AOL Artists Introduces Kathleen Massara of Huffpost Arts as the Next Guest Curator

For the second installment of the AOL Artists Guest Curator program, it is no surprise that we stayed close to home. Kathleen Massara, editor of The Huffington Post Arts & Culture, has curated a collection of five existing AOL Canvases by Cate Parr, Dave White, Josh Cochran, Mike Leavitt, and Rebeca Raney.

The Guest Curator program rotates on a monthly basis, featuring leaders in art and technology. Each contributor curates a collection of existing AOL Canvases, lends their voice to AOL Artists’ social media channels, and guest blogs for the AOL Artists Tumblr. The program brings new and respected perspectives to the artists we have worked with and the pieces we have commissioned. 

In November, we kicked off with Annie Werner, Tumblr’s Arts Evangelist. Her collection featured AOL Canvases by Aakash Nihalani, Dee & Ricky, Jen Stark, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and more. We are thrilled to welcome Kathleen as our next Guest Curator. Her posts have become one of our main sources for Arts & Culture.


The Whitney Museum of New York City Has Created A 3D, Life Size, Up Dated Version Of Edward Hopper’s Masterpiece “Night Hawks” In Celebration Of The Edward Hopper Exhitbition.  VIA The Huffpost Art & Culture On October 28, 2015. “ Night Hawks”  Home Is Normally The Art Institute Of Chicago.

All The Book Adaptations You’re Going To Want To See In 2016

[via HuffPost Arts & Culture]

So many great books are getting the on-screen treatment this year! We’ll assume you’re aware of the next installments of ongoing series like “Divergent” and “The Maze Runner”; here’s what else to look out for:

(Release dates noted when available)

258/365 staring at just beautiful people, all day.

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As we wrap up 2014, and before we get started with a shiny, new year in art, here are some of our favorite year-end lists, or our ‘Best of the Bests’.

Enjoy and see you next year!

The 50 Most Exciting Artists of 2014 → via artnet

Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Exhibitions Around the World → via Hyperallergic

Eyegays, Ecstatic Painting, and a Glorious Mess: Andrew Russeth on the Year in, and Beyond, the Galleries → via ARTNews

The Year’s Best Art on the Internet → Fast Company

The Year in Instagram → via Artsy

[Best of 2014] The Year in Selfies → The Creator’s Project

Top 10 large scale art installations of 2014 → via designboom

The Best Art Books of 2014 → via HuffPost Arts & Culture

Books of the year 2014: The best photography books → via The Independent

The Year in Independent Art Publishing: A Roundtable → Art Forum