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Logan County, ILLincoln Courier

Logan County Arts opens 'Just Imagine' August exhibition

The Logan County Arts group will open their upcoming “Just Imagine” exhibition with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 12 at the Lincoln Arts Institute, 112 S. McLean St, Lincoln. The gallery will also be open on Friday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout the month, with exhibiting artists on hand to discuss the works. All events will follow the most recent Logan County Covid masking guidelines.
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Roman Shipwreck Discovered, Brazilian Film Warehouse Burns, and More: Morning Links for August 2, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. THE ARCHAEOLOGY BEAT IS BUZZING. Let’s dive right in. A U.K. judge has nixed the government’s approval of a controversial plan to build a highway tunnel near Stonehenge, saying it failed to consider both the possible harm of the project and possible alternatives, the Art Newspaper reports. “We are disappointed in the judgment and are considering it carefully before deciding how to proceed,” a Department for Transport rep told the BBC. Off the coast of Egypt, in the sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion, fruit-filled baskets and bronze artifacts have been found, according to the Guardian. Also underwater: an ancient Roman shipwreck that was just discovered off of Sicily, as Smithsonian Magazine details. And 13 Aztec artifacts, dating as early as the 12th century and allegedly being smuggled from Mexico, were seized by the U.S. They are said to have been headed to a residence in South Carolina.
Portland, MEmaineartscene.com

Historic Arts and Social Justice Exhibit Opens at UMVA Gallery

(Portland, ME) On August 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, the Kneeling Art Photography Project (under the direction of Portland artist Titi de Baccarat), will open for a final Portland exhibit at the UMVA Gallery inside the Portland Media Center (PMC). This community social justice/art project explores the meaning and evolution of the Take-A-Knee gesture by having Maine photographers turn their cameras on diverse Mainers who are fighting for social justice in the state. There are eleven photographers taking part in the exhibit from seasoned professionals to people new to the craft.
Scituate, MAPatriot Ledger

Local briefs: Flower farm story hour; art show in Scituate

SCITUATE – The Scituate Arts Association is displaying the results of its call for association members to show their work in the Scituate Library gallery. The work will be on display through Sunday, Aug. 15. The four award-winning pieces will be in one of the two Front Street Art Gallery windows through Sept. 12.
Kansas City, MOkcstudio.org

E.G. Schempf: Decades of Documenting KC’s Artistic Fortunes

Kansas City’s premier photographer of art objects and exhibitions is also a keen-eyed artist in his own right. In any given art ecology there are species that are ubiquitous yet not easily recognized. They may have a camouflaged appearance but wield an outsized influence on the system. Consider E.G. Schempf, the go-to photographer of art objects and exhibitions, a keen-eyed artist in his own right, an understated fixture of Kansas City’s art scene for a half-century who has enjoyed a front row seat documenting the ebb and flow of Kansas City’s artistic fortunes. His images of Kansas City art and artists have been published around the world.
Visual Artartsy.net

Why Contemporary Artists Are Embracing Spirituality in Their Work

In recent years, we’ve witnessed renewed momentum surrounding spirituality in the art world. At museums, late artists who dove deeply into mysticism and religion are gaining posthumous attention. Perhaps the most famous example of this is. Hilma af Klint. , the 20th-century Swedish artist whose enthralling 2018–19 exhibition at the...
Museumstheartnewspaper.com

Amid financial adversity, can a museum association emerge as an innovative leader on deaccessioning?

A decision by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in April 2020 to allow museums to use the proceeds from art sales to finance “direct care” of their collections without fear of sanctions for two years has created a bit of suspense: Will the moratorium on sanctions be allowed to lapse, extended or adopted permanently in April 2022? The temporary policy was enacted to give US museums financial leeway amid the shutdowns precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, but even after reopening, institutions are still groping for ways to cover basic expenses.
Visual Artvasari21.com

The Educated Eye Part Two

I opened up an intriguing cauldron of worms when I asked a bevy of art writers (call them critics, journalists, or simply reviewers) on what it means to have an “eye.” Why did they consider their judgments superior to those of the average museumgoer or art lover? The catalyst was my ill-considered reaction on Facebook to a painting by and a photograph of Amy Sherald in Vanity Fair (see Part One for the whole story, which proved impetus for critic/artist Franklin Einspruch to initiate an hour-plus discussion on the smartphone app Clubhouse).
Animalssidelinesmagazine.com

Ruth Green: Equestrian Adventures in Art

Ruth Green’s journey into the horse world is filled with vibrant locations and enriched by her career as a sculptor. Crossing continents and working in diverse equestrian disciplines while pursuing her love of sculpture, Ruth has become an established animal sculptor. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Ruth’s story...
Pullman, WAwsu.edu

WSU Schnitzer Museum announces two week closure and sneak peek exhibition

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU will be closed Aug. 7-23 to deinstall its current exhibitions. The museum reopens on Tuesday, Aug. 24 and is extending a special invitation to the community. Museum staff will be revealing the hidden, mysterious world behind the gallery walls by performing “back of house” curatorial tasks within the gallery space as they prepare two new exhibitions: Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation and the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition.
Houston, TXtravelawaits.com

12 Free Or Nearly-Free Things To Do In Houston, Texas

Just how many free or nearly-free things are there to do in Houston? Quite a few. I set my limit at $5 — not including tips or donations — and this is what I found, beginning with the free attractions. Note: CityPASS gave me a free pass to use, valued...
Philadelphia, PAtheartnewspaper.com

Timothy Rub to step down as director of Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has announced that Timothy Rub will step down as director and chief executive on 30 January after 13 years in the post. The museum’s board of trustees says that an international search will immediately begin for his successor. Rub’s accomplishments include engaging new audiences and...
Las Vegas, NVinparkmagazine.com

New executive director selected for Las Vegas’s Neon Museum

The Neon Museum announced that Aaron Berger has been selected as the museum’s executive director. Selected after a comprehensive and broad-based search spanning the U.S. and beyond, Berger brings to the museum extensive experience in museum leadership, nonprofit fundraising and community engagement. Berger, who recently relocated to Las Vegas, NV,...
Visual ArtObserver

Charlie English’s ‘The Gallery of Miracles and Madness’ Is a Necessary Read

A scant few pages into Charlie English’s The Gallery of Miracles and Madness, I was reminded of a recent, strange phenomenon: several accounts cropping up on my Twitter feed zealously devoted to “Traditionalist architecture.” Their pages were full of photos comparing Gothic and Neoclassical buildings with what they termed “communist Soviet-era” apartment blocks. Saturated pictures of idyllic German farming towns were held up next to shots of dreary urban intersections. The sentiment never varied. Take us back to before our cities were polluted. They were sometimes accompanied by captions extolling the virtues of “beauty” and “elegance” – values that they asserted were now irrevocably warped by modern architectural sensibilities.
Visual Artanothermag.com

Brilliant Things to Do This August

A new online show celebrates innovations in creativity and tech by an international group of women artists, spanning Emma Talbot, Florence Hutching and Sahara Longe through Rannva Kunoy, Seana Gavin and Vinca Petersen. Titled Her Dark Materials, and curated by Philippa Adams, the show takes place in a digital rendering of a former industrial warehouse in Milton Keynes – the first of many exhibitions set to feature in the awe-inspiring virtual space. Each work on display “probes into the psychological, political and cultural issues voiced by women” at this turbulent moment in time. A brilliantly immersive experience for anyone currently stuck at home.
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