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Explore ancient British Museum artefacts from home with Sketchfab's 3D player. ASK Brooklyn Museum app connects visitors with museum experts for a personalized experience. 6 Reasons To Go To A Museum Alone. At the Phillips Collection, viewing art through mindful meditation. WA Instructor Elizabeth Kanter, right, helps Kevin Nearman, left, and his brother Brian Nearman, center, experience the Rothko Room.

At the Phillips Collection, viewing art through mindful meditation

(Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) We all know that art is good for the mind, but is it also good for the body? As an art critic might say, it depends on how you look at it. An upcoming program at the Phillips Collection – “Slow Moving and Mindful Viewing” — aims to guide visitors through some of the museum’s best-known works in a way that promotes wellness.

Log In. Getty Museum offers new arts ed teaching tools. The J.

Getty Museum offers new arts ed teaching tools

Paul Getty Museum has produced a new video series aimed at helping educators work the arts into their teaching based on new standards known as the Common Core. The 19 videos, released as a free online resource this week, were produced in partnership with the nonprofit website Teaching Channel. RELATED: What are your questions about the Common Core? “Arts integration is a powerful tool for student learning, and we’re committed to providing teachers with the resources they need to integrate the arts into the Common Core curriculum,” said Elizabeth Escamilla, Getty's acting assistant director for education, in a written statement. Students and teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District and Hawthorne School District are featured in the videos, which offer tips on melding the arts with language arts and other topics. 15 Things You Didn't Know About Renoir's 'Luncheon of the Boating Party' Luncheon of the Boating Party is one of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's most famous works.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Renoir's 'Luncheon of the Boating Party'

6 Reasons To Go To A Museum Alone. Home. A Last-Minute Guide to ‘Picasso Sculpture’ at MoMA. 30 Artist Names You Are Probably Pronouncing Wrong. Art history is tough.

30 Artist Names You Are Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Not only is it difficult to keep in check the movements (Abstract Expressionist or Minimalism?) , media (wait, is that oil paint or pastel?) And masterpieces (erm, "Venus of Urbino" or "Rokeby Venus"?) , it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to pronounce most artists' names. We'll be the first to admit -- daunting names like Eadweard Muybridge, Jan van Eyck and Albrecht Dürer have sent our tongues into a fit of stupor.

So, to help our readers navigate through the mess of tangled names that is art history, we've put together our suggested guide to sounding smart in front of your friends correctly pronouncing those pesky monikers. Note: There are, undoubtedly, more ways to pronounce these names. 1. "The Garden of Earthly Delights" (Wikimedia) We'll start with a real challenge. 2. In the Frame: National Gallery celebrates an overlooked art form - Apollo Magazine. ‘Sansovino Frames’ (until 13 September) opened at the National Gallery in London on April Fools’ Day.

In the Frame: National Gallery celebrates an overlooked art form - Apollo Magazine

Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 210,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included! We all found it impressive when Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum put up 125,000 Dutch works of art online.

Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 210,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included!

“Users can explore the entire collection, which is handily sorted by artist, subject, style and even by events in Dutch history,” explained Kate Rix in our first post announcing it. ” “Not only can users create their own online galleries from selected works in the museum’s collection, they can download Rijksmuseum artwork for free to decorate new products.” But we posted that almost two and a half years ago, and you can hardly call the Rijksmuseum an institution that sits idly by while time passes, or indeed does anything at all by half measures: think of their creation of Rembrandt’s Facebook timeline, their commissioning of late Rembrandt canvases brought to life, or of their accommodation of terminally ill patients visiting one last time. And so they’ve kept hard at work adding to their digital archive, which, as of this writing, offers nearly 273,000 works of art. Related Content: Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold. Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold April 2, 2015-September 7, 2015 On April 2, 2015, Neue Galerie New York will open "Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold," an intimate exhibition devoted to the close relationship that existed between the artist and one of his key subjects and patrons.

Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold

Included in the exhibition will be a display of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, paintings, related drawings, vintage photographs, decorative arts, and archival material. The show will be on view through September 7, 2015. This exhibition is made possible in part by the Neue Galerie President’s Circle. This exhibition coincides with the opening of the historical drama "Woman in Gold," starring Helen Mirren as Adele Bloch-Bauer's niece Maria Altmann, and Ryan Reynolds as lawyer Randol Schoenberg. Explore Renaissance Italy from Your Laptop. New virtual exhibition reunites manuscripts separated by time and geography.

Explore Renaissance Italy from Your Laptop

Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection. National Gallery of Art. Claude Monet The Japanese Footbridge 1899 Painting Vincent van Gogh Self-Portrait 1889 Painting Claude Monet Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son 1875 Painting Claude Monet The Bridge at Argenteuil 1874 Painting Edgar Degas The Dance Lesson c. 1879 Painting John Constable Wivenhoe Park, Essex 1816 Painting Théodore Rousseau Panoramic View of the Ile-de-France c. 1830 Painting Vincent van Gogh Roses 1890 Painting Leonardo da Vinci Ginevra de' Benci [obverse] c. 1474/1478 Painting Vincent van Gogh Flower Beds in Holland c. 1883 Painting.

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Download 100,000 Free Art Images in High-Resolution from The Getty. When I want to get a good look at the city of Los Angeles, I go up to the Getty Center in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Download 100,000 Free Art Images in High-Resolution from The Getty

I can also, of course, get a pretty good look at some art at the museum there. But if I don’t feel like making that trek up the hill — and if you don’t feel like making the trek from wherever you live — The Getty can give you, in some ways, an even better way to look at art online. Just visit the Getty’s Open Content Program. Seeing as this sort of free cultural resource fits right into our wheelhouse here at Open Culture, we’ve tried to keep you posted on the archive’s development over the past few years.

The Whitney Museum’s New Home. FOR THE PAST YEAR or so, four curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art have spent nearly every day poring over a dollhouse-size architectural model of the museum’s soon-to-open new home in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The miniature walls hold tiny maquettes of famous artworks—a Jasper Johns taped here, a Jeff Koons stuck there. The Whitney Museum, Soon to Open Its New Home, Searches for American Identity. Inquiry: Learning Lessons - Apollo Magazine. From the April issue of Apollo: preview and subscribe here The founding statements of several major museums include a commitment to education.

Study of Frames

Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.”

If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs. Art Tracks: The People That You Meet in Museum Files. The Met and Other Museums Adapt to the Digital Age. History’s Biggest Art Heist Remains Unsolved, 25 Years Later — History in the Headlines. The Rabbit Room — Rembrandt Is in the Wind. For #MuseumWeek, Institutions Share Their Secrets Online. 10 Art Secrets Revealed as #MuseumWeek Kicks Off.