Smellscapes: Mapping A City By Its Scents

Smellmaps, developed by English artist Kate McLean, “can come in handy for people interested in new ways of exploring both the cities they live in and the ones they visit. So far, McLean has led small armies of urban explorers on ‘smellwalks’ around 12 other cities, including New York, Singapore, Barcelona, and Kiev.”

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Application Open for Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellowship at the Columbus Museum of Art

The Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellowship two-year fellowship in CMA’s curatorial department that is funded by a generous grant from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. The position is for recent post-graduates in art history or a related field and offers a platform from which to develop museum experience as an assistant on current projects, as well as the potential to develop new projects and programs with both scholarly and public impact.The deadline for all application materials, including letters of recommendation, is March 1, 2018. The proposed starting date for the Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow is July 1, 2018. Application and details at columbusmuseum.org

In partnership with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Columbus Museum of Art is pleased to announce the Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellowship. This two-year fellowship in the Museum’s curatorial department is funded by a generous long-term grant from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. The position is intended for recent post-graduates in art history or a related field anticipating a career as a museum professional. The Fellowship offers a platform from which to develop museum experience as an assistant on current projects, as well as the potential to develop new projects and programs with both scholarly and public impact.

Columbus Museum of Art currently maintains curatorial positions in the fields of photography and contemporary art, which encompasses art after 1945. Working with the two curators, as well as colleagues at The Ohio State University and elsewhere, the Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow will assist in the creation and implementation of exhibitions, public programs, and publications. The Museum seeks a talented and thoughtful communicator with strong curatorial ambitions in the area of modern and contemporary art. The ideal candidate will use this position to meaningfully connect multiple partners, stakeholders, and audiences with artists, art works, and the ideas they embody.

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How Chicago’s Indie Theater Community Developed A Code Against Abuse And Harassment That’s Spreading Around The U.S.

In the wake of the real-sex-and-violence scandal that led to the collapse of Chicago’s Profiles Theatre in the summer of 2016, actors Lori Myers and Laura T. Fisher “responded to what they and so many other insiders knew by methodically creating a 30-page working document” – titled Not in Our House – “[that] any company can sign on to: guidance in how to create safe working environments, what to do if an actor gets too physical onstage, or if a director suggests a cast member should go home with him (or her) to work on ‘chemistry.'”

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The Tortured-Artist Mystique Is A Myth: Misery Does Not Make For Better Art, If We Can Believe The Market

“A hue of angst and despair might make work more interesting – jury’s out on that – but it doesn’t make it more valuable. In fact, work created during what the researchers call ‘period of bereavement’ was up to 35 percent less valuable than a given artist’ other pieces. On top of that, the morose works were less likely to be included in the collections of major museums.”

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