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Culture appropriation in the classroom

This morning I read a 2011 article by Lisa Hix titled “Why the ‘Native’ Fashion Trend Is Pissing Off Real Native Americans” in Collector’s Weekly regarding fashion designers appropriating the cultural imagery of Native Americans, a practice that upsets Native Americans. Following is an excerpt…

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Looking at Art

A photo set dedicated to looking at art: (view slide show instead) The viewer completes the work of art. • Marcel Duchamp For an interesting dialogue on the value of repeated and prolonged looking at works of art, read James Elkins’ 2010 Essay on “How…

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Moving into new digs

After months of remodeling and putting a fresh coat of paint on the place,  I’m so glad to reopen the doors of Art Junction!  The redesign of this site has been on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time.  I let it languish over…

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Images of Earth Day

Got up this morning and went through my usual routine of reading the local newspaper and then skimming my RSS feeds and Twitter stream. After coming across several reminders that today is Earth Day, I decided to join in and post an acknowledgement of the…

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Three Snapshots of Art Teaching and Learning

This morning, Kathleen Douglas (aka @twoducks) posted a link on Twitter to this great video by Rye County Day‘s Anne Bedrick of her choice-based art classroom. After viewing it, I knew it would be a nice addition to two other videos that crossed by desktop…

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My Life with Christina

I’m back in New York this week for the 2012 NAEA conference. After checking in to my hotel yesterday, I made a beeline over to MoMA to see the Cindy Sherman retrospective and to wander once again through the museum’s galleries. Whenever I visit MoMA,…

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

One of the bits of good news I read on Twitter this past week is that a four-million dollar grant from the Wallace Foundation is making it possible to expand visual and performing arts education through grade eight in the Boston Public Schools.  You can…

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Olivia Gude Lecture Streamed Live on Friday January 20

The University of Florida’s Art Education Program is pleased to announce that noted art educator Olivia Gude will deliver a public lecture on Friday, January 20, 2012 in FAB 105 from 7 to 8 pm (EST). Gude is a Professor at the University of Illinois…

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2011: The Year in Review

To wrap up 2011, I’ve spent the past few days sorting through my postings, RSS feeds, and notes from the past year. Here, in no particular order, are ten items that rose to the top of the pile for me. Creativity As a follow up…

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A Place for My Stuff

That’s all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. –

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