Museums

The Contemporary Cultural Life of Tokyo in 10 Themes

by Abe Ahn on February 8, 2016

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TOKYO — At the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), the exhibit “Tokyo”: Sensing the Cultural Magma of the Metropolis reflects on the cultural life of the Japanese capital as it prepares for the 2020 Olympics.

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Post image for Why the Closing of the Museum of Contemporary Craft Is a Major Loss

The next time you find yourself hate-reading a fawning profile of a photogenic young Brooklyn potter whose hot-pink-rimmed wares are transforming the “stuffy world of ceramics into a cool new craft” (or something to that effect), navigate yourself away from there, and instead visit the website of the Museum of Contemporary Craft.

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Post image for Michelangelo’s Tuscan Villa Could Be Yours for $8.4 Million

The deeds to Michelangelo’s old Tuscan villa, a three-structure complex complete with Renaissance-age fixtures, functional wood-burning fireplaces, and an olive grove, could be yours for just $8,369,602.

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Post image for Tulsa Artist Fellowship Offers 30 New Fellowships and More Than $1 Million in Support

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship is a program established by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to enhance the local art scene by retaining and recruiting artists to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Post image for Artists Disrupt and Deconstruct the Modern Workplace

SAN FRANCISCO — I will admit that it had been a long day filled with mundane tasks — conference calls, email catch-up, copyediting — when I wandered into the exhibition Office Space, currently on view at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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Jigger Cruz is one of several young Filipino artists experimenting with new methods of painting, and his attempt to break with traditional representation has yielded a new form of automatism.

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Post image for Posters Portend the Mortal Hazards of Modernity

MIAMI BEACH — For every skyscraper, zeppelin, airplane, or even lightbulb that demonstrated the progress of technology from the late-19th to mid-20th century, there were countless human bodies mangled, maimed, and electrified along the way.

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Post image for In Defense of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

Opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement takes away the only effective nonviolent leverage that Palestinian society currently has.

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Post image for A Fashion Icon Who Championed the Power of Personal Style

The Art of Style paints a stunning portrait of Jacqueline de Ribes, superficially a woman who embodied glamor and grace, but a peek beneath the surface showcases the broader complexities of her as an individual and creator.

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Comics

An Artist Gets Humbled

by Edie Everette on February 8, 2016

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Probably not what you thought.

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