Tag archive for contemporary

10 Questions Every Art Teacher Should Ask

One of my goals this coming school year is to infuse more contemporary artists and artworks into my classes for both graduate and undergraduate art education students.  While I’ve long included artists both past and present in my curriculum, I’ve had a renewed sense of…

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Dawoud Bey is in Town

Dawoud Bey, In the Factory on Art Babble. I heard Dawoud Bey, noted artist/photographer, writer, curator, and educator, speak today at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art as a part of the Harn Eminent Scholar Series. Bey’s lecture coincides with an exhibition at the…

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Making Art from Unusual Materials: Vik Muniz

I came across this trailer for the 2010 award-winning documentary Waste Land this week, which chronicles Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz‘s return to his native Brazil and his visits to Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The movie explores…

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Back to School Links

iboy_daniel, CC Attribution License Summer is winding down, and preparations for the start of a new school year are occurring all over the U.S. right now. To mark the occasion, here are a dozen or so links for both experienced art teachers and those starting…

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Up On The Roof

This past week, I was able to get away to New York City for an art-viewing adventure. One of the highlights of the trip was seeing Doug and Mike Starn‘s Big Bambú installation on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The massive…

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Web Sightings for June 2010

June is going to be a busy month for me so I decided to post my monthly Web sightings a day early. Let’s start with this 10-minute video featuring Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA that illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us…

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Reflections on NAEA 2010

Hood ornament on Art Bus outside of American Visionary Art Museum Got back last night after a long plane ride home from the NAEA conference. My early morning flight out of Baltimore was canceled and I had to wait in the airport 5 hours for…

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Season 5 of Art21 Starts Tonight

Season 5 of Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century starts tonight and will air every Wednesday on PBS throughout October at 10:00 pm (Check your local listings). The above video clip of Cindy Sherman is from an episode airing later in the month on Transformation.

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Web Sightings for October 2009

Here are ten October treats: 1. With Halloween coming up at the end of this month, check out Mark Newport’s knitted super hero costumes at the Greg Kucera Gallery. (See Q&A with Newport on Smithsonian.com) 2. Also, don’t miss Nick Cave’s embroidered “sound suits” at…

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I Wish Project

While on my trip to NECC in Washington DC back in early July, I had the opportunity to visit the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden where I came across Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington, DC. I found the work appealing not only for its elegance but…

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