Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/31~

This painter was only five years old when his father died and he grew up in Florence under the care of Il Bronzino, a family friend.

Best known for the creation of the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers”, this artist was one of the pioneers of the Underground Comix movement.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/30~

What Ukrainian-American artist, best known for his Cubist-inspired sculptures, was granted a patent in 1927 for a motorized structure that allowed painted images to move?

What American painter — identified with the movements of monochrome painting, minimalism, and conceptual art — is best known for abstract, white-on-white paintings?

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Memorial Day a Day For Remembering

Envisioning The American Dream

collage Vintage 60s 2 men toasting Memorial Day Barbecue and vintage illustration WWII soldier On Memorial Day we pay homage to all the soldiers who didn’t come home. To all those we lost in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi, and Afghanistan, this Buds for you!

Memorial Day has the word “memorial” for a reason

More than a Monday spent at beaches, backyard barbecues and blockbuster movies, Memorial Day is the day we remember and honor those who died serving our country.

Unlike Veterans Day it is not a celebration; it was intended to be a day of solemn contemplation over the high cost of freedom.

Come together

In this time of divisiveness and polarization, of spectacle and mud-slinging, it is more than ever important to stop, come together, and remember those who have given their all.

Today we pay homage to all the soldiers who didn’t come home.

We Must Remember This

vintage ad wwII nash kelvinator illustration soldiers Vintage ad 1944 Illustration Fred Luderkens

During WWII the grimness of…

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/29~

What photographer provided a respectful portrait of the rural culture and craftspeople of the Appalachian Mountains and the Gullahs of South Carolina?

What painter, known for her incisive self-portraits, began as an artist by taking children’s art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago at age eight?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/28~

This painter and his wife, also an artist, designed and furnished the interior of their house with their own textiles, decorations, and painted furniture; today it is one of the most visited places in Sweden.

This painter (born in Utah to Japanese parents) was arrested and sent to detention camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor, where he began to draw with pen and ink and pastels provided by the American Red Cross.

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The Studios at MASS MoCA

The Studios at MASS MoCA provides residencies up to 8 weeks for artists and writers, hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program. Selected artists receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries throughout the residency, financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios.

Applications are currently accepted through July 6, 2017, for residency sessions between October 13, 2017, and April 2, 2018. No application fee.

Learn more at  The Studios at MASS MoCA

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/27~

What French expressionist artist’s mature style as a painter was undoubtedly influenced by his work on the restoration of medieval stained-glass windows?

What German abstract artist, active mostly in France, was not only a famous painter but also among the most innovative photographers of his time?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/26~

What Flemish-born Baroque painter was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, going on to become a professor and later the rector?

What contemporary ceramist is noted for his ability to work in porcelain and overglaze enamels with infinite patience and dexterity?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/24~

In the early 19th Century, this sculptor began scouring the French countryside for medieval antiques to sell to raise money; this resulted in a personal collection which forms a core part of The Cloisters in New York City.

In 1956, this artist designed an updated version of the DC superhero Flash, the character that heralded the wholesale return of superheroes and the beginning of what fans and historians call the Silver Age of comics.

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