new-art-exhibit

Guy What Takes His Time*

Pairing: Steve Rogers x Reader
Featuring: Natasha, Wanda, Sharon (mentioned) and Sam.
Rating: Mature
Summary: Wanda, Natasha and Sam think Steve has feelings for Reader, but she tells them otherwise while actually feeling the same way for the super soldier. One evening,  they all make a plan to make both of them confess the truth.
Word Count: 2.2k
Genre: Fluff/NSFW-ish
Warnings: build-up, suggestive themes, and innuendos, mentions of alcohol, sexual tension, a little bit of roleplay, flirting, Captain kink (?) and Steve being a cute flustered bastard.
Author's Note: It’s a rewrite of the flirty scene between Natasha and Bruce in Avengers: Age of Ultron (you can expect some references, though). I thought it could be fun to switch sides with Steve and see how it goes. It’s also inspired by Guy What Takes His Time covered by Christina Aguilera in Burlesque.

  New Avengers Facility, Upstate New  York

“You did a great job, Y/N,” Steve announced in his deep voice as he passed the hallway with you, Natasha, and Wanda. “Ladies.” He stopped in his tracks, standing with this impressive physique, almost towering in front of you as his hands held the brown belt of his- oh, so sexy uniform.

“Thank you, Captain.” You smiled and he nodded slowly as if questioning whether he would stay to have a chat with you or not. He smiled gently and proceeded to take the stairs towards his personal quarters where he’d finally take a well-deserved shower after a hard, but successful mission with you and Sam.

Of course, he would’ve loved to linger awhile and see your smile just a little longer. He enjoyed spending time with you and the feeling was mutual. Maybe that after all these days spent with him, these missions where you saved each other, being partners and all this harmless flirting, there was something between you. Your chemistry was obvious to everyone after all.

“Have you seen the way he looks at you?” Wanda nudged your side and you winced, narrowing your eyes. “Don’t be silly, Steve likes you a lot.”

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Pectoral of Tutankhamun of the Rising Sun

The counterpoise of a scarab pectoral from the tomb of Tutankhamun with straps formed from inlaid plaques with uraeus (cobras), scarabs and solar discs.  The pendant is in the form of the scarab beetle holding the sun aloft flanked by two uraeus. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 61896

Can I take a moment to say something? So, most of the really fun fantasy is targeted at teens (emphasis on fun, adult fantasy tends to be dark and gritty and gross). While that is not in any way a problem, as teens should be reading good books and letting their imagination take them into different worlds, I do have a nitpick. All the main characters in these books are in their teens, or in their preteens. 

The problem I have with this, is that it creates this idea that adults have boring, straitlaced lives, and never do anything grand or go on any adventures. As a preteen and early teen the thought of growing up terrified me, because all the books I read had the adults being boring and doing boring things and living boring lives until they fell down the stairs or died of the plague or some equally boring or horrifying end came upon them. There was no excitement or romance for you if you were past the age of twenty. You’re expendable and boring and nobody needs you. 

Which is ridiculous.  But children are being afraid to grow up, because this is what the books say, and let me tell you, the books you read, especially as a child, have a HUGE impact on you. I spent years believing that growing up was going to suck all the joy out of my life, and all the “adult” books I read seemed to confirm this. (Adult books are far too  full of gritty “realism.” According to my sources, you don’t automatically become a cynical pessimist on the morning of your twenty-first birthday.) I lived in fear of being too grown up, and worrying about what would happen to me when I was no longer young. And it was so stupid.

Becoming an adult does not automatically mean you can no longer have adventures, in fact, you can go and do pretty much whatever you want. If you want to, you could bike to the next town over and visit the new art exhibit. You could join a band. You could sign up for a mission trip to Africa. You could start a campaign in your town to help homeless veterans. You can absolutely have adventures as an adult, and they can be your own adventures, because now you don’t have to be dependent on your parents or any other person to do it. I know you’re busy I know you’re probably broke, but as an adult, you have a voice and a vote, and you can use those things to your best advantage. 

In the children and YA books, its kids and teens who become the new rulers, who become generals in the army, who start crusades and change the world. I’m not saying as a kid you can’t change the world. There are kids all over the world who have instigated change, but it is a very rare occurrence that they rise to power or prominence, and the real rulers, the real generals, are usually going to be people between their thirties or fifties. You don’t become an expendable nobody the instant you leave your teens behind. 

