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'Adam' Sculpture Returns To Metropolitan Museum Of Art After 12-Year Restoration Project

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – “Adam” is back at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The late 15th Century marble sculpture by Renaissance artist Tullio Lombardo smashed to pieces when its pedestal collapsed on Oct. 404 more words

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The Curious Case of the Caring Curator

A not-infrequent criticism I raise on this blog has to do with museums, and the fact that so many of them seem to have forgotten what they are supposed to be.   575 more words

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dot 26: portals

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

- James Joyce -

In his book Sinister Resonance David Toop explores the silent art of listening. It is a fascinating read in which sound and listening criss-cross literature, art, sculpture, poetry and paintings.

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Some thoughts on what art is

One of the themes of this blog over the next months will be a consideration of what “Art” is. Grayson Perry, potter and creative artist, delivered a major series of lectures on UK radio in 2013, the second of which reflected on exactly this issue, at least as it relates to contemporary art. 97 more words

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Appreciating "Fancy" Art

As an Art Educator, I often get caught up on what makes “Good”Art. Like Luke Syson, I would have considered this Sevres Pink Elephant piece “ghastly”.   63 more words

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Learning to Love Useless Objects

I have been listening to some Ted Talks here at the end of the semester as I wait for clay to dry. Recently I listened to Luke Syson speak about some of the more whimsical craft he was encountering back in 2013. 560 more words