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Invisible Exports - "He gathers the flotsam of cities - he gives them formal value and intensity . . . . " ('The Independent') - Explore Jake Tilson's 'TheCooker' for market photo collages of found objects.


Some Art Places - "ArtPlaces America is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities . . . . ArtPlace is investing in art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies that can drive vibrancy and diversity so powerful that it transforms communities" - (ArtPlace)


'Looking Widely, Looking Closely ' - Select a Channel - Includes 'Artifice in the Illustrated Herbal of al-Ghãfiqĩ' and many other Videos, Podcasts and Interactives, such as How Van Gogh Made his Mark', 'Let's Walk the Block' with Romare Beardon, 'The Bugos Tapestry: A Study in Conservation' and 'Cézanne's Astonishing Apples' - (METMEDIA at Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC)


Grand View - Painting and Calligraphy of the Northern Sung 960-1127. Choose a Topic and View the images. Much to explore with descriptions, biographies, maps and timelines. - (National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan)


Visualizing Cultures - "On July 8, 1853, residents of feudal Japan beheld an astonishing sight - foreign warships entering their harbor under a cloud of black smoke. Commodore Matthew Perry had arrived to force the long-secluded country to open its doors . . . . " From, 'Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (1853-1854)' . . . . Using new technologies, Visualizing Cultures weds images and commentary to illuminate social and cultural history in innovative ways. A narrative "Core Exhibit" not only gives the historical significance of the images, but also addresses issues such as genre and medium. - (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Expositions - A closer look - 'Des Fleurs en Hiver' - "Une préesentation exceptionnelle des plus beaux tableaux de fleurs de Delacroix accompagnée d'oeuvres des artistes contemporains Jean- Michel Othoniel et Johan Creten . . . . 'New Frontier II' / Le musée du Louvre poursuit la collaboration engagée avec le Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Arkansas), le High Museum of Art d'Atlanta et la Terra Foundation for American Art afin de faire mieux connaître l'art des États-Unis" - "Journées internationales du film sur l'art' - et plus! - (Louvre, France)


Calendars - A series of interactive calendars: Cosmic, Line, Flora, Hanabi, etc. - (Maeda Studio - You have to get the plug-in)


Julian LaVerdiere - "Lantern Shuttlecock, Diogenes Returned, Lost Cornerstone, Imperial Dragster, Firmament Upon Which Time Has No Mark by Definition . . . . Employing a pastiche of symbols, signs, and themes from the past and present, the artist draws attention to pivotal moments and events that serve as historic harbingers of coming change and paradigm shifts." (Lehmann Maupin, NYC)


If You Were There - Grades 3-5 - "When you look at a work of art, can you imagine yourself inside it? Of course, we can only see what the artist has chosen for us to see. It is possible, though, to become so familiar with a work of art that we can imagine what lies beyond its frame or boundaries." - (Learning @ Whitney, NYC)



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QUOTE: - "Every art of the living gives a leading place to Man in its vast metamorphosis . . . . the metamorphosis our century has brought to works of the Greek archaics, the Wei Masters, to Grünewald, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Chardin and Goya, stem all alike from the fact that these manifestations of the creative spirit reveal a latent power they all possessed, though unawares: that mysterious power, peculiar to great artists, of revealing Man upon his highest level." - (Malraux, André. The Voices of Silence. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1953.)


THE WORK FEATURED ABOVE: - 'Portrait of a nawab' - 18th century. Mughal dynasty. Color and gold on paper. H: 36.6 W: 27.4 cm. India. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1907.188 - (Freer and Sackler Galleries) . . . . . . . MUSIC: - Radio Asia - "Listen here to the authentic musical traditions of the planet's largest continent. From the nomadic and bardic cultures of the steppes to the classical court traditions of the cities, Radio Asia offers hours of music including field recordings from remote villages and performances by classically trained virtuosos. Radio Asia is collaboration between Smithsonian Global Sound and the Smithsonian Freer and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, home to one of the strongest collections of Asian art in the world."


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