Author Archives: Gail Gregg


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Musicians dressed as characters from  Bearden’s collages performed under a Mint Museum  billboard advertising his exhibition.

Beardenmania!

Exhibitions, concerts, artists’ tributes, and even a postage stamp are part of the centennial tribute honoring Romare Bearden Read More


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Children in Olive Branch, Mississippi, learn to make baskets in a workshop led by a DeSoto Arts Council artist as part of DeSoto County’s Art for Autism program.

A Welcoming Oasis

More and more museums are working with educators, trainers, guards, and specialized docents to create programs for autistic children and their families Read More


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The Persistence of Memories

Pioneering programs at MoMA and other museums show that engagement with modern art can improve quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers Read More


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Nothing Like the Real Thing

The practice of drawing from life models is growing in popularity. Read More


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‘Your Labels Make Me Feel Stupid’

In an effort to connect with visitors who feel bored, overwhelmed, or confused, museums are using focus groups, comment boards, and even full-time evaluators to help rethink and rewrite texts in the galleries. Read More


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‘I Will Never Look at Painting the Same Way Again’

Whether gaining observation skills by watching spiders or acquiring expertise in making ink from toast crumbs, artists say their most influential and inspiring teachers were those whose lessons went far beyond traditional instruction. Read More


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How to Talk to an Artist

The difference between “Iiiinteresting” and “Interesting!”. Read More