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Sleeping and Dreaming


The_nightmare_martin_johann_schmidtThe Wellcome Collection, a gallery in London, is hosting an exhibition on "Sleeping & Dreaming."

This seems to be a perfect fit for an organization that focuses on Medicine Life and Art.

Themes include:

  • Dead Tired
  • Traces of Sleep
  • Dream Worlds
  • Elusive Sleep
  • A World Without Sleep?

The show runs November 29th, 2007 through March 9th, 2008 and is free to the public.
Gallery: 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

[cross posted on thynk]

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artafterscience updates:

This just in from Outside Circle Artist Zev Robinson:

"Galeria Canem will be showing La Noche Electoral, my video installation created in collaboration with Los Torreznos, at the second Venice Video Art fair, June 8-9 on the island of San Servolo, and coinciding with the Venice Biennale in which Los Torreznos will be one of Spain's representatives.
The following week at the Sonar Festival, Barcelona, a programme that I curated of video works using sound and music in a variety of ways, showing Thursday, June 14 at 14:00 and Friday, June 15 at 18:40. for a complete lineup of artists.
In July, my video installation Caravaggio Dying, based on a poem by art critic, poet and photographer Edward Lucie-Smith will be showing at the Helsinki City Art Museum as part of his exhibition of photographs. It will also be showing at the Museum of New Art, Parnu, Estonia.
Also in Helsinki in July, my video Tin Pot Dance will be showing at part of The Family, a group show put on by La Sala Naranja in conjunction with Egle Oddo and Virva Sointu.
More projects, installations and showings come autumn, with more info at"

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Service-Works Grants

This came in via Louis Rawlins:

"My name is Josh Greene. I am a 34 - year old artist and waiter. Service-Works is my own foundation that is designed to bridge the gap between my art career and my service industry career. Each month I dedicate one night’s worth of my tips to fund a project. For the past twelve years I have been doing art projects while making a living waiting tables. I currently work as a captain (quite similar to a waiter) in a fine-dining restaurant in San Francisco."

The deadline for February is the 21st, however there is one grant per month (of around $250).

I think this is a great idea (and ties directly into "Waiting...", which opened yesterday.)

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Charlotte Smith : Occupation

"The latest project in The Intervention Series comprises a documentary exhibition of Smiths exploration into codes of occupation within domestic spaces.
For Occupation, Smith has examined the day-to-day experience artists have with their studios at Bankley Gallery Studios. Specifically working with the café staff at nearby The Friends Café and the refuse collection organiser for the studios, Smith has reversed the traditional roles of service they provide to the Bankley studio artists and offered their service back to them in their own domestic spaces.
Occupation describes a concept Smith has developed through both a written thought process (embodied by her text Comment) and the relationships she developed with the workers (cooking a meal for one of the café staff and disposing of the rubbish of the refuse organiser.) The thought process follows an exploration into how society has developed a system of appropriation of the spaces they occupy.
Bankley presents the documentation of this process as a series of images, a short publication discussing the work and a comment delivered as both a text in the publication and a talk on the 3rd and 17th of December.

Charlotte Smith
3rd to the 29th December 2005
Artists talk 7pm 3rd December
Repeat Talk 17th December
Private View Saturday 3rd December 6-8 pm
To view by appointment at other times call 07723090150"

[via Paul Stanley]

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Interview with Peter Saville

Peter SavillePeter Saville is one of the founding partner of Factory Records and a graphic designer. He's interviewed by MocoLoco, a design related website.

Mocoloco: How are graphic design and object design related, if it all?

Peter Saville: Not at all really. Graphic design is communications design, which means that primarily it’s for others to others. Object design has the capacity to be personally motivated, very rarely does graphic design provide that opportunity. It is a communications medium, so if you’re expressing yourself you need initially to be the author of that which you wish to express – therefore you will be a writer, a storyteller, or an image maker first - then you may use the medium of graphic design to express that which you intend.

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Ran across this PDF art / design mag from Hamburg  today:




The purpose of is to enable the interplay of all participants of the Destructed project, to make available a place for interaction. Participants are not exclusively banded together by the actual output, or act, rather remain in a continuous state of collaboration. The implicit idea of a network is by no means a novelty. Nevertheless it is not limited to its pure functionality, but is intended to create a welcome and inspirational space for artists."

