Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Art Advocado Arts Roundup: The Arts Go Gangnam Style

MoMA Staff go Gangnam Style in support of Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei.
Via MoMA's Facebook page

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Before your tryptophan-induced food coma sets in here are a few arts and advocacy links, from kids' artistic interpretations of the news to art world Gangnam Style.

  • I recently found out about Kids Draw the News and thought you might interested in this fun project coordinated by the New York Times' City Room blog. Every so often City Room will put out a call for drawings of a specific current event. Past topics have included Hurricane Sandy, traffic school for cyclists, and my personal favorite, Mitik the baby walrus (who recently arrived in my home borough of Brooklyn). The feature is open to kids under 12 and you don't have to be from the New York area to submit. It's fascinating see how kids interpret each news story - it demonstrates how art develops critical thinking  and analytical skills. And many of the drawings are an absolute hoot.

  • This coming April cellist Yo-Yo Ma will give the Nancy Hanks Lecture at Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. The Hanks lecture is the keynote of Arts Advocacy Day; past speakers include Alec Baldwin, Wynton Marsalis, and Arthur Schlesinger. (Arts Advocacy Day is April 8-9, 2013 - save the date!)

Happy Turkey Day!

1 comment:

  1. There's something I didn't see coming. I'd was expecting Gangnam Style to fill up the royal albert hall booking office before it was used as protest material.


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