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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. 403 more words


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


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

I Think Art Is

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

Il sogno e l'immaginazione nel design/Dream and imagination in design

Oggi vorrei segnalare una conferenza molto interessante apparsa su Ted che riguarda la differenza fra ciò che è e ciò che non è design di qualità. 131 more words