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Leading Black Trustees Come Together to Diversify Art Museums

A group of powerful Black trustees in the stateside museum sector have joined forces in an effort to facilitate change and elevate diversity across programming, hiring practices and more in predominantly white-led institutions. The new advocacy group, called The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums, is seeking to further the spotlight of Black artists, curators and directors in the United States in lieu of the country's social unrest and the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.The steering committee met for the first time last month. The group includes prominent collectors such as AC Hudgins who is on the board of the Museum of Modern Art, Denise Gardner from the Art Institute of Chicago and Troy Carter from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "This is a different moment," said Pamela J. Joyner to the New York Times, a member of the alliance's steering committee who is a trustee at the Getty Trust, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern …

Addison Gallery of American Art Announces Fall 2020 Exhibitions

The Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, has announced the museum's fall 2020 exhibition program. While the Phillips Academy campus remains closed to the public, the museum reopened its doors on Saturday, October 17 with limited hours and enhanced health and safety protocols. The new hours for public visits are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Detailed information about visiting and reserved ticketing is available on the Addison's website, www.addisongallery.org.The Addison is one of the oldest institutions dedicated to American art and has one of the most significant collections of American art in the world, providing unparalleled resources to both students and the public. The Addison's fall programming will draw on the breadth and depth of the collection to explore the museum's guiding question: What Is America?The following exhibitions will be on view this fall.Wayfinding: Contemporary Ar…

What is art therapy, and how does it work?

The old saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words," reflects the powerful effect that the arts and creative expression have on human understanding and communication. Art therapy works to harness that power for therapeutic means.Just as a painting or a piece of music can say something in ways that almost defy description, art therapy provides individuals facing physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges with new pathways toward understanding and self-expression.People do not have to be artists or even "good at art" to benefit from art therapy. This form of treatment is more than an art class or just something to keep people occupied. Art therapy uses the power of the arts and different modes of communication to get people to open up and engage with their therapy in new ways, which may enhance healing of all kinds.Keep reading to learn more about art therapy and other forms of creative therapy that may benefit people experiencing mental health issues.According …

The Art Of Marvel's Avengers

While working with a licensed property like The Avengers means you don't need to imagine everything from scratch, there's still a ton of work that went into designing and fleshing out the setting for Crystal Dynamics' latest game.Below you'll find a cross-section of work that went into The Avengers' development, from environment design to character art to storyboards.It features pieces from Brenoch Adams, Sean Vo, Brandon Russell, Kanish Palathingal, Jeff Adams, Michael Bayton, Brandon Stricker and Kenrick Leung, and it's all also featured in the game's art book, which is available now.G/O Media may get a commission$28From amazon1 purchased by readers By Sean VoIllustration: Marvel's Avengers - The Art of the Game by Paul Davies, published by Titan Books © 2020 MARVEL By Michael Bayton, Brandon Russell & Kanish PalathingalIllustration: Marvel’s Avengers - The Art of the Game by Paul Davies, published by Titan Books © 2020…

The Mystical Art of Codeswitching

In honor of Black Speculative Fiction Month, eight SFF authors share stories that honor forebearers and memories of the past, fight the legacies that underpin the brutalities of the present, and demand a future that's freer than today.The stories publish on Tor.com all throughout the morning of October 19. They are collected here.Omar lounged on his sectional, his face and body lit only by the blue glow of his phone's screen, and pressed the Home icon in the app. He scrolled up to read the latest messages on his feed. Hunger gnawed at him, but he couldn't drum up the energy to walk to the kitchen, let alone find and cook something to eat. For now, he pressed the Home icon again. No new notifications. He shifted to the What's Trending tab and absorbed the chaos.@CNN: BREAKING: Protests nationwide continue after 15-year-old Aaron Davis was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Detroit's west side.Reply to @CNN: Jazmine Jefferson-Hughes was killed two days before …

A sneak peek at Tales from the Loop author Simon Stålenhag’s next two art books

What does the future hold? In our new series "Imagining the Next Future," Polygon explores the new era of science fiction — in movies, books, TV, games, and beyond — to see how storytellers and innovators are imagining the next 10, 20, 50, or 100 years during a moment of extreme uncertainty. Follow along as we deep dive into the great unknown.For an artist whose work has so far focused on alternate histories, Simon Stålenhag's journey to notoriety has been a decidedly modern one. He credits our sister publication, The Verge, for bringing his art into the public eye way back in 2013. If you haven't been part of the crowdfunding campaigns for his several art books, you may instead recognize his work from the Amazon Prime television series, Tales from the Loop.Now Stålenhag is out with a new book project, titled The Labyrinth, which is also up for pre-order on Kickstarter. Polygon sat down to interview the musician, author, artist, and director to discuss that effort — …

MSU art and literature magazine to have virtual publication party, Tuesday

Submitted Photo Praise Okunbor and JoHannah Grosz are the editors of The Coup, Minot State University’s art and literature magazine. There will be a virtual publication party at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the magazine via Zoom.Minot State University literary magazine, The Coup, will have a virtual publication party at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It will be hosted via Zoom because of restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Students will share some of their work during the party.Praise Okunbor, a sophomore nursing major at MSU and one of the magazine’s editors, said the magazine includes works of art and literature.“We have a piece titled ‘The magic theatre’s inspired by Herman Hesse’s novel, Steppenwolf. It is a self reflection written by Mya Temanson. We have other literary works about Minot, child birth and heart break. All of the works on this year’s issue are expressive and powerful,” said Okunbor in an email.The other editor is JoHannah Grosz, who was the art director fo…

