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Digital, Digital, Digital: Content & Collections

<i>Co-authored by HLS Contributing Writers, Carissa Hansen and Kendra Werst.</i>This post is meant to serve as a primer for beginners interested in digital …

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin | Colossal

<p>When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on …

Conserving Matisse at SFMOMA

<i>In keeping with the collaborative spirit of</i> Matisse from SFMOMA<i>, currently on view at the Legion of Honor, we’ve teamed up with SFMOMA to bring you</i> …

What the Hell Is Food Stamp Art Doing at Art Basel?

34 comments Off Our Chest<p>Meg Webster’s “Food Stamp Table,” 2013<p>Thanks to Paula Cooper Gallery, ABMB visitors have four more days to take in the most …

Social garbage bin tells you to pick up the trash

"Hey, pick up your trash!" No, that wasn't me talking. It was that little robotic trash can. It knows when there's garbage in the vicinity and asks humans to pick the refuse up.<p>The wheeled Social Trash Box, or STB, robot out of Japan's Toyohashi University of Technology comes equipped with a …

Sustainability

Museum Aims to Capture Sights and Sounds of Old Beijing

The recently opened Shijia Hutong Museum attempts to capture the sights and sounds of a traditional way of life in China that may soon be easier to find in a museum than in modern Beijing.

New Exhibition Website—EYETOI.ORG Invites Personal, Interactive Engagement with Art

The exhibition Eye to I… 3,000 Years of Portraits was built on the premise that every person responds to a work of art differently and that museum …

49% of NMAH Facebook folk said following on FB has improved opinion of museum. Their responses coded + examples: http://t.co/DkwLjfibR8

Smithsonian makes push in 3D imaging of artifacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new …

Inside the Hidden NYC Clocktower Gallery's Grand Finale

Even though the Clocktower Gallery has been around since 1972, you might never have known it was even there. It resides in the top two floors of a …

New York City

Space (and presence) as a medium

EyeWalk is a tablet tour that turns the building of the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam into the stage for a movie. The carefully crafted script by …

More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

About the Exhibition<p>Listen to the Adobe Airstream Podcasts!<p>The Truthiness Show, Part 3: Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak On Art and More Real Life May …

Introduction to Medieval Iconography

Auctions<p>Learn about medieval iconography and religious representation in the Middle Ages.<p>,<p>In the art world, we are used to seeing the same …

Cleveland Institue of Art | Contemporary Artists Index

Created in 1991, the Contemporary Artists Index is a unique resource developed and maintained by the CIA Library staff. Look here for artists, …

How easy is it to copy a famous painting?

There's a problem with the copy I'm making of Édouard Manet's Asparagus, one of the most insouciant of his still lifes. The great Frenchman painted a single stalk lying coquettishly on a table. Mine looks more like a fish that's flopped out of a toxic sea to commit suicide. Or, if you look at it …

On the prowl for memories, museumgoers resort to snapshots

They walk through the museum like hunters, like bird-watchers, on the alert for their next sighting, their next capture. They hold their cellphones, their cameras slightly in front of them, curled against their chests or under their chins, poised for the next shot. Then it comes: the sighting, the …

Vik Muniz's Remixed Media

He takes dots punched out of glossy magazines and uses them to duplicate the tones and shapes and brushstrokes of a Cezanne still life. He ties little knots and lengths of strings between shiny pins to duplicate the scratchy lines in one of Piranesi's famous prison etchings. He puddles and drips …

One Man's Trash . . .

Let's start with the gunfire.<p>The tons of junk in these massive photos, which hang through Sunday at a Manhattan gallery, were collected from a junkyard in one of Rio de Janeiro's worst neighborhoods, nicknamed the Gaza Strip. As Muniz and his assistants rummaged, members of two rival drug gangs, …

Out in the World

Avengers: Infinity War confirms the domination of mass culture by the franchise: what ever happened to narrative...<p>An early painting by the Japanese …

Photo Archives and the Photographic Memory of Art History. Part 5 of 10.

Disrespect des Fonds: Rethinking Arrangement and Description in Born-Digital Archives

Warhol and Rauschenberg Foundations Ask to Weigh in on Cariou v. Prince - Art in America

In an unusual move, the Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg foundations have petitioned to file a “friend of the court” brief in the ongoing …