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[Marvin sets off through a relationship-based exhibition, particularly enjoying an evocative video work by David Scott Kessler, and suggesting that maybe, outer space is closer than we think. — the artblog editors] The Usable Earth, a new exhibit at the Esther Klein Gallery in the University City Science Center, addresses the ecological relationship between humans and Earth. Through a variety of media, the invited artists, architects, filmmakers, scholars, and authors examine the human-nature relationship. Some pieces, more than others, carry a certain subtle message: one that implies the enduring presence of a land once untouched by man. Several notable works ... More » »

misty copeland via npr

The artblog Reader Advisor


[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Misty Copeland earns a hard-fought honor; a Wisconsin artist raises Catholic hackles; Frank Gehry’s design for Facebook headquarters; and more. — the artblog editors] Copeland’s Crowning Moment: First Black Principal Dancer in ABT History, via NPR The Muller-Lyer Illusion Is Something You See Every Day ... More » »

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News post — @JacolbyS and #JohnWaters in LA, Margery Amdur back from Iceland, @ClayStudio wins it all, new @Eyebeam/@BuzzFeed Fellowship, opportunities and more!


[Today in art news and events: The Clay Studio is having a bang-up summer; the #RachelDolezal scandal hasn’t quite died down yet; BuzzFeed offers promising full-time opportunities for artists and citizen journalists; and Rutgers students return from Iceland. — the artblog editors] News If you are in Los Angeles and somehow still ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor


[We’re celebrating. We hope you are, too. — the artblog editors] A shorty this week: Like all previous iterations, I am writing this Reader Advisor on the Friday before it is published on Sunday. And because I am writing this on Friday, June 26, 2015, right now I feel that there is ... More » »



From the vault: Jess Perlitz’s interactive work

[Canadian sculpture artist Jess Perlitz recently opened Chorus, a moving work comprised of recordings of incarcerated men and women throughout the U.S. She ... More » »

Michelle Post, speaking with us Jan. 31 at DaVinci Art Alliance.

From the vault: Michelle Post on artblog radio

[Sculpture artist Michelle Post’s “tronies” become a permanent exhibition this month at Grounds for Sculpture. The Oligarchs features Post’s metal busts of America’s 19th-century wealthy ... More » »