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Frank Lloyd Wright House Moved to Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas

A 1954 Frank Lloyd Wright “Usonian” house has been moved 1,200 miles from New Jersey to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Designed by Wright for Abraham Wilson and Gloria Bachman, the 1,700-square-foot house was acquired in 2014 by the museum from recent owners Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino, themselves architects and designers…

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A Down and “Dirty South” at Mammal Gallery

“Dirty South,” which closes tonight (7-11pm) at Mammal Gallery, brings together the work of 10 Southern artists who explore the South’s seedy underbelly though various lenses, including race, gender, and sexuality. The topic is broad, to be sure, but why impose limits? Just like the South, dirty can have oh-so-many faces. One of the first…

Mery Lynn McCorkle, Bacteria 11 (detail), 2015; acrylic on collaged paper mounted on board, 24 by 24 inches.

Serial Reading: Just Like Suicide pt. 25

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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Birmingham Museum of Art Hires Education Curator

Horace Ballard, a former educator at the Rhode Island School of Design, is the new curator of education at the Birmingham Museum of Art. A PhD candidate at Brown University, he recently completed a dissertation on 19th century American photography, titled Man-made: Photography and the Re-construction of Beauty in America, 1850-1900, which uses images by Alexander Gardner,…

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What Curators Do, and How You Can Too

The word “curate” gets thrown around a lot nowadays: “this foodie blog is carefully curated by an enthusiastic home chef”; “you can get this curated box of artisanal products delivered to your door each month”; “she curates the best Spotify playlists for our road trips.” I get the pick-and-choose use of the word in all…

Mery Lynn McCorkle, Bacteria 11 (detail), 2015; acrylic on collaged paper mounted on board, 24 by 24 inches.

Serial Reading: Just Like Suicide pt. 24

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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Frank Lloyd Wright House Moved to Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas

A 1954 Frank Lloyd Wright “Usonian” house has been moved 1,200 miles from New Jersey to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Designed by Wright for Abraham Wilson and Gloria Bachman, the 1,700-square-foot house was acquired in 2014 by the museum from recent owners Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino, themselves architects and designers…

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Birmingham Museum of Art Hires Education Curator

Horace Ballard, a former educator at the Rhode Island School of Design, is the new curator of education at the Birmingham Museum of Art. A PhD candidate at Brown University, he recently completed a dissertation on 19th century American photography, titled Man-made: Photography and the Re-construction of Beauty in America, 1850-1900, which uses images by Alexander Gardner,…

Exhibitions – Behind-the-Scenes and preparations for the Oscar de la Renta exhibition, Winter 2015 – Photography by John McKinnon, courtesy of SCAD.

SCAD Atlanta Launches BFA Film and Television Program

With camped-out film crews becoming a more familiar site in Atlanta, the Savannah College of Art & Design is facilitating their students’ ability to partake in what is now the third-largest film production state in the nation. This fall, SCAD is expanding its film and television BFA program to the Atlanta campus. With the addition…

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New Curators for Tulane and St. Petersburg

Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University in New Orleans has hired William Morrow as Curator and Coordinator of Academic Programming. Morrow, who earned an MA in English Literature and Art History from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and an MA in Museology from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, has been associate…

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Ashlynn Browning in Raleigh NC

Ashlynn Browning’s new abstract paintings say volumes about space and color. The geometric forms and stacked structures that became a touchstone of her style over the past eight or so years are still present, but her brushstrokes press close to the surface, their variations and subtleties of central importance. In Building, a pink rectangle and…

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Anna Podris in Raleigh, North Carolina

A painting can be so many things. It may reassert the materials and the process that went into its making, or act as an illusory window, providing a three-dimensional view into a world we already know. It may suggest things that are impossible to say, or haven’t yet been thought to say, with words. A…

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Art & Science: Mariana Manhaes’s Breathing Machines

Mariana Manhaes is an interdisciplinary artist living in Rio De Janeiro. Her work has been shown in numerous contemporary galleries and museums in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Brasília, and internationally in Pittsburgh, Shanghai, Brussels, Berlin, and Paris. Otherworldly breathing machines made by this fascinating Brazilian artist comprise humor and eeriness, beauty and intelligence,…

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Mery Lynn McCorkle, Bacteria 11 (detail), 2015; acrylic on collaged paper mounted on board, 24 by 24 inches.

