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Booooooom is many things: part online magazine, part artists' community and membership organization, and part shop. Started in 2008 as a blog by Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada, the site has since become Canada's largest online art platform. On the website, visitors can view an archive of articles covering topics such as drawing, painting, and sculpture, as well as artist spotlights (featuring...
Cervantes Project

International scholarly collaborations frequently happen online these days, but this is a rather noteworthy collaboration that will be of great interest to persons with a penchant for the work of Miguel de Cervantes. The partners involved in this ambitious project include the department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University, the Center for the study of Digital Libraries at Texas A&M, and the...

The University of Oregon's arts and administration program is highly regarded, and they also happen to put out a visually compelling broadside for arts and culture workers called "CultureWork." As its mission statement notes, the primary goal of the publication is "to provide timely workplace-oriented information on culture, the arts, education, policy, and community." The first issue appeared...
Daily Art Fixx

Daily Art Fixx is a blog dedicated to introducing members of the general public to art "for education and inspiration." Created in 2009 by Canadian-based artist Wendy Campbell, this blog features profiles of artists of all genres and mediums, contemporary and historical. New profiles are posted approximately every month, and visitors are welcome to browse artist profiles by genre (including...
Extra Ordinary Every Day: The Bauhaus at the Busch-Reisinger

Led by Walter Gropius and his fellow design collaborators, the Bauhaus was one of the most important and influential design schools of the twentieth century, extending its influence throughout much of Europe and the United States. Within the Bauhaus there was also a strong interest in designing objects for everyday life and utility. Drawing on the collection of the Busch-Reisinger Museum at...
Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things at MoMA

Using a similar interface to that of Artists of Brücke (German Expressionist prints, reviewed in the December 5, 2003 and Nov.2, 2001 Scout Reports), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents this major retrospective of the work of Kiki Smith, born in 1954 in Nuremberg, Germany. Smith is the daughter of American sculptor Tony Smith, and her first experience with art was helping her father make...

Absolutely just for fun (or is it?), you can become a Cubist painter at this clever site, creating an original work of art by moving facial parts -- eyes, hair, lips, ears, noses -- onto a canvas in the same fashion as snapping plastic parts onto a Mr. Potatohead doll. There are also tools for colorizing, rotating, and changing the sizes of your design elements. Once you have painted your...
The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk

This exhibition of works by Polish-born Jewish artist and activist Arthur Szyk from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents over 40 pieces by Szyk, dating from 1913 to 1949. There are book illustrations, pages from Passover haggadahs, and scenes from the biblical Book of Esther. Also of note are cartoons and caricatures from American newspapers and magazines including the New York Post,...