Monthly Archives: February 2018

Kumail Nanjiani’s Oscar-nominated The Big Sick proves there’s still …

“The business of comedy,” Kumail Nanjiani has explained, “is taking your personal experiences and making them relatable to other people.” He’s done something like that often in his stand-up routines, but few have followed the rule as closely as he … Continue reading

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Bristol artist to exhibit work at Wood Library

Messenger Post Media Nancy Lane, of Bristol, will open an exhibition of her original work with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. March 15 at Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Lane worked as a professional picture book … Continue reading

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At the 30th-Anniversary ADAA Art Show, Dealers Bring the New and Artists Lampoon Trump

Works by Nairy Baghramian in the booth of Marian Goodman Gallery, at the 2018 ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory. MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN/ARTNEWS In a change-up from past years, the ADAA Art Show is opening a full week before … Continue reading

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Fine Arts Landscapes Behind Cezanne

“Pine Tree in Front of the Caves above Chateau Noir,” by Paul CezanneCourtesy Photo  Post-Impressionist French painter Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) is credited with having led the way from Impressionism to Cubism and the dramatic changes in the 20th Century’s art … Continue reading

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The Speed’s ‘Women Artists in Age of Impressionism’ is inspirational, relevant and empowering

“The Passing Train” (1890) by Marianne Stokes | Courtesy American Federation of Arts The Speed Art Museum’s curatorial leadership isn’t shy about comparing their current exhibition, “Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism,” to the #MeToo movement. The male side … Continue reading

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Making up for lost time

For the first time in more than 20 years, the National Museum in Yangon plans to grow its collection of contemporary Myanmar art.   The Museum Activity Art Exhibition, which runs from February 20 to 28, showcases the work of … Continue reading

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Facebook censors 30000 year-old Venus of Willendorf as ‘pornographic’

Cases of art censorship on Facebook continue to surface. The latest work deemed “pornographic” is the 30,000 year-old nude statue famously known as the Venus of Willendorf, part of the Naturhistorisches Museum (NHM) collection in Vienna. An image of the … Continue reading

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Don’t be fooled by ‘bubble vision,’ says visiting artist Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl, an internationally renowned filmmaker and writer, opened a Feb. 21 lecture at the Yale School of Art (YSA) with an image of “Salvator Mundi,” an oil painting of Christ attributed to Leonardo da Vinci that sold at auction … Continue reading

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Kumail Nanjiani’s Oscar-nominated The Big Sick proves there’s still life yet in the grand old tradition of romantic …

“The business of comedy,” Kumail Nanjiani has explained, “is taking your personal experiences and making them relatable to other people.” He’s done something like that often in his stand-up routines, but few have followed the rule as closely as he … Continue reading

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Shahdadi’s Still Life on Display

Still life paintings by painter, sculptor, architect and writer Jahangir Shahdadi are on view at Art Gallery 14 in Tehran. Titled ‘Still Nature’ (in Persian: Tabiat-e Saken), the exhibit shows a selection of still life paintings Shahdadi created over 30 … Continue reading

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