Celebrating 50 years of an incredible opportunity for art students

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Drew University in Madison, NJ is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “The Semester on Contemporary Art” this year. The program is an incredible opportunity for art students to get a behind-the-scenes look into the New York art world, with classes taking place in NYC in order to visit with artists in their studios, meet with […]

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 […]

Art in a Petri Dish

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The American Society for Microbiology holds an annual contest called the “Agar Art Contest,” in which microbiologists can submit works of art created in a petri dish. The first explanation required for us non-scientists is, what is “agar?” It’s a complex gelatinous carbohydrate obtained from seaweed, and is used as a culture medium for bacteria. […]