Vincent van Gogh Paintings & Drawings Now Digitized & Put Online

Most of you who know me well know that one of my favorite artists is Vincent van Gogh. I know it is common to hear that now, but I don’t just love his work, his work influenced and informed my style, much of my color choice, and my use of marks. I enjoy how his vision could make the ordinary seem exceptional. His paintings and drawings never fail to hold me. I’ll never have the talent he had, but I’m glad he made such a big impact on my art and I’m thankful his work helps me express myself. Almost a thousand Vincent van Gogh paintings & drawings have now been digitized and are online to explore. Follow the link to the Van Gogh Museum.

Visit the Museum

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#Digital #Collections from The Metropolitan #Museum of Art Libraries

Excerpt about the collections:

The Thomas J. Watson Library is a world-renowned research collection with over 900,000 volumes. It is The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s central research library, and its mission is to support the research activities of the Museum staff; in addition, it serves an international community of scholars. Holdings reflect the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, with emphasis on European and American art, architecture, and decorative arts, ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, and Islamic art, as well as an extensive collection of clippings and other ephemera relating to the Museum’s history.

The primary mission of the Watson Library Digitization Initiative is to expand access to the Library’s rare and unique materials by developing, supporting, and promoting a distinctive digital collection of these items.

The initiative will target materials that fall outside the parameters of other major digitization efforts, such as Google Books or the Internet Archive, and make them accessible to support the scholarly endeavors of Metropolitan Museum of Art staff and an international community of researchers.

Visit the Digital Collections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries

 

Visit Largest #Collection of #FridaKahlo #Art Ever Assembled

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and all of the nights that I am away from you. Frida Kahlo

Visit the Faces of Frida exhibit

Read the Josh Jones article about the exhibit here. Continue reading “Visit Largest #Collection of #FridaKahlo #Art Ever Assembled”

#Museum of #Farmington #NH #History #Antiques Appraisal Afternoon Sunday April 29th, 2-4pm

What’s it worth? 

Antiques Appraisal Afternoon

Rusty, musty, or dusty?  Bring it to the event, and see what it’s worth!

Caroline French, of Caroline L. French Antiques, will appraise your items.

Sunday, April 29th,  2:00 – 4:00 PM

Farmington Town Hall / Recreation Center
351 Main Street Farmington, NH

$5 per item, 3 items for $10. 

Baked goods for sale-Farmington Historical Society t-shirts and caps for sale- 50/50 Raffle Continue reading “#Museum of #Farmington #NH #History #Antiques Appraisal Afternoon Sunday April 29th, 2-4pm”

#Dazzling #Digital #Art #Archiving

Being in the digital realm is now standard for any institution, big or small. Sharing online and adding to the collective is part of life. It has drawbacks, like anything, but has many more positive aspects. It can bring us closer, can allow us to transcend location, and physical limitations and minimizes some financial hurdles. Digital collections allow us to learn from anywhere about anything that has been added. Most museums, libraries, and historical societies are bringing there digital collections to the forefront and many have started to make things they digitize freely available for anyone to peruse, read, download, and sometimes reuse those resources. Below I’ve added some of  the great digital collections I’ve come across.
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Go Back In Time- At The #Museum Of #Farmington #History

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This post contains the online collection and archive information for The Museum Of Farmington History.  I am the curator there as many of you know. Right now the online museum has a small representation of what we have available in the full collection, but as time goes on, many more items are being added at regular intervals. We have thousands of items to put in, so it will take quite some time. It will also take additional time to build exhibits and weave together the stories from people in town. Continue reading “Go Back In Time- At The #Museum Of #Farmington #History”

Iconic Women Artists Deserve A Special Place In The History Books

From the Publisher:

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that’s smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist. Continue reading “Iconic Women Artists Deserve A Special Place In The History Books”

Baltimore Students Team Up For #BlackLivesMatter Street Art Takeover

Animated GIF of pulsating ‘Black Lives Matter’. Credit to Beyon at http://www.beyon.org/
For me, Black Lives Matter — way before it became this social media movement, before it became a hashtag — it’s always been a part of my work. We’ve been saying these things for years about … mistreatment and injustices.” artist Sheldon Scott

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