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  • this is a nice mag and great idea- something we have talked about putting togeth...more
    - [ben]
  • It certainly would make it more accessible to everyone.
    - [nick]
  • also, in line with the ideal of free distribution.
    - [stargrazer]

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Sally Gall

"Sally Gall’s haunting black and white photographs are usually unpeopled landscapes, formal gardens or striking bits of topography, but when people do make it into her frame, they do so less as characters and more as compositional elements that come with the scenery. Gall’s Water’s Edge series touches on any manner of waterscape, ranging from the crystalline stillness of a swimming pool to an old-fashioned swimming cap bobbing on gentle waves to a classical reflection of Belgian trees on a river. Evidence of Wind and Visitation are captured moments from the collection called Between Worlds. Gall gives us photos that are soothing, photos that allow us to take a break from the pace, to stop and catch our breath."

[via art moco]

More at

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  • She has a beautifully designed website. Very calming.
    - [stargrazer]

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Op Art: Bridget Riley @ Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA)



Blaze 3, 1963 | Acrylic on board | 37 1/4” x 37

"This exhibition encompasses forty years of uncompromising and remarkable innovation, exploring Bridget Riley’s characteristic and distinctive optically vibrant work. Her last exhibition in North America was at the Dia Center, New York, in 2000.

Riley’s work is celebrated for its ability to engage the viewer’s sensations and perceptions, producing visual experiences that are complex and challenging, subtle and arresting.

Her paintings employ a simple vocabulary of colors and abstract shapes to generate sensations of movement, light and space. This exhibition traces the development of Riley’s work from the early 1960s to the present day.

Ms. Riley will be at Cranbrook on Friday evening, September 23, 2005.

Ms. Riley will present a rare public lecture on Saturday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m."

The exhibit will be shown September 3, 2005 through October 30, 2005.

Call 877-462-7262 or visit Cranbrook's website for more information.

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  • whoa! the whole spin is rooming!
    - [stargrazer]
  • bridget riley is one of a small number of artists who appove of nausea at their...more
    - [ben]
  • I, too, am a nauseist!
    - [stargrazer]

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"02890" Bankley Gallery Show


An exhibition of nine emerging graduate artists based in Belfast. ‘02890’ is a mixed bag.

The artist’s works are not bound to one another; rather they point in differing directions, addressing contemporary subjectivity.

They demonstrate how societies structures and codes are embodied in the urban environment and the vulnerability of the individual played out through a complexity of narratives, sounds and images.

10th September to the 30th September 2005

Private View Friday 9th September 7-9 pm
Open Saturday 10th 12 till 4pm

Other times by appointment on:
07773 369 465 (24hrs in advance)

Bankley Studios Gallery
Bankley House, Bankley Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, England

[via Paul Stanley, thanks!]

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Journal of Motion and Sound now shipping


For those of you who pre-ordered JOMAS last week, it begain arriving on door steps and mailboxes Tuesday.

For those of you who didn't pre-order, we still have a few low edition packages left with issue numbers under 50.

JOMAS is available for sale online for $35.00 USD. JOMAS includes:

  • 1 Sound CD full of Music, Poetry, and Sound Installations
  • 2 Motion DVDs of Experimental Film, Animation and Documentaries
  • Liner Notes
  • White Triple Disc Packaging with a handpainted "jomas dot logo" cover

You'll find work by Outside Circle artists such as:

Abraham Olguin, Andrew Patterson and Dustin Edwards, Animal, Anne Delmariani, Antonio Zirión, Arctic Circle, Ben Gaydos, Bryan Bickel and Scott Pruett [Init], Christopher Irvin, Dan Gorman [DanSiezure], Evie Wright / Nick Lyon, Hernán Apablaza, Hugh Hartford, Jancee Warnick [The Jancee Pornick Casino], Jenn Brigham, Ben Gaydos, Nick Gaydos and Alison Lugo, Jim Ryan and Deon Foster [], Julia Yezbick, Julie Meitz, Louis Rawlins, Meck [Featuring Jean Lee], Nayiri Bardakjian, Outside Circle Collective (vocals by Rachel Yezbick), Paul Gabel, Pilvari Pirtola, Potter-Belmar Labs, Radio Ruido, Ryan Seslow, Stargrazer, Thatshim!thatstheguy!, The Argyle Wishlist, Tim Lane, Tony Gault, Whitehorse, and Zev Robinson.