I wish there were some positive older adult figures in children’s books and YA, because children and teens shouldn’t be afraid to grow up. They shouldn’t feel like they are “wasting their youth” if they aren’t doing something ‘meaningful’ just yet. They should. Not. Feel. Like growing up will kill their spirit. Growing older is NOT something to fear. 

When I read Lord of the Rings a light bulb went on in my head. Frodo, he was in his fifties. Sam was 39. Aragorn was 88 for pity’s sake. It made me realize that–hold on a minute–growing up doesn’t mean you can’t still have adventures. 

The same thing happened when I read about Sophie, from Howl’s Moving Castle. Being old doesn’t mean you’re a nobody who has no way of influencing the world around you, nor does it mean you are confined to your rocking chair. You can still have adventures. You are still a human being who has value, even if you’re not a teen. 

That’s all. 

Animal lovers, I need your help - - -


Beginning 06 October 2017 and spanning three months, The Guggenheim Museum in New York will be releasing a new exhibit entitled “Art and China after 1989.” The exhibit is to feature ‘several distinct instances of unmistakable cruelty against animals in the name of art.

In one example, artists Peng Yu and Sun Yuan tether four pairs of American pit bulls to eight wooden treadmills for a live exhibit. The dogs are faced off against one another, running “at” each other but prevented from touching one another, which is a stressful and frustrating experience for animals trained to fight. The dogs get wearier and wearier, their muscles more and more prominent, and their mouths increasingly salivate. At this live 2003 "performance" in China, a video was recorded, complete with close-up shots of the dogs’ frantic, foaming faces. This 7-minute video will be on display at the Guggenheim exhibit (information from NY Times article “Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim”).

In another example, artist Xu Bing stamped meaningless characters all over the bodies of two pigs, a boar and a sow, who were put on display, mating, in a museum exhibit in Beijing in 1994. The Guggenheim will feature the video of that “performance” as well.

Finally, this exhibit will feature live animals (reptiles, amphibians, insects) that are trapped in a glass enclosure for attendee viewing. According to the NY Times article, “During the three-month exhibition some creatures will be devoured; others may die of fatigue. The big ones will survive. From time to time, a New York City pet shop will replenish the menagerie with new bugs.”’



If you would like to help there is a petition which I’ve taken the information above from and I would be ever so grateful if you could take a few seconds to sign. If you don’t want to sign at least share it with your friends, your family, anyone.


So please, please sign, get the word out, do anything you can!


This is extremely unacceptable and how any museum can believe such an exhibit is anything but, it’s just beyond me.




Time is running out and we must show behaviour like this will not be tolerated.

The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde

A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde opens this Saturday, December 3. The exhibition brings together 260 major works from MoMA’s collection, tracing the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935. Planned in anticipation of the centennial year of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the exhibition highlights breakthrough developments in the conception of Suprematism and Constructivism, as well as in avant-garde poetry, theater, photography, and film, by such figures as Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Lyubov Popova, Alexandr Rodchenko, Olga Rozanova, Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, and Dziga Vertov, among others.

[Gustav Klutsis. Memorial to Fallen Leaders. 1927. Cover with lithographed photomontage illustrations on front and back. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Judith Rothschild Foundation. © 2016 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

BREAKING!!!:

2017 Carolina Crown presents, “It is…”.

“Carolina Crown 2017: “It is…”

It is…an artistic study in Deconstructivism—a dissection of something to its core components; reshaping, relocating, and rearranging those elements; and presenting them in a new way. Art pieces that exhibit a deconstructivist style are characterized by unpredictability and unrestrained freedom, and this allows for an explorative, creative design approach within elements that are purely and exclusively “drum corps.”

It is…an imaginative evolution. The bold, talented performers of the 2017 Carolina Crown will artfully and meticulously disassemble the traditional drum corps model and carefully restructure those components as a fresh, new perspective. In creating an “art installation” of sorts, the design will continually explore the flexibility to evolve in many layers. The colorguard plays an integral role inspiring the artistic exploration and evolution of the concept, and the broad range of visual demands and visual musicality allows a complex personality and character to develop throughout the concept’s layout.

It is… bold and eclectic. The audio and visual presentation will serve to create wildly dynamic changes in look, sound, and atmosphere over the course of the program. Within the ever-changing environment, the performers artfully navigate performance skills ranging from refined sophistication, playful mischievousness, emotional reflection, wildly “far out”, and unabashedly free.

It is…comprised of the following musical selections, which reflect the concept of evolution throughout the program:

“Little Fugue in G Minor” - Johann Sebastian Bach

Representing pure order and structure—both musically and visually—and sophisticated clarity in form and presentation, the “Little Fugue” is a classic opening tribute to a model drum corps introduction.

