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May 1, 2015

Friday links: museum selfie etiquette, secret studio, and 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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April 24, 2015

Friday links: The new Whitney, the Fake Wall of China, and 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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April 17, 2015

Friday links: Musical abstractions, giant cat mask, and the Tate in Minecraft

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 new Twitter account Medieval Reactions has become extremely popular by pairing images from medieval manuscripts with goofy captions. Brilliant, right? Depends on how you look at it.
  • According to its website, Minecraft is a game in which “brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty.” Not your idea of a good time? Thanks to the Tate, you can now also virtually visit the museum and enter famous artworks.
  • Manet paints Monet. And he disses Renoir.
  • An artist and his students at the Japan School of Wool Art created a giant realistic cat mask. Everyone at Artstor now wants one.
  • This artist with synesthesia makes paintings depicting the colors and textures she sees when she hears music. Listen while you look.
  • The Ford Theater—where Abraham Lincoln was shot 150 years ago this week—has created a stunning website featuring the stories of people who lived through the event.

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April 10, 2015

Friday links: privacy vs freedom of expression, guerrilla art, 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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April 3, 2015

Friday links: Lit-up Rothko, nude museum tour, gluten-free 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

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March 27, 2015

Friday links: AbEx cooking, more King Tut mishaps, and old underwear

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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March 20, 2015

Friday links: bodies lost, bodies found, thefts, and replicas

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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March 13, 2015

Friday links: purloined Michelangelo letter, melting mummies, and 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

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • Two priceless documents written by Michelangelo, one of them believed to be the only existing letter solely handwritten by the artist, are being held for ransom.
  • A painting auctioned off as the work of a Constable follower sold for $5,200; two years later, now deemed a true Constable, it fetched 10,000 times that price. How could that happen? Thank the imprecise world of art identification.
  • The 2,500-year-old burial chamber tomb of a Celtic prince has been unearthed in France, revealing “stunning treasures.”
  • On a similar note, jewelry and silver coins from the era of Alexander the Great were discovered in a cave in Israel.

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March 6, 2015

Friday links: Kahlo and O’Keeffe’s letters, Basquiat’s poetry, art overload

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 27, 2015

Friday links: Portland style, tell-tale ears, LED Northern Lights

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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