Get your copy today!

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JOMAS Release Party a success!


A big thank you to all who performed, helped set up and contributed making the Journal of Motion and Sound (JOMAS) release party a sucesss.

We debuted the each of the discs of JOMAS on the big screen, in the quieter side room as well as the listening stations.

For those of you who were not able to make it to Detroit last Friday, you missed five great performances by:

We've got a few pictures up on Flickr

 JOMAS Release Party - Tim Lane's Poetry Reading JOMAS Release Party - Calliope and Julie Meitz

If you took any pictures at the JOMAS release party, please feel free to add them to the Outside Circle Collective group photo pool. (Its free!)

The 555 Gallery was especially kind in letting Outside Circle use their space to throw the party. Please help support them and check out their upcoming shows!

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Logo Trends 2005

Graphic Design USA groups 15 sets of identities to come up with this years 2005 logo trends.

From "folly stars" to "puffies," it's worth a look.


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  • i'm a fan of the "blow out" and "blur" logo trends.
    - [Ande]

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Eastwood Art Fair Volunteers Needed (Lansing, MI)

The Michigan Guild of Artists and Artisans is looking for volunteers to help out August 19 - August 21, 2005 at the Eastwood Art Fair held at Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing, Michigan.

If you can lend a hand, drop Alan Bogl, the operations manager, a line at 734-662-3382 ext, 104.

For those of you that don't know:

The Michigan Guild is a non-profit, membership organization of professional artists. Although a great many members reside in Michigan, Guild members can be found throughout North America and Europe. The Guild’s mission is to promote community awareness, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and to maintain a support network for artists, which provides educational, mentoring and marketing opportunities. The Guild is recognized and valued for its ability to bring the fine art and fine craft directly to the individual via its art fairs and festivals. It is committed to help preserve and enhance arts and culture in every community.

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  • nizzick, yo posts is tha schizzle witout gizoogle
    - [Ande]

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a new interactive piece by Louis Rawlins


A big thank you to Outside Circle artist Louis Rawlins who created the new mainpage for our website.

His javascript and typography wizardry bring a unique perspective.

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  • hell yeah, louis!
    - [stargrazer]
  • it's so good it makes me twitch.
    - [ben]
  • looks great, Louis!! thanks so much for doing that!
    - [pax]
  • i've been waiting a long time to see this again. i'm glad it finally found a ho...more
    - [Ande]
  • hi! thank you. it was fun times.
    - [name not provided]

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Ryan Steadman

I'm strangely drawn to Ryan Steadman's style:


sharing a square

"Ryan Steadman uses the stark backdrops of sharp-edged urban buildings to isolate the small-scale human dramas of the quotidian. Steadman's background apartment towers are flat and modernist, looming large behind the tiny expressionist figures that people his scenes." [via Art MoCo]

View his work at the Baumgartner Gallery in New York City.

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  • I enjoy that he brings the human figure into modernism's rigorous formalism. It...more
    - [stargrazer]

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The Buddy System Opening


Gallery 555 - The Buddy SystemIt was great seeing so many Outside Circle artists at Gallery 555 in Detroit on Friday, May 6th. Many thanks to Joe Scott for organizing and involving so many great artists.

For those of you who missed the opening of The Buddy System, please check it out. The show is open until May 31st. (To see what you missed: Ben Gaydos and I took a few pictures of the opening and posted them to Flickr.)

For more info, Peter wrote a bit about The Buddy System a few weeks ago.

p.s. Outside Circle Collective has a group pool on Flickr that is open to anyone. Please feel free to post your pictures there. It's free and you get exposure for your work!

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Using a Cornfield as a Canvas for Public and Urban Art

In a post "The Gates" world:
An artist plans to sow seeds of revitalization at a blighted 32-acre plot between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights in Los Angeles. "I'm really fascinated by past industrial sites and how they're redeemed," artist Lauren Bon said. "The idea is not just to make a place pretty, but to make it healthy again."

