Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel frescoes, Padua, 1303-05.

Museums Move into the Digital Future, Smartphones in Hand

Museums including MoMA, the Metropolitan, the Smithsonian and the Tate, and software companies like Google, are experimenting with new apps that meet audiences in the expanding virtual world. Technological leaps are rapidly making possible remote access to images and information about art museum collections, often on ipods, Androids and other smartphone devices.

Still from Diller and Scofido's Soft Sell (1993), single-channel projection with sound.

Nuit Blanche Brings a Night of Light to New York

Nuit Blanche New York presents 50 or so artworks — all involving light – lining the blue-collar streets and filling a few of the disused factories of Greenpoint in Brooklyn for one night only – tonight, Oct. 1. The roster includes Diller and Scofidio, Richard Serra, Krztsztof Wodiczko, Dustin Yellin, Luke Dubois, Chakaia Booker, Daniel Canogar, Jeremy Blake, Marcos Zotes-Lopez, Eli Keszler and others.

Suddenly Last Summer

“Suddenly Last Summer” in Chelsea

Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift starred in the film version of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer. I love that film, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, but I’d never seen the play live until I happened upon a production now in Chelsea. It’s an emotionally satisfying hour and a half, worth making an effort to…

Via Lewandowsky set a plastic outhouse in an inconvenient location.

Art on a Lake: How to Lure Locals to Contemporary Art

“Art on Lake” displays contemporary art from the European Union installed on the surface of City Park Lake in Budapest. Organized by the nearby Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibit is intended as an instrument for introducing an uninformed public to the pleasures of contemporary art.