Sunday, February 15, 2009

The (Art) Week in Review

Below are is some of what happened in the Arts, in the Massachusets, this week.

Federal Stimulus Package:

Mass. could get $11.7b from stimulus by Matt Viser and Michael Kranish on February 14, 2009 in the Boston Globe.

Quoting from the article: "The Massachusetts Cultural Council would probably get about $400,000, which would be redistributed to various groups and artists, and a similar amount would be sent directly from the NEA to individuals and groups in the Bay State. The funding would help make up for a proposed $600,000 cut in the council's state funding." (Yeah!)

Shepard Fairey and/or ICA Boston:

"Artist Sues The A.P. Over Obama Image," by Randy Kennedy on February 9, 2009 in the NY Times.

Scroll down the The Art Law Blog to read the most current posts, and go all the way down to "Fairey Files (UPDATED 2X)" which was posted on February 9, 2009. There are a lot of good links here.

"Cultural acclaim, residents' anger. Artist's arrest points to a Boston divide," By Maria Cramer and John R. Ellement on February 10, 2009 in the Boston Globe.

"Fairey's art of hypocrisy," by Kevin Cullen on February 12, 2009 in the Boston Globe. Everyone's got an opinion, but all I can say about this is one is "OUCH!"

Stephen Colbert (my hero!!!), had a segment on his show, The Colbert Report, "Obama Poster Debate - David Ross and Ed Colbert," on Thursday February 12, 2009, where "David Ross and Ed Colbert debate the AP lawsuit against Shepard Fairey. (06:37)" Click on the link and search for the segment.

Art Education in the Boston Public Schools:

"Study urges more arts classes. Offerings dwindle in higher grades," by James Vaznis on February 12, 2009 in the Boston Globe.

Boston area college Art Museums:

"Campus icons, Amid uncertainty at Brandeis over the Rose Art Museum's future, officials at other institutions vow to keep their collections intact," by Lisa Kocian, on February 8, 2009 in the Boston Globe.

"Museum in Peril," by Kimerly Rorschach, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Chairman, Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University:

Speak Clearly Rose.

300 attend Rose Art Museum town hall meeting by Ben Terris, on February 10, 2009 in the Boston Globe.