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  • Sculpture sets someone else's  scene
    Visual art reduced to shilling for performing art
    To bring in younger audiences, New York City Ballet’s recent 3rd annual “Art Series” displayed 15 glass sculptures of life-size dancers in the pedestrian approach to the Lincoln Center.Using visual art like some chichi signboard...
  • Final day to see the phoenixes at Saint John the Divine
    Phoenixes take flight: final day to see artwork at Saint John the Divine
    Today, Wednesday, February 25 is your one of your final opportunities to see the hand-built phoenix sculptures in the sanctuary of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. If you haven't already seen the massive structures, head uptown...
  • Take me to your leader
    123D Sculpt review
    How often do you remind your students that the back of a sculpture is just as important as the front. A sculpture is three dimensional. To create the art element form, all sides are important. " Yes, you have to paint your sculpture all they...
  • Tape sculpture
    Crafts for kids: Packing tape people
    Life-sized packing tape people are simple to make with only a few materials. You will need a few rolls (2 or 3) of heavy-duty packing tape, some scissors and a person (or object) to use as a model.Steps:1. Choose one body part to wrap. A foot or...
  • Plensa Art-Millennium Park
    Big heads in Millennium Park stare toward Michigan Avenue
    The big heads currently in Chicago’s Millennium Park are other than Goliath, Paul Bunyan, Prometheus or the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk. These heads are exterior art exhibits, 1004 Portaits, by Jaume Plensa. This art exhibit consists of...
  • Art Series 3 at the NYCB
    Paper ballerinas dance into the NYC Ballet
    The New York City Ballet opened the year with a brilliant array of ballets both classic and contemporary. To complement this collection of dances, NYCB commissioned an installation for their promenade. The third installment of their Art Series, a...
  • Motherhood and making art
    A story written in stone
    In our world so fixed on gender equality, you don’t expect to see mothering and art making in the same sentence, particularly from an artist who made history as a key figure in the development of abstract art in England. Hold that thought...
  • Most anticipated museum exhibitions of 2015
    Most anticipated museum exhibitions of 2015
    With the hundreds of museums and galleries in New York, it's hard to decide just which one to visit. Then take into account the multiple special exhibitions that each museum hosts, and you could be pulled all over the city! Museum fatigue can...
  • We Will-full side view
    For Richard Hunt, 3D designs are metallic sculptures
    Now appearing at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art are Richard Hunt’s sculptures. Hunt’s, Cultural Center’s exhibit began Dec. 6, 2014, and will be on display until March 29, 2015. Hunt’s,...
  • Interpretation in art
    An artist’s surprising interpretation of his work
    Likely you’ll never guess sculptor Aristide Maillol’s reason for raising the hand of his monumental female nude called “The Mountain” - now featured in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new sculpture garden. The reason is...
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway
    Vigeland Sculpture Park in Norway is world's largest of one artist
    Vigeland Sculpture Park featuring about 200 stone and bronze sculptures of human figures created by Gustav Vigelandlies within Frogner Park, a short bus or subway ride west from Oslo’s City Center. Enormous statues reflecting men and women...
  • Sam Hernandez: "Martyr with a Red Arm" and "Primary Sources"
    Sam Hernandez: "Focus on the Object" at Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
    The famous critic R. P. Blackmur in his equally famous essay, "Language as Gesture," observed that "in sculpture we arrest or fix in physical mass and space those human or animal movements, or those essential shapes of body or...
  • World premiere of musical 'Little Dancer' at Kennedy Center
    World premiere of musical 'Little Dancer' at Kennedy Center
    The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Little Dancer a musical based on the story of the young ballet student who posed for the enigmatic sculpture by Edgar Degas, Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans.Part fact, part fiction, this world...
  • Jewelry by Shana Kroiz: Regal earrings, SNAG
    Brooklyn Museum to host American Fine Craft Show this weekend
    The American Fine Craft Show takes place at the Brooklyn Museum this weekend, November 22 and 23. This annual fair is a great way to not only get to know the artists behind the creative crafts that will be on display, but it’s an even better...
  • Red Bull Art of Can-North Entrance
    In Millennium Park, Red Bull charges
    On Nov. 7, 2014, Red Bull’s Art of Can debuted in Chicago’s Millennium Park. This red bull is other than an angry bull or an embarrassed bull; it is the popular energy drink—Red Bull. (Red Bull may have been the first energy...