blantonmuseum:

We’re just going to come out and say it: cats make everything better. We’re loving these works by Russian artist Svetlana Petrova.

(PS - if you’re in Austin, you won’t want to miss our summer exhibition, In the Company of Cats and Dogs, opening in June!)

Our office is pretty divided in the cats vs. dogs debate, but cats are getting a definite boost today. Check out Petrova’s online gallery for more!

wordbookstores:

The Weekly WORD, Brooklyn

  • On Tuesday, June 3rd, at 7 p.m., we’ll joined by Suzanne E. Shapiro, author of Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure. We’ll be sipping wine, discussing origins and trends, and swapping shades — so bring a couple of your favorites!
  • Saturday, June 7th, at noon, the WORD Book Group will meet to discuss staff favorite The Damned UTD by David Peace. Though shin guards are not required, you might consider pouring a cooler of freezing Gatorade on someone. Stop by the store today and get your copy for 10% off!
  • Also on Saturday, June 7th, at 6 p.m., we’ll host the first annual WORD Basketball League reading. Did you know that WORD has a basketball league? We totally do. Did you know it’s comprised of poets, novelists, and other literary minds? It totally is. Readers include Adrian Spatzer, Ben Gocker, Brandon Kreitler, Christopher Cheney, Daniel Ralston, David Hill, Jingjing Tian, Marlon Frisby, and Stu Woo. Swoosh! Or, um, swish? Whatever, Just come.
  • On Sunday, June 8th, at 5 p.m., Writecraft, WORD’s new monthly writing workshop, will be hosted by Daniel Polansky (She Who WaitsTomorrowthe KillingLowtown) Proceedings include a lecture on writing good combat sequences, followed by a silent hour of writing. Hey, no talking. SHHHHHHH.

Coming soon: Jaime Clarke and Vernon Downs; Ross Klavan and Schmuck; Susan Choi in conversation with Sarah McCarry; and meetings from our Classics and Music Writing book groups. See you soon? Yes? Yay.

Join us tonight at WORD Brooklyn for some wine, polish, and conversation!

Join us NOW for beer from Evil Twin Brewing!

Join us NOW for beer from Evil Twin Brewing!

Need some motivation to get through the last of BEA 2014? Join us TODAY at booth #1420!

Need some motivation to get through the last of BEA 2014? Join us TODAY at booth #1420!

Fred Tomaselli at NYPL

Don’t forget to check out Fred Tomaselli at the New York Public Library tonight at 6pm! More info here: http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/05/28/times-fred-tomaselli-lawrence-weschler-art-and-literature-series-event

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Exciting Week Ahead!

Tomorrow Fred Tomaselli will be at the New York Public Library to talk about his new book, Fred Tomaselli: The Times. For more information, visit the NYPL’s event page: http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/05/28/times-fred-tomaselli-lawrence-weschler-art-and-literature-series-event

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May 29th-May 31st is Book Expo America. Be sure to stop by our booth (#1420) if you’re around to say hi, check out some of our newer releases, and possibly snag some nail polish or other freebies!

We hope to see you around this week!

ourpresidents:

The Clinton Library is on Instagram!  We’re sharing great photos from our archival and museum holdings, permanent and temporary exhibits, Library events, Library staff at work, public educational programs and more. 
Don’t miss any of the great pics: http://instagram.com/wjclibrary42
Photo: The Clinton family standing in the front of a Chihuly glass tree at the White House Millennium Dinner. December 31, 1999.

Love the Chihuly tree in the background!

ourpresidents:

The Clinton Library is on Instagram!  We’re sharing great photos from our archival and museum holdings, permanent and temporary exhibits, Library events, Library staff at work, public educational programs and more. 

Don’t miss any of the great pics: http://instagram.com/wjclibrary42

Photo: The Clinton family standing in the front of a Chihuly glass tree at the White House Millennium Dinner. December 31, 1999.

Love the Chihuly tree in the background!

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~*pretty claws*~

Pssssst want more manicure-related facts? Check out Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure!

workplaypolish:

I’m pretty stoked about this new giveaway!! Win an exclusive OPI polish not available for purchase. Switchboard Starlet was created by Suzi 😱 and the author of Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure specifically for the book’s release! Only 1,000 bottles were made. Enter to win the polish AND the book at the blog. Direct link in my profile. Open internationally! Good luck! #opi #switchboardstarlet #nails #prestel #suzanneshapiro #nailart #giveaway

Have you entered Work Play Polish’s giveaway yet?!
Also be sure to check out her instagram for some amazing nail art inspiration!

workplaypolish:

I’m pretty stoked about this new giveaway!! Win an exclusive OPI polish not available for purchase. Switchboard Starlet was created by Suzi 😱 and the author of Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure specifically for the book’s release! Only 1,000 bottles were made. Enter to win the polish AND the book at the blog. Direct link in my profile. Open internationally! Good luck! #opi #switchboardstarlet #nails #prestel #suzanneshapiro #nailart #giveaway

Have you entered Work Play Polish’s giveaway yet?!

Also be sure to check out her instagram for some amazing nail art inspiration!

Met puts huge digital image trove online

fintechbot:

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a whopping 400,000 high-resolution digital images of its collection available for free download. You can browse the collection here.

In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.”

The Metropolitan Museum’s initiative-called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)-provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media.

For instance, here’s a 12-megapixel image of Rembrandt’s 1660 self-portrait…you can see quite a bit of detail:

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(thx, fiona) Tags: art   Met Museum   museums   NYC   Rembrandt http://bit.ly/1jh0tbH by @Kottke

This is such a great resource!

Missed Chuck Close’s event at The Strand earlier this month? Head over to The Strand’s youtube page to check it out! 

whitneymuseum:

“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.” —Jasper Johns, born today in 1930. See his work in American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe through June 29. 

whitneymuseum:

“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.” —Jasper Johns, born today in 1930. See his work in American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe through June 29. 


Head over to Work Play Polish to enter to win a bottle of our exclusive OPI polish, Switchboard Starlet!