“Crown Imperial” - William Walton
“Symphony No. 3” - Vittorio Giannini
“Old Home Days” - Charles Ives
“Raveling, Unravelling” - Philip Sparke

As the program evolves and the environment begins to deconstruct, traditional and contemporary wind and brass band literature are juxtaposed to compete for command of the concept’s sense of direction. Highlighting the performers’ dynamic changes from composed, sophisticated power to whimsical, mischievous play, this piece marks the first evolution of the program.

“For Good” - Stephen Schwartz

“Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” The introduction of a vocalist as a unique, textural layer is vital to delivering the emotional range of expression and importance of this message and this piece. Thousands of performers have bared their hearts on the DCI stage, in the goal of making their mark on the drum corps tapestry. The unique and elevated vertical changes to the visual landscape highlight the soaring power of the emotionally charged soundscape. The transformations within this stage of the concept signify “no going back” and invite the exploration and experimentation to come.

“NO one To kNOW one” - Andy Akiho

Composed as a multi-movement presentation, this piece propels the concept toward unchartered territories for Carolina Crown, and ushers in the final stage of changes and experimentation. The future-modern orchestrations, harmonic language, and rhythmic intricacies imbue the completed “art project” with raw, edgy power, unpredictability, intrigue, and discovery. The culminating experience is designed to illicit a sense of evolution and exploration within the wide-ranging spectrums of style, demand, risk, and creativity. Ultimately, as any “art experience” can do, the program allows the freedom of interpretation from a wide-ranging audience, and can leave different impressions to different viewers in different viewings.

It is…artistic, unpredictable, imaginative, evolving, bold, eclectic, dynamic, refined, playful, emotional, intense, unique…

It is…Carolina Crown 2017.”.

GOT7 As Types of Boyfriend

A.N. This is my own opinion and just by seeing the way they act in interviews, and how they present themselves anybody can sense the way they would be in a relationship.

Jaebum: Protective Boyfriend. OMG I can so picture it, he would do anything to keep you safe. He makes sure he knows where you’re wither it’s with family, friends and especially when you are by yourself, just so he doesn’t worry so much about you. He wouldn’t show much emotion when it’s in front of people, yes he’ll show you some PDA like holding hands and small kisses but when the two of you are out on dates he’ll hold you, have his hand around you, and give you deep passionate kisses but he’ll constantly remind you why he loves you and constantly brags about you to everyone he knows.

Mark: Geeky but Sweet Boyfriend. Mark is already labeled the quiet one of the group but I personally feel that he would be a total geek/nerd about a certain topic that you both share in common. For example let’s say you both are into Marvel Comics, he would plan this whole movie marathon day of you watching every Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, etc. movies. He would also be super sweet and do little things for you around your place just so you wouldn’t have it. If you had a pile of dirty dishes he would do them for you and go out and buy you some flowers so just in case you were having a bad that could cheer you up. I need a Mark in my life

Jackson: Reasonable and Passionate Boyfriend. Much like JB Jackson would protect you but he would always want to discuss many things, like ways on making your relationship better but always want to know your opinion/views on a lot of topics and try to make you feel comfortable with being in a realtionship. Cause we all know how much this boy can talk. Yet Jackson would do so many cute romantic things just to make you feel special like he’ll buy you your favorite flowers and food just because he wanted to or buy something that would reminds him of you.

Junior: Sensitive Boyfriend. OKAY WE ALL KNOW HOW JUNIOR IS THE MOM OF THE GORUP AND HOLY SHIT HE WOULD DO SO MUCH FOR YOU! He would show you how he loves you and treat you like a fucking princess!! He would cook with you, watch your favorite tv show or movie even though he might not like it, read you his favorite book and just cuddle all the damn time. He would constantly tell you how much he appreciates you and never let you doubt he doesn’t want to be with him. Brb I’m going to go ugly cry

Youngjae: Reasonable Boyfriend. Much like Jackson I feel that Youngjae and you would have a mutual understanding in what you both want in the relationship, and the both of you will learn more from each other from the way you both do things you like, from sharing your thoughts on certain things. But he would do things just to make you happy as well, for example if you wanted to go to a roller coaster he would complain a lot but he would still go on it because it would make you happy. He’ll do anything to show he cares even when he’s being super awkward and nervous around you.

