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Prado announces a re-evaluation of collection to better represent women artists

For the director of the Prado, Miguel Falomir, the pandemic has led to at least one positive: a re-evaluation of their collection. With that, the Madrid museum has announced that their permanent collection will be reorganised to better represent and showcase works by foreign and female artists. While the rehang hasn’t come about by “the […]

National Theatre’s Frankenstein brandishes heart in times of solitude

Numerous independent theatre performers are using the current context of quarantine and social isolation to create new and resonant pieces of work, then sharing them through streaming platforms in innovative ways that still contain some essence of “theatre”. But there are also many theatre companies that have archival footage of countless shows that have been […]

Art Lesson: how the readymade made its way into the artworld

Purpose of this lesson: Art at home can seem impossible but it isn’t! For many artists, the things you’ll find at home are the perfect items to create art out of. So, for this art lesson, we’re looking at the history of the readymade and found objects. To do so, we’ll look at the humble […]

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean distance from art… Here are nine ways to bring the art to you during the coronavirus pandemic

Social distancing and self-isolation have become the new norm for people around the world as the fight to cull the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, continues. Mixed advice, the 24-hour news cycle, reports of panic buying, and rolling border closures have added to an air of anxiety around the state of the world at […]

Art Lesson: The history of Art Deco

Purpose of this lesson: Entering a new decade means entering into a new, exciting time. If you take a second to think about it, each decade of your life has brought on incredible new things, there have been times of uncertainty and prosperity, and as the 2020s are ushered in, it can be exciting, or […]

A Lesson in Street Art: how a movement morphed out of graffiti and into the art world (Part III)

Purpose of this lesson: Street art is a relatively new movement that is becoming more and more prolific in the art world. In this lesson, we will explore the history of graffiti, which is what street art is born out of, and then explore how street art has become what it is today. Looking at […]

In Japan, supernatural beliefs connect the spiritual realm with the earthly objects around us

Larissa Hjorth, RMIT University Sometimes life appears incomprehensible, of another world. The supernatural has been evoked in many cultures and religions as a way to make sense of the thresholds of mortal and immortal worlds through images and stories. For some, the supernatural can help make sense of the irrationality of life. For others, it […]

Artist interview: Clemence Vazard and #monpremierharcelement

Clemence Vazard is a French artist who, in 2016, began working with women to record the story of their first experience of harassment. She brought the stories together to create an immersive, visual and sound installation called #monpremierharcelement (#myfirstharassment). Then #metoo happened. Clemence has exhibited internationally and is recognized not only for her art but also […]

VMFA receives gift of artwork by Asher B. Durand making museum donation history

Tis the season for holiday giving, right? This year, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) received an extra special gift. In a December 13th press release, the museum announced it was gifted American artist Asher B. Durand’s Progress (The Advance of Civilization). The donation is the first time the painting will be part of […]

A Lesson on the Camera Obscura

Purpose of this lesson: The camera obscura is an integral part to understanding how modern day photography developed and how some artists worked. However, it’s a pretty confusing concept if you’ve never really looked into the mechanics of how one works or experienced one yourself. This lesson is meant to explain the ins and outs […]