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La Street Art in Italia

By Claudia Quesito

Virtually everywhere around the world, street art has a controversial history. Often born as an anti-establishment act, initially considered a mix of vandalism and ugliness, it is now almost universally valued as a form of art. Italian street art was born in the wake of New York’s movement and, if an official birthday has to be found, it is definitely the exhibition Arte di frontiera. New York Graffiti organized in Bologna in 1984.

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10 Museums in the U.S. Where You Can Learn about Art and History

By- Angela Padrón

Looking at art on a computer screen or in a book is one thing, but seeing it in person is another thing altogether. That’s why visiting art museums is a great way for students to learn more about art and develop a deeper understanding of history as seen through artists’ eyes. By viewing works of art in person, students can witness the true size, read about materials used to create the works, and come to appreciate the hard work, imagination, and talent the artists put forth to create the masterpieces.

Here is a list of ten not-to-be-missed art museums in the United States:

#1- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York City, NY  

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“For as long as I can remember, I've been collecting and rearranging found pictures of other women as a way to negotiate my own identity. The process—investigating what it means to perform and inhabit a certain ‘female-ness’ for the camera—is at once revelatory and inconclusive. There is no single or essential female ‘self,’ and yet certain experiences do belong to us and appear over and over again in our lives, and in our pictures of our lives.”—Carmen Winant (@carmen.winant) … How do you use photography to investigate the self? We asked photographers now on view in “Being: #NewPhotography2018" to share the ideas and techniques that influence the exploration of personhood in their work. See their responses: mo.ma/newphoto2018 … [Artwork: #CarmenWinant. “My Birth .” 2018. Found images, tape. Installation view, Being: New Photography 2018, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2018 Carmen Winant]

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