BamBam: Fashionable and Adventurous Boyfriend. Clearly we all know BamBam is a little diva in the group and will always take the longest to get ready. He would make sure that the both of you look bomb af and also spoil you with nice clothing, even though you protest against him buying you things he wouldn’t listen and still keep doing it. He would also want to try to do new things with you. There’s a new foreign restaurant that just open? Be prepared to go out that night because he’s taking you. He would also take you to the new art exhibit that’s in town or would have this spontaneous day all played out for you. 

Yugyeom: Sweet and Funny Boyfriend. Okay we all know how Yugyeom does those little pranks to his band mates but for you he’ll most likely hide things from you and give you those cheesy clues for you to find them, and at the end he’ll give you a kiss. Even though you’ll be annoyed with him, he’ll make you smile and you’ll get over it because he’s such a precious cinnamon roll! He’ll also make sure every week you’ll have your favorite flowers every week even if he doesn’t see you because he’s on tour, having a fan meet up, or having long practices, he just wants to you to know he’s still thinking about you.

Re-creation of Isamu Noguchi´s Paris studio in 1927 by the Noguchi Museum as part of Impasse Ronsin-exhibition at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, featuring over 100 authentic art works, personal items and tools by Noguchi. Exhibition open until January 14th 2017. / Instagram

Jonas x Noora pt. 2

((S/o to everyone who gave my first post so much love back in January!! It was literally just a random idea that popped into my head and I was expecting like 2 notes, and I suggest you read that first if you haven’t already!.))

•So a few people have mentioned how it might be kind of weird for Noora to date yet another one of her best friends exes

•But in actuality it wouldn’t be weird at all. In fact Eva is one of their number one supporters. Being close to both of them, she realizes more than anyone that they are perfect for eachother. She’s always going to have some lingering feelings toward Jonas but she has her own boyfriend now and she’s just happy that Noora is over that dickhead William.

•Also I live for Eva being their go to for any problems! “What should I get Noora for her birthday?” “Do you think Jonas’ parents will like me?” “Do you think Noora would get mad if I send a dick pic?” “How do I get Jonas to cut his hair?”


As for the rest of their friends:

•Jonas and Noora are a force to be reckoned with. When both of them get fired up it gets a little bit scary. 



•Magnus and Vilde are probably the most intimidated. It’s one thing to get called out by one of them, but when both of them get on you it’s terrifying. And let’s be real the two of them can make some pretty ignorant comments. 


•They are THE power couple. Evak is that gross domestic couple that are probably going to adopt like 3 kids and rescue a dog, but Joora are that world domination type.


•But that doesn’t stop them from constant couple competitions, because Isak and Jonas are typical bros and proud boyfriends and can’t help it. “Nooras article was just featured in the news.” “Even’s painting is going to be in that new art exhibit.” “Guess who got laid last night!” “Guess who got laid last night…twice!”


•Everyone in the group would refer to them as mom and dad (it started as a joke but let’s be real, they are totally the parentals)


•Jonas, Noora, Sana and Mahdi. Do I need to explain?


•They debate a lot, but they rarely fight. But when they do fight it’s like World War IV. Everyone around them feels it. (You know it’s bad when Linn is asking you what crawled up your ass).


Some more Random HCs:


•They lowkey have pet names.Jonas calls her “Red” and Noora calls him “Curly” (and sometimes Jonas is a brat and calls her “Palída” and then she calls him “Cabezal” or “Pendejo” because my favorite hispanoblantes are sassy as fuck)


•They support the hell out of eachother. Jonas sends her articles for her feminist fashion blog, and Noora makes occasional appearances on the new YouTube channel Jonas starts. Even though Noora doesn’t use most the articles (because “Jooooonas complimenting a girl’s ass is NOT empowerment!”) and they usually just end up bickering on his channel (it was actually going to be a couple channel but 3 videos in they realized that was not going to work) {s/o to @shadeandadidas for helping me sort out the blog v. YouTube thing}


•They are super competitive but it’s always passive aggressive. Noora will casually mention she got a 6 on the essay that she heard Jonas telling Isak he got a 5 on. Jonas then casually mentioning the article he sent her for the blog got more notes than the other ones she had posted over the week.


•Jonas and Noora trying to be #fitnessgoals, but it’s not exactly working. Neither of them are that great at sports (they tried to play basketball once with Sana and it was a disaster). They tried running for a while, but running sucks so that ends pretty quickly. They try going to the gym, because dammit Evak cannot be in better shape than them and they are running out of options.


