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Museums and Covid-19
Here’s a thoughtful post about how museums are responding to Covid-19 and the benefits to us, the public. This is from LSE’s Impact of Social Science Blog
Writer’s Block in a Covid-19 world?
Writer’s block anytime is a problem, more of a problem now. Here are a few thoughts from LSE’s Impact Blog by Chris Smith: Five Strategies for Writing in Turbulent Times.
Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art
The Adoration of the Magi (detail), Simon Bening, about 1525–30. Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment, 6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 19, fol. 36v
An important exhibition at the Getty analyzes representations of Blacks in scenes of the Adoration of the Magi. Read about the exhibition here: Race and Representation in the Nativity Scene
Art and water: in the classroom. From Art Agenda’s Art and Education blogs.
The Cuban Matrix
Torrance Art Museum just released their catalog in PDF for the Pacific Standard Time LA/LA exhibition (2017-2018): The Cuban Matrix. This exhibition focused around digital media exchange: new media, user interface, archiving, immigration, global exchange, works in/on paper, video, installation, etc. And, learn about El Paquete Semanal— USB-archive-exchange, an “offline digital marketplace” in a weekly terabyte paquet.
Here’s the PDF of the catalog: The Cuban Matrix catalog. Torrance_Art_Museum
Discover the work of Mexican artist, Gabriel Orozco.
Orozco and the creation of a new government-sponsored contemporary art facility in Chapultepec Park!
Joaquín Segura on contemporary art and politics in Mexico and worldwide
Latin American photography exhibition
Check out this article from the Guardian: Award-winning Latin American Photography – in pictures!