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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 19 Jul 2011 7:52 AM

Today in the roundup: Amon Carter goes digital, how to write for Kelly Clarkson and talking about new art shows.


CATALOGING THE CARTER: The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has a fair amount of display space, but not nearly enough to show all 250,000 pieces in the collection. So to show the things that can’t be shown, the museum has launched an online database with images of 7,500 works. The museum received a pair of grants – $200,000 total – to kick start the process. More info is in the news release.

A COURSE IN KELLY: Kelly Clarkston, the Pride of Burleson, won’t have a new album out until the fall. But a few of its possible tracks have leaked online lately. And that got the editors over at New York magazine’s Vulture Blog thinking about how to write the perfect Kelly Clarkson song. “The leaked songs stick to her tried-and-true formula: a hurtful ex or parent, an unforgiving (but ultimately happier) narrator, some nonspecific lyrics, and a killer, belt-it-at-the-top-of-your-lungs chorus.” Step one in the process asks you to pick the song’s mood: “angry-shouty” or “dancey-shouty.”

INTERVIEWS, INTERVIEWS: Our friends over at Art This Week have been busy posting a couple of new video interviews. Meadows Museum Director Mark Roglán talks about the current Esteban Vicente exhibition. And curator Phillip M. Jones discusses a new show up at Conduit Gallery.