-One day they head off to the gym, but are informed that the space is being used for a yoga class. But it took way too much effort for them to get here and they’ll be damned it they leave now, so they end up taking the class! And that’s how Joora become yogis. They start posting couple poses on IG much to the dismay of Evak (“Faen Even! Why didn’t we think of that??”) Sometimes before class Jonas pops an edible, but Noora doesn’t mind turning a blind eye (and if she tried it once no one has to know).


•And to answer the question from earlier Jonas’ parents fucking adore Noora

Brady Skjei #1 - Off Day

Anon asked: Hey, could you do a NYR one (Brady skjei maybe??) where him and the reader are hanging around NYC on an off day?? 

This one has been finished for a few hours dear anon, but my computer was acting up and wouldn’t let me upload it. The storyline itself is based vaguely off of my recent trip to New York. I hope you enjoy it! 


The Rangers had put up a tough fight against the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs and ultimately it had been enough. You were fortunate enough that it had been a home game and thus allowed you to be there to congratulate your boyfriend Brady Skjei in person. Clinching the win in game six instead of seven gave the two of you an extra day to be together before he had to leave again to face the Senators. You planned to put that extra time to good use.

Your day started as few did recently, by sleeping in. It was the smell of what you hoped were pancakes that lured you from your sleep and notified you that the bed beside you was empty. Judging by how the sheets were still warm he couldn’t have been up for long. You begrudgingly left the warmth of your bed and slipped on one of Brady’s sweatshirts before meeting him in the kitchen. The small television on the counter was playing the news and added to the overall feeling of “home” that radiated from the room.

He nudged a mug towards you without looking up from the stove and you readily took it. You blamed Brady for your coffee dependence seeing as he was the reason you were prone to getting up earlier than needed.

You raised the mug to your lips just as Brady said, “careful it’s really hot.”

It was too late and you burned the roof of your mouth and tongue on the drink. You forced yourself to swallow it and let out a breath, “more of a warning next time would be great babe.”

He quirked an eyebrow, “I tried to but I know nothing gets in the way of you and your coffee. One of these days you’ll wait for it to properly cool.”

“Not likely,” you placed the mug on the counter and crossed your arms, “waiting is for the weak.”

“Yeah okay. Tell that to me when you can’t taste anything because you’ve burned your taste buds off.”

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Like a Wrecking Ball

SPN FanFic

~ Dean’s been on the road too long; case after case keeping him away from Y/N. On the last leg of the drive back to Kansas, he dreams of what he’ll do when he sees her again…~ 

Dean x Reader

1,512 Words (including lyrics)

Warnings: NSFW-kinda. Mostly fluff. Tiniest bit of smut.

A/N: This is for one of my favorite followers, @because-imma-lady-assface who introduced me to this song and let me run with it. Listen along here: Eric Church - Like a Wrecking Ball… hope you like it Ashley!

Dean gripped the steering wheel, his knuckles blanching around the worn black leather. He was bruised and broken, mentally and physically exhausted. The last two and a half weeks on the road had taken their toll on him. Back to back hunts drained him now so much more than they used too, and despite his love for the job, he was feeling his age.

He and Sam had been running around the southern states, dealing with vamps and ghosts, picking up any little case that stood out while they were in the area. It had been fun at first, it felt like old times, back when it was a monster of the week and not one Big Bad. Back when things were simple. You show up, you find the fiend, you chop it’s head off. Nice and easy. He had enjoyed the ease and the time alone with his brother; but now all he wanted was the comfort of his bed and the warmth of Y/N’s arms.

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anonymous asked:

Do you know what happened between Lynz and NME?

NME tweeted about her artshow and the headline was ‘Frances Bean Cobain has a new art exhibition with Gerard Way’s wife’

bc NME are cunts what else is new

Fall is right around the corner, and we’re looking forward to a new season of exhibitions—from Toyin Ojih Odutola’s first solo museum show to the most comprehensive exhibition of Laura Owens’s work to-date. Explore the lineup on whitney.org

 [Laura Owens, Untitled, 1997. Oil, acrylic, and airbrushed oil on canvas, 96 × 120 in. (243.8 × 304.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2011.274. © Laura Owens]

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Multimedia artist Indira Cesarine is curating a new art exhibit titled “She Inspires,” to honor the countless number of women who have shaped the world as it is today. The exhibit is open now in New York City at the Untitled Space gallery and showcases the work of 60 artists who have been inspired by female figures. “It’s a very unrestful moment in American history,” Cesarine told Global Citizen. “I felt it was a really important time to take a step back and try to focus on a very inspirational show that could encourage empowerment and inspiration.” (All images courtesy of Indira Cesarine)