Art Movements – the week in Art news briefs

by Tiernan Morgan for HYPERALLERGIC, Mar 17, 2017 - Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. As anticipated, President Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget calls for the complete elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities (NEA and NEH). The budget also proposes the elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The College Art Association published an “Arts and Humanities Advocacy Toolkit” in response t...
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A Visit to Banksy’s New Hotel in Bethlehem

A photo essay for HYPERALLERGIC, Mar 5, 2017 - Banksy is back in the West Bank and drawing attention to the continuing struggle for Palestinian independence. BETHLEHEM, Occupied Palestinian Territories — Last Friday, Banksy’s new art venture into the Palestinian Occupied Territories was revealed to the local public and the world at large: the Walled Off Hotel. The artist already runs a Banksy Gift Shop in the city of Bethlehem, but the latest project is more ambitious and consists of nine rooms and a suite, with what is billed as “the worst view in the world.” Beginning on March 11, the Bank...
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Art Movements – a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world

For HYPERALLERGIC by Tiernan Morgan - Mar 2, 2017 - This week in art news: an Argentine curator and US resident was denied reentry into the US, anti-fascists and white nationalists clashed at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, a Klimt painting led the way in a record auction at Sotheby’s, obituaries, and much more! > For complete article, go to LINK  
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See the Original 1958 Sketches for the Peace Symbol

by Allison Meier for HYPERALLERGIC, Feb 16, 1017 - Gerald Holtom’s rarely exhibited original sketches for the peace symbol will go on view this March at the Imperial War Museum in London.  The peace symbol is so ubiquitous as a visual of protest and activism, including in the current anti-Trump administration demonstrations, that its creation by an artist in the 1950s is often overlooked. Back in 1958, British artist Gerald Holtom designed the symbol for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) on the occasion of its first major march.  This March, Holtom’s sketches for the symbol will...
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2017 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud Finals… and the winners are?

L-R: Third Place, Alessandra Jester from Charter University Prep; First Place, Zoey Eddy from Oak Ridge High School; Second Place, Anna Salvestrin from Union Mine High School. The aim of Poetry Out Loud is to encourage the study and appreciation of great poetry. Students engaged in the program not only learn about their literary heritage but also build self-confidence through mastering public speaking skills. Now in its eleventh year of national competition, Poetry Out Loud has inspired millions of high school students to discover the beauty and brilliance of the literary canon. > For...
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Tahoe National Forest Photo Contest Winners Announced

By Tahoe National Forest - Feb 1, 2017 - NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 1, 2017 – Today, the Tahoe National Forest announced the first place, second place and third place winners of the 2016 Tahoe National Forest Photo Contest. First place is “Sunset Over the Little Truckee River,” by Matthew Rhodes. Second place is “High Mountain Meadow,” by Monica Haulman, and third place is “Weathered Beauty,” by Kian Berreman. With so many high quality entries, it was hard to pick the best. However, after the judges voted, “Sunset Over the Little Truckee River” was the clear first place winner. “...
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The Power of Protest Art and the Dignity of the Protester – opinion

An exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem about organized protests asks if they can push us to recognize our shared humanity... by Christian Kerr for HYPERALLERGIC on Feb 6, 2017 - What makes one join in protest against an injustice suffered by another? And what makes someone else unable to understand the necessity of these demonstrations? These are the central questions considered in The Window and the Breaking of the Window, a new exhibition of black American artists at the Studio Museum in Harlem — and they’re questions more crucial than ever to ask as the Trump administration takes p...
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To Keep Their Artists, Cities Explore Affordable Housing

Stateline provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. 02/01/2017 10:48 am ET | Updated 3 days ago - by Teresa Wiltz. NEW ORLEANS — At 75, Deacon John Moore considers himself one of the lucky ones: The scion of three generations of music-making Creoles, he’s been able to sustain himself with his guitar, raise a family, buy a house. Most other musicians here, he says, aren’t so fortunate. He’s tooling around the streets of Tremé — one of the nation’s oldest black neighborhoods and the birthplace of jazz — in his ancient Volvo, pointing out all the gentrified...
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California Arts Council Announces Planned Departure of Director Craig Watson

From CAC press release Feb 3, 2017 - Sacramento - The California Arts Council announced today that Director Craig Watson will step down from his role with the agency effective April 2017. As Director of the California Arts Council since August 2011, Watson has been responsible for the leadership and oversight leading to the substantial growth and renewal of California's state arts agency. In making the announcement, Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council said, "It has been a privilege to work alongside Craig Watson. Craig is a dedicated, passionate, and visionary arts leade...
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