Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Frederick Douglass Trolls Trump, MOMA Rehangs, Queen Bey Poses, Superheroes Explain Spacetime and More!

Howdy, pardners- sun’s up and we’re moving forward. I’ve got a bunch of excellent links for you. Let’s go!

Let’s begin here with a moment of beauty. Photographer Tiina Törmänen has taken some truly magical photos of Winter in Finland Under the Northern Lights. Via @artologica

Museum of Modern Art Responds to Trump’s Travel Ban With Bold New Rehang. In the beloved fifth floor galleries, the museum has “put works from its collection by Iranian, Iraqi, and Sudanese artists (from three of the affected nations) on display.” Via @KennethLipp

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This artist sent her painting to The New Yorker on a whim. And it became a cover. “Meet Abigail Gray Swartz, the artist who gave Rosie the Riveter the pussy hat she deserves.”

I adore One Hot Mess in Alaska. This is something fabulous. Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account from Beyond the Grave to Troll President Trump .

At Universe Today: Get Away From It All with these Amazing DTM Views of Mars. [DTM=Digital Terrain Model] Via Fraser Cain

The Ethiopian-born, South Bronx-raised, Los Angeles-based photographer Awol Erizku created Beyoncé’s Mystical Maternity Photos.

Also check out the juxtaposition of iconic images and Queen Bey’s photos.

Evan Narcisse uses superheroes to explain spacetime and evolution to his six-year-old kid. Videos included.


Considering that there’s a crack in an Antarctic ice shelf that can be seen from space, I thought it was timely to share this video.

We have got to fight for our planet.
Witness this…

Glacier Exit

from the page

We stood on the ice dunes of the glaciers of Alaska in the midst of a snowy winter. Trekking the slopes of another planet had been on our list for a long time. The silence and majesty of the mountains surrounding us, the bluest ice we had ever seen and the steady rush of ice turned to water. How did we get here? We met Rick by chance on a rainy road in Seward, Alaska. He had a worn work jacket, a great white beard and the friendliest demeanor two travelers could ask for. He turned out to be the skeleton key to the locked treasure that was our way into Exit Glacier. We had the entire ice field to ourselves. And a sole chance to tell its story. So we took it.

Created by: Raphael Rogers, Kristin Gerhart, Paul Rennick
Featuring: Rick Brown
Music: Luke Atencio – City of Dust


Featured image is an excerpt from “The Village” by Marcos Grigorian (Iranian, 1925–2007) one of the artists whose work was rehung at MOMA.



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