The secret to amazing summers in NYC are beach days and weekends away, while weekdays should be spent exploring the many (mostly free!) outdoor activities. Trust us, we're writing this from The Glimmerglass Festival in upstate New York while overlooking Otsego Lake and reminiscing about the incredible Porgy and Bess production that premiered on Friday. While nights in the country are silent bliss, we can't wait to be back in the city and enjoy everything she has to offer. Here's to another action-packed week filled with arts, drinks, and friends!
"What once referred to a specific occupation in the arts now apparently applies to anything from artisanal coffee shops to online lifestyle blogs."
— Caroline Elbaor, Artnet News, "Getting a Master’s Degree in Curating Is All the Rage. But Is It Worth It?"
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves, Louise Lee, Stanford Business; Research looking at 200 nonprofits in California discovered that being early adopters of managerial and business practices helped them survive and thrive even through the Great Recession.
2016 Arts Industry Digital Marketing Benchmark Study, Capacity Interactive; Is it really a surprise that our industry is underinvesting in digital marketing? Maybe not. But at least we now know by how much. Read the full report for great insight into trends and developments.
Getting a Master’s Degree in Curating Is All the Rage. But Is It Worth It?, Caroline Elbaor, Artnet News; Does it seem like everyone and their aunt is a curator these days? Are alumni of prestigious curating degrees at an advantage for top positions?
Are video games an art form? Unquestionably, Stuart Houghton, theartsdesk.com; A question we've personally discussed time and again with colleagues and friends. Some games like That Dragon, Cancer seemed to definitely change our perception, like true art would.
Why the Internet Won’t Actually Change the Game for Unrepresented Artists, Tim Schneider, Artnet News; We've read articles that claim the opposite is true, but this one certainly makes a strong case. What are your thoughts?
MONDAY, JULY 10
From Napster to Netflix: A History of Media From 1999 to Today
Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades.
6:30pm - 8:30pm; Prospect Heights Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; $12
TUESDAY, JULY 11
The Film Sense and The Painting Sense
The critic Parker Tyler (1904-1974) already possessed a reputation for writing about art, film, and, with some regularity, the relationships between them by the time his essay “The Film Sense and the Painting Sense" appeared in Art Digest in 1954, followed by an expanded version a year later in Perspectives USA.
7pm; Light Industry; 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn; $8
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
A Midsummer Night's Dream
One of our NYC summer favorites is featuring one of our Shakespeare favorites: When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth.
8pm; The Delacorte Theater in Central Park; Free
THURSDAY, JULY 13
Outdoor Movie - 2001: A Space Odyssey
Astronauts travel to the moon to study a black monolith before another mission to Jupiter goes awry due to a malfunctioning computer system. Later regaining control of his spaceship, the surviving astronaut travels through a dazzling star-gate.
8:30pm - 10:30pm; LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter's Point South Park, Queens; Free
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