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Albright-Knox Art Gallery renotavtion to feature mirror-mosaic canopy by Olafur Eliasson

 The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, has outlined in detail its ongoing expansion plan that will feature a towering mirror-mosaic canopy designed by Olafur Eliasson. The mirrored entrance will greet patrons and welcome them to the planned $160 million expansion of the museum. The permanent installation is called Common Sky and will cover the "Indoor Town Square." “Common sky is an expansive sculpture through which visitors experience the constant motion of the surrounding natural environment," acclaimed Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson said about the artwork. "The changing light conditions, the passing clouds, the progression of the sun over the course of the day, the flow of the seasons all resonate within this warm, welcoming space."   With construction expected to begin at the end of this year,...

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The Art Institute of Chicago Opens Its Archive To The Public

The Art Institute of Chicago has opened their image archives to the public. They are allowing unrestricted access to thousands of high resolution images from its digital archive (44,313 to be exact). As part of the museums "digital evolution" they are looking to change the way people interact with art. "We expanded our scope to encompass the interconnected nature of the web, knowing that how our content displays on other platforms is just as important as the look and feel of our own site. With this redesign, we’ve gone from creating a singular website to becoming a more dynamic presence on the web. So no matter how you digitally encounter our content—through email subscriptions, keyword searches on search engines, or stories on social...

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