Posts Tagged‘art’

Art Fund Says Museums Have Changed, but Native American Art Has not

Source Just a few weeks ago, there was huge press attention over the announcement made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art that they were changing the direction of the institution. A gift of 91 pieces of Native American artwork was promised by Valerie and Charles Diker to the Met. What is so unusual, however, is that the Met instantly stated that they would not simply ban these pieces to indigenous corners, but actually add them to their American Wing. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) has been donated 91 pieces of Native American art. Traditionally, these types of pieces would…

Simple Art Projects to Engage Seniors

Source Art is powerful. The visual and creative arts, in particular, are accessible to everyone. So, how does art affect people with dementia or others who are in elder care? In the very same way it touches us all, which is a magnificent thing. Scrapbooking for Seniors This project is a lot of work. However, it is a labor of love. Gather your loved one’s pictures from the old shoeboxes or albums that have seen better days and transform them into treasures that will last a lifetime. The memories made and stories shared during the process will be priceless. Tip #1 –…

Urban Art Redux: Using Tape Art in Your Business

Source Art can make a business stand out, whether it’s a memorable logo or framed pieces in a corporate lobby. Many businesses, particularly those located in urban areas or engaged in creative endeavors, have used art in their offices and buildings to draw attention to themselves. For years, this meant murals or other painted art which was problematic if the premises were rented. The landlord might have a ban on painting the exterior of the building, fearing that if the business moved, they’d be stuck having to paint over the art. Then came tape art. Collaborative Creativity Tape art began…