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Agnes Scott goes to the Auction!

Agnes Scott goes to the Auction!

Last weekend, Agnes Scott Art Department students and faculty attended the Art Papers Auction at Mason Murer gallery, an event hosting the works of many local artists. Recently, a new tradition, established by Agnes students and faculty, is for the students to buy a work of art as a gift, their senior investiture to the … Continue reading

Art Tripping: Berlin

Art Tripping: Berlin

Berlin is a modern city with ancient wonders. They have so many museums in Berlin that there is a dedicated area of the city called “Museum Island” or, in German , “Museuminsel.” Museuminsel is home to around thirty different museums with collections that hold some of the world’s most famous works of art. The Pergamon … Continue reading

Art Tripping: Amsterdam

Art Tripping: Amsterdam

Taking the trip from Paris to Amsterdam is well worth the three hour jaunt by train. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is alone reason enough to travel to Europe. The Van Gogh Museum chronicles the life of Van Gogh through his painting. The audio guide for thie museum is particularly good, as it places … Continue reading

Art Tripping: Brussels

Art Tripping: Brussels

I should premise this entry by saying that I have only been to Brussels once, but the one time I have travelled there, I went solely for the purpose of seeing art. For the frugal traveler, Brussels is the perfect city. Viewing the architecture is obviously free, and the museums in Brussels are cheaper than … Continue reading

Art Tripping: Paris

Art Tripping: Paris

Art Tripping: traveling with the intention of seeking art It is impossible to avoid art in Paris. It is literally all around you–from graffiti to commissioned works to small but charming works in homes. Thus art tripping in Paris is a breeze. If you are into graffiti, Paris is one of the major cities in … Continue reading

“Openings” at Java Monkey

“Openings” at Java Monkey

“Openings“, my solo show at Java Monkey, was an incredible challenge but also incredibly rewarding.  Curating my own work was difficult because not only do I have personal favorites, but I also have pieces I’m less fond of, yet I know others will respond to them.  It’s also difficult because you want to include everything, … Continue reading

Teaching Spectacle: Jason Ciejka

Teaching Spectacle: Jason Ciejka

A Lady Gaga concert, the halftime show at the Superbowl, ancient Roman sports, and the Occupy movement: what do they all have in common? According to Jason Ciejka, Assistant Professor at Agnes Scott College, these events are all spectacles focusing on bringing the community together in different ways. Professor Ciejka (pronounced “chica”) approaches the idea … Continue reading