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This Week's Various

Friday, June 24, 2011

Dear Vanessa Reilly, how smart of you to style your listing in an appropriate, Mid-Century Mod way! Bravo.  Love it.

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There are an estimated 200,000 oil paintings in the UK national collection -- that is, in museums and publicly-funded institutions -- and the goal is to catalog them all on this BBC site called 'Your Paintings'.  About 63,000 are online now.

This is how art that belongs to the people should be: widely and easily accessible.

The NYT did an article earlier this month about the Metropolitan Museum of Art there upping their admission from $20/pp to $25.  The concept that museums, like libraries, be free to the public was briefly touched upon.      They also made this graph to show what New York museums charge now and what it was back in 2001.  Interesting.

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This weekend is the Gowanus Jell-o Mold Competition in NYC.  Can't wait to see what people bring!  Here are some pics from last year: 1, 2, 3.  I don't think she competes, but the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn makes lovely things all year.  Jello shots really aren't my thing, but these look so fun for Super Bowl parties and these are positively lady-like!

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Yessss to this article about Alice Lee, sister of Nelle. Like "Atticus Finch in a skirt": wonderful!

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