Happy New Year!
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, will release their entire collections online Jan. 1, 2015, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art
I was re-reading this article today and it struck in my way it did not last month – I wonder what is an appropriate response to the effect of personal history on business decisions. Hmmmm…
On the next block, the Weeksville Center itself is diminutive in comparison, a low and long building, modern, beautiful, all glass and wood and stone. Weeksville is the site of a nineteenth-century community of free black people who built homes, churches, and schools. Four of the original houses remain, facing the new building across a wide garden planted with wildflowers. The Weeksville Heritage Center, along with the arts organization Creative Time, and curated with Rashida Bumbray, invited four artists to engage with the communities in and around the center to create installations.
As Carib News reported on Nov 23rd – “P.J. Patterson, the quintessential Caribbean regionalist who led Jamaica longer than anyone else, wants his birthplace, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, the Bahamas and their neighbors to move aggressively to put their cultural and creative assets to much greater economic use.” Read more here
and more coverage from the Jamaica Observer