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Group Notes for 501(c)3 Meeting

Meeting started at 2:00pm at Amer's Cafe in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Attended by: Michelle, Peter Richards, Nayiri Bardakjian, Julia Yezbick, Ben Gaydos, Nick Gaydos
  1. Paperwork to be filed:
    1. Articles of Incorporation
      1. Filing cost is $22.50
      2. Call Office of Commerce and Labor to send?
    2. Budget (2 Years)
      1. 4 Pages
      2. Could be difficult to complete
      3. Save for use with grants
      4. Already -$500 for 2003 / 2004 activities. OCC still owes people money.
      5. 2005 / 2006 Estimations:
        1. 2005
          1. JOMAS - $500
          2. mini JOWAI - $100
          3. mini Collaboration .2 -$200
            1. Website Distribution to other museum websites
            2. Streaming Video / Audio
        2. 2006
          1. JOWAI - $300
          2. mini JOMAS - $200
    3. Bylaws
      1. Directorship vs. Membership
      2. Who will be on the board of directors?
      3. How many people constitute a quorum? Risks and benefits of having a small quorum.
  2. Income possiblities
    1. Membership Fee
      1. Keep low enough that it isn't a burden for Aritsts
      2. $10?
      3. Take a portion of everyone's to support those who cannot afford.
      4. Suggested Donation / Determine your own Membership Fee
    2. Fundraising
      1. T-Shirts
      2. Online Art
      3. Design Contests
    3. Donations
      1. Website
      2. Paypal
    4. Income from Journals
      1. JOMAS, JOWAI
      2. sold artwork
      3. admission to events / release partys
        1. 2005 JOMAS Release in East Lansing, Ann Arbor?
    5. Submission Fees for call for entries
  3. Reasons for 501(c)3
    1. Access to funding
    2. Making Art Available
    3. OCC providing more access to it's members
    4. Allowing other non-profits to work more closely with OCC
  4. Increased level of Documentation
    1. Need detailed Logs of hours and money
    2. Sending detailed receipts for donations
    3. Keeping Better Records
    4. Physical Address to keep articles of incorporation and bylaws.
  5. Assignment:
    1. Bylaws: Nick Gaydos
    2. Budget: Julia Yezbick and Nayiri Bardakjian
    3. Articles of Incorporation: Ben Gaydos
    4. Forms and Receipt Design: Peter Richards
  6. Unanswered questions:
    1. What type of Organization will we be "by law:" Association, Incorporation, etc?
    2. More questions will become apparent by writing the bylaws.

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  • Julia and Ben, please add to this list...
    - [nick]
  • 1.2.4. Already -$500 for 2003 / 2004 activities. OCC still owes people money. -...more
    - [name not provided]
  • 1.2.4 OCC still owes Jen for rubber bands for JOWAI, me for printing business ca...more
    - [nick]
  • Louis is right that along with organization comes some burdensome/negative aspec...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter - I agree... the ideals of the collective will definitely be put first and...more
    - [nick]
  • just kidding about the compensation...
    - [stargrazer]
  • I agree with peter on putting the ideals of the collective over anything else -...more
    - [pax]
  • seems like this might require some changes in the basic form of the collective....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • does anyone know if there is a specific form for the budget that I need to get?...more
    - [pax]
  • I will. Can you remind me of what my project is? I know I'm supposed to be des...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Michelle says yes, the form can be picked up at the state office in Ann Arbor.
    - [stargrazer]
  • hmm. by "state office" do you mean the secretary of state? because i...more
    - [pax]

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OCC 501(c)3 Meeting

I just got back from meeting OCC'ers Michelle, Peter, Nayiri, Julia and Ben at Amer's Cafe in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We took about two hours this afternoon to talk about the steps we are going to take to become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

By becoming a 501(c)3, Outside Circle Collective will be able to better serve our member-artists by making it easier to obtain and provide funding to promote the artists and the collective as a whole. We expect that we can raise funding through sponsorship, grants, membership and donations while keeping the financial impact on our artists to a minimum.

Currently, we are in the process of drafting Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, as well as seeking out the US government and State of Michigan forms to make us "official."

If you would like to help in the process, have some background knowledge or know someone who would be willing to help (a lawyer or consultant), please let us know.

We're new to this stuff.

It wasn't all work though... we took a short, but very cold walk over to the University of Michigan Museum of Art to see the László Moholy-Nagy exhibit.

- nick

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New Categories

This isn't anything special, but I've added a new category for official Outside Circle Announcements called OCC News:

Some of the JOMAS and JOWAI stuff was getting lost in the piles of posts that all you OCC'ers have been graciously writing. I've also gone back and reclassified a fair amount of older posts with the category.

