The Art Assignment Should Be Your (Kinda) New Obsession

Maybe we’re a little late to the party, but forgive us—we’ve recently discovered what might be our new favorite YouTube channel. The Art Assignment by PBS Digital Studios, whose videos are available on YouTube or via their website, is a … Continued

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Bouquets to Art at the de Young is Back

In the world of art viewing experiences, the de Young Museum in San Francisco might just boast the greatest of them all with their annual pairing of fresh blooms and artwork, Bouquets to Art. And proving that good things come … Continued

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Three New Lessons for 2019-2020!

Good news–we have added three new units to the Program this school year! Following up on the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve gotten since introducing our new diversified bonus lessons last fall, we took it upon ourselves to create more curriculum that … Continued

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Art Reads: The Masterpiece

If you’re a frequent flyer here at the Art Docent Program blog, you’ll probably agree with us when we say that art and architecture have the power to connect people across time. It’s one of the many reasons we’re so … Continued

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5 Artists’ Gardens That Are Still Thriving Today

Ahh, springtime…when the world is fresh and blooming, and there’s nothing else quite like it! Many artists, we’re sure, have felt the same way, especially when they’re painting en plein air or from life. After spotting an article in Sunset mentioning Frida … Continued

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Explore Whimsy, Warts, & More at Toadtopia, the Crocker’s Latest Art Spot

Has your little one dreamed of hopping along an enchanted forest floor, or shrinking down to the size of a fairy or forest creature? If so, you’re in luck: the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento’s latest Art Spot is made … Continued

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Get Lost in Meow Wolf’s Artistic Multiverse(s)

If your idea of a contemporary art experience still takes place within the stuffy “white cube” of a gallery, then you clearly haven’t met Meow Wolf. The explosively popular Santa Fe-based collective-turned-multimillion-dollar-corporation is slowly working on transforming the way viewers … Continued

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Take It In and Take It Slow During Slow Art Day

What’s a yearly practice that can make you a better person and only happens every spring? It’s not tax day: it’s Slow Art Day, and it’s coming up! Slow Art Day, a day dedicated to slowing down when viewing art, … Continued

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10 Artist Quotes To Spark Your Creativity

It’s no surprise that artists tend to be some of the most notable quotables. And since discovering how artists talk about their work can often inspire creative people of any sort, we decided it was high time to put together … Continued

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Artist Spotlight: Wendy Red Star

As part of our efforts to spotlight artists that are included in our new curriculum, this week, we’re exploring the artwork of Wendy Red Star. Red Star’s 2016 Coyote Decoy with Pendleton Blanket is featured in our new bonus 5th-6th grade Native … Continued

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