Welcome to the Friday Feelgood. It’s Friday and we feel good! This week:
The New York Times profiles artist Theaster Gates, his new show, “The Minor Arts” at the National Gallery, and the Chicago organization he founded to help transform vacant buildings into aesthetic, affordable living and cultural spaces.
Researchers have discovered fluorescent frogs. That’s cool AND alliterative.
Students at the new Dell Medical School at University of Texas at Austin are receiving training in nontraditional areas like mindfulness and observational skills. Above, students meet in the Blanton Museum of Art as part of a course on empathetic communication.
Essence reports this week that art historian Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is working on an encyclopedia of African art! The project has received funding from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and should yield a digital and maybe eventually physical compendium on African art both historic and modern.
And last but not least, PWR BTTM brings us their newest, Answer My Text…a feeling we’ve all had 😂 😂
What’s making you feel good this week? Let us know in the comments!