Ask a Curator Day on September 1st 2010

September 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

Ever been in a gallery and wondered how they did that? Where did they get it? Does it take a lot of looking after? Well today is the day to ask. Curators from top museums and galleries from around the world are taking part in an event organised following the success of an event called ‘Follow a Museum‘ which took place in February 2010.

So far, and keeping in mind the event started when New Zealand crossed the date line, the event has been a huge success with articles celebrating its success even before the day is over!

Use #askacurator on Twitter to post your question. To see which galleries and museums are participating and for more information, go to


Interactive iPhone app artwork – a future collectable?

August 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

John Baldessari has created a free iPad or iPhone app for the “Off the Wall: Thirty Performative Actions” exhibition at the Whitney. It is both about art, and encourages you to make art, bringing a painting from the Dutch Golden Age Still Life to life. Using tech to give an old painting new life is somewhat more addictive that I might have expected, here are the results:



The app can be accessed on line at (where you will also find the symbolism behind the items you are moving about) or downloaded for your iPad or iPhonehere. Once you have completed your masterpiece you can share, tweet, email it to your friends or compare the results from others at In Still Life Photos.

“Still lifes are about the fleeting things in life. Each object has a symbolic meaning attached to it.”John Baldessari

For other iPhone apps for Art Lovers, check out this blog Art Gallery and Museum iPhone apps