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A View from the Easel

by Philip A Hartigan on December 19, 2014

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CHICAGO — Artist studios in Austin, Denver, New York, Orange County, and San Antonio.

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Post image for Latin American Naturalists Step Out of the Shadows

In Latin American natural history, the achievements of outsiders often eclipse homegrown science and study, but Latino Natural History, a digital exhibition that launched this month, spotlights their contributions.

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Post image for “High Pass Filter” by Pierre Clément

Between sense and nonsense, Pierre Clément pursues his investigation into the origins of the image, its meaning, and its makeup.

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Post image for Bertus Jonkers, Sculptor of Mini Metropolises

One of the strange, miniature cityscapes that Dutch artist Bertus Jonkers spent much of his life building is among the star attractions in Sous le vent de l’art brut 2: De Stadshof, an outsider art exhibition in Paris.

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The Physics of Pollock

by Allison Meier on December 18, 2014

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The laws of physics were greater collaborators with Jackson Pollock than most painters.

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11 Creative Calendars for 2015

by Allison Meier on December 18, 2014

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The year is counting down its final days, and we’ll soon be halfway through the second decade of this century. How will you measure the next 365 days?

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Post image for Free for Over Half a Century, Indianapolis Museum of Art Will Begin Charging Admission

In March of last year, the new director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Charles Venable, cut 29 jobs to relieve a budget problem. While the museum’s endowment is one of the 10 largest in the country, Venable apparently still believes more must be done to ensure the financial success of the institution, namely, moving from free general admission to $18.

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Post image for A Lost Purple Pigment, Where Quantum Physics and the Terracotta Warriors Collide

The connection between contemporary quantum physics and China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors is a lost pigment called Han purple. The vibrant hue appeared in the Zhou dynasty and faded out sometime near 220 AD; art didn’t see a purple as vivid until 19th-century manufacturing.

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Post image for At New York’s LGBT Center, a Renovation Pushes Art to the Fore

On Tuesday the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center (LGBT Center) in New York’s Greenwich Village offered a sneak peek at its nearly complete $9.2 million renovation, which, among other things, aims to showcase the exceptional art sprinkled throughout the building.

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Post image for “I Like Art by Men Better”: Gender by the Numbers at Art Basel Miami Beach

The last time I spoke with Micol Hebron, earlier this year, she was spearheading Gallery Tally, a project for which she and a small army of volunteers count the numbers of men and women artists on the rosters of art galleries. A week and a half ago, Hebron was in Miami for the art fairs, so she took the opportunity to do some more counting.

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