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Smartphones have led to "selfies" in museums, sure, but new initiatives like MoMA Audio+ educate too. .
The Portland2014 Biennial, organized by , opens March 8, 2014 in
MoMA's Glenn Lowry: "The infrastructure of museums works against their ability to be free." Except many of the greatest US museums are free.
"Chasing Utopia" - Michel Martin talks with Nikki Giovanni about her new collection of poems and essays.
Spotlight on the Summit Talks: Watch of :
Learning from about the story & technique behind L. Hine's work.
Really enjoying photography exhibit at ICP. .
At the International Center of Photography w/
Teacher creates exhibition based around items confiscated from London schoolchildren:
"Sense of place doesn’t come any more personal." — on LaToya Ruby Frazier
Whether or not you write well, write bravely.
Happy Thanksgiving! See more of Carl Van Vechten's images of the 1924 parade:
Don't forget to snap a photo of the people, pets, and food that make you feel grateful today.
What was on the menu at the first Thanksgiving dinner?
I'm really trying hard to think of jobs outside of academia where I'd be legible as a viable candidate and that are NOT pink-collar jobs.
Off to the for the Interwoven Globe & photog. exhibits w/
Took a stroll around the on 34th St. w/ Love the decor!
Late night lobby crabs with and at
Docs In Progress has extended the deadline for our spring semeter internship to December 1. We will be...
“We wanted to have an open discussion. We weren’t all holding hands. We wanted to make space for polyphony.” - Zoe Whitley
“I don’t think that afrofuturism is minimal. It’s thrilling. Contemporary art can feel like a bad inside joke.” Zoe Whitley
Crow sees this especially in LOVE: the gaps btwn letters are just as visible as the letters themselves.
"Afrofuturism is anti-dialectic. It's about a rejection of categories. It's a remix, sampling and collage of the art world."
Thanks to we can all access some of ’s texts through Dec 21st. Visit:
Things that are done on phones or in zines are not necessarily adjacent or after - they might have come before -
Zoe Whitley brings up “District 9” and “Attack the Block,” two AfroFuturist films that relate to cultural moments.
"Unless we make clear is user-based & community-based, we’re at risk of losing control of the concept."
The evolution of Dallas: "Around the world the question of who shot JFK was supplanted by the question, Who shot JR?"
A "Woman-Proof Car" design by a UK company. They've since revised the title.
"I don’t want this building to be a martyr" Renzo Piano on @nashersculpture/Museum Tower debacle
"I'm not interested in dying. I'm interested in how far you can push the energy of the human body."
Comment: "This is a pretty clear indication of how serious Mayor de Blasio is about his Vision Zero plan" via
Lost in Privately-Owned Public Space：Agile Ethnography in New York's Secret Hidden Public Spaces
Those 3D model things are so very obviously 3D model copies that the fears should be very minimal.
Back before the time of cell phones and web cams there were Self Portraits.
Columbia panel discusses images of black males in America - Columbia Daily Tribune |
Budget cameras for human rights documentation. A list from
Linda Nochlin in the lecture series “The Art of Memory" spoke on art & text ... (via )
I'm not sure nostalgia and graffiti go together.
This addictive new museum website lets you browse its online collection by color:
This new airplane seat can adjust its width based on how much you pay
about African-American funeral traditions - streaming free
A pretty fascinating overview of the art market for both the uninitiated and aficionados!
Using Grading Contracts to Alleviate Grading Questions and Facilitate Better Teaching/ Learning, via
Details of all the hackathon submissions and winners are now on our website!
3D "handouts" for tours & classrooms? Especially nice in a "hands-off" environment like a museum or from a distance.
The Smithsonian Will Let Anyone 3D Print Recreations Of Historical Artifacts
"He loved being President. Yes, he did. He loved being President." - Jean Kennedy-Smith, JFK's sister
"I don't care if it's dog piss. It makes me feel better." -JFK, on being in such pain he didn't care what he was being injected with
Gr8 for schls too! "::Want 2 incorporate social media in2 ur library programs? Chk free toolkit "
Just updated my page of advice for grad students & other academics to include careers.
