What do the arts have to do with the Super Bowl? More than you think. Look no further than Philly and Boston's museums quirky head to head to give you another (artsy) reason to follow the game. If you're feeling bored during the time between Super Bowl commercials and waiting for the halftime show - rest assured that being bored is good for you. Find out more in our Reads and Feeds section, where we're inspired by how music improves the lives of people with dementia and the artist Doreen Garner who set up a tattoo parlor dedicated to Black Pride. Catch her in person this week at a film premiere and check out Around Town for more events to attend this week. We've got our eye on a talk covering Michelangelo just in time for the Met Museum's blockbuster exhibition. If the new year means a new job for you, let The Hunt section start you off, or start browsing the job sites mentioned. Onwards through this cold, YPA-ers!
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
Think You Care About the Super Bowl? Philly and Boston’s Biggest Museums Have Bet Masterpieces on the Game, Sarah Cascone for Arnet News; Whether you're a die-hard football fan or you didn't even know the Super Bowl is happening this weekend - we're mostly just interested in which masterpiece will change museum location after Sunday's game.
People with dementia need ‘universal access to music’, report says, Christy Romer for Arts Professional; For anyone working in the arts, the power of music is indisputable. But now recent research gives us proof that it can be crucial for people with dementia in helping to alleviate symptoms.
This Artist Built a Tattoo Parlor Dedicated to Black Pride, Ariela Grittlen for Artsy; Multidisciplinary artist Doreen Garner is setting up shop at "Invisible Man Tattoo" in Brooklyn, an exhibition, performance, and tattoo shop all in one.
Parisian Gallerist Jocelyn Wolff Just Shared 9 Confessions That Will Give Young Art Dealers Hope, Kate Brown for Artnet News; When you need a little encouragement that professional success doesn't come overnight, and that a lot of the fancy-looking visual art world is based on hard work - read these nine confessions.
What Boredom Does to You, Manoush Zomorodi for Nautilus; During this era of "busy-ness glorification", we sometimes need a good reminder that boredom is useful to us, and has an evolutionary benefit.
Monday, February 5
Art21 film premiere + talk with artists Doreen Garner & Ken Lum
The film features artist Doreen Garner as she prepares for her recent exhibition at Pioneer Works, entitled White Man on a Pedestal.
Free, tickets required; 6pm; Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York, 20 W 29th St., New York, NY, 10011
Tuesday February 6
"Black Is Beautiful": Fashion and Consciousness
Documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite and his son Kwame S. Brathwaite join historian Tanisha Ford and designer Mimi Plange to reflect on the impact of Brathwaite Sr.’s pioneering “Black Is Beautiful” photographs.
$15 and up; 6:30pm; Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10029
Wednesday, February 7
Carmen C. Bambach: Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer
Carmen C. Bambach, Curator of Italian and Spanish drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This lecture coincides with Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Met through February 12, 2018.
Free; 6:30pm; New York Studio School, 8 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
Thursday, February 8
Poetry/Fiction Reading and Open Mic Series at Secret Loft
Enjoy an easy evening of poetry, live readings, and all manner of spoken word. Present an original or favorite piece during the open mic, or relax and be inspired by the our curated panel of featured readers.
$7; 7:30pm; Secret Loft, 14th Street and 6th Ave, New York, NY
Friday, February 9
Free Friday: Free Love
Set yourself free from the Valentine’s Day routine and join BHS for a “Free Love” Free Friday! Between visits to our current exhibitions, grab a beer and join the discussion.
Free; 5-9pm; Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY
- Program Manager, Armed Services Arts Partnership (Washington DC)
- Alumni Coordinator, Perlman Music Program; YPA Member
- Grant Writer, Theatre Communications Group; ELNYA
- Associate, Development Administration, The Studio Museum in Harlem; NYFA Classifieds
- Director of Programs, A Blade of Grass; ArtFrankly
- Part-Time Archive Assistant, The Irving Penn Foundation; NYFA Classifieds
- Research Analyst, AEA Consulting; ArtJobs
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