Post: Take 2.
Think I missed a week in there. Apply humble apologies. In the meantime, have art!
Many of you are probably familiar with the wonderful world of Readers, that drop box of sorts which allows you to keep all your news, entertainment, sports updates and celebrity gossip in one place. Admittedly, I use GoogleReader, and as I have some tabs to close, take a peek into mine! (Be warned, it’s very much to do with art, libraries, archeology, current events, and books. I’m predictable, it seems.)
First. ARTStor recently announced a collaboration with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Always wanted to visit, but couldn’t afford the airfare? Well, now you can. In conjunction with the popular website, the SFMOMA now has over 26,000 items of its collection free on the internets to view, including paintings, sculptures and photographs. Visit the museum’s website for more in depth analysis.
From ArtPark (which I highly recommend for their occassional “Wordless Wednesdays”), Amy Whitaker has a new book out.
Called Museum Legs: Fatigue and Hope in Art Museums, Whitaker sets out to answer the age old question – why do we always feel tired walking around in art museums? At times funny and at times serious, this book “matter[s] for reasons that have less to do with art as we know it and more to do with business, politics, and the age-old question of how to live.”*
Finally. Have some photographs! From National Geographic, this particular section features all the winning photos from their 2009 contest so far.
Also. Need something to do this weekend? Visit the Peabody Essex Museum, just over in Salem MA (just a bus or commuter rail away), and while you’re there, be sure to view Surfland, by Joni Sternbach. A photographer, who works predominately with ferrotypes, or tintypes, the exhibit features not only an explanation as to her art, but also a diversity in its subjects and models. Buy the book in the giftstore, and remember to take a tour of the Yin Yu Tang house before you leave!
*directly quoted from the Museum Legs website, museumlegs.com
(This last one was not from my Reader, but I do have the PEM site bookmarked, so.) But even so? What sort of sites do you have in YOUR feed? What sort of hidden art treasures do you find? Post them here!