This past week both YPA co-founders have found themselves out of town, one in Chicago and one in Toronto. While loving the time away from NYC and exploring new cities, can we just say that there's no place like home? What is it with the slow walking pace? We've got museums to see, and performances to watch, and sightseeing to do! In the same vein, we've been reading a mix of learning oriented articles (who knew blockchain would be great for the arts?), admiring people that get up at 4a.m., and lol-ing at our Twitter feeds for a change because of two London museums. Let's hit the ground running this upcoming week!
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
These 2 London museums viciously battled for supremacy on Twitter; Dahlia Dandashi, The Daily Dot
Who would win in a battle between dinosaurs and robots? Look no further than Twitter to find out in a hilarious social media takedown between two iconic London art institutions.
How can creative industries benefit from blockchain?; Ryo Takahashi, World Economic Forum
If you're like us, you just about grasped what blockchain really is. More interestingly though, there might be various ways that the creative industries can utilize the technology that's behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and we're all ears.
Inside the Lego House - in pictures; The Guardian
Whether you played with the eponymous plastic bricks yourself, had a brother who would scream at you if you dared to destroy one, or are currently buying some for friend's children or nephews - you have heard of Legos. Now imagine a large-scale Lego House IRL. Or don't, and just look at the pics.
Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour; Hilary Potkewitz, The Wall Street Journal
Now, we might have some early-risers between us, but 4 a.m.? That's a whole other ballgame. But then we heard that apparently Michelle Obama does it, and obviously we were intrigued. Will we start doing it? Debatable.
Impact Investing in the Arts: Bringing arts and business together for economic and social impact; Mariama Holman, Artsblog by Americans for the Arts
Holman makes the case that impact investment should be much more prominent of a trend in the arts and highlights work by Upstart Co-Lab, Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), and the Arts Impact Fund. We're listening.
Tuesday, October 3
It’s Nice That: The Graduates in NYC
An evening of talks featuring two of this year’s selection of 11 top art students in the UK. They will present their work, alongside conversations with established talents Braulio Amado and Anna Kulachek, who will also discuss their design practices.
6:00 - 10:00pm; A/D/O – 29 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222; Free
Open House for Educators at Studio Museum Harlem
The Studio Museum welcomes the new school year with an evening of art. If you're an educator, you can tour their current exhibitions, meet the education staff, and learn about their programs that help educators find creative ways to incorporate art and cultural institutions as teaching tools.
4:30 - 6:30pm; Studio Museum Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, New York; Free, registration required
Wednesday, October 4
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America
The new essay collection Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America, features original contributions from 23 leading feminist writers. Its co-editors and some of its contributors come to the New York Public Library to discuss this landmark new book.
6:30pm; NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Avenue, New York, NY; Free
Thursday, October 5
Art in DUMBO's First Thursday Gallery Walk
The first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for First Thursday patrons.
6:00 - 8:00pm; 16 Main Street, Dumbo, New York; Free
Sunday, October 8
A Musical Experiment by The Art of Listening
How can music be experimental? Can established classical music as Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 also be considered experimental? What does music even mean? The Art of Listening event series explores classical music in a friendly 'conversation-concert' setting .
5:00 - 6:00pm; The National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, 7th Floor Recital Hall; $22
- Institutional Giving Manager, American Academy in Rome, via NYFA Classifieds
- Fellowships, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, via AAM JobHQ
- Executive Assistant, Brooklyn Museum Director's Office, Brooklyn Museum, via NYFA Classifieds
- Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, School of American Ballet, via Arts Job Bank
- Manager of Individual Giving, Second Stage Theater
- Program Associate, Grants, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
- Assistant and Researcher, Sophie Macpherson Ltd, via NYFA Jobs