In Minnesota, Listening to Native Perspectives on Memorializing the Dakota War

Sheila Regan for HYPERALLERGIC June 15, 2017 - The outcry over Sam Durant’s sculpture at the Walker Art Center has provoked reflections on past memorials for the US–Dakota War, and how Dakota Nation voices continue to be ignored. MINNEAPOLIS — In 1990, Cheyenne and Arapaho artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds installed a public installation along the Mississippi River on the east side of Downtown Minneapolis called “Building Minnesota,” which recognized the Dakota men who were hung by the United States Government at the end of the US–Dakota War of 1862. Each of the white, metal signs co...
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Details of Trump Budget Released

Americans For The Arts - May 23, 2017: Today, the White House released the official details of its proposed FY2018 “skinny budget” that President Trump proposed back in March. In this latest version, the president doubles down on his recommendation to eliminate the nation’s key federal cultural agencies for the arts, humanities, museums, libraries, and public broadcasting by allocating the minimal amount “for expenses necessary to carry out their closure.”  The budget proposal also eliminates important arts education and afterschool grant programs. > For the chart & details, go to...
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In a Fight for the Soul of Milan, Artist-Occupiers Face Off Against Developers and City Council

Mike Watson  - May 5, 2017 - for HYPERALLERGIC: For the past five years, the group Macao has run a thriving, radical arts center out of a former slaughterhouse in Milan. Now the city council wants to evict them. MILAN — This city has transformed over the last 10 years, largely due to property development ahead of the international Expo of 2015, which featured over 130 national pavilions dedicated to the theme of food. The event met with widespread criticism even before it opened, not least because its curator, Germano Celant — a stalwart of the Italian art scene, responsible for the prom...
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Michelangelo Pistoletto at Blenheim Palace

Published 3 months ago - Danish director Mike Nybroe captures Michelangelo Pistoletto’s retrospective show at the UK’s Blenheim Palace. Pistoletto is a leading figure in the Italian contemporary art movement Arte Povera - taking a radical stance in the 1960s and early 1970s, artists in the movement believed that art should not be, and could not be, disconnected from daily life.
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TAHOE MOUNTAIN LAB co-founders David & Jamie Orr are intensive community activists.

... TML is the S Shore’s 1st co-working space and was founded by David & Jamie in Feb of 2014.  Their mixed talents say a whole lot: Jamie, a college science professor and David, the General Manager of Startup & Tech Mixer.  Three yrs into this very successful business that brings diverse professions & talents into the same space to enhance life styles and creativity, “The Lab”, as it is affectionately labeled, and its owners have embraced and supported the Arts in many ways, and we look forward to what is next!
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A Searing Show Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 LA Uprising

By Matt Tromberg for HYPERALLERGIC April 28, 2017 - Re-Imagine Justice at the Community Coalition takes a deeper look at the causes of the uprising while highlighting current issues of injustice and inequality. LOS ANGELES — A bank of TV sets flicker on and off one by one, each showing a different media clip from the early 1990s: gang members being interviewed, talking heads spewing political punditry, videos of looting and burning buildings. Then, they all turn on, showing the same footage of a man lying on a darkened stretch of road, illuminated only by headlights, surrounded by severa...
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“Twain On Architecture: An Illustrated Presentation” at SLT Library

Sat, May 6, 10am SLT Library features “Mark Twain On Architecture: An Illustrated Presentation” by Dr. Peter Mires.  He will share all he learned during his research fellowship at the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies. By pairing passages gleaned from Twain’s work with examples of extant buildings, presenter Peter Mires illustrates Mark Twain’s comments, opinions, and tastes—humorous or otherwise—on the subject of American architecture. Free and open to all. > For more, go to LINK
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