Posts Tagged ‘art’

We are very happy to announce that we have recently uploaded into RDID 143 digital images of artwork featured in the television series Art:21, Seasons 1 to 4. To find these images, login to RDID, click on Browse and select the Subject field in the drop-down box. Under subject, click on Art:21 (Television program), and that will allow you to download all the images of artwork from the program. To see individual slideshows, click on the following links:

Art:21 Season 1

Art:21 Season 2

Art:21 Season 3

Art:21 Season 4


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Day Trip: New York City

A Few Shows to See on a Summer Day in the City

1. Black Acid Co-op: Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman: at Deitch Projects (18 Wooster Street) in Soho. See art gallery rooms with holes in the walls leading to meth labs and melted mobile homes.


2. Sexy and the City at Yossi Milo Gallery: (525 West 25th Street) Part of the city wide NEW YOKR PHOTOGRAPHS, and includes photographers Diane Arbus, Bruce Davidson, Mitch Epstein,  Nan Goldin, André Kertész,  Joel Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Tod Papageorge, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand- to name a few.


3. Dirk Skreber at Friedrich Petzel Gallery: (537 West 22nd Street) See smashed cars and a few paintings.


4. Colby Katz: Beauty Pageants & Sarah Wilson: Blind Prom: At Foley Gallery (547 W 27th Street, 5th floor). Photographs of a school for the blind’s prom and also photographs of very young beauty queens.


5. Heartbreak Hotel at Freight and Volume: (542 West 24th Street) Featuring paintings by Kim Dorland, Fanny Allie, Jim Lee, Eric White, and more.

6. Shane Hope-Your Mom Is Open Source: At Winkleman Gallery (637 West 27th Street). Kid handwriting and collage-like paintings.




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This is a summary of the most recent websites we have added to our del.ici.ous collection of bookmarks, organized by subject.

Fine Arts


The Auteurs

Barlow Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Bronze and Jade

Center for Contemporary Canadian Art Database

Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource

Architecture/ Design

Access Ceramics

Architecture of the Getty Center

Fold School: Cardboard Furniture

Restoration of the Maya Cities of Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil and Labná

Stewardess Uniform Collection

Liberal Arts

Alaska’s Digital Archives

Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs

New York Public Library Digital Collections




Benaki Museum, Athens

The Model as Muse: Metropolitan Museum

National Media Museum, U.K.

New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

Synthescape: New Media for Museums

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We have been cataloging and uploading into RDID, the RISD Digital Image Database, a  fantastic collection of images of artwork by contemporary American artists. The works all featured in an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Art in London in 2006, and they are a really varied group of paintings, installations, sculptures and photographs. In the words of the Royal Academy’s Secretary, “in this selection of the work of young American artists, each confronts not only their own fundamental questions, but also global poverty, inequality and population migration, not to mention the gigantic environmental problems that confront the world as a whole.” Have a look at this collection of images by logging into RDID with your RISD login, and clicking on Slideshows/U.S.A. Today. We hope you enjoy it!

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There are a number of video/DVD titles in the RISD Library which are the hidden gems of the collection, but few people know about them. We have decided to have a Spotlight on Videos feature every week, which will give brief summaries/reviews of some of these treasures. This week, the spotlight is on Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative Media in the U.S. [RISD Media in Reserves, call no. N6512.5.V53 S87 2008]. It is a nine-DVD anthology, first published by Video Data Bank on VHS in 1995, covering the history of video art and experimental media in America from 1968 to 1980. The nine volumes include work by some of the best known names in American art of the 20th century, including Dan Graham, John Baldessari, Vito Acconci, Joan Jonas, Lynda Benglis, Shigeko Kubota, Paul McCarthy, Nancy Holt, Richard Serra, and many more. The set covers over 16 hours of video, 68 titles created by 60+ artists and is a must-see for anybody interested in video art.

Since the set is quite rare, the copy at the RISD Library can only be viewed in the Library by students. Faculty can borrow it for classroom projection for one day only.

If you have been fortunate enough to watch any of the volumes in this set, let us know what you thought about them – your opinions are important to us.

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