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Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Animal Heads

Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Animal Heads

Internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has reinterpreted the twelve bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat in Beijing. The heads are meant as a statement on China’s communist government…

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Welcome to Beaumont – Lonnie Flanagan’s Junk Barn & AMSET

Welcome to Beaumont – Lonnie Flanagan’s Junk Barn & AMSET

So, we are heading to the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) to see the Felix Fox Harris exhibit, and along Martin Luther King Blvd is this amazing environment.  Despite the name “Junk Barn” that artist/owner Lonnie Flanagan has endowed, the objects are placed with…

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Mardi Gras Museum – feel the love!

Mardi Gras Museum – feel the love!

This hidden gem, and I mean hidden in an old school-turned-art-center-with-no-signage, is a hoot to visit. The Mardi Gras Museum is a feathered extravaganza with jaw dropping costumes and freaky animated mannequins is a must see. It is the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes…

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Opening Night in Lake Charles

Opening Night in Lake Charles

The Detour Art exhibit opened Friday night at the Historic City Hall in Lake Charles, LA.  The turnout was terrific, and the exhibit itself was beautifully set up.  Imagine my shock when I was driving up to the building and saw the 2 story banner…

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Detour Art is heading to Lake Charles, LA

Detour Art is heading to Lake Charles, LA

It is finally happening!  3 years in the planning and the art is on the road! The City of Lake Charles will host a new traveling exhibition entitled Detour Art—Outsider, Folk Art, and Visionary Environments Coast to Coast. The public is invited to the opening…

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Great clip about AVAM

Great clip about AVAM

If you ever get a chance to visit the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, be sure to check it out. visitmybaltimoreOctober 15, 2009 The American Visionary Art Museum, a glass mosaic tiled building located in historic Federal Hill in Baltimore, is a museum grounded…

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"Like the Whitney on mescaline"! JMKAC in the New York Times

"Like the Whitney on mescaline"! JMKAC in the New York Times

Lisa Stone (via Larry Harris) sent along this NY Times article about the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan.. Way Off the Beaten Path, Letting the Outsiders In John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sculptures by Nek Chand from a 2007 exhibition at the Kohler…

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Crazy about Glore

Crazy about Glore

The Lunatic Box The patient had to remain standing until he or she became calm.  This may have taken days… Glore Psychiatric Museum 3408 Frederick Avenue St. Joseph, Missouri (You know I had to say that…)  Not far from home is a well-kept secret of…

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James Hampton's Throne, SAAM and Washington wanderings…

James Hampton's Throne, SAAM and Washington wanderings…

The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, designed by Norman Foster at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, it is a part of the building houses the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. I love Washington DC.  I…

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Something is going on up there…

Something is going on up there…

Fridge Door Shanty, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. I was just looking at some photos that Erika Nelson recently posted to her flickr site about a trip to a wedding in MN, with a bunch of art car folks, and realized that there is something afoot….

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