I'm interviewing Art Spiegleman tomorrow for . Do you have any questions for him?
Velazquez exhibition is outstanding. My review:
Received announcmnt that exh opens at tonight. Looking fwd to show at in Feb
Writing syllabus for a winter course. Since it will start after December, I can officially follow my name with the letters "Ph.D."
The Academic Feminist: on lynching, LGBT violence, and love by
Hey & - check out from our sister lit city (walking + armchair versions)
. seeks an audience beyond its walls + invites participation w/ tech via
Lyle Ashton Harris: Adrian Piper is a goddess as far as I’m concerned.
Do you have a photography project on the aftermath of conflict? Apply for Aftermath Project's 2014 grant. Due Nov 11
The number of uninsured older adults, age 50-64, continues to rise – from 3.7 million in 200 to 8.9 million in 2010
The full text of Bill de Blasio's victory speech:
Had to miss some papers this morning, but caught up on them from 's live blog. Yay!
More of that academic-professional practice in the UK please! Academia is not the enemy of the museum profession.
'If stop and frisk is such an effective tactic, why not use an electronic version on potentially corrupt bank CEOs?'
Fake it until you make it, sure, but at what cost to yourself and others? Because there is no making it!
“Rituals of Rented Island” is an essential show. possibly my fave show in town now. here is an essential review of it
tilda and bowie applauding lorde
RT : Student-centered learning begins with accepting that we as educators aren't the sole source of that learning.
Dear people: a "technique" or a "method" or an "idea" or a "strategy" or a "brainstorm" is not a "hack." Okay?
Donations to Museums are Morally Reprehensible, Says Bill Gates -
Ready for something new this ? Try this rolled stuffed turkey breast:
New! Your Students How to Have a Conversation (via )
"When you go to serve, your intention and your ego are often at odds." - Eve Ensler
RT : Marvel Comics Introducing a Muslim Girl Superhero
passing as privacy and property: Plessy was hacking race-
We've come a long way RT Map of the Internet in 1969
Jerry Garcia on The Acid Tests - PBS Blank on Blank series - Boing Boing //
New Italian Sculptures Will Have a Park View
My lunchtime webinar: “Social Media: Top Ten Practices for College Faculty” tomorrow @ noon
Join us tomorrow for with 2014 Liverpool co-curator Mai Abu ElDahab | RSVP:...
“We Interrupt this Message” Latino artists explored the impact of rising mass culture in the mid-20th c.
With $9 million anonymous gift, will continue free admission, digitize entire collection:
RT : Right now in Leicester: Phd conference in studies - talking about changes in museums - hashtag
RT : Lonnie Bunch, director of on what makes “12 Years a Slave” a revelatory film: via...
bell hooks: Lean In is a book that tells rich white women to embrace the system and join rich white men at the top.
Mayor being interviewed on The Tube.
Anonymous's global - share your stories via
RT : Talking Race: Left and Right with and - nice to see this event...
Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, AL, is dedicated (1989)
- opens Saturday 11/9, 5-7pm MT 12 things to do
Observation, Triangulation... 11 Principles for Creating Great Community Places. Essential.
Jane K Nielsen talks about Transformations in the postmodern museum What is the role of a museum curator?
Getting an education doesn't just change the student. It changes the entire community.
To suggest racism is something dominant groups can experience disqualifies the basis of the definition: hierarchy, power.
Great tweets by re: Lucy Lippard talk.
The African Americans continues with Civil War, end of slavery & Reconstruction Tues. at 8/7c: VIDEO
Jealous! Love Lippard's work
Want more ?
Follow Documenting Black Performance Art on : created by NYU .
When a black person decries the police killing black people, the appropriate response is not 'well yea but what about drones?"
In Praise of Forgeries: how they teach us about the artworks; deflate the art market; demystify connoisseurship.
An older post but so relevant. on my mind Why Museums Don't Suck: The Current State of Teen Engagement
The elephant in the room RE: iPad cond reports is GOOD WIFI. Beneficial if not essential.