The more interesting one is the Outside Circle Collective Artists category.

Please use this category to bring attention to your work and other Outside Circle Artist's work.


- nick

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Call for work: Choreography as an Aethetics of Change

Got this today from Louis:


13th May ­ -> 12th June 2005, Limerick /Dublin, Ireland

Framemakers, a symposium that explores a world understood in terms of relations, order and ecologies, is currently seeking to commission and-or present new artistic work that actively engages with existing social choreography, or develops alternative structures of human relationships.

The Framemakers project initiated by Daghdha Dance Company, in Association with The Project Arts Centre, Dublin and in partnership with such leading Irish institutions as The Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies, University of Limerick, weaves together key strands of choreographic experimentation and presentation, culminating in a month long programme including a week of talks and discussions by guest international and national speakers in Project, Dublin (May 29th ­- June 4th ) and a four-week public thinktank/exhibiton at Daghdha¹s Church in Limerick city (May 13th ­ June 12th).

Proposals are sought from artists working in ANY medium. Commissions will not exceed 7000 Euro; co-productions are welcome. Please send a proposal outlining the concept, technical requirements, budget and relevant supporting material to:

Daghdha Dance Company
1 John's Square
Limerick, Ireland

There are no other formal requirements for the submission of a project. Project specific questions can be addressed to

Closing date: 25th February.
For more information visit

Supported by the Irish Arts Council, An Chomhairle Ealaion

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Masters of Illusion: 150 Years of Trompe l’Oeil in America


The newest exhibit at Kresge Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan:

"When translated from French, trompe l’oeil literally means “to fool-the-eye.” Over 45 works of art will be on display and include paintings by the famous 19th century American artists William Michael Harnett and John Frederick Peto.

Some of the contemporary artists include Tom Friedman, Sylvia Mangold, Robert Gober, Vernon Fisher, Alan Magee, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Federico Castelluccio (known for his role as Furio Giunta on HBO’s The Sopranos).

The trompe l’oeil style has existed for centuries, but in the mid-19th century American painters became its foremost practitioners. These painters try to make the images on the canvas seem three-dimensional and to extend into the viewer’s space. They use depth and receding and jutting planes to achieve the illusion. “For some painters, the illusion lies in the details. In Vernon Fisher’s case, it is a small sculpted fly resting on a large abstract canvas,” says April Kingsley, curator of the exhibition."

EXHIBITION: Masters of Illusion: 150 Years of Trompe l’Oeil in America
DATES: January 10 – March 20, 2005
OPENING: Sunday, January 16, 2-5 p.m.
LOCATION: Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Of note:
There will be number of lectures related to the exhibit planned including one on January 25th by visiting artist Jonathan Seliger from New York City. The schedule of events is available on their website.

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an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time

"10x10™ ('ten by ten') is an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world.


Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time. Over the course of days, months, and years, 10x10 leaves a trail of these hourly statements which, stitched together side by side, form a continuous patchwork tapestry of human life."

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  • wow. this website looks a hellovalot like a website chris vanwyk, thomas ro and...more
    - [ben]
  • i like it too, of course.
    - [ben]
  • Disney did it to 7th grade I came up with a great company name: Imagine...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • It's a beautiful thing, I think. And Ben, I'm with you on the appropriation thi...more
    - [name not provided]

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Time: A Portrait Project by Diego Golberg

A reminder of the coming year:

Diego Golberg: "On June 17th, every year, the family goes through a private ritual: we photograph ourselves to stop a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by."

Diego Golberg Family Portrait

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  • i love watching hair grow on important people.
    - [ben]
  • It's very intriguing. I like looking at the change in styles and photographic m...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Was it the movie "Smoke" that had a character who took pictures from t...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Timeline of Art History from the MET

Have fun learning:

11world"The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.

The Museum's curatorial, conservation, and education staff—the largest team of art experts anywhere in the world—research and write the Timeline, which is an invaluable reference and research tool for students, educators, scholars, and anyone interested in the study of art history and related subjects.

First launched in 2000, the Timeline now extends from prehistory to the present day. The Timeline will continue to expand in scope and depth, and also reflect the most up–to–date scholarship."

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  • this is simply amazing -great find!!
    - [ben]

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