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SkyMall Kitties

May 17, 2017 | Koven Smith

During the run of Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser, we are sharing short essays from the exhibition catalogue, featuring great contributions from a dream team of writers that includes everyone from an animal behaviorist to a psychoanalyst. This week, it’s Josh Siegel, the MoMA film curator and possible fellow member of the secret Cat Appreciation Society, on SkyMall…

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The Genealogy of the Supermarket

May 17, 2017 | Koven Smith

An exciting new exhibition just opened at the Blanton! Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser explores approximately ten major bodies of work by celebrated Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian (b. 1968), including video, photography, sculpture, sound art, and a live performance. Every week, we’ll be sharing essays from the exhibition catalogue, including contributions from everyone from an animal behaviorist to…

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Accent Elimination

April 25, 2017 | Koven Smith

The Blanton’s exhibition Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser explores approximately ten major bodies of work by celebrated Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian (b. 1968), including video, photography, sculpture, sound art, and a live performance. During the run of the show, we’ll be sharing essays from the exhibition catalogue, including contributions from everyone from an animal behaviorist to a psychoanalyst. In…

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How to Develop Grit in an Art Museum

January 9, 2017 | Blanton Museum of Art

GRIT—a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal. In Grit, an instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Why do some succeed while others fail?…

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