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[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: We’ve got new competition on the art blog front; the new Whitney opens May 1; and artblog co-founder Libby Rosof retires, but remains active on our board of directors. — the artblog editors] This Week in Street Art: Exploring Egypt and Oakland, via BBC and National Geographic respectively New York Magazine Beefs Up Vulture With a *Temporary* Art Blog, via Vulture New Developments in the Hunt for a ‘Gay Gene,’ via The Daily Beast Mark Your Calendars: May 1 Marks the Opening of the New Whitney Museum, via New York Times Heads Up, Philly: ... More » »

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TheArtblog needs you! Take a two-minute survey to help us with our site redesign

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(Dear Readers, Today we ask you to help us make TheArtblog better! — TheArtblog team) The answers are beginning to come in to our reader survey.  Don’t be left out! Tell us what you like about our publication and what you’d like to see more of. In 2015 we will be redesigning the website and ... More » »

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The New Yorker’s Passport 2014

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[Evan offers a crisp review of a wide-ranging art crawl, highlighting favorites and weak spots, and commenting on the crawl’s effectively loose organization. — the artblog editors] One week after hardy and well-trained participants braved the pavement to complete the famous New York City Marathon, I completed a hefty trek of my ... More » »

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TheArtblog Board Honors Service of Co-Founder Libby Rosof upon her Retirement

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(Today we make an announcement!  Our dear Libby has announced her retirement.  She is on to other things and while we are sad, we are so very thankful for all her energy, ideas, right on commentary and leadership of TheArtblog!  Help us celebrate Libby — we think she may get a Liberta ... More » »

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Venture down the rabbit hole into PeevesPlayHAUS at Crux Space

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[Michael takes a trip to Crux Space, exploring an artist’s alter ego and the transformation of a gallery into a multicolored, multilayered, multimedia experience. — the artblog editors] Hidden in Kensington is a solitary building on the corner of 7th and Master, with a heavy metal door labeled in a small font, “Crux ... More » »

Paik in presentation of 'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' at the Kitchen Gallery, NY, Dec. 8,1983, photo © Lorenzo Bianda

Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot at the Asia Society, New York

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[Andrea appreciates an intimate retrospective of Nam June Paik’s forward-thinking work, in which the artist’s foresight and sense of humor are easily apparent. — the artblog editors] Go, go, GO to the Asia Society before Jan. 4, 2015 to see Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot–even if you’ve seen lots of the artist’s ... More » »

"Traditional Doctor Koko," one of the works included in the upcoming Gravers Lane show. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Syrian collective wins Vera List Prize, Gravers Lane goes big, Michelle Post brings “Mucky Mucks” alive, opportunities and more!

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News     Exciting news!  The work has begun on Gravers Lane Gallery’s expansion into the 8403 Germantown Ave. exhibition space. The Grand Opening is scheduled for February 2015, and features Botswana and the Art of the Kalahari, a special first exhibition celebrating Black History Month. Curated by Cindy Friedman, the show benefits ... More » »

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Live Comments by Douglas Witmer at Green Line Cafe

[Roberta sees a new kind of display at a cafe in West Philadelphia and grabs a live comment from cafe owner and ... More » »

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Live Comments – October Grand opening of CruxSpace

[First Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, saw the grand opening of CruxSpace, a new media gallery, near Girard and 7th St. I stopped by ... More » »