Archive for August 2010

Rainn Wilson and the LA County Museum of Art

Actor Rainn Wilson, best known for his portrayal of “fascist nerd” (Wilson’s own words) Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office,” took over the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Twitter feed from Friday afternoon, August 6th, to just before midnight on the following Saturday.  What could have been an interesting opportunity fizzled out like... Read more »

Interview with Tony Tasset, the Artist Behind the "Eye"

I’ve written a lot about the newest sculpture in Chicago’s Loop, Eye by Tony Tasset.  At the unveiling, now weeks ago, I had the chance to talk with the artist himself, Tony Tasset. The interview with Tasset is available to read on ArtSlant.

Ebert on Architecture: Two Thumbs Down

It’s unfortunate that Roger Ebert displays so much discernment and knowledge in the realm of cinema, yet so little in architecture.  On July 12th, Ebert took to his Sun-Times blog to vent about modern architecture in a confused rant that conflates design with architecture, multiple movements of architecture, historical periods, and original masters with their... Read more »
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Art on Track This Weekend

This weekend on August 7th from 5 pm – 10 pm Art on Track will take over a CTA train as artists transform it into a work of art. As Art on Track enters its third year, you can expect artists to transform the train cars into unique art environments, ranging from installations to interactive... Read more »