A photograph of a wax figure sculpted from a painting. That's the idea behind Hiroshi Sugimoto's Portraits, a series of nine-minute-long exposures of wax figures that were modeled from painted portraits.
When Lella Smith's 10-year-old godson, Rey, found out she was retiring from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, he was incredulous. "Why would you do that, Auntie?" he said. "You've got the coolest job in the world!"
Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood have been traveling around the United States for the better part of the past year, visiting artists in every region of the country in preparation for the exhibition. Chad stopped in the Museum offices this week long enough to answer a few questions.
The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled 4'33".
The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.
The evolution of ancient medical practices -- how the Greeks of the Homeric period linked sickness and disease with the supernatural, tying them to the wrath of the gods -- is what this new exhibition will be all about.
I recently had a show of my True Hip-Hop photos in Paris at Cite De La Mode Et Du Design.
The show was part of the Paris Hip Hop Festival, and I thought it would be fun to take Polaroids of some of the beautiful people who came out for the opening.
Sometimes, we just want to know the end of the story. Will I get the job, find love, arrive safely? For centuries, people have invented ways to attempt to see into the future or understand the unknown.
Blaine has taken on a variety of insane feats in his career, from hanging upside-down for 60 hours in New York's Central Park to freezing himself in a block of ice. But he's never done anything like this.
What is the role of painting today? The power of illusion in painting is magical but limited. Installation artists have the advantage of using their galleries as an element, or even the subject, of their work.