5 Stress-Free Tips for Planning Art Museum Field Trips

5 Stress-Free Tips for Planning Art Museum Field Trips

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5 Stress-Free Tips for Planning Art Museum Field Trips
Taking students to experience art in person can make for an unforgettable field trip. For inexperienced and new teachers alike, the thought of organizing such a trip can be daunting. However, don’t let this deter you from creating a truly engaging experience for your students. Here are 5 tips to help you pull off a […]
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Chicago’s Pizza In The Rain Celebrates Year-Long ‘Landscapes’ Project With Exhibition

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Chicago’s Pizza In The Rain Celebrates Year-Long ‘Landscapes’ Project With Exhibition
We’ve covered Chicago’s PITR and his ambitious street work in the past, and his latest endeavor ups the ante again. We have high expectations for this artist, especially after the magnificent “Paper Portraits” in 2016 and incredible 9 month collaborative project “Good Example” in 2017. PITR x Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff   Originally launched in October 2018 […]
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Kaff-eine – Southern Wild

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Kaff-eine – Southern Wild
Melbourne street artist Kaff-eine’s upcoming exhibition, Southern Wild, celebrates our real, everyday bodies through surreal nude portraits of humanlike characters. Melbourne’s street art spotters have long spied them lurking in city laneways and abandoned spaces; paintings of large, quietly looming characters with nude human bodies, deer skull heads, and hooves for feet. Kaff-eine’s intriguing ‘deerhunters’ […]
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The Paintings of Jean Paul Langlois

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The Paintings of Jean Paul Langlois
The paintings of Jean Paul Langlois blend memories of 1970s sci-fi and Westerns of his youth, while also exploring the artist’s connection to his own native and non-native roots. Within his Old West scenes, you may also see a character from “Planet of the Apes” or references to Saturday morning cartoons. His “Origin Stories” series, […]
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Hi-Fructose Vol. 54 Preview!

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Hi-Fructose Vol. 54 Preview!
Mitsuru Watanabe Here’s a sneak peek at the next issue of Hi-Fructose, in mailboxes and on shelves around the world in January! This issue features: the paintings of Eunjeong Choi, the paintings of Riika Sormunen, a retrospective on the art and life of Eyvind Earle, the narrative quilts of Bisa Butler, the geometric B-Boy sculptures […]
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Henrik Aa. Uldalen Returns to JD Malat Gallery With ‘Lethe’

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Henrik Aa. Uldalen Returns to JD Malat Gallery With ‘Lethe’
Painter Henrik Aa. Uldalen brings riveting new portraits to JD Malat Gallery with his new show, “Lethe.” The artist, who crafted the cover for Hi-Fructose Vol. 24, is known for his impasto, highly emotive paintings. “Lethe” opens December 13 and runs through January 11, 2020. More
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Fantastical Paintings of Peter Ferguson Return With ‘Skip Forward When Held’

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Fantastical Paintings of Peter Ferguson Return With ‘Skip Forward When Held’
Painter Peter Ferguson returns to Roq La Rue Gallery with “Skip Forward When Held,” bringing his sensibility that blends notes of the Dutch Renaissance, Lovecraftian creatures, and more. The show, running through January 25 at the space, brings new oil paintings to the space. Ferguson was last featured on our site here. More
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The Pop Culture-Infused Paintings of Dave Pollot

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The Pop Culture-Infused Paintings of Dave Pollot
Dave Pollot revitalizes thrift store paintings with surreal or pop culture-centered flourishes. The artist recently painted giant banana duct taped to an existing mountainous backdrop for a piece auctioned for charity. The reason: Pollot says these conversations “can happen while people have little or nothing to eat.” More
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The Drawings of Catriona Secker

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The Drawings of Catriona Secker
In her graphite drawings and paintings, Catriona Secker finds inspiration in biology textbooks and vintage natural history tomes. In the drawing above, in particular, the artist said she found inspiration in the reproductive system of a cockroach. Secker, whose work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Australia, and beyond, is based in Sydney. More
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Banal Moments Contorted into Surreal Stoneware Sculptures by Genesis Belanger

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Banal Moments Contorted into Surreal Stoneware Sculptures by Genesis Belanger
Genesis Belanger twists and stretches familiar objects into surreal scenarios with her stoneware, porcelain, and concrete sculptures. The Brooklyn-based artist frequently depicts detached limbs, misplaced teeth, and unusually located food in her work. One sculpture shows a mustard-topped hot dog disappearing into a handbag with a mouth-like zipper; another series dispenses rocks from dysfunctional quarter […]
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Fine and Street Art Aesthetics Merge in Anthony Lister’s Expressive Murals

