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On the "A" w/Souleo: More Than Enough White Curators?

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

"There needs to be a conscious decision to develop relationships with independent curators of all cultural backgrounds to see what the possibilities are."

14 of the Most Anticipated Museum Shows of 2014

MutualArt | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

As the memories of our favorite exhibitions from 2013 wane, 2014 promises a slew of exciting museum shows opening around the world.

Rockstars, Museum Endowments and Longevity

Scott Stover | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Scott Stover

From Paris to Los Angeles, it is surprising that dinner conversation in the art world shifts its focus from the museum to the museum director. Jeffrey Deitch disappeared as the conversation centerpiece as all talk is about the new director, Philippe Vergne, who will save MOCA.

It's Ok to Snap That Selfie

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Jen Olenizcak

Get your group in on it and act it out. Make the art come to life.

Going to Amsterdam? The Hague Is Well Worth the Detour: Art, Dining, Lodging

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The Hague -- seat of the Netherlands government -- had long been on our to-visit list. Everyone who'd advised us to go was right: The historic center is charming and beautiful.

Finding Art, Music And Comfort In Amsterdam

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

It had been more than eight years since we were in Amsterdam. When the much-reconfigured Rijksmuseum re-opened, we were ready for another visit to the Netherlands. It was just a matter of following our usual practice of finding a musical event around which to build an itinerary.

Groupon Wants To Charge You $18 To Visit A Free Museum

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

To offer free admission or to not offer free admission? That is the question New York's biggest art house always seems to struggle with. The Metrop...

Remixing the Same? Bastard Pop at the Museum El Chopo, Mexico City

Eduardo Navas | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Navas

The conference was opened with commentaries by the organizers Jose Luis Paredes Pacho, Ruben Lopez Cano, and Julian Woodside.

Welcome To The Largest Art Museum In Maine

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The gleaming glass building of the Colby College Museum of Art not only stands out on campus – surrounded by the red brick,...

Could LA Museums Be More Generous to the Public?

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having lived in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, I remember a sense of frustration about the fact that, throughout the 1980's, the New York Times...

Art Museums And The Aspen Spirit

Todd Breyfogle | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Todd Breyfogle

To see art museums not only as repositories of culture, but as dynamic spaces for encounters with other human beings past and present, as confrontations with ourselves in which we allow art to "read" us--this is to recognize art museums as custodians of individual and collective memory and identity, as places which educate and stimulate the imagination.

Shoes: the 5th Food Group

Kimann Schultz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Style
Kimann Schultz

I myself have for years maintained that shoes are the 5th Food Group: Along with meat, dairy, fruit, veggies and the good ole grain, I believe one needs shoes to be happy and healthy, and one needs regular servings of them to boot. I say it fully tongue in cheek -- but I also really mean it.

The Best Museum Restaurants

Departures Magazine | Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts
Departures Magazine

Avant-garde menus, star chefs, world-class views: These restaurants give the fine art in the hallowed halls that surround them a bit of healthy -- and delicious -- competition for attention.

From Trash To Museum Treasure

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "This exhibition is very special," Chinese artist Xu Bing says by way of introducing his new display at Washington's Freer and Sackler G...

Slow Art Day

Peter Clothier | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

For those who habitually spend just a few seconds with an art work in a museum or gallery, and then devote more time than that to the adjacent wall label, the Slow Art Day experience offers an opportunity to slow down and pay attention in a way that proves genuinely rewarding.

The Brave Gestures Of Gary Lang

Mat Gleason | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Painter Gary Langhas enjoyed a celebrated career worthy of his keen talent. Free of the burden of conceptual angst that plagues most artists of our er...

Theatre of the World: Vienna's New Chamber of Art

Susan Jaques | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Today, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II's prized possessions along with those of his art-loving Habsburg relatives reside at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. After a decade-long closure, the museum's refurbished Kunstkammer reopened March 1.

Of Pixels and Paintings: Gallery One, ArtLens and the Role of Technology in Museums

David Franklin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
David Franklin

Twice now, Google Art Project -- an effort by Google to photograph and share, via the Internet, many of the world's great pieces of art from many of the world's great museums -- has asked to have access to the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. And yet, both times, we have declined Google's offer.

LOOK: New Mural Takes Colorful Look At Gender Inequality

Posted 01.31.2013 | Women

A stunning new pop-art project aims to portray a world in which women decision-makers vastly outnumber their male counterparts. "Gender Equality? ...

A Day Trip To Oxford, England

Edward Schneider | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Oxford is a wonderful place for a day trip from London. While the college and university buildings are the obvious draws, there is much more here to entertain intrepid visitors.

Mitt Romney on Charitable Deductions: A $25,000 Cap?

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Would capping charitable deductions at a low figure (like Romney's hypothetical $25,000) be the death knell for mega-donations that are the lifeblood of cultural institutions?

PHOTOS: 'Museum Day' Means Free Admission

Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel

On Saturday, museums across America will adopt the Smithsonian Insitution's free admission policy for 24 hours, allowing visitors to enjoy their colle...

10 Movies That Take Place In A Museum

Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

From elaborate art heists to existential teenage crises to Russian period dramas, some of the most memorable moments in cinematic history have taken p...

5 Artist Studios Turned Museums In Paris

Untapped Cities | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel
Untapped Cities

Tired of long lines at the Louvre?

The Scandalous Failure of Art and Music

Richard Dare | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
Richard Dare

Art has the power to ignite a renaissance in America -- so why is such a broad spectrum of art, music and culture failing to reach an audience nowadays and failing to impact society in deeply meaningful ways?