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  1. Cross posting: NMWA has created this very nice online exhibition for Graciela Iturbide's Mexico.
  2. NMWA has created this very nice online exhibition for Graciela Iturbide's Mexico.
  3. Try their app or watch at a later time. They freely admit that their website has been overwhelmed with traffic.
  4. The Met is offering a nightly free stream of encore performances. The free streams go live each night at 7:30pm and are available for 20 hours after. They do recommend you use their On Demand App: more info here
  5. The Washington Post has an article up on their website covering online virtual tours, mostly art related but also some National Parks. 12 virtual-reality tours to check out during the coronavirus outbreak (the article provides direct links to the tours) offerings include: The Louvre Sistine Chapel Guggenheim Museum Van Gogh Museum Smithsonian Natural History Museum of Modern Art British Museum National Parks include Yosemite and Yellowstone. Also listed is the Great Wall of China and The San Diego Zoo
  6. Another good tip is to follow art museums on social media or check out art museum websites. A lot will be rolling out online material in the coming days. The National Gallery in DC is doing a cool Instagram feature whereby they are conducting a daily "tour" of a specific gallery, doing little features on each piece of art in that gallery, and working their way through the entire museum one gallery at a time. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is doing a #5womenartists series spotlighting women artists during March.
  7. The Art of the Steal is a good documentary about the Barnes Collection in Philly. Camille Claudel is a period piece drama about the artists Camille Claudel and Rodin. I believe it is in French with English subtitles. At Eternity's Gate, with Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, was well received. For a classic take on Van Gogh, Lust for Life, from 1956 stars Kirk Douglas. Mr. Turner is a 2014 biopic about JMW Turner starring Timothy Spall. American Splendor is a rather quirky movie about the comic book artist Harvey Pekar starring Paul Giamatti.
  8. I'm changing the theme of this thread to cover a broad array of online art resources. Almost all of them are free! If corona-boredom settles in, Art21 has a slew of award-winning mini documentaries on contemporary artists and it's free for streaming.
  9. Well I'm assuming Thom Yorke will be cancelled/postponed...but thanks for the ideas. I'd probably hit up Mama Chang's. I'll let you all know if we make it out there any time soon.
  10. My friend and I have tickets to Thom Yorke at EagleBank Arena at GMU at the end of the month. We both believe the show will be cancelled due to coronavirus concerns...but if not...where would be a good pre-show dinner spot. We can obviously hit any place between DC and Fairfax, but thought we would try to keep it fairly close to the Fairfax/GMU area, since we don't get out there much. Thoughts? We're open to pretty much anything. Thanks.
  11. Pizza experiments: Vace dough, homemade sauce, whole milk mozz, goat cheese. Baked at 550 degrees for 10 minutes using a sheet pan on the bottom rack.
  12. John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal "In 1907, at the height of his success as a portraitist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) astonished the transatlantic art world when he stopped painting portraits in oil. Afterwards, he switched to charcoal, producing several hundred portraits of individuals recognized for their accomplishments in fields such as art, music, literature and theater. “John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal” will be the first exhibition of Sargent’s portrait drawings in over fifty years. This once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of master drawings—many of them from private collections and rarely exhibited—features compelling depictions of an international network of trailblazing men and women who helped define twentieth-century Anglo-American culture. This exhibition is organized by the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., and the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. The presentation of the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery is made possible with lead funding from Ann S. and Samuel M. Mencoff. Additional support is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Paul Carter, Andrew Oliver Jr. and the American Portrait Gala Endowment. Richard Ormond is guest curator of the exhibition. The curator of the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery is Robyn Asleson, Curator of Prints and Drawings. The curator of the exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum is Laurel O. Peterson, Moore Curatorial Fellow, Department of Drawings and Prints."
  13. Gray Kunz passes. I probably won't be drinking to him, but I certainly will be using my Gray Kunz spoon tonight.
  14. I've been hearing good things about this one. Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 "Mexico underwent a radical cultural transformation at the end of its Revolution in 1920. A new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and national life. The model galvanized artists in the United States who were seeking to break free of European aesthetic domination to create publicly significant and accessible native art. Numerous American artists traveled to Mexico, and the leading Mexican muralists—José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—spent extended periods of time in the United States, executing murals, paintings, and prints; exhibiting their work; and interacting with local artists. With approximately 200 works by sixty Mexican and American artists, this exhibition reorients art history by revealing the profound impact the Mexican muralists had on their counterparts in the United States during this period and the ways in which their example inspired American artists both to create epic narratives about American history and everyday life and to use their art to protest economic, social, and racial injustices."
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