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Fine and Street Art Aesthetics Merge in Anthony Lister’s Expressive Murals
Australian artist Anthony Lister paints illustrative murals that blur the line between street art and fine art. The subjects on his walls range from figurative paintings of dancing ballerinas, to large scale portraits with rosy cheeks and red noses. Lister’s unique style is a result of his early influences and experience with graffiti, as well […]
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Flower-Filled Portraits by Diaja Celebrate Natural Beauty in the African Diaspora

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Flower-Filled Portraits by Diaja Celebrate Natural Beauty in the African Diaspora
Photographer and designer Ceres Henry embellishes her portrait subjects with floral body paint and fresh blossoms in her Adam & Eve series. The New York-based artist hand-painted each person before the shoot, inspired in the moment by the flowers she had pre-selected, and then worked the three-dimensional blooms into the composition. Henry, who goes by […]
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New National Field Scan Explores Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm

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New National Field Scan Explores Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm
Barr Foundation and Americans for the Arts release National Scan looking at support for art in the public realm Friday, April 5, 2019 Category:  Americans for the Arts News In the spirit of advancing field dialogue, Americans for the Arts and the Barr Foundation are happy to share “Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm: A National Field […]
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Collectors Favorites: Bestselling Artists of May

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Collectors Favorites: Bestselling Artists of May
Ever wondered what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Though your tastes may differ, seeing what others are purchasing can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered. Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be popular favorites with our collectors. For more ideas, browse our recently sold […]
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Featured Contributor: Frances Richard

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Featured Contributor: Frances Richard
Frances Richard at the Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics launch party, Mar 14, 2019, Curatorial Research Bureau, San Francisco. Your newest book, Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics, was just published by the University of California Press. Congratulations! How are you celebrating its arrival? Two excerpts have been published, at Flash Art and Places Journal. We held a […]
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What I’m Doing When I’m Selling Out

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What I’m Doing When I’m Selling Out
Photo: Ariel Osterweis. At work, I pretend to be a museum guard, posting myself behind a wall in the last gallery of a large group exhibition. Whenever a visitor turns the corner and starts to look at the surrounding artworks, my striptease begins. I wear heeled boots that make loud clacking sounds when I pace […]
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From the Sugar Cube to the 101

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From the Sugar Cube to the 101
Working on the tenth floor of SFMOMA in its bright and shiny new configuration afforded me an exquisite view of the Bay Bridge from one side, Sutro Tower and a broad vista of San Francisco on the other — a bird’s eye POV. My desk was white, my cube was white, the walls were white. […]
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On Hiding

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On Hiding
Recently I reorganized my books, or at least the ones with which I have unfinished business. Over the last few years, they have been waiting patiently at home while I have been out in the world, and as I’ve begun to I turn my attention back to them and scan their spines, I have been […]
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The Benefits of Using an Art Room Mantra

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The Benefits of Using an Art Room Mantra
You meet your artists at the door with a smile, a high five, or a wave. They head to the carpet to choose their circle spot. When you join them at the carpet, they know exactly what’s coming next. “It’s time for our mantra…together; here we go!” photo credit Sharon Vanorny “My mantra. I am positive. […]
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5 Projects to Engage Students Interested in Sports

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5 Projects to Engage Students Interested in Sports
Whenever I am working on a new lesson plan, I try to think of how to make it engaging for each of my students. I want them to have some sort of personal connection to every project. Students are encouraged to use symbols, imagery, and/or text to communicate something unique about themselves. I find that […]
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3 Ways to Re-Focus Your School Year

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3 Ways to Re-Focus Your School Year
It’s April. The final stretch. Winter break was a lifetime ago, and spring break is now over. No pit stops left as we plow through the rest of the school year. April is that point in the year where you’re so far into the race you barely remember the starting line, but the finish line […]
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Art Fair: Frieze New York

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Art Fair: Frieze New York
From May 2nd to the 5th, Frieze will showcase its 2019 New York program highlighting distinguished galleries from around the world, emerging artists and influential figures from the 20th century. Below we highlight two artists from the upcoming Frieze New York 2019 Fair, and recommend similar Saatchi Art artists that we be featured at The […]
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Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of April

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Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of April
Ever wondered what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Though your tastes may differ, seeing what others are purchasing can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered. Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be popular favorites with our collectors. For more ideas, browse our recently sold […]
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Mental Health Month: The Art of Mindfulness

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Mental Health Month: The Art of Mindfulness
To celebrate Mental Health Month, we have curated a number of collections highlighting the power of art in transforming ourselves and our lives through mindfulness, focus, and meditation. Mindfulness is the art of focusing on the present moment and being conscious of your thoughts and feelings. Art appreciation is ideal in practicing mindfulness, properly engaging […]
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