New York Times: Art Disappears in Private Hands. Can Social Media Resurface It?

New York Times: Art Disappears in Private Hands. Can Social Media Resurface It . “Collecteurs, based out of the New Museum’s NEW INC., a cultural incubator, is a public benefit corporation with a stated mission to bring artwork into the light — at least, the light of the internet. Its founders are Jessica and Evrim Oralkan, married collectors who became overwhelmed by the size of their own trove of art. They were struggling to manage it, and share it with the public.”

Nunatsiaq News: Toronto gallery to digitize almost 100,000 Cape Dorset prints, drawings

Nunatsiaq News: Toronto gallery to digitize almost 100,000 Cape Dorset prints, drawings. “Artists and art enthusiasts will soon have access to a digital collection of around 100,000 Cape Dorset drawings and prints. A project from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, called Iningat Ilagiit, which means ‘a place for family,’ will act as a digital gallery. It will showcase prints and drawings from the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op between 1959 and 1989.”

Mada: The end of revolution, the return of nostalgia: Hany Rashed’s Baba Museum

Mada: The end of revolution, the return of nostalgia: Hany Rashed’s Baba Museum. “As a child, the artist Hany Rashed waited for his father, Salah, to come home so he could sit by him and watch as he unloaded strange objects from bulging pockets. What would he pull out today? Salah Rashed, who worked at Maspero, the headquarters of the Egyptian Radio and TV Union, mined the streets, shops, and his day-to-day life for things — keys, locks, rosaries, stones — which he kept safe in a closet, declared off limits.”

WBNS: Online database connects public with artwork around Columbus

WBNS: Online database connects public with artwork around Columbus. “On the site, users can search by category (mural, sculpture, fountain), attribute (free parking, indoors, ADA accessible) or by location via an interactive map. Each entry includes a picture of the public artwork, information about it and the location.”

MIT Technology Review: Machine vision can spot unknown links between classic artworks

MIT Technology Review: Machine vision can spot unknown links between classic artworks. “One job of the art historian is to tease apart this web, to study the human poses used by different artists and glimpse the forces that influenced them. Today, that gets easier thanks to the work of Tomas Jenicek and Ondrej Chum at the Czech Technical University in Prague. These guys have used a machine vision system to analyze the poses of human subjects in fine art paintings throughout history. They then search for other paintings that contain people in the same poses.”

Artnet: Want to Visit Monet’s Giverny Gardens From Your Desk? Here Are 11 Historic Artists’ Homes You Can See on Google Street View

Artnet: Want to Visit Monet’s Giverny Gardens From Your Desk? Here Are 11 Historic Artists’ Homes You Can See on Google Street View. “Seeing artist studios is interesting for a host of reasons. Some, such as the gardens at Monet’s retreat Giverny, are very much a part of the legend of the artists themselves. Others, such as Eugene Delacroix’s final apartment, offer insight into the environment that informed their work. Still others, including the nondescript street where Magritte spend years working out his Surrealist delights, offer a sense of what their imagination had to define itself against. Here, we’ve tracked down 11 historic sites where artists lived and worked that you can see in handy 3D image form without even leaving your chair.”