group at the University of Virginia has a long and distinguished history, and during the past few years it has created this online archive of materials related to the spirit of the American experience in that tumultuous decade of the 1930s. The material is divided into thematic sections, such as "On Film" and "On the Air". Within each section, visitors can view various projects created by students studying in the American Studies program. For example, the On Film area contains such online exhibits and topical examinations that include "Crime Pays: The Hollywood Gangster from 1930-1938" and "New Frontiers in American Film Documentary". The section dedicated to American radio programming during this decade is quite nice, as it affords users the opportunity to learn about these shows and listen to some of the old shows, including Little Orphan Annie, Amos 'n' Andy, and Jack Benny." [KMG] (Scout Report)

The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, 1933-1946 - "Founded in 1928, the Harvard-Yenching Library is the largest university library devoted to East Asian research in the Western world. All told, the library's collections currently stand at over a million volumes. This particular online archive holds over 5,000 photographs and 10,000 negatives taken by Hedda Morrision while she resided in Beijing from 1933 to 1946. Mrs. Morrison later mounted the photographs into thematic albums and donated them to the Harvard-Yenching Library, which her husband described as "the best permanent home for her vision of a city and people that she loved." The photographs themselves document various trades, professions, landscapes, and architectural structures of China that in many instances no longer exist. Visitors seeking to search this particular archive will need to use the Harvard University Library's Visual Information Access system. A user-friendly guide to using the database is provided here, along with a chronology of Mrs. Morrison's life, and a listing of the contents of each photo album, as originally conceived by Mrs. Morrison." - [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003]

The Vindolanda Writing Tablets - Excavated from the Roman fort at Vindolanda in northern England.

Hotlist: Online Exhibits [Franklin Institute Education Links]

Indivisible: Stories of American Communities - "The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, in partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, explores 12 communities throughout the United States through photographs and oral interviews. The online gallery features photographs of the community, real audio interviews with community members and text explaining the significance of the photographs." [Birth Stories: Stony Brook, NY; A Traditional Future: Navajo Nation; Building on the Border: San Juan, Texas; Growing Up, Coming Together: Chicago, IL; Sea Culture: North Pacific Coast, Alaska; Small Town Revival: Western North Carolina; etc.]

INTERNYET - "A Video Curtor's Dispatches from Russia and Ukraine. MoMA curator Barbara London delves into the underground art world of Russia and Ukraine searching for innovative media artists. " [MOMA]

Small Town America - Stereoscopic Views from the Robet Dennis Collection - "A few big cities -- and many more small towns -- long ago made the Mid-Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut one of the most densely populated regions in North America. This website presents 12,000 photographs of those three states as they were captured in stereoscopic views from the 1850s to the 1910s. In addition to showing buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages the photographs show farming, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people, and costumes. The photographs belong to the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views in the Photography Collection, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints & Photographs at The New York Public Library."

The Drawing Center [NYC] - "The Drawing Center is the only not-for-profit institution in the country to focus on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary. It was established in 1977 to provide opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history; and to stimulate public dialogue on the issues of art and culture."

Comics Before Comics

Museum of Web Art

Waddington Galleries [UK] - "Waddington Galleries exhibits paintings, sculpture and works on paper by 20th Century Masters from Great Britain, Europe and America."

Some Exhibitions on Tour

International Committee for Exhibition Exchange [International Council of Museums]

Exhibitions on Tour [National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC]

Museum Loan Network - "The Museum Loan Network was established in 1993 with generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts to make objects of cultural heritage more accessible to the public by encouraging collecting institutions to share these works over extended periods of time. Over the next decade, the MLN built a directory of 20,000 artifacts available for long-term loan from 400 participating institutions.- (Brown University)

Museums on Main Street - "A partnership project of the Smithsonian Institution, state humanities councils, and rural museums across America. Museum on Main Street brings rural Americans one-of-a-kind access to prestigious Smithsonian exhibitions and first-rate educational programs. Most importantly, Museum on Main Street gives rural museums a chance to demonstrate their enormous talents and their meaningful contributions to small town life. Museum on Main Street is funded by the United States Congress." - Resources, Scrapbook, Classroom - Scavenger Hunt, Reading, Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides - Schedule

Travelling Exhibitions - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

SITES [Smithsonian Inst. Traveling Exhibition Service]

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