Picasso: Encounters at The Clark

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I was at The Clark Art Institute the other day, and saw the exhibition “Picasso: Encounters,” which featured 35 prints along with three paintings. One of the interesting things I learned was that during one period of his life, Picasso had established a routine where he worked on printmaking projects each day and whichever printmaker […]

Unintentional (?) art in the floor at MASS MoCA

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I enjoyed my visit to MASS MoCA the other day … it was a destination that I had wanted to visit for years, and finally got my chance. There were a number of great exhibitions, and the permanent collection (or “Long Term Exhibitions,” as they call them) had a lot of fascinating pieces spread throughout […]

Color Our Collections: coloring pages from some unexpected sources

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#ColorOurCollections was a project started by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in order to provide an outlet for free coloring pages from libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions from around the world. It’s the wide range of contributors that makes this a pretty interesting project – the 2017 edition of this offering had […]

Painting fragments that stand alone as interesting compositions

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On a recent visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I enjoyed walking around the European Paintings Galleries, revisiting familiar masterpieces and taking in lesser-known works at the same time. There’s so much going on in a lot of these paintings, I found myself focusing on singular details and appreciating them as interesting compositions in […]

Psychedelic art to go with some quirky 1960s music by Pierre Henry

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I was reading the obituary for the French composer Pierre Henry, and it caught my attention because it described him as “abandoning notes in favor of ambient noises manipulated in surprising ways.” When I hear music described like this, I need to hear it in order to better understand why it’s “surprising.” Henry had been […]

The Shining Light(house) of Asbury Park

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On my most-recent visit to Asbury Park, I noticed this large scale mural on the side of Asbury Lanes, the local bowling alley. It’s clearly owned by someone who appreciates the arts, considering the website’s home page features a bowling-themed version of Leonardo’s Last Supper, by artist Mike McLaughlin. But back to the mural, this […]

Mind’s Eye Programs at the Guggenheim

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I learned something new today about the Guggenheim’s programming at the museum: they have a program called “Mind’s Eye,” which provides tours and workshops for visitors who are blind or have low vision. The Mind’s Eye programs are led by arts and education professionals who utilize verbal descriptions, conversations, sensory experiences, and creative practices in […]