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I've perused the interwebs this week and recommend these must-reads for your weekend downtime.
- Art & Seek's Jerome Weeks recently gave the Modern Blog high praises, and he put in a nice plug for the upcoming Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love exhibit opening July 5th. Weeks also poses the question: what if there was no longer any coverage of the arts in our local newspapers? The threat of losing art writers shines light on their importance in the arts community.
- I never really stopped to think about a museum and it's collection being affected by flood waters, but Tyler Green's interview with University of Iowa Museum of Art interim director, Pamela White, opened my eyes to this. Tyler's coverage of the flooding at the museum explains how the staff were evacuated and how the collection was moved from beginning to end.
- We are in storm season. The chance of tornadoes and hurricanes is a reality. Museums have to be prepared for the worst. A recent Amon Carter Museum post discusses their disaster plan.
- Remember the "wax on, wax off" technique in The Karate Kid? If you do, can you imagine having to apply a similar technique to more than 30 artworks in a museum's sculpture garden? Well the sculpture technician for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art does just that. Read about her unique job courtesy of a Nelson blogger.