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The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

The Work of Artists Is Not Play

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When the public reads stories in the media about visual artists, it is all too often about art stars that are selling their works for six-figure sums or an item detailing glamorous parties on the art fair circuit.

Remembering Tom Slaughter

Jim Kempner | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Jim Kempner

Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."

The Designers Who Mediate Our Experience of the World Should Probably Get Out More

Ellen McMahon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Ellen McMahon

What's the difference between staring up at a sky full of stars as you fall asleep, looking through a telescope with an informative astronomer, pointing your smart phone at the sky, and just glancing up with a wearable digital device?

Cloud Galleries: The Rise of the Virtual Art Establishment

Rachel Mason | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

There is an explosion of creative activity on the ground (or in the cloud) and it is in these places that artists have an abundance of power and these digital endeavors are playing out in many conversations in art publications and institutions.

Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When I first walked into Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, I didn't immediately remember that the pristine space on Fifth Avenue was the site of an raucous opening I had attended decades ago for a 40th Anniversary Exhibition -- where Larry Rivers was present.

19 Reasons Artists Are The Worst

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts

Don't get us wrong, artists are a special breed and, in many ways, we love them dearly. We devote most of our waking hours to them after all. But ...

Burn Down the Old to Make Way for the New: Practice Yoga to Live Your Authentic Life

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

Practicing yoga creates tapas, heat. Heat is a catalyst for change. You throw everything you are and have been into the fire of your practice, and when the ashes settle, the smart thing to do is to move forward, mindful of where you've been and open to what might be.

'As Da Art World Might Turn'

Kalup Linzy | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Me as Pisces Wells performing at an opening. Shot at Arts@29 Garden Harvard Wrapping up 2013 and a gift to those who follow my work closely, I am r...

Calling For Gender Equity In The Art World

Carrie Yury | Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts
Carrie Yury

Gender inequality is still alive and well in the art world. Understanding that numbers speak louder than words, artist Micol Hebron spearheaded a coll...

Why Art Galleries Are Important

Jason Landry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

The gallery model, as we know it, is flawed. Dramatic changes have affected how we view, experience and acquire art. Does anyone else see this, and if so, are you concerned with it?

Art Venti -- Pencil-Painting the Depths

Juri Koll | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Using a classical, layered technique adapted to his adept pencil work, Venti builds layers of color and form in one portion of the work, then covers that in an archival, museum-acceptable spray coating.

Ronnie Cutrone, RIP

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Ronnie first appeared on the scene in the early Warhol Factory days, befriending Lou Reed and Jim Morrison, among many others. From 1972 to 1982, Ronnie worked as Andy Warhol's assistant.

The Warehouse Era Begins in the Los Angeles Art World

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Mat Gleason

The Warehouse Era is upon us. Galleries are suddenly going big, bigger than ever. They are leaving the traditional Westside enclaves in search of real estate to show larger artworks,

The Question An Art Dealer Hates To Hear

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

Jim Kempner's web series, "The Madness of Art," never fails to deliver a delicious assortment of art world inside jokes. The most recent installment, ...

A Message for Ján Mančuška

Rachel Mason | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Rachel Mason

He said, "Do you know the artist ? He's actually deceased. He was young." As soon as I saw the name on the wall, Ján Mančuška , I had this sudden and sad recollection. I had neglected to tell Mančuška that his work really made an impression on me several years back when we were in a show together.

Why It's Time for Galleries to Dump the Jargon

Christina Patterson | Posted 04.11.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

You might think that it was fine for art sometimes to "question" things, but that most of the "questions" that were being raised were questions that had been raised in art quite a lot before.

The Art World's Best Dressed

ARTINFO | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts

From a curator with a couture collection to a duo with a knack for coordinated suits, these 20 new additions to our pantheon of the art world's best-d...

Why The Art World Is So Loathsome

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts

By Simon Doonan Freud said the goals of the artist are fame, money, and beautiful lovers. Based on my artist acquaintances, I would say this holds ...

How to Argue with a Deitch-Basher

Mat Gleason | Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Like conservatives who write pleasant histories that ignore segregation and child labor, Deitch-bashers speak of the good old days at MOCA that were more insider and downright icky than most anything old Mitt Romney could be hiding.

The 30-and-Under Crowd: The Art World's Most Influential Young Figures

ARTINFO | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts

Summer in the art world is a relaxed affair -- galleries close early, publications slow down, and tourist-filled museums tend to scare away the profes...

The Art Collector Youth Fixation Factor

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The art world discriminates based on age. I would advise every artist reading this to immediately remove your birth year from your website, from your ...

Artist Juried Shows -- Winner Take All

Mat Gleason | Posted 06.09.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

In looking through the submissions, though, I saw great pictures that did not conform to the art magazine flavor of the month but were epic combinations of talent and imagination nonetheless.

The Madness of Art: Jim Kempner's Mockumentary-style Film Series About the Contemporary Art World

Susan Eley | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Susan Eley

Jim Kempner, founder of the eponymous gallery in New York's gallery district, sees the contemporary art world as a hilarious place -- one he plumbs for material for his mockumentary film series The Madness of Art.

The One-Percenter Art World

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

The analogy occurred to me: the Art World is to Art as Wall Street is to Democracy; the former no longer a vital contributor to the latter.