Day: February 9, 2021

Virtual access to over 1.2m objects in the V&A

This week, the V&A has responded to the needs of art and culture in a digital age, and uploaded more than 1.2 million of its fascinating objects for online consumption.

The new Explore the Collections platform provides a revolutionary new way to interact with the museum’s treasure trove of exhibits. Wherever you are in the world, you will be able to search, view and learn more about the artefacts and artworks on display. It is all part of the museum’s dedication to broadening access to national collections, even with the pandemic closing its doors.

the three graces marble front view with first base plinth only
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The Three Graces by Antonio Canova 1757-1822. V&A London.

McGrath, Daniel

Explore the Collections is the inaugural project of its kind for the museum. It brings together data, stories, images and content about the collection and fully integrates the user’s experience, telling stories of each piece and its context and recommending curated journeys through the archives.

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Leslie Odom Jr to Receive Spotlight Award From Palm Springs Film Festival

Leslie Odom Jr. will receive the Spotlight Award, Actor from the Palm Springs International Film Awards for his role in “One Night in Miami,” PSIFA organizers announced on Monday.

Odom plays iconic soul singer Sam Cooke in the film from director Regina King and also does his own singing on Cooke classics like “Chain Gang” and “A Change Is Gonna Come.” “I was terrified,” he told TheWrap of playing Cooke in the drama, which is based on an actual night in which Cooke, boxer Muhammad Ali (then called Cassius Clay), activist Malcolm X and football star Jim Brown met in a Miami hotel room after one of Ali’s fights.

Odom also co-wrote and performs a new song, “Speak Now,” in the film.

Past recipients of PSIFF’s Spotlight Award, Actor include Timothée Chalamet, Jamie Foxx, Sam Rockwell and J.K. Simmons.

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Kate Hudson Is Attracted to Musicians But Not Their ‘Lifestyle’

She has a type! Kate Hudson has been linked to many famous men over the years — but the actress admitted that she tends to be drawn to musicians, in particular.

“I’m attracted to musical people, period. From the outside, yeah, I get it. ‘Oh, I like a rock star,’ or whatever. But that’s not really what it is,” the Fabletics founder, 41, revealed in InStyle’s March 2021 issue. “The reason I connect so deeply with musicians … is because we all connect to music in a way that you don’t have to explain. You just feel it, and it’s something you love. The lifestyle is not something to fall in love with.”

Kate Hudson Is Attracted Musicians But Not Lifestyle They Have
Kate Hudson. Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock

From a young age, the longtime actress’ first love was actually music. “When you are a performer, you do everything. You dance, you sing, you act, and you try to make these

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‘God created me to do photography’

Ever since he received his first camera, David Pickett knew he was meant to be a photographer. 

Pickett, a Shallotte native, was given his first camera when he was in the seventh grade; since then, he has continued to grow more and more passionate about capturing the world through his lens. 

“My work is designed to touch the spirit and soul from an uplifting standpoint,” said Pickett. “If I don’t feel that spirit or doesn’t feel that it could touch someone in an uplifting manner, just maybe, I don’t capture the shot.” 

Even as a photographer of color, Pickett said he makes art for everyone. 

“I never defined myself as a Black photographer, I just defined myself as a photographer,” Pickett said. “I appeal to all nations, all people.”

One of Pickett’s favorite shots is one he called “Lady Fishing,” which he caught on a whim. 

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