Tag Archives: Art

SXSWedu – Can the Liberal Arts Survive in an Age of Innovation?

The next session I am attending is a topic near and dear to my heart as a liberal arts major, “Can the Liberal Arts Survive in an Age of Innovation?” The speakers are David Maxwell, President of Drake University, Liz … Continue reading

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Art/Write Connecting the Common Core with Art History

Many thanks to my friend and colleague Daniel Schneider for bringing this project to my attention. The Art/Write project out of the University of Arizona’s Museum of Art helps high school students to examine and write about art critically. Additionally, the projects … Continue reading

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Explore the Collection at the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum, the National Dutch Museum, has revamped its website and now provides an amazing new way to explore the museum’s collection.You can look by theme, author, date, special exhibits, and more. Images that are out of copyright are free … Continue reading

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Google Art Project

I’ve played with Google Art Project since its inception, but recent renovations make me very excited! If you’re unfamiliar with Google Art Project, it is an online “museum,” a repository of high resolution images and 3D gallery views of art … Continue reading

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Best Online and Interactive International Museums

Very few educators can take their class, hope on an airplane, skirt through customs, and visit the Hague. Here is a brief list of great museums that have wonderful online exhibits that can help to bring the museum and its … Continue reading

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San Francisco 49er Vern Davis is Art Gallery Owner

Super Bowl XLVII is this weekend and features my team, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Baltimore Ravens. Go Niners! On a note related to my blog, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has recently added a new position to his resume: Gallery … Continue reading

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Test Your Knowledge on Art Theft

Today’s BBC Quiz is on Art Theft, test your knowledge of the most famous art heists in history! Test your knowledge here.

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The Devil’s in the Details… of a Giotto

Thank you to my friend Mike Carano for bringing this story to my attention. Art Restorers working on a Giotto of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi have uncovered the details of a ‘devil’ figure hidden in the cloud at the top … Continue reading

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Paleolithic “Art Studio” Found in South Africa

Archaeologists in South Africa have uncovered what they term an “art studio” dating to 100,000 years ago. Scientists in 2008 discovered a series of mixed ochre stored in abalone shells (used as a mixing or storage palate) in Blombos Cave. The … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Forgery is Authentic – Worth Millions

Art Historian and Oxford Professor Martin Kemp has officially declared his belief that “La Belle Principessa,” once believed to be a stunning da Vinci forgery, is in fact an original piece by the famed artist. The piece purchased in auction for … Continue reading

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