. estimates they save $8K/yr in just paper/copies by using iPad cond reports.
My latest in the LA Times: Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq
Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight. ⏰
Great tips. MT : How to Use Crowdsourcing in the Classroom: via
After years of construction, we are so excited to invite you to help us on our re-opening wknd Nov 9-11:
A life-sized portrait of the only four women Supreme Court justices was recently revealed at the Smithsonian in D.C.
Great energy today from students and facilitators at the career development program
Stéphane Mallarmé worked to define what a book was and, in a Utopian world, what it might become.
"Love is more important than ArtForum." Mel Chin's keynote is the greatest thing. He just showed us a clip from Melrose Place.
I am hugely appreciative of your tweet support!
Every1 thinks they are an expert on racism but only some of us actually study, do research & work in the field. Expertise > Opinion
CAA’s executive director summarizes a recent panel discussion on the potential DIA collection sale:
Q: When we take social/community platforms & co-opt them for school, do they lose value? - live on
Got an email asking if I'd go on tv and say that Julianne Hough in blackface is not a big deal. Embarrassed for .
Unacceptable: In 2012, 42.5% of African American children under age 5 lived in poverty. 37.1% of Latino American children
Keeping Introverts in Mind in Your Active Learning Classroom via
Harvard art historian Jennifer Roberts teaches the value of immersive attention | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2013:
Shocked to hear of the untimely death of Hasan Niyazi (aka ), a lynchpin in the community of bloggers & tweeters. RIP.
"There is need for a very deep, committed marriage between the art world and the organizing world" Rachel LaForest of
RT Q at the end of the : Why do artists need activists or vice versa? What's holding either party back?
LaForest : how do we (social justice activists) move beyond enclaves and work with you (artists) to transform the world?
Began w/ Lowe's provocative Social practice as gentrification? Now wonder if this complexity is gentrification of social practice?
Rachel LaForest: It's hard not to take gentrification personally. But this is systemic—it's about neoliberal capitalism.
Rachel LaForest () of takes the stage, talking about how to fight gentrification beyond
As mayor, aimed to convince that "when economy is slow, social investments are more important"
What Yelp Can Do To Save Art:
Wonder how many of the affluent white ppl "standing in solidarity" know what it's like 2 love some1 who is incarcerated
stirring vigil for the torture of solitary is also testimony to the need 4 transformative and restorative justice
Audience in tears during powerful "act of endurance" at - 1 min for each yr in solitary confinement.
receives annenberg prize for art and social change for bringing art into a war zone
Powerful moment at standing in solidarity with those condemned to extreme solitary confinement for periods of 8yrs and longer.
Saving Our Sons Ministries, the non-profit founded by former prisoner Reginald Akkeem Berry Sr:
"keeping my mouth shut & letting them talk" Laurie Jo Reynolds on importance of incarcerated ppl + families telling their stories
Laurie Jo Reynolds, Brenda Townsend, Darrell Cannon, Reginald Akkeem Berry, John Forte in conversation.
John Forté mentions Herman Wallace, who just died after 40+ years in . Clips from :
MT Laurie Jo Reynolds told the full story of the campaign to close Supermax here:
Laurie Jo Reynolds' "legislative art" = "no division between art and politics." What do you think about that equation?
"Torture is a crime, not a career." sign protesting prison guard union's defense of Supermax Prison
started as the Tamms Poetry Committee, writing to men in , then grew into a mvmt to shut the supermax down
Khaled Hourani expresses profound skepticism about impact of art when "there's less hope than ever" in Libya, Iraq, Syria...
Breaking in : "lucy lippard" (74 tweets and 5 instagrams):
She opposed "land art" from metropolitan centers to "land use," as considered by the people it affects.
“: art dealer, curator NYC meeting, hints of art-world boycott if tries to sell DIA works: ”
All the talks will be online and archived by early next week!
