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City Picture Fiction, Invisible Exports The Cooker: Art, Design, Publishing - "He gathers the flotsam of cities - he gives them formal value and intensity . . . . " ('The Independent') - Explore Jake Tilson's 'TheCooker' for market photo collages of found objects. - (scroll to right for images)"

Art Places - ArtPlace is investing in art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies that can drive vibrancy and diversity so powerful that it transforms communities - To date, ArtPlace has awarded 80 grants to 76 organizations in 46 communities across the U.S for a total of $26.9 million. . . . It is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations, eight federal agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six of the nation1s largest financial institutions to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S."

'Looking Widely, Looking Closely ' - includes 'Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara', 'Planetary Clock - Making Marvels', 'Endless Prayers XXVIII', 'David Hockney', 'Romare Bearden', 'Artifice in the Illustrated Herbal of al-Ghãfiqĩ and many other Videos, Podcasts and Interactives, such as How Van Gogh Made his Mark', 'Let's Walk the Block' with Romare Beardon, 'The Bugos Tapestry: A Study in Conservation' and 'Cézanne's Astonishing Apples' - (METMEDIA at Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC)

Grand View - Painting and Calligraphy of the Northern Sung 960-1127. Choose a Topic and View the images. Much to explore with descriptions, biographies, maps and timelines. - (National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan)

Visualizing Cultures - "On July 8, 1853, residents of feudal Japan beheld an astonishing sight - foreign warships entering their harbor under a cloud of black smoke. Commodore Matthew Perry had arrived to force the long-secluded country to open its doors . . . . " From, 'Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (1853-1854)' . . . . Using new technologies, Visualizing Cultures weds images and commentary to illuminate social and cultural history in innovative ways. A narrative "Core Exhibit" not only gives the historical significance of the images, but also addresses issues such as genre and medium. - (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Expositions - A closer look - 'Des Fleurs en Hiver' - "Une préesentation exceptionnelle des plus beaux tableaux de fleurs de Delacroix accompagnée d'oeuvres des artistes contemporains Jean- Michel Othoniel et Johan Creten . . . . 'New Frontier II' / Le musée du Louvre poursuit la collaboration engagée avec le Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Arkansas), le High Museum of Art d'Atlanta et la Terra Foundation for American Art afin de faire mieux connaître l'art des États-Unis" - "Journées internationales du film sur l'art' - et plus! - (Louvre, France)

Space Diagrams - "I was curious upon learning about the word “propriocentric” with regards to the human body, and then wondered how that concept might apply to two-dimensional shapes and how they would “comprehend” themselves on a plane . . . . " - GGG Gallery, Calendars - (Maeda Studio - You have to get the plug-in)

Hernan Bas at Lehmann Maupin - "Hernan Bas' paintings linger between acts, "It's not the beginning of the play, and it's not the end . . . It's literally that intermission where you walk out, take a breath and say --let me think about that for a minute before I go finish this --.” - (Garage)

If You Were There - Grades 3-5 - "When you look at a work of art, can you imagine yourself inside it? Of course, we can only see what the artist has chosen for us to see. It is possible, though, to become so familiar with a work of art that we can imagine what lies beyond its frame or boundaries." - (Learning @ Whitney, NYC)

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QUOTE: - "Every art of the living gives a leading place to Man in its vast metamorphosis . . . . the metamorphosis our century has brought to works of the Greek archaics, the Wei Masters, to Grünewald, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Chardin and Goya, stem all alike from the fact that these manifestations of the creative spirit reveal a latent power they all possessed, though unawares: that mysterious power, peculiar to great artists, of revealing Man upon his highest level." - (Malraux, André. The Voices of Silence. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1953.)

THE WORK FEATURED ABOVE: - 'Portrait of a nawab' - 18th century. Mughal dynasty. Color and gold on paper. H: 36.6 W: 27.4 cm. India. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1907.188 - (Freer and Sackler Galleries) . . . . . . . Recording: - 'New Vistas in the Short Story: Backgrounds in Other Lands' - Smithsonian Global Sound - Folkways


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