Art Docent Program Update: Elk Grove Training!

The key to successfully engaging students in art by way of the Art Docent Program starts off with the proper training. To make sure that the kids are getting the best instruction possible, we have to make sure that our … Continued

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Art Reads–“The Swan Thieves”

A mystery that starts with the slashing of a painting at The National Gallery of Art weaves its way through its characters’ personal histories and through the heart of French Impressionism itself in Elizabeth Kostova’s novel The Swan Thieves. Elizabeth … Continued

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Prado Celebrates Bosch in Huge Exhibition

Madrid’s Museo del Prado is holding one heck of a birthday party for Hieronymus Bosch. Er–sorry, we meant deathday party, à la Nearly Headless Nick in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In a somewhat-related style, the Prado is … Continued

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What If Art Could Solve Air Pollution?

No, seriously. What if we could take all the pollutants in the air and convert them into paint? Or is that too futuristic? Not for Graviky Labs, who have already done just that. According to Hyperallergic (as well as Graviky … Continued

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Art Reads–“Headlong”

If you’re as much an Anglophile as you are an art history lover, then Michael Frayn’s novel Headlong is definitely for you. I’d recommend cracking it open on a foggy day with a steaming cup of PG Tips (or whatever … Continued

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London Burns Again in “London 1666”

London’s burning–again. But this time, it’s not The Clash’s doing. On September 5, a gigantic wooden model of the city of London as it might have appeared in 1666 was burned atop several barges in the Thames River to commemorate … Continued

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A Different Way of “Using” Art History

Art history is often written off as one of the most useless degrees out there. When, critics of people going into this area of study will say, are you ever going to use this? Well, using a passion for art … Continued

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Toasted: Ida Skivenes’ Art is Good Enough to Eat

Ida Skivenes’ art career is toasted. Not literally–but kind of literally. The Oslo-based artist recreates famous works of art using pieces of toasted bread as her canvas. As we’ve seen with Sarah Gonzalez and Jenn Aguilar, using food as a … Continued

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Just 5 Paintings That Are Baroque and Over It

Nobody does drama in art like the Baroque period. Seriously. Whether it’s Bernini, Rembrandt, or van Ruisdael, there’s sure to be drama–be it in the rippling toga of a statue, the face of a figure, or the clouds of a … Continued

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Italian Museums to Donate Proceeds to Earthquake Rescue Efforts

There may finally be a silver lining to all the bad news surrounding the earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday. According to The Art Newspaper, Italy’s state museums and archaeological sites will donate their all their income this Sunday (August … Continued

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