Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/10/2014 - 8/17/2014

Below are BWWVisual's most popular articles from 8/10/2014 - 8/17/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Online Petition Calls for Aspen Art Museum to Remove iPads From Tortoises
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2014

People are outraged at the Aspen Art Museum who have installed iPads on its desert tortoises. A petition has been circulating to remove the iPads. (more...)

2) BWW Reviews: Clay in a Blaze of Glory at the Clay Arts Center
by Barry Kostrinsky - August 12, 2014

Sometimes art is not about Museum blockbuster exhibits, 50 minute interviews on Charlie Rose and opening night attendence by a who's who list of celebrities from coast to coast. Most times art is about artists making art in isolation and occaisonally communing with a small group of cohorts. At the Clay arts center in Portchester 'Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Conner ' opened Saturday August 2nd and runs through September 20th. The 2 person show gathered a small grouping of some of the over 50 clay artists that are associated with the center. What was so memorable about this small show and a quiet opening for an exhibit behind the Don Bosco Prep School and adjacent to the Firehouse in Portchester? (more...)

3) Photo Flash: Third Edition of Art Southampton Opens to Huge Success
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2014

The third edition of Art Southampton, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair for acquiring investment quality works of art opened last night with huge success, where top collectors, curators, art advisors and influencers kicked off the weekend-long event. Taking place on the 18-acre estate behind the Southampton Elks Lodge, the Platinum VIP saw over 1,500 top collectors of the East End, and throughout the elegant evening, attendance exceeded last year's VIP Preview of 4,200 guests. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

4) Queer New York International Arts Festival Announces 2014 Lineup; Kicks Off 9/17
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2014

The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) -- a festival of contemporary performance that explores and broadens the concept of queer (in) art -- returns for a third year with a diverse slate of performances by international artists, many presenting their work in New York City for the first time. (more...)

5) Photo Flash: Art and Design Lovers Flock to Hagins & Mortimer Showing in Southampton Village
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2014

Hamptons tastemakers with a keen eye for excellent design and fine art flocked to the newly launched venture of acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Hagins and noted artist, art advisor & collector Richard Mortimer, Hagins & Mortimer Design at 9 Windmill Lane in Southampton Village. The draw was an exclusive salon style showing of the works of two well known painters - artists Christopher Milne and William Pagano. The exhibition was set in the midst of important 20th Century furniture and lighting. The show will continue through Monday, August 18. Milne's and Pagano's works can be seen Thursday through Mondayfrom 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5. BroadwayWorld has photos from the launch below! (more...)

6) DAVID BOWIE IS Makes U.S. Debut at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On September 23rd, the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition makes its U.S. debut at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). The exhibition, meticulously curated by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, explores the incredibly diverse work of one of the greatest artists of our time. For each of the exhibits, including the MCA exhibit coming to Chicago in September, V&A has partnered with audio specialist Sennheiser to ensure the best possible audio experience for visitors. (more...)

7) The Smithsonian Seeks Volunteers for Massive Digitization Project
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

Today the Smithsonian launches its Transcription Center website to the public. The website is designed to leverage the power of crowds to help the Smithsonian unlock the content inside thousands of digitized images of documents, such as handwritten civil war journals, personal letters from famous artists, 100-year-old botany specimen labels and examples of early American currency. (more...)

8) F11 Photographic Museum Opens with Exhibition by Photographer Elliott Erwitt
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

F11 Photographic Museum in Happy Valley will mark its official opening with a 'Best in Show' exhibition by legendary American photographer Elliott Erwitt. The celebrated photographer will attend the private museum's launch event on Thurs, 18 September and sign copies of his latest book, Regarding Women, on Sat, 20 September. (more...)

9) Lego Sculptor Nathan Sawaya's THE ART OF THE BRICK Exhibition to Open on Brick Lane Next Month
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2014

The Old Truman Brewery -- East London's revolutionary arts and media quarter -- will host Nathan Sawaya's world renowned exhibition The Art of the Brick for a limited season this autumn. Over seventy five art sculptures created from more than a million LEGO bricks will be on display in the capital from Friday 26 September 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015. (more...)

10) The Frick Collection Reveals Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile app, which provides instant access to content related to every work of art in the Frick's permanent collection. Via this new platform, users can browse for information about particular objects and search the collection by artist, genre, gallery location, and audio stop number. Works of art can be saved as favorites to enjoy offline or share via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. The app connects to The Frick Collection's database ( to provide continually updated information. (more...)


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