Category Archives: Art

Library Link of the Day: Greek and Roman Marble Statues Were Once Brightly Colored

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: There’s no one more purely intellectual than the ancient Greeks and Romans. From Plato’s “Republic” to Homer’s “Odyssey” to the perfectly formed, perfectly white marble statues of the ancient world, the whole culture embodies a purity of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Wish You Could ‘Shazam’ a Piece of Art? With Magnus, You Can

Courtesy of Mental Floss: While museum artworks are often accompanied by tidy little placards that tell you the basics—title, artist, year, medium, dimensions, etc.—that’s not always the standard for art galleries and fairs. For people who don’t love tracking down … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Rotting Fruit Made of Glass is the Focus of a New Exhibition at Harvard

Courtesy of Mental Floss: A fuzzy blue strawberry, a pear mottled with unseemly blotches—rotting fruit is not normally thought of as beautiful. But just like the trees, flowers, and more attractive crops often featured in artwork, fruits dying on the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: “Half Rabbit” a critique of society’s wastefulness

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: On one of the many buildings peppering the quiet and winding streets of Gaia, Portugal, is a massive rabbit sculpture made from recycled materials and trash collected from the city. The sculpture, which was brought to … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: International Museum Day Is Coming! May 18th This Interactive World Map Shows What’s Happening in Your Area

Courtesy of Mental Floss: On Saturday, May 18, museums around the world are hosting special events for International Museum Day 2019. To see which institutions in your area are participating, check out the interactive map below. The International Council of Museums has … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: How an Ancient Indian Art Utilizes Mathematics, Mythology, and Rice

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: BEFORE THE FIRST RAYS OF sunlight stream across the rice fields and mud roads in the Nilgiri Mountains, before they force their way through the high-rises in the urban jungle of Chennai and Madurai, the women of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Bob Ross’s ‘Happy Little Trees’ Program Will Help Prisoners Plant 1000 Trees

Courtesy of Mental Floss: Bob Ross, who rose to fame as the irrepressibly upbeat painter of landscapes on the public television series The Joy of Painting, passed away in 1995. But his fondness for “happy little trees” lives on. Bob Ross Inc. has partnered … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Celebrating the Art of Protest

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: Explore a large collection of political posters representing struggles often suppressed, hidden, and forgotten. Twenty-five years after the LA Riots (which erupted April 29, 1992), 2017 has gone down in history as one of the most vibrantly … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: The Forest of Dean is a magical place, and it’s no wonder it’s said to have inspired Tolkien’s elven kingdom. It’s easy to let your imagination run wild as you walk deeper among the ancient trees … Continue reading

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Students win awards at Monterey Regional Art Competition

Congratulations to the following Art students for their award winning art in the Monterey Regional Art Competition hosted at the Seaside City Hall.  Please join us next Friday, March 15th, 7:00 at Seaside City Hall for the awards. With over … Continue reading

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