Magic of Art with Paige Dansinger
Art / Innovation

Magic of Art with Paige Dansinger

A simple Twitter message arrived from Elizabeth Rynecki on a Tuesday evening at 6:26 p.m., far too busy to really explore, and, I clicked anyway.

It read:

“Love the ideas behind @museumpaige work. @keridouglas I think you’d like this! soovac.org/index.php/show…

My curiosity was ignited. I opened the link for the gallery show announcement, Harmony in Red_Paige Dansinger at SooLOCAL, August 16 – September 15, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paige Dansinger, is an artist, art historian, museum and tech genius who co-developed the DrawArt.MuseumPaige.com app.

A bold, red, curvacious odalisque reclining with an energy and power of sensuality with a sense of daring.
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“The Too General Public”
Art / Leaders & People

“The Too General Public”

Andre Gide, wrote this essay The Too General Public: Showing the Degeneration of Art from an Ancient Social Necessity to an “Art for Art’s Sake” in Vanity Fair in 1928.

“It was a dangerous thing for art to withdraw from life – a dangerous thing for both art and life. The day on which the artist no longer felt the nearness of a public, the day … ” Continue reading

Campaign for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures in the Age of Social Media
Antiquity / Art / Cultural Heritage / Greece / International / Leaders & People

Campaign for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures in the Age of Social Media

During the occupation of Athens by the Ottoman Empire, over 50% of the Parthenon sculptures were taken by questionable or unscrupulous means by then Ambassador and Lord Elgin for his home in Scotland that were later purchased by the British Parliament for the British Museum.

The International Organizing Committee – Australia – for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (IOC-A-RPM) will host a two day second International Colloquy Parthenon: An Icon of Global Citizenship beginning on November 15, 2013 at the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum that will concentrate the dialogue in four areas: education, economy, activism and litigation. A call for papers and expert speakers is open until July 31, 2013.

Why now? What are the key points to ensure the return of the Parthenon sculptures?
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Paris Notes: Hopi Katsinam Masks and Their Destiny
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal / Paris

Paris Notes: Hopi Katsinam Masks and Their Destiny

Paris, the city of art, fashion and architecture and it’s relatively modest auction house Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou are on the global stage of cultural heritage and who has the right to own another culture’s patrimony and sacred artifacts or relics. Christopher Mazeika, scholar in ritual performance and art director at Paris based Santo Spada fashion house reflects on his visit to view the collection of Hopi masks up for auction. Continue reading

Antiquity / Art / Greece / International

Returnism: Lord Elgin and Edward Dodwell Meet Again 200 Years Later (Part 2)

Edward Dodwell and Lord Elgin meet again, two hundreds years later. A rarely seen collection of illustrations by Edward Dodwell, a painter and reporter of ancient Greece is currently on display at the British Museum. In his writings, Dodwell tells of “being present when the Parthenon was despoiled of its finest sculpture”. Now, his illustrations are being presented at the British Museum, while the “finest sculpture” is on permanent display – the Parthenon Marbles. Continue reading