Who–and When–Will Be Art’s Next Big Thing

Who–and When–Will Be Art’s Next Big Thing

We all know the names of the world’s greatest artists–the ones who were famous for breaking new ground, delving into new realms and forcing the eyes and the mind of the art fanatic to bend, twist and reshape with them.  Their names come to mind easily and roll off of...
Recognizing the Validity of Street Art

Recognizing the Validity of Street Art

The question has resonated with people of all ages, races and demographics for centuries. Scholars that have devoted their lives to studying the subject wrestle with this question while, across the world, an 8 year old visiting a gallery will be thinking the exact...
The Importance of Art Programs

The Importance of Art Programs

  It doesn’t take an ingenious mind, critical thinking skills or any classical training to appreciate art for what it is. Art, like beauty, is truly in the eye of the beholder. Each piece can have vastly different meanings and impacts, evoke different emotions...
Video Games as an Art Form

Video Games as an Art Form

If you can think back to 2005, you may or may not remember a particularly large splash that was made among video game–and to a lesser degree art–fanatics when critic Roger Ebert claimed that video games “can never be art.” It was a statement that, for...
Music and Art: Tom Sachs’s Boombox Perspective

Music and Art: Tom Sachs’s Boombox Perspective

Tom Sachs has an obsession with sound. Or rather, where sound comes from— literally. Since his youth, Sachs has been making boomboxes. They started out as cabinets to hold the devices that blasted the soundtrack of hip-hop culture. Describing the origins of his work...