ART IN THE NEWS
Following are some exciting articles about art that have appeared recently in the news:
TOUR ART MUSEUMS & STREET ART ON GOOGLE STREET VIEW
Google has been adding the insides of buildings to its Google Maps Street View for years now, and Google Arts & Culture (the program that brought you “find your art doppelgänger”) has been collecting all kinds of art you can see on Street View: museums, famous architecture, street art, and art exhibits that already closed in real life. Here’s the guide to Google’s virtual art collection.
MAN BOOKER PRIZE LONG LIST ANNOUNCED
This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: by the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah (Chair); crime writer Val McDermid; cultural critic Leo Robson; feminist writer and critic Jacqueline Rose; and artist and graphic novelist Leanne Shapton.
SISTENE CHAPEL, THE RIDE?
Visitors to the Eternal City can add a decidedly 21st-century attraction to their list of must-see Roman tourist attractions. Just down the street from the famed Vatican Museums, within view of St. Peter’s Square, you can now buy tickets to see Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, a high-tech blend of live theater and cinema that gets up close and personal with the Renaissance master and his famed frescoes.
Be sure to visit the Columbia Art Center to see what’s new in local and regional art.