Allison Meier

Post image for At Metro Curates Fair, Ceramic Poodles, Secret Society Chairs, and Everything in Between

For its fourth year, now rechristened from the Metro Show to Metro Curates, the annual, moderately-sized art fair opened Wednesday with an eclectic mix of folk and vernacular art, contemporary fare, indigenous artifacts, textiles, and a wealth of Americana.

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Post image for British Library Says 6.5 Million Sounds Are in Jeopardy

Last week, the British Library launched a £40m ($60m) crowdfunding initiative to preserve its archive of over six million sound recordings.

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Post image for Displaying Three Decades of LGBTQ Art Censored by Museums

In Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship, opening next month at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, all of the art has previously been censored from major museums.

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Post image for Zoom in on 100 Million Stars with the Hubble Telescope’s Largest Released Image

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released the largest ever image of the Andromeda galaxy, opening up 100 million stars and star clusters to public exploration.

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Post image for Who Are the (Potential) Art Winners Among the 2015 Oscar Nominees?

The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards are out today, and from Mr. Turner to Finding Vivian Maier, there’s a fair chance of some visual art films taking home gold-plated statuettes and adding Oscar medallions to their DVD cases.

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Post image for Hymns for a Poisoned World at the Prototype Festival

The third season of the Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival opened ominously last week, with 31 young women dressed in black singing against the evil that can come with group control.

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Post image for A Cartography of Incarceration in the United States

Data artist Josh Begley has created an online Prison Map that catalogues aerial photographs of prisons, jails, and other American detention centers to give the architecture of the growing prison population a tangibility and scale.

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Museums

Urban Solutions for the World in 2030

by Allison Meier on January 9, 2015

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Around the world people are rapidly moving to cities in an incredible manifestation of consolidated growth. The Museum of Modern Art’s Uneven Growth is the culmination of a 14-month initiative to address developing problems in six of those cities by involving the communities most impacted.

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Post image for Clouds Like Blood: How a 19th-Century Volcano Changed the Color of Sunsets

The eruption of Krakatoa on August 26–27, 1883, completely collapsed its Indonesian island, blasting the stratosphere with volcanic dust and sulphur dioxide. It also influenced art.

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Post image for Finding a Voice in Fiber, Judith Scott Was an Artist, Not an Outsider

In the first major retrospective of her sculptural bundles of yarn and found objects, the late Judith Scott is celebrated not just for having found a way to creatively express herself late in life, after being institutionalized with Down syndrome and undiagnosed deafness; instead, the Brooklyn Museum’s Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound honors her powerful, tactile acts of making.

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