Night at the Mouseion

sfmoma:

SubmissionFriday:
'The Jungle'
mixed media on canvas
2014 | 10” X 10” https://www.facebook.com/viviennehollisartist

sfmoma:

SubmissionFriday:

'The Jungle'

mixed media on canvas

2014 | 10” X 10” https://www.facebook.com/viviennehollisartist

classic-art:

Daniel and Cyrus Before the Idol Bel
Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633

classic-art:

Daniel and Cyrus Before the Idol Bel

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633

Museums would do well to learn a thing or two from Jansen and focus more on the creating and spreading the digital DNA of our shared cultural heritage, and less on controlling access to those assets. This is a call to be both more promiscuous and more discriminating in what we share and how. I know that sounds contradictory, but bear with me.

Museums’ current survival strategy is not unlike those of creatures that have evolved on remote islands. We have gotten very good at passing on one model of “museum” from generation to generation. We may have developed elaborate plumage and interesting displays, but these mask the underlying sameness of the idea we pass on. As long as the larger ecosystem evolved slowly, museums could adapt and keep pace. The global internet has shattered that isolation for good, and in the new ecosystem our current reproductive specialization will not continue to serve us well. Insularity — the tendency to look inward, ignore the larger world and produce institutions are increasingly self-referential, self-pleasing, and obscure to the billions of potential museumgoers — is a strategy for extinction.

The Virtues of Promiscuity

or, Why giving it away is the future

rmanyc:

Join artist #CarmenMensink at the #RubinMuseum this #weekend for a 3-part workshop in our #BodiesInBalance exhibit. Find this Red Wolf-Headed Protectress and more #inspiration for discussion, sketching, & art-making! More details online & to come! http://ift.tt/1zklxoE

rmanyc:

Join artist #CarmenMensink at the #RubinMuseum this #weekend for a 3-part workshop in our #BodiesInBalance exhibit. Find this Red Wolf-Headed Protectress and more #inspiration for discussion, sketching, & art-making! More details online & to come! http://ift.tt/1zklxoE

grupaok:

Peter Moore, Charlotte Moorman performing Nam June Paik’s Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes, 1971
Via the Walker Art Center’s wonderful-looking new project On Performativity, on which our friend Liz Glass (a.k.a gesamtkunstwords) has been working for the last year. The project includes writing by people we like: Dorothea von Hantelmann, Philip Auslander, Shannon Jackson, Irene Small and many others.

grupaok:

Peter Moore, Charlotte Moorman performing Nam June Paik’s Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes, 1971

Via the Walker Art Center’s wonderful-looking new project On Performativity, on which our friend Liz Glass (a.k.a gesamtkunstwords) has been working for the last year. The project includes writing by people we like: Dorothea von Hantelmann, Philip Auslander, Shannon Jackson, Irene Small and many others.