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A selection of pictures and texts inspired by "Great Pictures As Seen and Described by Famous Writers" by Esther Singleton

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The Association Game
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Introducing a new experimental art game in the MeTA Museum.

It starts with a picture chosen at random. Participants reply with an image that reminds them of, or is associated with the original image in some way. When everybody has had a chance to post an image, we choose one of the replies, and the game continues based on the new image.

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Introducing a new experimental art game in the MeTA Museum.
It starts with a picture chosen at random. Participants reply with an image that reminds them of, or is associated with the original image in some way. When everybody has had a ...

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The Association Game has a new Museum all its own.
This page has moved. Please check here

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The Association Game is a non-verbal educational game to develop and exercise your visual imagination.
The game has moved to the art@play museum where you will find the game here

Webpage New page Curator Resources & Forum in MeTA
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Welcome to Curator’s Central, where you’ll find all things curatorial.
We love curators on Open Museum, and are happy to work with you if you’re interested in becoming one. It takes a little work, a little time, and a l...

Webpage New page Arts Talk in MeTA
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General conversation about art, objects, people, and museums

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What is Open Museum?
Open Museum is a participatory exhibit space that permits creators, keepers and lovers of the arts to share (and connect around!) one rich object at a time.
What is its purpose?
Open Museum helps make the arts more a...

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In MeTA : Great Pictures As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

One of two similar paintings by Artemesia Gentileschi on the same theme.
In the Book of Judith, the beseiged city of Bethulia was saved by Judith, who entered Holofernes’s camp and seduced him. She beheaded him while he was drunk ...

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In MeTA : Great Pictures As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

In the days when it was verging on a question whether a man could be at the same time a good Christian and an artist the chosen subjects of painting were significant of the approaching crisis—those glaring moral contrasts in histor...

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In MeTA : Great Pictures As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

Many people say Antwerp; but many also say the country of Rubens, and this mode of speech more exactly expresses all the things that constitute the magic of the place: a great city, a great personal destiny, a famous school, and ultra-ce...

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In MeTA : Great Pictures As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

In the year 1869, just before leaving Venice I had been carefully looking at a picture by Victor Carpaccio, representing the dream of a young princess. Carpaccio has taken much pains to explain to us, as far as he can, the kind of life s...

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