Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library October 30, 2012


Ian Wallace y la fotografía épica a muestra en la Vancouver Art Gallery estudia las intersecciones entre pintura y fotografía en la obra del artista canadiense. Masde arte, October 29, 2012


New art for a new Saskatoon Lisa Baldissera, the new chief curator of the Mendel Art Gallery, confirmed my sense of Saskatoon as a vital art hotbed. The recently donated $20-million Picasso prints collection, for instance, will attract visitors from near and far to see and study. Star-Phoenix, October 30, 2012


Canadian Conference Of The Arts To Close After Government Cuts Funding “The CCA, which has more than 200 members, had been funded annually without interruption by the federal government since 1965. But in April Canadian Heritage announced that, as part of the Conservative government’s ambition to achieve a balanced budget by 2015, it would be terminating the Arts, Culture and Diversity Program.” The Globe & Mail, October 30, 2012


Hazmat called to AGO after kids fall ill | Toronto & GTA | News …Five children, including one who fainted, were taken to hospital Friday morning after falling ill during a school trip to the Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto Sun, October 27, 2012


QR Codes Meet Native Chilean Tapestries (And It Works!) “Who knew ancient pictograms used by a Chilean tribe of hunters and gatherers would dovetail aesthetically with bar code graphics that store information for drivers licenses, plane tickets and hospital bracelets? Artist Guillermo Bert, that’s who.” Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2012

New York

Smithsonian, MoMA and the Met shut as storm approaches As Sandy gathers strength, emergency preparation plans put into action. The Art Newspaper, October 29, 2012


British Museum Maintenance Staff Go On Three-Hour Strike “Cleaners and maintenance workers at London’s British Museum went on strike Monday against plans to outsource their work.” Agence FrancePresse, October 29, 2012

National Gallery director is not amused by Trafalgar Square’s misuse Fourth Plinth commission should be replaced by “two well-matched contemporary works” The Art Newspaper, October 30, 2012


Follow The Red Line To Find Amsterdam’s Homeless Van Goghs If visitors to the city’s Museumplein “look up they will then see a red line in the sky and if they follow that down narrow streets, across crowded junctions, over bridges, under a grim 1960s office block, and through pretty squares – they will arrive at the Van Gogh museum’s new home for the next six months, the Amsterdam branch of the Hermitage.” The Guardian (UK) October 29, 2012


Report: Australia’s National Gallery Of Victoria Is Storing Art Improperly “Around $630 million of state artworks held by the National Gallery of Victoria are languishing in overcrowded vaults and are not stored to an acceptable industry standard.” The Age (Melbourne) October 25, 2012


Protecting Art From Visitors A museum guard writes about unintentional damage to art. New York Times, October 30, 2012

Introducing The Arts To Kids (It’s A Challenge?) ?When is it O.K. to introduce challenging cultural material — whether it is sexy or profane, creepy or violent, or simply adult and intense — to your children?” The New York Times, October 28, 2012

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