School of Visual Arts to Launch MFA Program

The School of Visual Arts in New York is launching an MFA program next year that will require students to be in the city for three six-week summer sessions. The rest of the time needed for the degree – two school years – they can stay at home and take courses over the internet.

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Starn Twins’ Big Bambú May Travel after the Met

Since unveiling their rooftop installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the twins Doug and Mike Starn have been deluged with invitations from organizations around the world seeking to replicate the popular piece. “It’s been amazing,” said Mike Starn, hanging out beneath Big Bambú, the bamboo structure that he and his brother designed. Interest has…

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Weston Naef Says Early Muybridge Photos Are Not by Muybridge

Modern Art Notes has an interview with Getty Museum curator emeritus of photographs Weston Naef that lays out reasons why pre-1872 photographs published by Eadweard Muybridge are likely the work of others. Naef notes that Muybridge had not learned photography when he returned to his native Britain from California in 1860. When he came back…

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Art Basel Tour by Camera [part 2]

Still wondering what was for sale at Art Basel? The fair may be closing, but for those who skipped this year it’s still useful and entertaining to see the offerings. Fortunately, art adviser Todd Levin has provided a follow-up to the first installment of his walk-through photo survey which covered the “blue chip” ground floor…

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Should the Getty merge its CEO and museum director positions

I discuss the question in an opinion piece in today’s Los Angeles Times. Here’s the text of the article: Should the Getty merge its president and museum director positions? With both jobs now unfilled, some are calling for the leadership roles to be consolidated. Doing so would be a mistake, but the Getty should work…

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