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 […]

Famous photographs recreated with Play-Doh and photographed again

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I recently happened upon the work of Eleanor Macnair, who has been re-creating famous photographs in Play-Doh for the past few years. Part of her drive in making these artworks is to make art historical images more accessible to the general public, and the use of Play-Doh helps demystify the art and make it feel […]

Hipstory: imagining U.S. Presidents as hipsters

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I recently happened upon the work of artist Amit Shimoni and his series titled “Hipstory,” in which he imagines figures from history (including U.S. Presidents, among others) as “hipsters.” I liked these 4 Presidents, so I wanted to share them here. Clockwise, from top left: John F. Kennedy (with a Johnny Depp look), Donald Trump […]