Post image for From Amazon Warrior to Angel of Mercy: The Many Faces of the Nurse

Whether angel on the battlefield or vixen of the hospital ward, the depiction of the nurse has changed over time to reflect different perceptions on gender, health, and medicine.

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Books

New Art Book Plays with Scale

by Allison Meier on October 1, 2014

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Big Art/Small Art by Tristan Manco, out later this month from Thames & Hudson, is an attempt to see what size means to art in the 21st century.

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Today, the Brooklyn Museum held a preview for Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey of more than 100 artworks by 35 artists (or artist groups) who live or work in Brooklyn.

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Post image for Gehry Gets Frank on Labor at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

As labor conditions on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island fall under ever-increasing scrutiny, Frank Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim’s outpost there, has issued a statement regarding his firm’s “substantial and on-going dialogue” on the issue.

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Amjad Nasser, a leading Jordanian poet, novelist, and journalist, was denied entry to the United States earlier this week, the Arab Lit blog reported.

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FLEX IT! My Body My Temple

FLEX IT! My Body My Temple is a living exhibit that evolves with participation. On view through January 10, 2015 at The Parthenon Museum and Centennial Park, FLEX IT! addresses obesity prevention through a series of socially engaged works designed to extend the museum experience to the park grounds on which it sits.

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Post image for Picturing the Transfigurations of Fashion

“Fashion” can be characterized as many things: a business, a craft, a lifestyle. At its core, though, it’s a visual culture that embodies one very important quality: transfiguration.

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Music

A Concussive Experiment in Metal Noise

by Allison Meier on October 1, 2014

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Jamie Stewart, of the band Xiu Xiu, describes how he and artist Danh Vō started to collaborate as “amorphous,” with Vō having incorporated some of Stewart’s lyrics from “Fabulous Muscles” into his visual art.

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Post image for Has Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Grown Out of Touch?

You might say that Antoni Gaudí was an architect of the cloth. From 1883 until his death in 1926, the Catalonian master oversaw the construction of the Roman Catholic basilica Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain.

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Post image for Making Sense of a Biennial of “Makers”

NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial is the closest thing you’ll find to a crowd-sourced exhibition on view in New York right now — perhaps anywhere.

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