Serial Reading: Just Like Suicide pt. 25

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

Mery Lynn McCorkle, Bacteria 11 (detail), 2015; acrylic on collaged paper mounted on board, 24 by 24 inches.

Serial Reading: Just Like Suicide pt. 24

For your summer reading pleasure, BURNAWAY brings you Just Like Suicide, a novel by artist Mery Lynn McCorkle, set in the Los Angeles art world. She writes from experience, having lived for years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it still was the art frontier, and then LA; she now resides in Rome, Georgia. She describes the book as…

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Still Looking: On Carrie Mae Weems

Yves Jeffcoat wrote this essay for the fifth session of our Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program. The session was led by Chuck Reese, co-founder and editor of the Bitter Southerner, and was titled “Where Does Your Work Come From?” He asked the mentees to reflect on what compels them to write, and specifically to write about art. We were…

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El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Art & Activism in Athens

Can propaganda be considered art? That question became relevant in the 20th century after the emergence of such Russian agitprop pioneers as Viktor Deni, British political cartoonist Phillip Zec, and Norman Rockwell, whose patriotic ideals and nationalism were reflected in such iconic work as his “Rosie the Riveter” poster. Equally influential for Mexico was El…

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“The Rising” of New Orleans Post-Katrina, at the Ogden Museum

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is home to a broad selection of art from across the region, but it also maintains a strong relationship with artists and themes important in its hometown of New Orleans. So with the 10-year anniversary of one of the nation’s worst tragedies approaching, the museum turned to its curator…

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In the Eye of the Hurricane: “Ten Years Gone” in New Orleans

Upon first seeing the banner image for the New Orleans Museum of Art’s current exhibition, “Ten Years Gone,” you might assume that you’re looking at the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. This summer is the 10-year anniversary of the disaster, and NOMA’s show is one of several exhibitions and events to mark the…

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Nato Thompson Gave Us a Preview of Flux Night

We recently sat down with Nato Thompson, curator of Creative Time in New York, who’s putting his signature punch behind this year’s Flux Night. Sitting outside Condesa Coffee, at the busy corner of Boulevard and Freedom Parkway. Thompson shared his plans for the October 3 event, which will be located for the first time in…

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Tina Dunkley Talks to Ed Hall

To mark the departure of Tina Dunkley from her longtime post as director of the Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries earlier this year, I spoke with her recently at the StoryCorps booth at the Atlanta History Center. Summing up the life and career of this artist, curator, and teacher in a single sit-down proved to be…

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Where to Go, What to See

Help us bring you this helpful resource! You can help put Atlanta on the map! The art map, that is. BURNAWAY has launched the Atlanta Art Guide, a handy foldout list of galleries and current exhibitions, as well as a map that proves that art is everywhere in Atlanta. You just have to know where to look, and we’re here to help!…

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Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program

The Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program seeks to develop the voices of new art writers by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and connections to significantly advance and define their careers as writers. Testimonials from our first participants: My time as a mentee in the EAWMP has not only improved my ability to write…

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High School Arts Writing Intensive

This spring, BURNAWAY partnered with Hammonds House Museum and the Wren’s Nest to produce a writing mentorship program for Atlanta-area high school students. Over the course of four consecutive Saturdays in April and May, the students met for the art writing intensive. Students learned about various ways to respond to and critique art, visited MOCA GA…

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Atlanta + New Orleans

2015 Critic-in-Residence Schedule Erin Dziedzic Public Talk: MOCA GA, April 21, 7pm Eva Díaz Public Talk: MODA, May 21, 7pm Noah Simblist Public Talk: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, June 4, 7pm BURNAWAY continually seeks innovate new ways to bring national attention to local art communities. With the Critic-in-Residence program, BURNAWAY hosts arts writers in Atlanta for one-week…