Whether you're on vacation or savoring the quieter months of our industry, we implore you to read, listen, tweet, and text, (yes, text - thank you SFMOMA!), to stay engaged with the arts this week. Take advantage of a free outdoors creative writers' workshop, tweet at experts all your professional development questions during NYFA's #ArtistHotline, and be the first in line to see the inaugural Jim Henson exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image! More reads, sights, and job listings below!
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
How San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art Used Text Messages to Make Art Go Viral, Sarah Cascone, Artnet News; Kudos to the museum for creating a viral frenzy in the name of smart collection engagement that resulted in over 2 million text requests. Take a look into how it happened.
Why Are Artworks Pulled from Auction?, Isaac Kaplan, Artsy; After Egon Schiele’s Danaë was pulled from Sotheby's auction this Spring, a common practice not widely discussed was pushed into the spotlight. Kaplan examines the history, legality, and benefits of removing artworks from auctions.
Not Just Bushwick: New Study Charts Where NYC Artists Live, Claire Voon, Hyperallergic; Visualize which neighborhoods are flooded with the most artists in New York. Spolier alert: it's not just Bushwick, people.
Increased Corporate Contributions to the Arts Are No Certainty, Alex Parkinson, AFTA; A critical look into the data and dynamics surrounding corporate support for arts organizations.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
#ArtistHotline Professional Development Day on Twitter
Join NYFA on Twitter all day for conversations and tips on our favorite topic: professional development. #ArtistHotline is a monthly Artist Professional Development Day where artists and arts professionals discuss how to create sustainable careers in the arts.
9:30am - 5:30pm; Twitter
Beyond Representation: Gender Equity In The Gallery System
Hosted by POWarts (Professional Organization for Women in the Arts) as the second part of their summer series tackling issues of representation, visibility, and criticism in the arts.
6:30pm - 8:30pm; Free with RSVP; Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street, New York
THURSDAY, JULY 20
Creative Writing 101
Gotham Writer's Workshop is offering a free creative writing workshop in Bryant Park's charming outdoor Reading Room. The class is geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your writing skills, teaching you to approach writing more creatively. And as we all know, when you work in the arts it certainly pays to be creative.
7:00pm - 8:30pm; Reading Room, Bryan Park; Free
FRIDAY, JULY 21
Study Sessions: Baseera Khan
Baseera Khan, New York based conceptual artist leads the Whitney's Study Session this month. The program includes "an artist, writer, or cultural worker [who] selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape."
7:30pm - 9:00pm; Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York; Free with admission
SATURDAY, JULY 22
The Jim Henson Exhibition
Opening this weekend is the landmark exhibition that will house over 300 objects including 47 puppets from the creator of everyone's favorite green frog. The inaugural show will break in the new permanent gallery at the Museum of the Moving Image, that will house the impressive history and collection, donated by Jim Henson's family in 2013.
Museum of the Moving Image; 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY; Admission $7 - $15
ON THE GO
A Piece of Work podcast with Abbi Jacobson
Explore MoMA and learn everything you've ever wanted to know about Contemporary and Modern Art with Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and guests. Created by WNYC and MoMA, in the first episode Abbi talks Duchamp with Hannibal Buress and hilarity ensures.
- House Manager, St. Ann's Warehouse; NYFA Classifieds
- Operations Associate, Americans for the Arts; Jobbank USA
- Marketing and Production Coordinator, Jewish Museum; NYFA Classifieds
- Exhibitions Manager, New York University; American Alliance of Museums
- Business Support Administration, Christie's Auction House; LinkedIn