Art Study Center Seminar at Home: From Portable Studio to Digital Archive—A Look at Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks (Harvard Art Museums)

Harvard Art Museums: Art Study Center Seminar at Home: From Portable Studio to Digital Archive—A Look at Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks. “Otto Piene (1928–2014) was a pioneer in multimedia and technology-based art, creating a large, kaleidoscopic body of work based on the intersections of art, science, and nature. In this session, curatorial fellow Lauren Hanson and museum data specialist Jeff Steward share their research into the 2019 gift of Piene’s sketchbooks—a visual archive of over seven decades of artistic practice—and how the bound pages of these ‘portable studios’ act as a generative site for visual thinking. They will also discuss the current development of a digital project that will allow audiences around the globe to experience the intimacy and dynamism found in the nearly 9,000 pages of Piene’s sketchbooks.” April 16th, and free.

Google Blog: The words of women artists, in the museum and online

Google Blog: The words of women artists, in the museum and online. “We might realize the significant lack of space and voice given to women artists. That’s one of the reasons behind the National Gallery of Rome’s radical six-year program, Women Up. It brings together many of our works by women artists, while also focusing on the representation of women and the damage done by residual stereotypes… Making a meaningful contribution to the visibility of women in the museum means thinking outside the confines of our physical space, and exploring new curatorial techniques. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Google Arts & Culture to bring the entire program online…”

Mapping the pandemic’s digital deluge: one academic is trying to collate the online projects of every single museum (The Art Newspaper)

The Art Newspaper: Mapping the pandemic’s digital deluge: one academic is trying to collate the online projects of every single museum. “Forget the Year of the Rat, 2020 should go down in history as the Year of the Digital. As lockdowns spread across the world, online events began stacking up….A few websites popped up in an attempt to gather these events into one place, including the English sites Culture Fix, from the digital agency Substrakt, and Cultural Digital: Streams, by Chris Unitt, the founder of the digital agency One Further, with several more in other languages. One of the most comprehensive and international of these aggregation sites is a map of museums’ digital initiatives during the pandemic.”

ARTNews: U.S. House Curator Seeking $25,000 to Repair Art Vandalized During the Capitol Riots

ARTNews: U.S. House Curator Seeking $25,000 to Repair Art Vandalized During the Capitol Riots. “At the time of the attack, the National Statuary Hall to the south of the Rotunda contained 35 statues of prominent Americans, from civil rights leaders to famous inventors, as well works by artists such as Thomas Crawford and Constantino Brumidi. Though much of the collection emerged unscathed from the rampage, a 19th-century marble bust of former president Zachary Taylor was defaced with what resembled blood, while a framed photo of the Dalai Lama was stolen. A scroll featuring Chinese characters was also destroyed.”

Howard University: Howard University Receives Grant to Launch Online Gallery of African and African-American Art on March 1 featuring Exhibit Honoring David Driskell

Howard University: Howard University Receives Grant to Launch Online Gallery of African and African-American Art on March 1 featuring Exhibit Honoring David Driskell. “The Howard University Gallery of Art has been awarded the IMLS CARES Act Grant of $175,641 to fund the development of its virtual services to offer accessibility to those viewing or studying art in storage or on exhibit. The first exhibit, ‘In Great Company: David C. Driskell and Howard University,’ will honor the scholar, artist, and professor David C. Driskell (1931-2020).”

St. Thomas Source: V.I. Curator and Arts Advocate Launches Online Archive

St. Thomas Source: V.I. Curator and Arts Advocate Launches Online Archive. “Virgin Islands curator and arts advocate Priscilla Hintz Rivera Knight has launched the USVICOVID19ARTS online archive portal. This online archive seeks to support artists in archiving, preserving and making accessible – virtually and to the public – U.S. Virgin Islands visual and literary artistic responses to the COVID-19 global pandemic.”

IndyStar: Newfields director job post calling to maintain ‘core, white art audience’ sees criticism

IndyStar: Newfields director job post calling to maintain ‘core, white art audience’ sees criticism. “Newfields, the home of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, was under fire Saturday over its job description for a new director that stated applicants would need to maintain the museum’s ‘traditional, core, white art audience.’ That phrase, ironically, was included in a larger bullet point — under ‘other responsibilities’ — that actually sought to note the need for the museum to reach a more diverse audience.”

Hyperallergic: Art Books for Days: What Not to Miss at Printed Matter’s 2021 Virtual Art Book Fair

Runs through this weekend and I heartily wish I had seen this article before. Hyperallergic: Art Books for Days: What Not to Miss at Printed Matter’s 2021 Virtual Art Book Fair. “Artists’ books, hand-stitched zines, irresistible prints in painfully limited editions — oh, my! Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair is one of the most anticipated affairs in the New York City, and more recently, Los Angeles art worlds. Like most awesome and typically densely-populated things, this year’s edition will be held entirely online due to the pandemic.”

National Gallery of Art: National Gallery of Art Announces New Original Podcast Series

National Gallery of Art: National Gallery of Art Announces New Original Podcast Series. “The National Gallery of Art announced today a new podcast series that explores the relationship between visual art and music: Sound Thoughts on Art. Journalist, author, and musician Celeste Headlee hosts the podcast. Each episode features Headlee in conversation with a musician who has chosen a work of art from the National Gallery’s collection and responded to it using sound. Headlee also talks with a museum expert, who describes the work and provides art historical context.”

Augmented reality art: Where your home becomes the gallery (BBC)

BBC: Augmented reality art: Where your home becomes the gallery. “Ever dreamed of hanging artworks by leading artists around your home? Well now you can for free, thanks to augmented reality or AR as it is known. Images such as Olafur Eliasson’s Solar Friend and Tomas Saraceno’s Peacock Spider are among some of the works that can be displayed in your home – the only catch is they will not physically be there but can be seen virtually via an app on your smartphone.”

National Gallery of Art: National Gallery of Art Announces Launch of Kress Collection Digital Archive

National Gallery of Art: National Gallery of Art Announces Launch of Kress Collection Digital Archive. “The National Gallery of Art today announces the launch of the Kress Collection Digital Archive, an online resource documenting the history and development of an important collection of nearly 3,500 works of art. The Kress Collection was divided and donated years ago to almost 100 institutions throughout the United States, including the National Gallery of Art.”

Artnet: Want to Learn More About Black Artists During Black History Month? Here’s a List of Resources to Get You Started

Artnet: Want to Learn More About Black Artists During Black History Month? Here’s a List of Resources to Get You Started. “In honor of Black History Month, we put together a list of what social media accounts to follow, videos and films to watch, and books to read to catch yourself up on Black art history. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and of course there are many other ways to learn. But for those looking for a way in, here are some suggestions on where you can begin.”