Robert Howlett, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern, ca. 1857-1858. George Eastman House,

Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House,

Some stories from around the Web that we’ve been reading this week:

Unwitting models

The New Yorker spoke to two of the women in Garry Winogrand’s famous “World’s Fair, New York City” (1964) about what it was like to be in an iconic photograph. The Winogrand retrospective is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until September 21, and you can find more than 100 of his photographs in the Artstor Digital Library.

Technology and the humanities


Seattle’s Frye Art Museum is inviting visitors to crowd-curate a show via social media.

La Gioconda’s big adventure

This week marks the 103rd anniversary of the theft of the Mona Lisa (it was recovered two years later). The Louvre offers a beautiful video describing the event.

Inspiration for your weekend

As the summer nears its end, the usually cantankerous critic Jonathan Jones seems to be in high spirits and picks the top ten picnics in art.