Lessons from : all change is not progress; question privilege; have your work do the thing, not point to the thing
"Lets save pessimism for better times." Thanks Lucy Lippard
"long term thinking is in short supply", "all change isnt progress". Lucy Luppard, inspiring, amazing keynote, amazing artist
Earthworks as : "Land Art is for city people," Lucy Lippard proclaims (to some cheers)
Lucy Lippard: I've spent my career working on projects under art-world radar and dismissed by left as soft politics
"Placemaking can be a rather arrogant presumption—sometimes idealistic and well-intended, sometimes predatory." - Lucy Lippard
Lucy Lippard: critical theory has lacked interest in the local and vernacular
RT What are ways artists can help dismantle systemic racism? 6-7:30pm with at Judson
-2wks exactly until we RE-OPEN! Help us Nov 9-11:
Photo by Jeff Liao:
MT : Solnit: evictions map is "map of bruises, like a city being punched by money" See
If Rebecca Solnit’s left you wanting more, read her interview with !
I like that has brought up issues of race/gender/privilege inherent in "creative class" labor as it becomes co-opted/commodified
Rebecca Solnit shares a map of San Francisco evictions, calling it a "map of bruises, like a city being punched by money"
Yes. "Twitter has offered me an intellectual community I otherwise lack." Smart piece by .
"Pay What You Wish" no more?!: Met Museum wins new right to charge binding admission thx to (going barmy) MBloomberg
Hats off to Hampshire College for making the effort to promote bias free costume choices for Halloween. Check this o…
Pleased to have my dissertation in comics form featured in latest issue of - thanks! excerpt online
Livestream to SL for SL audience + LCD projector of SL at live event = mixed reality interaction
caught some of it, thanks for sharing convo. Rooting for my home from afar...
Beal: MI has a state surplus right now, transfer to the state would safeguard the collection, but state has not embraced this
Audience q: if the DIA goes unscathed, how will you protect it from another bankruptcy?
Beal: The deals are happening in back rooms. We're in a strange legal and political situation, trying to find our way in a blur.
Audience Q: what is the art community doing to support DIA? It's not just a local museum, it's a national treasure.
Beal: The issue is not whether is solvent - in fact, dare I say, it is a success
Beal: Even City of Detroit Purchase works in our collections are not straightforward but those are the 1s Christie's is evaluating
Beal: at 1 time CDetroit had a fund for purchases that accepted private contributions-some of our "city-owned" works came from this
Beal: We have discovered that the city of Detroit purchase does not always mean City of Detroit
Beal: Our whole collection could go & it wouldn't settle more than a fraction of Detroit's debt.
Q from the audience: who would buy the art? at my institution (Met) all the curators would resign if we bought a DIA work
Beal: the suggestion that we tour the collection as a revenue driver keeps coming back like some kind of zombie
Beal: both are Republicans.
Q from the audience: MI governor is unreachable but Attorney General is supportive-are they the same party? Why the diff positions?
Robinson: museum is not 2 blame 4 inefficiency, incompetence, & corruption that has led to bankruptcy-the works should not be sold
Levin: the three assets we have heard about are the Water Authority, the , & Belle Isle park
Sachs: the city has some other assets such as the zoo, are those on the table?
Beal: selling a dozen artworks could help solve some $$ problems, but is a breach the millage-we will lose that $, museum will die
Emergency Manager noted NYC did not "turn Central Park into condos" during 1970s bankruptcy but still wants to sell
Do letters, emails & petitions do anything to influence Detroit's Emergency Manager?
Robinson: behooves us to remember that the homeless sleep on our museum steps even if we don't see it. What do we do about that?
Robinson: we should not give up presenting great & surprising exhibitions
Robinson: we must try to do our jobs even better w/creative & far reaching education programs
Robinson: So what do we do about it? We could sell, and use the proceeds for more urgent needs.
Robinson: my ended with my asking how many lives is a Rembrandt worth? This generated 150 letters & emails & much more
Robinson: most museum visitors are on high side of income/education gap-This is a dilemma-museums exist to serve their communities
Robinson: DIA has been a leader in outreach in recent years
Robinson: In short, we are rich in assets, and surrounded by struggling communities. And our audience is often the privileged
Robinson: 4: many cities/towns we serve are in economic trouble
Robinson: The situation in Detroit has implications far beyond that city