One of the most powerful aspects of art is that it can turn something ugly into something very beautiful.
Check out this video to see how Honey Maid (as in, the graham crackers) used art to respond to some very ugly hate mail about their same sex and interracial family-friendly commercial.
Sophie Yolowitz ‘14
And that thing is a contemporary art version of 2048, the addicting numbers game I see all the young people playing in their seminars. After seeing, (and spending possibly more hours playing than I should in my entire life) a super cool Kanye West version, I decided this could at least be educational*.
*And by “educational”, I mean art-related.
Here is my version, a basic contemporary art free-for all. Maybe you’ll recognize some of the pieces?
Emily Sussman ‘15
On March 14th, the New York Times published a piece entitled: Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons. I thought this was very interesting and applicable to us college students studying studio art and art history, many of us dreaming of being patrons of the arts in the near future. According to the article, there is some concern that Millennials won’t donate as much to museums as their Baby Boomer parents have in the past. Our generation tends to donate to socially-minded organizations before artistic ones, seeking measurable results from their donations. Millenials want to know exactly where their money will be going and what impact its going to make. Our parents and grandparents generations however, would donate just because it was the MET. There is some room being made for us youngsters as institutions have been trying to get the younger generations involved for years. For example MoMa began their Junior Council, a group for young patrons, in 1949. At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the board has turned over half of its trustee positions within the past 10 years, making connections with the younger generation and the booming tech industry. Read this article and think critically: “Will I donate?”
A Young Collectors dinner held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Photo taken from the article mentioned above).
Kelsey Kiser ‘14
For many, the title of ‘Artist’ comes with a mythology of mystique of and danger. This is not the case with most artists, but there are always a few causing a stir and perpetuating the myth. Here is a list of seven major artists who have been arrested for their work. Add Ai Wei Wei.
Peter Schulman ‘16