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Barre None: My Magical Moment

Sara Mearns | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 2

Debra Devi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

"They say that so-called twelve-bar stuff is the black man's blues and country western of that day was the white man's blues, but there's a very thin line between the two musics. Only difference is the beat, and the bars to some extent, but the stories of happiness, sadness, being lonesome. All that was the same."

THE WEEK IN ARTS & CULTURE

Posted 03.17.2013 | Arts

This was an action packed week in the art world, ripe with everything from tornado-chasing photographers to secret drumming societies. Now that we hav...

Barre None: Depths Of An Artist

Sara Mearns | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

82nd & Fifth: DEDICATED TO MYSELF by Doug Eklund

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this album, a teenage Daniel Rochford collected private musings, photographs, illustrations, and handwritten notes related to the girls he's most i...

82nd & Fifth: THRESHOLD by Keith Christiansen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator Keith Christiansen argues that Berlinghiero's depiction of the Madonna in this work is magical--unlike any other--because her expression is "f...

Erotic Statue Is Historic -- But For Kids At A Museum?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

An ancient statue of Pan having sex with a nanny goat has brought up an age-old problem: How do you present an erotic work of art to the public? Th...

GUESS WHO?

Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we'r...

Art in a Box: The Hero's Journey of Mike Kelley and Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites

Bettina Gilois | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

Just as Mike Kelley seemed to have finally broken through, Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites did not sell. Glimpsed by only the special world willing to pay attention, it went back into a box, and remained in the Jablonka Gallery in Cologne, unseen for many years to come.

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 1

Debra Devi | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

If you haven't paid a visit to the Mississippi Delta yet, plan one now to this starkly beautiful, richly musical place. You'll thank me as you roll down 61, with cotton fields fanning out on either side under an impossibly wide blue sky.

What Can the American Love Affair With Paris Do for the Art World?

Annie Fabricant | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

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Baldessari's 'Deep Humor' Charms Everyone

Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts

Conceptual artist John Baldessari recently conducted an interview with NPR, making us love the Santa Claus of contemporary art even more than we alrea...

Week In #Instagigs

Posted 03.10.2013 | Arts

One lucky concert goer snapped this photo of Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known by his pseudonym, Diplo, at a gig in Canada this past week. The Philly-...

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts

This was a big week in the art world, from the long-awaited Armory Fair in NYC to the huge news of a possible LACMA/MOCA merger in LA. Read on for mor...

Barre None: Waking Up In Vegas…

Sara Mearns | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

Rutherford Chang Wants Your White Albums

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

If you happened to walk down a quiet Soho street in the last several weeks, you may have noticed what seemed to be a pop-up record store with an electric red sign proclaiming "We Buy White Albums." Inside is a very special world.

82nd & Fifth: GETTING LOST by Deniz Beyazit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Attached to every administrative document, this tughra, or signature, of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, is very hard to read, admits curator Deniz B...

82nd & Fifth: ENAMORED by Seán Hemingway

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This statue of Eros, the Greek god of love, was likely dedicated at a sanctuary, in honor of the gods. "It's so quiet that you don't think of it as so...

Creating Engaging Museum Online Experiences: MoMA's Digital Lounge

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

The value of creating engaging digital content for museums goes beyond the goal of expanding the audience. It can be seen as a useful tool to expand the lifetime of an exhibition long after the physical exhibition is over.

Week In #Instagigs

Posted 03.03.2013 | Arts

When it comes to commanding stage presences, few indie pop stars hold a candle to Solange. With her velvety voice and killer style, the singer manages...

A Light in the Dark: Telling a Story in Dance

Johnny Nevin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

Even if almost everyone thinks they already know the story of Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan, this story will always be an astonishing inspiration. Still, how on Earth would you tell it in dance?

82nd & Fifth: MY FIRST TIME by George Goldner

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

El Greco's View of Toledo is the first picture that attracted curator George Goldner to art when he was just ten years old. "To me the works of art th...

82nd & Fifth: ENIGMA by Janice Kamrin

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Made of translucent stone, this beautiful canopic jar was meant to accompany a burial--and never to be seen again. "It seems to me that aesthetically ...

The Joy Of ASCII With Bob Ross

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts

We have to admit, "The Joy of ASCII" is quite possibly the strangest homage to Bob Ross we've ever seen. Featuring a pixelated version of the belo...

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 02.23.2013 | Arts

This week on Huffington Post Arts&Culture we got excited for Marina Abramovic's death opera, cracked up over Portlandia's hilarious take on conceptual...