Articles by Amy Whitaker

Amy Whitaker, People Oostende, 2008, digital, courtesy the artist

The Space Outside Your Head: Some Concluding Thoughts

The Space Outside Your Head: Some Concluding Thoughts

Over the course of writing this blog, I have learned that many of my posts are about art and economics.  More broadly, they are about creativity and friendship, and how …

Amy Whitaker, Pink Loos, digital, 2009, courtesy the artist/Madonna Inn

Department of Audience Participation: Wall Label Winners

Department of Audience Participation: Wall Label Winners

I hesitate to say that exactly one person replied to the wall label writing contest, and one to the Mad Lib.  I could wonder about flaws in the design of …

Amy Whitaker, Adam Smith Wears a Beret, digital, 2011. courtesy the artist

Adam Smith As an Artist

Adam Smith As an Artist

Part 2 of what art and economics have to do with each other. . . . A few years ago I came across a biographical sketch of Adam Smith, founding …

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The Friends and Family Plan: Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse

The Friends and Family Plan: Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse

This post is about a show that’s up at Craig F. Starr Gallery until May 27—a collection of artworks by Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse. This isn’t a review because …

Amy Whitaker, Art Sign, digital, 2009, courtesy the artist

Better Not Bigger: What’s Next for Art Museums?

Better Not Bigger: What’s Next for Art Museums?

In the next two weeks, museum leaders gather in two places—art curators in New York May 15-17 and everyone in Houston May 22-25—to contemplate the future of the field.  How …

Any Whitaker, Stop, digital, 2009, courtesy the artist

Contest! DIY Wall Labels. . .

Contest! DIY Wall Labels. . .

My publisher Greg Albers of Hol Art Books got me thinking about museum wall labels again recently.  In Greg’s honor, I thought I would host a (drum roll, please)… Wall …

Amy Whitaker, "artist businessperson," photo, 2011.

Monday Painter/Sunday Banker

Monday Painter/Sunday Banker

I am so pleased to be a new guest blogger at Art21.  We were encouraged to introduce ourselves in our first blog post, and so I thought I would write …