Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wagering Art Loans on the Superbowl By Randy Kennedy, New York Times, 1.27.2011
Impressionism and the Super Bowl might seem like strange bedfellows, but they will be getting a little bro time together this year in the spirit of the game. Continuing an art tradition that began last year, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Milwaukee Art Museum (the closest museum to Green Bay, Wisc., home of the Packers), have agreed to make a gridiron bet. If Green Bay wins, the Carnegie will send Pierre Renoir’s “Bathers with a Crab” from the 1890s to Milwaukee as a temporary loan. If the Steelers win, the Carnegie’s patrons will get a brief visit from a Gustave Caillebotte, another water-focused scene titled “Boating on the Yerres” from 1877.
Daniel Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum, predicted boldly (in a prepared statement) that he would soon be welcoming the Renoir to his turf, “where the public can enjoy it and be reminded of the superiority of the Green Bay Packers.”
Lynn Zelevansky, the Carnegie’s director, declined to take the bait. “In Pittsburgh, we believe trash talk is bad form. We let the excellence of our football team, and our collection, speak for itself.”
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Memory Map of Weybridge, 2004, dyed and discharged fabrics, hand embroidery, 28 x 38, Memory Map of Tower A219, 2004, dyed and discharged fabrics, hand embroidery, 28 x 38, Morning Ride, 2004, dyed and discharged fabrics, hand embroidery, 20 x 90
see more here.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Tara DeLutis is currently a senior in the Fibers & Material Studies Area, more of her work can be seen on her website:
She is also having her BFA Thesis Show on January 26th-30th in the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery at Tyler School of Art. You should check it out if you get a chance, she has been busy creating work for it and I suspect it will be a great show!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress, Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 22 - June, 2011.
Man's "Paper" Shirt, Late 1960s
Multicolored printed spun-bonded polyester (paper)
31 1/2 x 64 inches (80 x 162.6 cm)
Purchased with funds from the gift of Mrs. Victor M. Friar, 2009
CuratorH. Kristina Haugland • Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles and Supervising Curator for the Study Room and Academic Relations
LocationJoan Spain Gallery, first floor, Perelman Building
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Folding Mathematics, Craft, and Art: Seeing What is Between the Folds [AW360W] | Mrs. Daina Taimina
7:00 to 9:00 PM
21 January 2011
The discovery of hyperbolic geometry in the 1820's changed the way people thought about mathematics, philosophy, and the arts. First considered in purely theoretical terms, hyperbolic geometry gained recognition in 1868 when Eugenio Beltrami made the first model of part of the hyperbolic plane - called a pseudosphere. Since then, mathematicians were puzzled by the question, "Does a complete model of the hyperbolic plane exist?" In the late 1970's some paper models appeared, giving a glimpse of how a hyperbolic plane might look. But in 1997, a Cornel University math professor, Daina Taimina, created the first crocheted hyperbolic plane. Come learn about Mrs. Taimina’s journey in math and crocheting. Join us for a talk with interactive paper and fiber demonstrations, followed by a book signing. Tuition: $10 (members), $15 (non-members)