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The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Constance Castillo: A Thesis in the Visual Arts, "La Douceur De La Vie"

Constance Castillo | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Constance Castillo

Peace is a transition point, because it calls you to action. You climb a mountain to find peace in the view from the top, only to descend and keep walking in order to share that view with others and help them see it too.

Our Brains on Art

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Beginning with the power of fiction, there is a growing body of scholarship on the relationship between neuroscience and literature, often referred to as literary neuroscience.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Choose a Field for Graduate School?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

While a school may ask you to choose a specific field, the truth is that many professional artists work fluidly in a number of fields.

Wham! A Studio Visit With Emily Silver

Virginia Broersma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Emily Silver makes work that is as visually calm as an air horn. Objects, drawings and videos that may have literally been involved in some kind of explosion or had their glitter-and-ribbon brains bashed out with a bat fill her studio.

What the Shutdown Says about D.C.'s Cultural Scene

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Eli Lehrer

he shutdown this week, just about 18 years after the last federal closure, gives local residents a chance to get an idea of what the town might be like without the government here. And it's not all bad. A look at the landscape shows that D.C. is coming into its own as a cultural destination.

Forget the America's Cup, Larry Ellison's Art Is at the Asian Art Museum

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 10.28.2013 | San Francisco
Pamela Feinsilber

Ellison is wealthy enough not only to have a collection of very good Japanese works (sculpture, paintings, folding screens, hanging scrolls, lacquer and metal work), but to have the former director of the Asian as his private curator.

Is Your Child Ungifted?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn't seem too concerned: "I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hat...

Hartford Performs: Measuring Student Achievement Through Arts Education

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Bruce E. Whitacre

Brace yourself...this is a big one. Arts education enrichment programs are starting to demonstrate concrete, measurable improvement in student achievement and engagement.

Ethnographic Animation: How Reality and Animation Collide

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Vanessa Van Edwards

As audiences become more sophisticated and used to 'reality' television, animators may be able to use body language science to help make characters more believable.

Kara Walker Addresses Art and Controversy at the Newark Public Library

Jessica Kramer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jessica Kramer

Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.

Professional Practice Scans

Ron Jones | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Ron Jones

We who educate aspiring artists, whether we're public or private, liberal arts or research university, or a professional school tend not to give sufficient attention to what ensures proficiency, what prepares our graduates to act upon an indifferent world.

Visual Art Comes (Back) to Steinway Piano

James Grundvig | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

In banging a soundboard in an open piano, feeling both the power and energy, Bill Youse drove home the point that Steinway is the Rolls Royce of piano manufacturers. That makes the abstract artist Lynx the new hood ornament of that grand piano.

MAX-ing Out the Arts for Students

Glen Lineberry | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Glen Lineberry

For all sorts of reasons our school currently lacks an art program. No visual arts, no music, no pep band. Just the ever ubiquitous iPod.

27 Questions With Irreverent Conceptual Artist Mark Flood

ARTINFO | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Artist: Mark Flood Age: 35 Occupation: Retired City/Neighborhood: Chelsea, Manhattan. Current Exhibition: "ARTSTAR" at Zach Feuer, 548 West 22nd...

Women Only Art Exhibition Ignites A Boycott...By Women

The Huffington Pot | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts

A feminist art exhibition is stirring up controversy at this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival. The exhibition, Only Women Women Only (OWWO), displays w...

Arts Education On The Decline At Schools Nationwide

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Elementary schools without drama classes. High schools with large numbers of poor students that do not offer music. Those are two of the ble...

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

YoungArts Comes to LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

The level of professionalism from these young artists was both stunning and inspirational, and provided great hope for those of us devoted to the future of the arts in America.

WATCH: Artist Creates Dreamy Labyrinth In A Shanghai Mall

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

What do you get when you combine post-structuralist theory, Taoist philosophy and a Shanghai mall? 'Beyond Infinity,' a disorienting journey through m...

Karen O's New 'Psycho Opera' Will Be A 'Freakishly Over-The-Top Extravaganza'

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

Turns out Karen O isn't done exploring her inner-child. Just two years after scoring Spike Jonze's melancholy, critically divisive adaptation of ...

LA Street Artist Thank You X Reaches New Heights

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

Thank You X has made his mark not just by his Warhol homage, accented with flourishes of paint, but by his preternatural ability to decorate higher-up spots of the Los Angeles landscape.

Reed + Rader's Psychedelic Animated Fashion Shoots

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

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I Haven't Seen a Butterfly Here, Tania Mouraud's Haunting Return to New York

Anne Couillaud | Posted 07.13.2011 | Arts
Anne Couillaud

It took French artist Tania Mouraud more than 30 years to come back in New York with a solo project. She return with a long awaited mini-retrospective that invites us to sharpen our awareness of our present.

Highly Specific : Julien Gardair's Installation at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn

Anne Couillaud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Anne Couillaud

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