UGG Boots in Art
Jean August Hendrik Leys, The Edict[s] of Charles V, c. 1861, oil on canvas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
A Scandal at the Bolshoi Ballet
David Remnick reports from Moscow on the recent acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director, Sergei Filin: “The ballet company has always uncannily embodied the society to which it belongs: imperial Russia, Soviet Russia, and, now, Vladimir Putin’s Russia…” Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/12HWJJO
Photograph by Misha Friedman.
Communicating about Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall
As part of the Environmental Initiative Program, a panel will convene to discuss the challenges of communicating about climate change.
Public health and art activism are offered as two approaches to disseminating climate change messages.
Students will present illustrative art projects as part of the program.
Lunch will be served, and RSVPs are required.
To RSVP and for Questions: Contact Dr. Caroline Wellbery at email@example.com or 202-687-8647.
Join Georgetown University’s Art Aficionados for a night of eccentricity and delight, à la Andy Warhol this Saturday 2/9 at 10pm. We will be transforming 1411 37th St. into Georgetown’s very own silver factory.
Sprinkles Cupcakes circa 1846?
Jean Persoz, Traité théorique et pratique de l’impression des tissus, 1846, printed in Paris. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
In 1846, Jean Persoz published a four-volume treatise on dying and printing on colored fabric. The above-most image comes from the atlas that accompanied the four volumes and shows contrasting colors printed as concentric circles. Click here to see the full atlas of Persoz’s work. I think his patterns look even better on Sprinkles Cupcakes!
Contribute to an Art Auction!
Envision Children Education Fund is a student run non-profit organization that aims to provide funds, resources, and help to orphanages and schools in need. The organization, founded after a trip to destitute orphanages in Yunnan, China, is a registered tax-exempt non-profit headquartered in Hong Kong. At Envision, we strive for transparency. When donating to organizations in third world countries, it is common that a benefactor’s philanthropy becomes lost in a bureaucratic system that is frequently opaque. Envision aims to assist disadvantaged orphanages directly, so that donators know exactly what their contributions amounted to. Envision also hopes to connect students worldwide in a common philanthropic goal. Currently, Envision has branches in three different high schools across America. It is essential for students to realize that they too can affect change by either small monetary donations or by devoting their time to an important cause. Since its foundation, Envision has received thousands of dollars in donations, and aid has been supplied to three orphanages in China.
Welcome Back GUAA!
Hey Art Lovers,
Welcome back to Spring Semester on the hilltop! GUAA has tons of exciting new events planned for this semester, from museum trips to collaboration with a street art festival. Although we will not be tabling at SAC Fair Saturday, we would love to have new members who want to be involved in any way. To be added to our listserv and keep up to date with our events, please join us on hoyalink and keep checking the blog. Also, the National Gallery of Art’s Roy Lichtenstein exhibit closes THIS SUNDAY. It is highly recommended, so definitely check it out, lest you end up like this chick…