Published March 3, 2017
Art news , Pedagogy
Tags: advocacy, education
As we reported in January, the College Art Association released a statement condemning the proposed budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among other federal agencies. Now they’ve created an Advocacy Toolkit “to help our members and anyone who wants to advocate for the arts and humanities. Information is power, after all. The Tool Kit information is pulled from a variety of sources that aid in forging partnerships, obtaining accurate data on the impact of the arts and humanities, and actions one can take in order to use your voice effectively.
They also encourage you to contact CAA since CAA staff will attend both Arts Advocacy Day and Humanities Advocacy Day. The more stories we can share as we meet with colleagues and representatives, the more influence we collectively bring to the table.
h/t Mark Pompelia
Published January 19, 2017
Noah Charney, art historian and author, argues convincingly for the increased importance and relevance of a humanities-based education in “The art of learning: Why art history might be the most important subject you could study today” on Salon.com. The multiple skills and interdisciplinary aspects of studying art history increase critical thinking, especially important in this age of fake news. John Berger’s Ways of Seeing is more important than ever….
Capturing the perfect architectural photograph can be far more difficult than one might anticipate.
In light of this, ArchDaily compiled a list of nine architectural photography tutorials to help you get the right shot every time.
From The Artstor Blog archive:
If you read a review or article about an interesting museum exhibition you missed you can usually find images of the featured artworks. But have you ever wondered how the works were presented, where they were placed? Which pieces were shown together, and in what order?
Exhibition design is central in museology, also known as museum studies, which asks how to present exhibitions that engage and enlighten the viewer. It’s also of interest to curators, art historians, and even artists, who often want to see what effect context has on artworks. That’s why the Artstor Digital Library offers tens of thousands of exhibition documentation images ranging from the late 19th century to the present.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched an updated Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: The New Edition with a new navigation and interface, updated images, and restructured editorial content. The Timeline is still relational but now with a seamless browsing experience and easily accessible on any device, anywhere.
The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History presents a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history through The Met collection. It is a reference, research, and teaching tool conceived for students and scholars of art history. Authored by The Met’s experts, the Timeline comprises 300 chronologies, close to 1000 essays, and over 7000 works of art. It is regularly updated and enriched to provide new scholarship and insights on the collection.
h/t Jasmine Burns
February 2016 marks a full century since the term “Dada” was first coined at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich.
via A.V. Club; for resources on Dada, visit here and here
PS: It’s not a very festive birthday for the Cabaret Voltaire, however, as its future is uncertain
Published February 24, 2016
Image tools , Pedagogy
Tags: getty, technology
The Getty Research Institute has released a wonderful open-source (and free) collaborative research tool called Getty Scholars’ Workspace. It allows users to save and annotate images (from the Getty as well as other sources), construct text and bibliographies, and best of all to share saved content with others. This has great potential for student assignments as teams can collaborative online.
Read more about the GSW’s capabilities, and how to install, here.