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  • THE PLASTIC GRAMMAR OF JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES

    José Maria Fernandes Marques, known as José de Guimarães, was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1939. Guimarães studied engineering, obtaining his degree from the Academia Militar in Lisbon in 1965. At the same time, he independently studied the art of significant modern and historical painters, cultivating his own aesthetic based on the great works ofRead the Rest…

    MECHANICAL BANKS: MAKE SAVING MONEY FUN!

    Still banks where coins are deposited into a receptacle by hand have been around for centuries, but the introduction of mechanical banks in the late 1800s added a level of entertainment to saving your pennies. Mechanical banks differ from still banks in that they require the coin to be deposited through a mechanical process. TheRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    JANUARY 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Happy news everyone! NYPL The New York Public Library has released 180,000 images to the public domain and has made them available to you in high resolution! To do whatever creative thing you would like to do!   SoRead the Rest…

    OCTOBER 30TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    October 30th, 2015 · 5:35 pm  →  Blog Chicago Folk Art Holidays Museums Photography

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Here are some museum exhibits that caught our eye. The Frick, New York City Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action Closes January 10, 2016 The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago La Muerte Niña: Day of theRead the Rest…

    JULY 31ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Friday! I can’t believe July is already over. The summer is flying by. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tomorrow! Smart Museum of Art‘s courtyard is hosting Chicago’s Official Ambassador for Hair Affairs, Mather Seerlo’s Hair Fair. This event is aimed towardsRead the Rest…

    Bill Traylor: America’s Visual Storyteller

    LIFE Bill Traylor was born a slave on a cotton plantation near Benton, AL in 1854. After the conclusion of the Civil War, he was made a free man and thrust into the Jim Crow South. Illiterate and without many alternatives, Traylor stayed on the plantation with other members of his family and became aRead the Rest…

    MAY 29TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

     Now that summer is upon us, Chicago’s art scene is waking up! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This week! Pivot Arts Festival has a series of performances tonight through June 7th in Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Uptown neighborhoods. Pivot Arts launchesRead the Rest…

    MARCH 27TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    At the start of this new season, we send our warmest wishes for a bright and happy spring. Here at MIR, we are looking forward to springtime’s longer days, fresh blooms, and sunshine.  Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend!Read the Rest…

    JANUARY 23RD: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    This last week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In celebration to his contribution to the United States, we featured an article about African-American artists every weekday. This Friday, we are compiling our art-related news and articles. If you have some free time this weekend and want to make a trip to Philly, the Philadelphia MuseumRead the Rest…