Spend the Night in an Edward Hopper Painting

Coinciding with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s Edward Hopper and the American Hotel exhibition, the institution will allows guests to walk through—and even spend the night—in a three-dimensional recreation of the artist’s painting, “Western Motel.” An exemplary study on isolation (a persistent theme in Hoppers work), the “Western Motel” experience will happen on the museum grounds. The exhibition will also feature more than 60 …

Algorithm-Assisted Thread Art

Ani Abakumova employs an algorithm to develop a pattern for portraits that she then strings together by hand. The algorithm, developed by Abakumova’s husband Andrey, configures the layers, colors and specific depiction. When Abakumova assembles it all, she follows the math’s lead and trusts that it has accounted for shadowing, shape and depth. For each portrait—she’s replicated the “Mona Lisa,” “Girl with a Pearl Earring” …

Artfinder is The Art World’s First B Corp

Online marketplace Artfinder (which sells original works from independent artists located all over the world) has become the art world’s first B Corp. As such, they are legally bound to uphold the highest of standards when it comes to their employees, customers, community and the environment. In a press release about the announcement, CEO Michal Szczesny says, “Our mission is to make art accessible, affordable …