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February 20, 2015

Friday links: Japanese cats, the Banksy of money, and Warhol eats a burger

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

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

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February 13, 2015

Friday links: Doodles, cakes, cookies, and cats

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

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

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February 6, 2015

Friday links: Van Gogh’s inspiration, Renaissance make-up, Michelangelo’s “new” sculptures

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

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

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January 30, 2015

Friday links: chocolate, Van Gogh, and pre-Internet Vines

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

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

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January 23, 2015

Friday links: Hidden art, monster garden, animal furniture

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

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

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January 16, 2015

Friday links: museum data, art and worship, more

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

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

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Museums and data

  • The Association of Art Museum Directors has released an “Art Museums by the Numbers” report, and it’s full of interesting facts. For example, did you know the average art museum spends $53.17 per visitor, but collects only $7.93 in admission fees and sales?
  • Museums are now tracking how fast visitors move through the galleries and which pieces draw the greatest crowds through a new form of data mining technology: digital beacons.
  • Hopefully that information can help combat the continuing drop in arts attendance in the US that the National Endowment for the Arts is reporting.

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January 9, 2015

Friday links: time capsules, art and medicine, and a mayoral Christmas

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

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

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  • We’re suckers for art movies, and can’t wait to see biopic Mr. Turner. Check out this blog post from the Royal Academy of Arts that gives background on the historical figures who appear in the film.
  • And speaking of history, here’s a look at the contents of Paul Revere and Samuel Adams’ time capsule, opened this week by conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Adorable and eco-friendly: see how students and teaching artists from Materials for the Arts helped Mayor de Blasio deck the halls this Christmas.
  • Heraclitus had an abnormal knee? A look at how doctors are using canonical paintings to teach students about medical diagnosis. Spoiler: academic feuds between doctors and art historians ensue.
  • Also related to the healing power of art, illustrators worldwide respond to Charlie Hebdo.

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January 2, 2015

Friday links: unexpected searches, broken artworks, and archaeological surprises

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

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

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December 26, 2014

Friday links: outer space, monsters, and cats in libraries

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

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

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December 19, 2014

Friday links: secret ingredients, weird museums, slow art

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

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

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • The Roman Pantheon hasn’t crumbled, despite the lack of structural steel support. This feat couldn’t be accomplished today, so how did the Romans pull it off? It turns out they used a special ingredient.
  • Persia conquered Egypt in 525 BCE and took away its tomb painters to work on building projects. The lack of skilled trainers led to some strange efforts by amateurs.
  • This is just a sheer joy to watch, trust us: a video of Kandinsky improvising a drawing.

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