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Does a Museum Visit Really Require Homework?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

In a world drenched with 24/7 information, what's wrong with just experiencing art for yourself? Who says you have to "study up?" Museum exhibitions are designed to inform. You don't need to arm yourself in advance as if you're going into hazardous territory, you don't need to do homework.

Fall Highlights: Yayoi Kusama's New Pumpkin-Themed Show Debuts in London

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

One of 2012's surprise hit shows in London was Yayoi Kusama's retrospective at Tate Modern. Partly, it was that the work was so good -- playful, hyper-real, immersive pieces.

Up Hill Down Hall. An Indoor Carnival. Tate Modern, London (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

London's Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals in the world. Starting its life as a local festival set up by the West Indian co...

Urban Artists Build A Street Offering To Peru

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Starting today, for one week only, the Andes will be inside the Somerset House. London's spectacular neo-classical home of arts and culture along...

The Most Unforgettable Experiences in London

Viator | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Viator

Whether you're looking to check off the top sights, hit the shops or discover the British capital through the eyes of the locals, here are 50 unforgettable experiences to have in London.

Kid Crawls On Million-Dollar Artwork, Internet Lets Out Collective WTF?

Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

This is why we can't have nice things. Holy crap. Horrible kids, horrible parents. @tate pic.twitter.com/6h1nuY6CfQ— Stephanie Theodore (@Theodor...

Famous British Museum Faces Heat For Their Controversial Involvement With BP

ARTINFO | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
ARTINFO

Tate is once again under fire for its involvement with BP. Fifteen Tate Members have sent a letter to the Tate Members Council, chaired by broadcaster...

WHOA: You've Never Seen A Gingerbread House Like This Before

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

Gingerbread houses have their place -- at the kids' table and in our childhood Christmas memory bank for the most part -- unless, that is, they're one...

Possibility of Museum on NYC's 'New' Roosevelt Island

Jim Luce | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Not often does an important new museum open in New York City. One is possible now because the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant is about to be decommissio...

Eat Royally in London -- For a Few Pounds Less!

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Greg Garrett

No mushy sandwiches, no musty curries, no greasy fish and chips. With a little planning, your London dining can and should be at least the equal of your shopping, museum, or business highlights.

Abandoned Ruins Of Star Wars Film Sets

Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts

If you thought Anakin Skywalker's home planet was located in a galaxy far, far away, guess again. The vast lands of Tatooine are actually located in t...

Matisse's Cut-Outs Head To London

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

LONDON — London's Tate Modern says it will stage the largest-ever exhibition of late works by Henri Matisse next year. "Henri Matisse: the Cut-...

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.

Painting Outside The Box

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts

There was a time when one could separate painting and performance into two distinct artistic fields, painting with a permanent result and performance ...

Seeing Through the Eye of the Storm: Olafur Eliasson Explores Ways of Looking and Perceiving

Kisa Lala | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

View of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre during a storm on 2 November, 2012 - A collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects an...

Did 9,000 Butterflies Need To Die For This?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.18.2012 | Arts

Damien Hirst has never been a fan favorite amongst animal rights activists. They didn't love his formaldehyde-soaked shark and they weren't so pleased...

Rooted and Unbendable Ai Weiwei

Misha Lyuve | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

Every society has constraints that offer opportunity for vision, freedom and courage. "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" by Alison Klayman is a documentary about a man who appreciates the possibilities and challenges of this opportunity in China.

'The Scream' Is Only The Beginning...

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.28.2012 | Arts

Most of us know Norwegian painter Edvard Munch by his "Scream," which has continued to echo throughout our collective nightmares since the late 19th c...

Making the Best of the "Blockbuster"

MutualArt | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

Should exhibitions cater to the masses with monolithic shows featuring blue-chip artists and a shiny new line of gift shop merchandise, or should they present a novel intellectual and aesthetic experience?

Kusama And Cornell, An Unlikely Bond

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

2012-06-11-pullquote.jpgYayoi Kusama's work is obsessive. Polka dots spread like infections across walls, canvases, objects.

Sir Damien Hirst: Artist or Entrepreneur?

David Galenson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Hirst's enormous financial success, and the conspicuous delight he takes in it, have produced anguish, envy and outright hostility among many in England's staid and priggish art world, who cling to the ancient ideal that artists should be secular priests, who take vows of poverty and regard money as a source of corruption.

Damien Hirst - The Great Divider (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Damien Hirst is the art world's Marmite. You love him, or you hate him. Many have lambasted the forty something British artist for his use of shock ta...

Damien Hirst Retrospective at Tate Modern, London

VernissageTV | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition spans two decades. On display are unseen early works as well as later works such as the famous shark in formaldehyde and the notorious diamond skull. Among the highlights is the piece "In and Out of Love" (1991), consisting of a room full of live butterflies.

Barbara Hammer At The Tate Modern

Posted 02.22.2012 | Arts

Barbara Hammer is an experimental filmmaker and is perhaps best known for her early work, which constitutes some of the first lesbian-made films (see:...

WATCH: Yayoi Kusama Interview

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama turned her hallucinations into an obsession, and her obsession into unique creations of repeated forms. Throughout her life she has creat...