Allison Meier

Post image for The Meaning of the Ring, from Memento Mori to Marriage

Rings are one of the most personal and oldest human adornments, evolving in complexity with metalwork techniques and the gemstone trade.

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Post image for Personal Data Surveillance as Modern Portraiture

The constant data collection on our lives, from iPhone usage to subway card swipes, transforms through Laurie Frick’s art into portraiture.

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Post image for Yasuo Kuniyoshi Retrospective Places the Painter at the Center of Modern Art in the US

WASHINGTON, DC — In 1948, Yasuo Kuniyoshi was the first living artist to receive a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and that was the last time his career was thoroughly explored before this year’s exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Post image for Listen to the Resurrected Voice of Alexander Graham Bell

WASHINGTON, DC — Out of patent litigation paranoia, inventor Alexander Graham Bell donated copies of his devices and sound recordings directly to the Smithsonian.

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Post image for A Social Practice Cooking Experience in the Homes of NYC Immigrants

Artist Lisa Gross, who founded the League of Kitchens, acknowledges that each of its workshops starts off a bit awkwardly, as six participants enter an unfamiliar neighborhood and step into a stranger’s home.

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Post image for The Exuberant Postcard Art of the First Bauhaus Exhibition

In 1923, a flurry of colorful postcards heralded the first major Bauhaus school exhibition.

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Post image for Artists Redesign the Alphabet, One Letter Per Day, on the Front Page of a City Newspaper

Each edition of the Fitchburg, Massachusetts, newspaper this month has one of 26 typographers designing a letter from the alphabet, and writers contributing poetry and stories inspired by that letter.

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Post image for How Women Artists Have Explored Nature’s Unruly Side

WASHINGTON, DC — Dual exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, challenge the artistic interpretation of nature by women as something always beautiful and fragile.

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Post image for Tracing Back to the World’s Oldest Known Cello

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a special summer guest: the world’s oldest known cello.

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Post image for A Rooftop Installation at the Metropolitan Museum Considers Manhattan’s Prehistory

This summer’s rooftop installation by French artist Pierre Huyghe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art digs into the primordial history of Manhattan.

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