Archive for July, 2009

By Emily Waldorf In Ron Winslow’s article, In Search of the Science Behind the Healing Powers of Art, in the Wall Street Journal, he examines the inspiring story of heart transplant patient Julia Strecher, who started to write poems and stories to relieve her pain as well as violent nightmares that she was having a heart […]

What:  Barkley L. Hendricks:  Birth of the Cool, Paintings 1964-2007 @ Santa Monica Museum of Art Where:  Bergamot Station G1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 When: through August 22, 2009 Why:  This is the first retrospective of painter Barkley L. Hendricks’ work from 1964-2007.  Hendricks, a graduate of Yale’s renowned MFA program, has […]

Art Imitating Lunch at the Venice Biennale (NY Times) ArtHamptons:  Twice As Much Art as Last Year (NY Times) Where Art Meets Social Networking Sites (NY Times) Live-Tweeting from “Summer Scoops Live”:  Cai Guo-Qiang and Shen Wei (WSJ) Michael Jackson Portrait by Warhol Offered for $800,000 Minimum (Bloomberg) Sarah Jessica Parker on Bringing Art to […]

By Meg Emmitt I realized the other day why I love art museums.  For me, they are an escape from the daily rigors of life.  Specifically, from the ramblings of my inner voice that is constantly going a hundred miles a minute.  Like everyone else, I suppose, my mind is consumed with trivialities such as […]