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Arts: Resources from the Scout Report


From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 04:32:11 PST

8. The Wright Brothers in Photographs

Hosted by the History and Archival Collections database of the OhioLINK
Digital Media Center (DMC), this collection of digital images comes from
Wright State University Libraries' Wright Brothers Collection. This
exhibit currently contains 408 entries, provides coverage of the
early inventive period (documenting their experimental gliders and
testing in both North Carolina and Ohio), and offers accounts of their
and camp life. Users may search the database by keyword or browse by
object type, contributor, place, or creator. [MG]

9. The Whitney Museum of Art: 2002 Biennial Exhibition

The largest Biennial since 1981, the Whitney Museum of American Art's
Biennial Exhibition presents the work of 113 artists and collaborative
teams. Showcased from March 7 - May 26, 2002, the exhibition, which is
Museum's signature survey of contemporary American art, fills the 2nd,
and 4th floors of the museum, as well as the Museum's Sculpture Court,
stairwell, main elevator, and Lobby Gallery. The curators of the 2002
Biennial traveled to 43 towns and cities in 27 states and to Puerto Rico
view works, and have included artists born in 23 countries, ranging in
from 24 to 71. In addition, for the first time, in conjunction with the
Public Art Fund, several Biennial pieces will be presented in Central
According to Lawrence Rinder, chief curator of the exhibition, "The 2002
Biennial pays tribute to the spirit and variety of American artistic
practice throughout the country." The exhibition contains art works in
main categories --- film and video, Internet-based art, and performance
sound art. Internet users may visit the Museum's Web site to find a list
all artists featured in the exhibit, as well as a glimpse of some of the
works in the film/video and Internet-based art categories. [MG]

12. Mark Twain: A Film Directed by Ken Burns

_Mark Twain_, a film co-produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, aired
PBS January 14th and 15th of 2002. Presently, PBS is offering the
public the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Florentine Films and
about the making of the movie. Internet users can meet the co-producers
find out what they have say about Twain, as well as follow the steps of
filmmaking process. In addition, users have the opportunity to view a
scrapbook that offers some of Twain's writings and collected artifacts.
site also contains classroom activities, selected writings, a chronology
Twain's life, and links to other related sites. Aspiring film producers,
history and literature teachers, and Mark Twain enthusiasts may find
site quite valuable. [MG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002.

Forwarded by:
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN