(via After Merger, Corcoran Gallery of Art Faces Uncertain Future)
On Saturday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art played host to a guerrilla funeral, not for a generous public figure or beloved artist, but for the institution itself. To outside observers, the funeral trappings — a hired hearse, Victorian mourning garb, a wreath left at William Corcoran’s grave in Oak Hill Cemetery — might seem hyperbolic. But they reflect the real loss felt by current and former faculty, staff, and students, as well as supporters of both the museum and the school, in the face of the institution’s dissolution.
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(via After Merger, Corcoran Gallery of Art Faces Uncertain Future)

On Saturday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art played host to a guerrilla funeral, not for a generous public figure or beloved artist, but for the institution itself. To outside observers, the funeral trappings — a hired hearse, Victorian mourning garb, a wreath left at William Corcoran’s grave in Oak Hill Cemetery — might seem hyperbolic. But they reflect the real loss felt by current and former faculty, staff, and students, as well as supporters of both the museum and the school, in the face of the institution’s dissolution.

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(via LACMA Is the First Museum to Join Snapchat)
Social media has become a staple of museum communications plans, so we weren’t surprised to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) became the first museum to join the Venice Beach–based social network last month. But why would this august museum decide to join this particular social network? Maybe because it’s the fourth most popular with US teens (behind Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram)? According to one stat, 43% of 12- to 24-year-olds use Snapchat at least once a day.
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(via LACMA Is the First Museum to Join Snapchat)

Social media has become a staple of museum communications plans, so we weren’t surprised to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) became the first museum to join the Venice Beach–based social network last month. But why would this august museum decide to join this particular social network? Maybe because it’s the fourth most popular with US teens (behind Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram)? According to one stat, 43% of 12- to 24-year-olds use Snapchat at least once a day.

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(via Hashtagging Racism: The Power of #IfTheyGunnedMeDown)
Last night, in Ferguson, Missouri, police in riot gear entered residential neighbourhoods and lobbed teargas, flash bombs, rubber bullets, and noise cannons (also known as LRAD or Long Range Acoustic Devices) at people who were gathered peacefully to protest the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a still un-identified policeman.
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(via Hashtagging Racism: The Power of #IfTheyGunnedMeDown)

Last night, in Ferguson, Missouri, police in riot gear entered residential neighbourhoods and lobbed teargas, flash bombs, rubber bullets, and noise cannons (also known as LRAD or Long Range Acoustic Devices) at people who were gathered peacefully to protest the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a still un-identified policeman.

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(via Painting with 5,000 Facebook Friends in Your Studio)
LOS ANGELES — Most artists like to think of their studios as private domains: as places where they can wrestle with the problems and possibilities of art making without anyone looking over their shoulder. Mark Dutcher, a Los Angeles painter, has spent the last five years gradually breaking down that privacy. He has done it by using Facebook, which isn’t in itself unusual.
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(via Painting with 5,000 Facebook Friends in Your Studio)

LOS ANGELES — Most artists like to think of their studios as private domains: as places where they can wrestle with the problems and possibilities of art making without anyone looking over their shoulder. Mark Dutcher, a Los Angeles painter, has spent the last five years gradually breaking down that privacy. He has done it by using Facebook, which isn’t in itself unusual.

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