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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, . 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:

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 iss

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 $28 From amazon 1 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 Pau

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 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 kill

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 th

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 th

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 you can find more work from on Instagram here ) brought the villain back to the spotlight with some stunning co