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October Industry Insider

Art + Artisans is here to help you stay up to date with the exciting things happening in the art industry. From new immersive exhibits to a museum that will text you artwork, check out the stories below for a look into our industry.

Pumpkin Love

One of Yayoi Kusama’s popular and iconic “Infinity Mirror Room” installations has arrived in Dallas. “All the Eternal Love I have for Pumpkins” is on display now through February 25, 2018 at the Dallas Museum of Art. The immersive installation focuses on Kusama’s signature spotted pumpkins and offers visitors a unique viewing experience through repetition and reflection. Read more on the feature and Kusama’s story here.

Creative Habits

Ever wondered how the industry’s leading artists spend their days? A recent article sheds some light on the daily habits of 12 movers and shakers in the art world that lead to their most creative work. Read the article here.

Art over Text

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is hoping to give you a little creative inspiration. Earlier this year the museum rolled out a new feature where users can text a number describing a piece of art and will then in return receive a photo of an artwork that matches their description. The museum is hoping this new feature will allow more access to their vast collection of art. You can read more on the feature and find out how to try it for yourself here.

Good Observation

The University of Pennsylvania recently completed a study showing the numerous benefits art observation can offer professionals in many fields. While professionals like doctors and detectives may not interact with art on a regular basis, taking time to analyze it can provide unique observation skills that are vital to their careers. Learn more about the study here.

Creek Show

The fourth annual Creek Show by Waller Creek Conservancy is open now until November 18th. Containing a series of locally-designed light installations, Creek Show has become an unofficial opening to the holiday season. For the first time this year, there was an open call for submissions to the show. The selected six artists created a beautiful and interactive installation that brings together people, art and nature. RSVP for the event here.

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