Cyprus Mail: Database set up of Cypriot Artists living abroad

Cyprus Mail: Database set up of Cypriot Artists living abroad. “A new platform has gone live featuring Cypriot artists, curators and art historians under the age of 40 who live and work abroad. Launched by the Lefteris Economou Cultural Foundation, interartcy is a digital archive of young creatives and it aims to promote, support, and project cultural creativity through various forms of artistic expression.”

MakeUseOf: How to Get Started on Artfol, “the Social Network for Artists”

MakeUseOf: How to Get Started on Artfol, “the Social Network for Artists”. “Several attempts have been made to create an artist-friendly social media platform. Sites like DeviantArt, Amino, and ArtStation brought a lot of hope that a big one will emerge. However, they’re not suited to everyone and have their flaws. If you’re an artist looking for a platform to share your work and connect with like-minded individuals, Artfol might be what you’re looking for instead.”

Smithsonian: Hirshhorn Announces Fourth Season of Free Online Artist Talks, a Series Enjoyed by Over 22,000 Viewers So Far, March 17–May 26

Smithsonian: Hirshhorn Announces Fourth Season of Free Online Artist Talks, a Series Enjoyed by Over 22,000 Viewers So Far, March 17–May 26. “The program, which started as a summer series in July 2020, is the first time the museum has hosted conversations with artists consecutively every week. Together with Hirshhorn curators and acclaimed moderators, digital audiences from around the world can engage with renowned creatives and join the crucial conversations happening on a global scale. The upcoming spring season of “Talking to Our Time” will stream 11 live talks, highlighting a diverse group of artists and collectives: Diana Al-Hadid, Teresita Fernández, Charles Gaines, Rachel Harrison, Deana Lawson, Riva Lehrer, Catherine Opie, Jacolby Satterwhite, Michelle Stuart, Danh Vō and Anicka Yi.”

Gallery view: School of Art offers ‘virtual’ tours of student work (Yale News)

Yale News: Gallery view: School of Art offers ‘virtual’ tours of student work. “Spring is thesis season at the Yale School of Art (SoA) — an opportunity for students to showcase their capstone projects after two years of intensive training and artistic development. Typically, the annual thesis exhibitions draw crowds to the school’s Green Hall Gallery, including visitors from New York City and elsewhere seeking to engage with the work of promising artists. This year, unable to host the public due to the pandemic, the SoA is offering virtual 3D tours that allow viewers to explore the shows from their laptops, smartphones, or tablets.”

Smithsonian Magazine: Explore the Newly Digitized Archive of Alexander Calder, Famed ‘Sculptor of Air’

Smithsonian Magazine: Explore the Newly Digitized Archive of Alexander Calder, Famed ‘Sculptor of Air’. “During his lifetime, Alexander Calder’s whimsical ‘mobiles,’ or moving abstract sculptures that balance on thin wires and appear to float in the air, ensured his status as one of America’s most beloved sculptors. Forty-five years after the artist’s death in 1976 at age 78, admirers can explore materials linked to his life and work through a newly debuted digital archive from the Calder Foundation. Per a statement, the regularly updated site currently features 1,377 works of art, 1,000 historical photographs and archival documents, and 48 historic and contemporary scholarly texts.”

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…”

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).”

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.”

Nature: How to shape a productive scientist–artist collaboration

Nature: How to shape a productive scientist–artist collaboration. “Art can be a powerful medium for exploring the deeper meaning of scientific endeavours. Collaborations between scientists and artists are under way around the world, and daily postings to social media with the #SciArt hashtag suggest that the often-disparate domains are merging in fresh and exciting ways. Although many such collaborations aim mainly to engage and educate the general public about science, scientists and artists are recognizing that creative partnerships can turn science into captivating art.”

Classic FM: Want to know what colour sounds like? New Google tool lets you experience synaesthesia

Classic FM: Want to know what colour sounds like? New Google tool lets you experience synaesthesia. “An almost psychedelic new Google tool lets you ‘hear colours and shapes’, as many great artists do. Most of us think of yellow as the colour of the sun. Red, perhaps the colour of a tomato, and blue, that of a clear sky. But what if you could actually hear colour?”

Nerdist: Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night Is the Newest LEGO Set

Nerdist: Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night Is the Newest LEGO Set. “LEGO Ideas has announced its newest batch of fan submissions that will be produced and sold. The small group includes a set designed by Truman Cheng. It pays tribute to both Vincent van Gogh and one of his most famous pieces by turning ‘The Starry Night’ painting into a three-dimensional work unto itself.”

Smithsonian: Smithsonian Associates Streaming Offers World Art History Certificate Program

Smithsonian: Smithsonian Associates Streaming Offers World Art History Certificate Program. “Smithsonian Associates—the world’s largest museum-based education program—offers its popular World Art History Certificate Program online for the first time. Under the guidance of expert teachers, participants can expand their knowledge and appreciation of art through programs presented on Zoom year-round that examine the major creators, movements and historical periods that shaped art across civilizations and centuries.”

Input: This tool lets you zoom in on Raphael’s breathtaking tapestries

Input: This tool lets you zoom in on Raphael’s breathtaking tapestries. “The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has released an online tool that allows viewers to take in the stunning beauty and mystery of one of the most impressive Renaissance artists, Raphael. Marking the painter’s 500th anniversary, this V&A virtual magnifying glass is a product of collaborative work with the Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation. The resulting program renders Raphael’s work in breathtakingly minute detail, down to the shafts of light and warmth or conversely, darkness on figures’ faces.”