Category Archives: Art

Stories in Place: Mosaic On A Stick

nspired by colorful mosaic artwork, this mixed media piece follows the story of multiracial artist Lori Greene. Greene owns the mosaic studio and community art space “Mosaic On A Stick” in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stories in Place is a collection … Continue reading

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A Field of Dried Grass Is Suspended from the Ceiling in ‘French Exit’ by Artist Tadao Cern

“French Exit,” (2020-2021). All images © Tadao Cern In Tadao Cern’s sweeping installation “French Exit,” a cloud of feathery grasses looms over the room. The immersive artwork juxtaposes the ephemeral, dried material with the viewers who stand underneath as it … Continue reading

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Identity Behind Secret Message Written on ‘The Scream’ Discovered | My Modern Met

Close up of “The Scream” with barely visible graffiti. (Photo: Borre Hostland/The National Museum)   After over a century, the mystery is solved.   Etched into the paint of one of the most famous paintings in the world, a haunting … Continue reading

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Dust Devil

A dream built on a whim in the middle of nowhere: how the New York ballerina Marta Becket made a theatre in the Mojave Desert Director: Poppy Walker (poppywalker.com/) More on this film: psyche.co/films/why-a-broadway-dancer-started-her-own-theatre-in-the-mojave-desert

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Clothesline Farm Animals Graze the Countryside in Playful Illusions by Helga Stentzel

“Pegasus.” All images © Helga Stentzel, Instead of tossing an old pair of pants or T-shirt, Helga Stentzel puts her tired garments out to pasture. So far, the London-based artist has added Pegasus and Smoothie, a pair of clothesline equine … Continue reading

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Surrender – Burning Man 2017

This film by the International Wood Culture Society delves into what Oscar Wilde once said using a cultural approach, “It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little.” This statement is … Continue reading

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Monumental Masks Submerged as Part of the Underwater Museum | My Modern Met

By Samantha Pires on February 20, 2021 These massive masks are helping to protect and provide refuge for marine life. British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor uses his artistic practice to help conserve our environment. More specifically, his sculptures protect and … Continue reading

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The First USPS Stamp Designed by an Alaska Native Artist Features a Trickster Raven as It Steals the Sun

When it’s released later this summer, a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will illuminate a piece of Indigenous culture that’s long been associated with an escape from darkness. Titled “Raven Story,” the history-making postage features an iconic animal rendered by … Continue reading

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Henry Ossawa Tanner: The Life and Work of a 19th-Century Black Artist | My Modern Met

By Arnesia Young on February 17, 2021 How much do you know about Henry Ossawa Tanner? The 19th century was not an easy time to be a Black person in America, especially if you were trying to make it as … Continue reading

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Write for Rights: An Illustrated Campaign for Amnesty International Aims to Free People Who Are Imprisoned

“Writing Carries Their Voice” (2020). All images © Amnesty International, A new campaign for Amnesty International exemplifies the power of the pencil in a moving series of illustrations by Bristol-based Owen Gent. Led by creative agency Cossette, the initiative was was designed … Continue reading

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