Here’s a really intriguing opportunity to the art-focused among us. Would love to see a Tufts student take advantage of this!
CALL TO ARTISTS & CURATORS: Deadline: April 9, 2012.
THE NEW ART CENTER in Newton’s fantastic Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) gives you the opportunity to experiment in a large, unique and alternative space. The program encourages the development of curators, including artists as curators! You can create a curatorial proposal for a group show (2 or more artists) and collaborate with the artists you have in mind. You also receive a $1,000 stipend, administrative and installation support, and get to exhibit in a 1,800 sq. ft. space with 25’ vaulted ceilings in a converted church! Wow!
Gardam went to an event called “Action for Happiness” at the Cass Business School in London, all about increasing happiness among employees at work. Economists have presented some pretty compelling evidence that workplaces with higher employee satisfaction are more productive and more successful. Gardam wonders if these same principles can be applied to museums: can we really substantially improve the quality of our programming and services by making sure that employees are fulfilled?
We’re going to try an occasional series here of posting fun clips of museums in the movies.
Today’s is from my personal favorite museum movie of all time: the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, you really need to. It’s about an art heist at the Met, and the people behind the heist. It has Renee Russo and Pierce Brosnan at their most suave and elegant and sexy.
If you haven’t seen the movie, do not watch this clip. It spoils the ending. But if you have seen the movie, or you don’t mind being spoiled, enjoy!