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Feb 28 2011

Musicological Explorations

Musicological Explorations is a publication of the musicology graduate students at the University of Victoria. It aims to encourage a broad spectrum of musicological research, as well as interdisciplinary work relating to the field of musicology.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Feb 28 2011

Diagonal: Journal of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music

Diagonal is the online journal of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside. Its purpose is to highlight the latest research into the vast heritage of Iberia and Latin America, as well as other regions once under Iberian colonial rule whose cultural traditions bear some imprint of Spanish or Portuguese influence, e.g., the Philippines or parts of the United States. The name refers to the fact that the journal’s mission cuts across disciplinary and regional boundaries.

The journal accepts contributions in Spanish, Portuguese, or English from scholars in musicology, ethnomusicology, or related disciplines.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Feb 28 2011

Edward MacDowell Piano Music Online

As perhaps the best-known American composer of the late nineteenth century, Edward MacDowell wrote a wide range of descriptive short pieces for solo piano. His work was inspired by the New England countryside, and he also drew on a love for fairy tales and poems. This digital collection from the Wellesley College Library presents digitized versions of his sheet music. Visitors can get started by browsing the opus titles, or they can also look through the illustrated covers. Also, visitors can elect to download the
files and they may wish to share them musicologists, local music societies, and piano players with a penchant for the lyrical qualities of these works.

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Feb 28 2011

The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler

James McNeill Whistler was one of the 19th century’s most distinguished painters, and he was a lover of correspondence. In 2003, a number of projects were held to mark the centenary of his death, and this website represents one facet of those works. The online database of Whistler’s correspondence was made possible by the British Academy Committee on Academy Research Projects, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Getty Grant Program, and a number of other partners. First-time visitors should click on the “correspondence” link to learn more about the Whistler correspondence collection at the University of Glasgow, the editorial practices of this edition, relevant abbreviations, and staff details. Visitors can roam through this immense collection of Whistler’s letters by person, subject, works of art, and places. For lovers of art and compelling writing, this site is one that is worth bookmarking for return visits.

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Feb 28 2011

Journal of Fine and Studio Art (JFSA)

Journal of Fine and Studio Art (JFSA) is an open access journal that provides rapid publication (monthly) of articles in all areas of the subject.

The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles published in JFSA will be peer-reviewed.

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Feb 28 2011

Picasso: Peace and Freedom

John Lennon said he’d prefer to be remembered as a peacenik than a Beatle. If you feel the same way, a visit to this exhibition from the Tate Liverpool, showcasing Picasso’s pacifist side, will be inspirational. Picasso’s “Dove of Peace” is featured throughout the website, and several versions of the bird are on display in room 3 of the show, including Hands Entwined III; Dove with Olive Branch, 1961; Dove of Peace (Dove of l’Humanite), 1950; and White Dove on Black Background, 1947. There is also a set of downloadable mp3 audio files discussing the works in the room. The audio files “Dove” details how Picasso’s dove came to represent the peace movement, there is even a quote from Picasso himself, in which he says that he doesn’t understand how the dove became a peace symbol, since it is an exceedingly cruel bird. Picasso created many versions of the dove, beginning in 1945, and up until his death in 1973.

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Feb 28 2011

Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy

The exhibition from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago pairs the work of Alexander Calder with that of seven younger artists: Martin Boyce, Nathan Carter, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Aaron Curry, Kristi Lippire, Jason Meadows, and Jason Middlebrook. Each of the younger artist’s work exhibits Calder’s influences in varying ways. For example, Martin Boyce also makes mobiles; Nathan Carter recycles materials in similar fashion to Calder, creating site-specific pieces that reuse objects found locally; and one of Jason Meadows’ works in the exhibition is a wire sculpture of pigs, echoing Calder’s Circus. Tracing Calder’s influences on the later artists works on the web; what doesn’t show up quite as well online, however, is the staging of the Calder portion of the show. At the MCA, Calder’s works are gathered together and displayed in one large room, so that visitors can see them in relation to each other. Even so, if you can’t make it to the exhibit in Chicago the online exhibition is worth a visit.

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Feb 28 2011

Brooklyn Museum: Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade, was organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum, and is now on view at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition features several large pieces that Warhol created in collaboration with other artists, especially Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Francesco Clemente. One of these works, the Origin of Cotton, 1984, can be viewed in the online exhibition. Inspired by Warhol’s collaborations, the website also includes a link to a Flickr pool of images created by museum visitors, by adding onto Warhol’s iconography. The images are animations so that it is possible to see how museum goers’ contributions were layered on.

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Feb 28 2011

Community Arts Perspectives

Community Arts Perspectives is a periodic online publication of the Community Arts Convening and Research Project. Its mission is to advance the field of community arts by providing a platform for inclusive dialogue and documentation linking academia and community. The Project is coordinated by Maryland Institute College of Art.

The Community Arts Convening and Research Project is a national platform for the work of the universities with degree-granting programs in arts and community building.

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Feb 28 2011

The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today

The MoMA exhibit “The Original Copy” presents a “critical examination of the intersections between photography and sculpture, exploring how the one medium has been implicated in the analysis and creative redefinition of the other.” The exhibition posits the theory that photography grew up documenting sculpture. Tracing themes such as “the marvelous in the everyday” and “the readymade as reproduction”, the exhibition presents photographs of works by Marcel Duchamp, taken by Alfred Stieglitz and Man Ray; Eughne Atget’s photos of classical antiquities in France; Bruce Nauman’s photos of his studio floor; and Christo’s 441 Barrels Structure  The Wall  (Project for 53rd between 5th and 6th Avenues), 1968. There are many surprises to be found in the show, including the atmospheric views of Rodin’s sculptures of Balzac emerging from the mist, taken by Edward Steichen, and a whole section of political images including
a battlefield monument in Vicksburg, shot by Walker Evans.

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