@Imfromhere...very true.maybe the school district can utilize this for field trips, also...if they don't have a deal in place now.
All kids need the experience & education but resources to get there for low income families.... Isn't always practical for a low income family.
This will be great if there is serious outreach, honest efforts toward accessibility, and coordination with public schools. Few families live in walking distance of the Children's Museum - not a problem for the Mt Pleasant elite who've controlled it, they can afford parking garage rates for their SUVs. But the projects downtown are a little too far to walk, CARTA is too slow/costly, private cars aren't in the equation, and the public schools can't see a good thing if it kisses them on the mouth.
The Children's Museum has a chance to prove its relevance, and I hope it works. Otherwise it can join the Charleston Museum and all the other well-meaning institutions that didn't want community engagement bad enough to deal with the school system, or to take the fight to the school board and pound those idiots into the pavement.
The last production at the Guillard Auditorium was in the 1990's not the 1970's. My mother-in-law displayed and sold prints of The Porgy House, a painting she did of DuBose Heyward's home on Folly Beach.
I also attended the lecture by Philippe de Montebello and I could not have enjoyed it more. I am also a board member of Society 1858 and an art gallery owner. I must have been sitting in a different section because I not only saw many Society 1858 members but other younger attendees who do not have white hair. Society 1858 is an auxiliary group of the Gibbes that is made up of young art enthusiasts and is open to any member of the Gibbes. The main goal of 1858 is to award a $10,000 prize every year to a contemporary southern artist. In addition to the prize, the group organizes many other wonderful art related activities throughout the year, for example we visit local artists studio's and are given tours of private individual collections. If you want to learn or participate in how the Gibbes is growing and connecting with younger generations I would encourage you to join the group. You can sit with us at the lecture next year which will be given by art superstar Jeff Koons!
i just reallyyyyy love those cats.
Such envy, artrogue. Maybe you just didn't work as hard as he did to reach the acclaim he has.
The acro-cats were far more interesting and talented than shepard could ever hope to be.
I had an idea once for a Children's Museum that would be hilarious, but it will cost you people $50 to hear it.
I'd kickstart the whole idea, but it began and ended with this ridiculous museum idea.
Also, the CM needs to drop the grocery store thing. Children do not need to be taught how to be consumers. They watch TV. They know the goddamn drill.
"Ever since The Vendue re-opened in May 2014, owners Jon and Lisa Weitz have emphasized the hotel's presence as a space for art of all kinds."
So...we'll be seeing "Piss Christ" there soon?
Given the vast quantities of information we are able to receive on a near-instant basis, and the ADHD-riddled process by which all of our news and entertainment is delivered, we, in this culture, probably can't be shocked anymore.
But we can channel the neurons that used to trigger shock into other feelings, like illegitimate outrage and delusions of persecution.
"They essentially said that 21st century consumers can no longer be shocked...."
"The two told us what we think we already knew — comedy doesn't have to be shocking to be funny..."
Then what was the fucking point?
"...Shock (and maybe even awe?)"
Will the Explosion be dangerous?
I am so excited. Lynn Dugan and all of the artists are so talented.
Here's the ticket link:
Indeed! And how/where may one acquire said tickets?
"(does not include cutting mat)"
Yes, I charge a lot more than $500 for that.
Mat, I can see what you're saying. The TedX stories are impossible... today I got a gorgeous earful from all of these privileged yuppies talking to a room full of other privileged people about how to fix the unprivileged people's problems. It's actually the coolest thing I've heard. I started 8 months ago and straight away was bangin' my head against the wall and punching myself in the dick at a rate of 71 punches per/hr. You could do this as well.
The above comment is more useful than most TED or TEDx talks.
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