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Art - Unleashes Our Creativity and Tames the Savage Beast Within

We are all weary from the Challenges of the Day - Personal and those tenuous, tedious ones of our government, the debt ceiling, out of control spending, more pork to get to an agreement to end the shutdown. Let's put it all aside for the weekend and do something to invigorate our spirits! Let's enjoy ART!

It is best to go in person to a local Museum, Art Fesitval or Artist's Show/Gallery. But if that is not possible, spending even a few minutes perusing Art online can relax, refresh and re-energize you.

Above is The White Ballet featured on the Smithsonian's web site today. Here is what it says about the Artist and the Painting:
1904 Everett Shinn Born: Woodstown, New Jersey 1876
Died: New York, New York 1953
Oil on canvas 29 1/2 x 36 3/4 in. (74.9 x 93.3 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase made possible by the American Art Forum and the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing

Read more on The Smithsonian's Collections here.

We love our local Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art. Check out this thought-provoking piece:

Find more details, plus an inspiring video on the Artist, Jim Hodges here.

From the Magic Land of Twitter, we have found and love the passionate art by Sophia. This is one of her newest paintings:

Why there is time? well of course because you measure it. If you didn’t measure it there wouldn’t be any time.
The Universe started with a bang. What kind of bang? An Impossibly big bang. A bang big enough to jump-start time…

Time Stilled – Painting by SOPHIA FINE

Please find out more about Sophia on her Web Site:


Ok, you are on your own now! Go out and find some art to enjoy, or better yet, create your own!

Here are some links to get you started:
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    Holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. Exhibition highlights, online art collection, education program ...
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    A free museum offering works of art from a variety of cultures and time periods. Site provides information on exhibits, collections, the Richardson Memorial Library ...
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    Collection of more than 30,000 works of art ranges over 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, and includes masterpieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the ...
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    The Museum is the permanent home for some 8,895 art objects representing thousands of years of culture. Special collections include 19th, 20th, and 21st century ...
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    Online guide to SAM. Get visitor, exhibition, collection, and event information for all locations. Art activities and resources for teachers, kids, and art enthusiasts.
Cheers and Happy Weekend!

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