Dog Walkers, screenprint by Yolanda Frederikse, from the December All-Media exhibit.
It’s been a while since the last edition of Artful Links, but we’ve saved up some good ones for you. Videos, how-tos, and nearby and online exhibits await. Click away!
This isn’t one to click on unless you’ve got time to kill — Lou Brooks’ online Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies has fascinating entries like this mouth-operated fixative atomizer from the curator’s first art class. You might get a kick out of the collection of vintage art supply ads, too. The museum invites contributions, too, in case you feel like digging around in the closet.
Whether you’re shipping art or packing it up for a move, Saatchi Online’s guide How to Package Artwork is worth bookmarking.
This Q&A with an SFMoMA curator has 10 Tips on Displaying Art at Home. Of note: how high to hang it, how to protect from sunlight, and what color to paint your walls. For a crash course, you could always observe The Art League Gallery’s hanging crew at work each month.
As always, there’s no shortage of worthwhile exhibits in the DC area. Here are our recommendations for some exhibits worth a family trip, and you can find more on Culture Capital:
- “Van Gogh: Repetitions” through January 26 at the Phillips Collection — see scenes and motifs that Van Gogh returned to and reworked.
- “Workt by Hand” through April 27 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts — an exhibit of quilts spanning two centuries
- “Small Worlds” through January 12 at Target Gallery — we don’t need to tell you how easy it is to fill a day in the Torpedo Factory.
A key part of sharing your art online — Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, your blog or website — is posting photos. If you ever run out of ideas or are just looking to mix it up, Alyson Stanfield at Art Biz Blog published a list this summer of 31 Types of Photographs You Can Use to Promote Your Art.
In honor of the upcoming “Abstract Expressionism Revisited” exhibit: Robert Rauschenberg on Erased de Kooning is a short, enlightening interview with Rauschenberg on the controversial piece and how he approached Willem de Kooning for a piece to destroy. (De Kooning: “It’ll have to be something that I’ll miss.”) SFMoMA has published an infrared scan that gives some idea of the original drawing, for the curious.