Sword Art Online Cosplay Brings Administrator Back to the Spotlight

✖Sword Art Online's third season introduced fans to a brand new villain for the first half of the Alicization arc, and now one stunning cosplay has brought this villain back to the spotlight. The third season of the long running series was one of the most ambitious yet as it adapted the longest arc of Reki Kawahara's original light novel series to date. But this ambition was rewarded by fans as the third season of the series was one of the best received since the very first one, and much of that success came from the newest villain, Administrator.Administrator was one of the more peculiar villains of the franchise yet as she provided a much different energy with her interactions with Kirito and Eugeo than we had seen from past villains of the series. But while she didn't stick around until the end of the the third season, artist @haneame_cos (who youcan find more work from on Instagram here) brought the villain back to the spotlight with some stunning cosplay. Check it out…

“Invisible” art brings rainy day smiles

(NBC NEWS) – The streets of Eau Claire, Wisconsin are proving that art and nature can go hand-in-hand.A recent project by the Eau Claire Rotary Club has placed "invisible" messages on the sidewalks that reveal themselves when it rains.With their normal fundraising events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary Club treasurer Tom Giles says the rain activated art is their way of giving back to the community."This is something we can do that just hopefully makes people feel better about everyday life and brings some joy into their lives," he says."It is always just a reminder that you can create art wherever you are," Rotary Club member Sarah Stackhouse says. "Whether it is singing in the rain or dancing in the rain, you're able to enjoy the art in your own way."Read more: https://bit.ly/312P375Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.

Art imitates life at Plastic Bag Store pop-up in New York

(Reuters) - The Plastic Bag Store set to open to the public on Thursday looks like a typical New York City grocery, with rows of soda drinks and cartons on its shelves. But a closer look at the boxes of sushi rolls and cereal reveals labels such as 'plastic bagacado roll,' 'Yucky Shards,' and 'Caps N' Such.'The pop-up art installation in the heart of Times Square is meant to raise environmental awareness, coinciding with New York State's ban on all plastic carryout bags."There are humorous and satirical takes on everyday products that highlight the amount of waste that we're using, and the environmental problems related," said Brooklyn artist and creator of The Plastic Bag Store, Robin Frohardt."And so because The Plastic Bag Store feels like a regular grocery store, I think the next time you go to a grocery store, it... might make you think a little bit about what's happening to the planet and the packaging situation."Beginn…

Art is Roosevelt Row's identity. But a restaurant boom is reshaping the neighborhood

On a sunny afternoon in January, Carla Logan chatted with customers lingering after lunch at her downtown Phoenix restaurant Carly's Bistro. Laughter floated through the space decorated with canvases and framed work from local artists. Behind the bar, a large painting annotated with the words "Food, Spirits, Art" aptly described both the restaurant and the Roosevelt Row arts district it sits within. Little did Logan or her customers know that in just a few short months, socializing over a beer on a warm afternoon would feel like a distant memory as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered restaurants and bars around the country.  Before the pandemic, Roosevelt Row was growing fast as restaurants and bars sprouted on what seemed like every corner.But it hadn't always been that way. When Logan and her husband, John, opened Carly's in 2005, it was one of the only restaurants in the city blocks that make up the Roosevelt Row area."We saw a need," Logan says. &quo…

Spider web nail art: Here's how to get the look this Halloween

Halloween is only a few short weeks away, and if you are still wondering how to get into the spirit, nail art is a great way.While this year may look a little different and a full-on costumes may not be top of mind, why not try your hand at a scary good spider web-themed manicure?If you aren't sure where to start, not to worry. "Good Morning America" tapped nail technician and vlogger Denise Heavner, better known as Denisejohn65 on YouTube, for her top tips on how to get the look.PHOTO: Nail technician Denise Heavner breaks down how to get spider web nail art. (Courtesy of Denise Heavner) More "I chose to do spider web nails because I think they are very popular with the whole Halloween theme," Heavner told "GMA." "I wanted to change it up a bit with the neon coloring instead of the common black and orange colors that traditionally go with Halloween.This is one is a hip and an up-to-date spider web."MORE: Get the look: Transform into a tig…

New Theatre Work Puts Attendees on the Trail of Notorious Art Thieves

A performer and participants at the Art Heist run in VancouverAustin's Paramount Theatre just became the scene of one of the most daring heists the art world has ever seen, and if you get your tickets now, you can witness it all firsthand.The aptly named Art Heist is a new walking show that lets participants take a crack at solving a notorious true crime case dating back 30 years. The show, which premiered October 14, is based on the case of the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, the perpetrators of which made off with $500 million in stolen art. That's the biggest payday in the history of art theft, and both the thieves and the works they snatched remain unfound.Art Heist challenges amateur sleuths to navigate different locations, questioning a whole cast of colorful suspects along the way. Hidden amidst the characters' dialogue is a series of clues leading to the culprits responsible for the infamous unsolved caper, but first, you have to figure out who is telli…