The Magician’s Park by Gori & Mariotti

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Last summer, our family of four went to Europe to chase art. Since we returned, I’ve been writing about our experiences, the art we saw, and the art books we found. And I still have more art from our trip to tell you about! We spent about two weeks in Italy and toured the Gori …

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The Motherhood Discourse

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There is a narrative in the professional world of art that equates choosing to be a mother with losing influence and relevance. 51% of visual artists today are women, including half of the granted MFAs in the USA.* However, the representation of women in museums, biennials, or the art market is well documented to be strikingly …

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Pippilotti Rist at the New Museum NYC

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This fall and winter, Pippilotti Rist has filled the three main floors of the New Museum with her video installations. The extensive exhibition includes video art from the last thirty years of her acclaimed career. She is from Switzerland and represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery in NYC. Her gallery bio describes her opinion on arts’ task,  “to contribute …

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Art is…

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I like Art is… by Bob Raczka for the one page that says, “Art is a tower that isn’t quite straight.” Maybe the question, “What is Art?” is one of those questions you avoid answering for your children. Each page of this book has a possible answer and collectively they give room for a much clearer explanation. This …

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Paris: Travel with Kids

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Sail wooden toy boats, play soccer in the parks, and have a sword fight with baguettes… these are just a few of the new memories we made when we took our children to Paris. We’ve been to the city a few times without children and once with a 6 month old. Even though we were …

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Our Favorite Art Toys for Children of 2016

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We live with preschoolers who get excited about games like Go Fish and Trouble. You can find a versions of these games picturing all sorts of characters. There are a few that use images from art history and our children are just as interested in those images as the cartoon animals.  Below are some of our favorite …

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Our Favorite Art Books for Children of 2016

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In the last year, Lines-Between has written over forty book reviews on children’s books about art that our whole family enjoys (that includes two old people and two preschoolers). It is difficult to find “art books” for children through Amazon. They are there, but the metadata and algorithms aren’t in our favor. And it is …

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WishList: Activity Books

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On a long holiday break, I break out a new activity book for everyone. Coloring books for adults have filled the market. Most of them are too feminine, romantic, or predictable for my taste. However, below is the short list of options that I am choosing for each person in our family. You can see a longer list of art …

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See Turkeys in Art

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My children seem ready to jump right into Christmas season, but we have one more week to celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday sandwiched between the holiday of candy highs and the holiday with all the presents. We have one week to try to simply focus on turkey and gratitude. In this post, Bethany Farrell Rivello, a PhD …

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The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan

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Tomorrow is Isamu Noguchi’s birthday. He is one of the most important sculptors and designers of the 20th century. He is Japanese-American, raised by a single mom, and has an entire museum dedicated to his work in Long Island City, NY. In the children’s book “The East-West House,” Christy Hale tells a short story about his childhood. …

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