Video: Zaha Hadid and Suprematism

In this Tate-produced video, architect Zaha Hadid talks about the influence of Russian painter Kazmir Malevich on her work.

Video: A Thousand and One Swabs – Painting Restoration at the Art Institute of Chicago

I always enjoy these behind the scenes looks at what goes on in the museum world. In this video we get a glimpse of the enormous amount labor that goes into maintaining works of art.

Great online museum resource for kids: Show.Me

Website: show.me.uk

UK-based organization Culture 24 has a new project geared towards kids called “Show.Me.” It has tons of projects and articles written for kids ages 7-11. There is also a lot of information on the best museums to visit with kids and what to see when you get there.

The combination of great visuals and great content make this site a must visit for anyone involved in teaching children about history and the arts.

Video: Xavier le Roy at MoMA

This video is of a recent performance of “Product of Circumstance” by Xavier le Roy.

The Reading List: October 17, 2014 – The “Bringing it Back” Edition

The Reading List is our regular look at art-related essays and articles that have recently appeared on the web. After a hiatus of a couple months we are bringing it back and it will once again be a weekly feature of the Art Resources Project appearing each Friday.

The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum: I first noticed this New York Times piece when the MCA Chicago posted that it was an article a lot of their staff members had been reading.  It makes an argument for slowing your pace in a museum and avoiding the urge to speedwalk through a museum’s greatest hits.

Artists Report Back: This link takes you to a PDF detailing a study done by BFAMFAPhD. They took on the hard task of finding out where arts graduates land after completing their degree. This is a must for anyone who is interested in the survey projects previously done by groups like W.A.G.E.

Hanging a Tapestry in the Met Is a Lot More Complicated Than You Think:  Slate posted this awesome time lapse video of workers at the Met in New York hanging a large Tapestry in one of their galleries. It is amazing to watch so check it out!

 

Video: Collecting Cubism lecture at the Met

New resource in our database: Be Smart About Art @besmartaboutart

Website: besmartaboutart.com

Be Smart About Art is a UK-based resource that has tons of information, tips, and advice for anyone interested in a career in the arts or for arts professionals who are looking to expand access to opportunities. The information comes in the form of PDF documents, webinars, videos, blog posts, and an email newsletter.