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  2. Upcoming Exhibits Series

    Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery
    The Frick Collection
    November 5, 2014 to February 1, 2015

    "In November, The Frick Collection will be the first venue to present a touring group of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The ten paintings to be featured in New York ― among them a Botticelli never before on public view in the United States and John Singer Sargent’s iconic portrait of Lady Agnew ― will travel in 2015 with forty-five additional works to the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The tour brings to all three cities ten of the greatest paintings from the Scottish National Gallery, works that were chosen specifically to complement the permanent collections of the three American venues. The exhibitions in San Francisco and Fort Worth also draw upon the collections of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the three institutions that comprise the Edinburgh sites of the National Galleries of Scotland.

    The paintings on view at the Frick ― from November 5, 2014, through February 1, 2015 ― will be Sandro Botticelli’s The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (c. 1485); El Greco’s Allegory (Fábula) (1585‒95); Diego Velázquez’s An Old Woman Cooking Eggs (1618); Jean-Antoine Watteau’s Fêtes Vénitiennes (1718‒19); Thomas Gainsborough’s Landscape with a View of a Distant Village (late 1740s or early 1750s); Allan Ramsay’s The Artist’s Wife: Margaret Lindsay of Evelick (1758‒60); Sir Joshua Reynolds’ The Ladies Waldegrave (1780); Sir Henry Raeburn’s Colonel Alastair Ranaldson Macdonell of Glengarry (1812); John Constable’s The Vale of Dedham (1826); and John Singer Sargent’s Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1892). The Frick exhibition, titled Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery (see below for titles and dates pertaining to all three U.S. venues), is coordinated by Senior Curator Susan Grace Galassi and will be accompanied by a series of public programs and events. A fully illustrated catalogue will include entries on each of the paintings written by the curators of the Scottish National Gallery, as well as an introductory essay by Director Michael Clarke that provides an overview of the exhibition and the institution.”

    - See more at: http://www.frick.org//exhibitions/scottish#sthash.iqeMWZd9.dpuf

     
  3. unexplained-events:

    The Lost Desert Libraries of Chinguetti

    Chinguetti is probably the last place on Earth you would look for a library of rare books, but there are about 6,000 intact (for the most part) rare 9th century books behind those clay walls.

     

  4. "There are two reasons why people don’t talk about things; either it doesn’t mean anything to them, or it means everything"
    — Luna Adriana (via satans-ghost)

    (Source: silly-luv, via asphyxia1-3)

     

  5. underthenerdhood:

    a little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she’s haunted by a really polite ghost

    (via eldredpeck)

     
  6. loosescrewslefty:

    powerpuff-save-the-day:

    Powerpuff Girls was actually a show about a group of small children crushing the patriarchy and no one will convince me otherwise

    Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise obviously wasn’t watching the same show.

    (via hermionejg)

     

  7. Upcoming Exhibits Series

    Ghosts And Demons in Japanese Prints
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Saturday, October 11, 2014–Sunday, January 4, 2015

     

  8. "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood."
    — T.S. Eliot (via observando)
     
  9. jedavu:

    Gorgeous artworks by T.S. Claire

    (via fuckyeahpainting)

     

  10. Upcoming Exhibits Series

    Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World
    Oklahoma City Museum of Art
    February 14-May 10, 2015

     
  11. mistafuckingbooty:

    at first i was like: dude, how big is your cat?!

    (via hermionejg)

     
  12. slowartday:

    Roger Hiorns, Seizure, 2008

    Rather than present a sculpture inside an architectural space, he’s turned every surface of the architectural space into sculpture. Mixing installation art and chemistry, he’s taken an entire abandoned apartment near London’s Elephant & Castle and transformed it into a gemstone. Covering the inside with blue copper sulphate crystals, he’s created an other-worldly, mineralized, glinting mirror of an everyday apartment. Jewels literally glowing from the ceiling and lining the floors… (via)

    (via slowartday)

     

  13. "Here’s a general rule. When an insult is directed at a woman, consider how it would have sounded directed at a man. If the result is ridiculous, then it’s probably sexist."
     
  14. tierradentro:

    Medea”, 1868, William Wetmore Story.

    (via ceciestuneflapper)

     
  15. tedx:

    Watch the whole talk here »

    Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

    If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.

    (via anabelsbrother)