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Suzanne Manet

"If music was her artistic contribution to the household, Manet apparently neither heard it nor saw it."

Thanks for that. Do you have a biography of Manet or any sources re their relationship? All I could find was this painting and the story behind it, which paints a pretty bleak picture. Or so to speak... Lithoderm 01:56, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

I have a pretty good book on Manet, - I gotta find it and I'll try to work on the article if I can. I have always wondered what set him off to cut up the Degas like that. I guess marriage, wives, and other painters can do that to you...Modernist (talk) 12:32, 21 December 2011 (UTC)


Thumbs Up Award

THUMBS UP AWARD

The seldom coveted Thumbs Up Award has to given to Modernist for his above-and-beyond-the-calling efforts in tracking down and removing the footprints of a serial spammer. Wikipedia (or at least I) salutes you. Carptrash (talk) 15:37, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, my pleasure...Modernist (talk) 16:09, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Made me laugh!

This made me laugh before you fixed it. Made me think of Joan Baez, fighting for the right and good, all that stuff. Truthkeeper (talk) 13:45, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Hey, gotta say something, uh but gotta be careful - you never know :)...Modernist (talk) 13:49, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I hear you. Truthkeeper (talk) 13:52, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Hey man. Going through a big early 60s folk stage at the moment, [2]. You might have a few recommendations for me. Its all Sandy Denny here at the moment.[3] Hope all is well with you. Sorry I missed you when I did, time was against me, but there will be a next time. Ceoil (talk) 11:44, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
This is where it all began: [4], and here [5] and this [6]...Modernist (talk) 12:03, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
This guy [7] started a lot of it, the revival I mean, and his sons keep it going to this day. And he lived just up the road from me. Ceoil (talk) 12:20, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Gorgeous stuff - too bad he died, try this: [8] for a precedent and a different spin...Modernist (talk) 12:39, 27 October 2012 (UT)
[9]. I like this more than is prob healthy. Glad you like Seán Ó Riada, but he was an awful prick in realo life. gulp gulp gulp, and punch punch punch. Ceoil (talk) 12:59, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Strange Fruit is well, what can I say. That voice and reco0ding still haunts. Ceoil (talk) 13:04, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, pretty crazy - you know me and JNW were waiting, oh well, here's this:[10], although the new one is better...Modernist (talk) 13:07, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Seven days are not enough time to see the states. I really loved what I saw, Boston is a great city, but then I would say that being Irish and all. I was 3 hours in NYC, and although I spent half a year there in 1992, 20 years later it seemed like outer space. The three hours were spend on 53rd and 5th, and in the Met, by the way. Would have loved if you were there, but it turned out to be a last minute plan, it didnt seem right to put you under pressure at the last minute. Anyway, in the few days I got to visit Massachusetts, New Hampshire (Guns, ammo, beer!), Maine, CT, NY for about five minutes. You can guess how it was for the first visit, the focus was on her family, showing that I dont have two heads, nbut there will be a next time, prob in the new year, if the offer still stands. I obviously think very highly about ye guys, to meet ye would be, well. Ceoil (talk) 13:25, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Most definitely, hopefully we'll all be well and maybe I'll have another show up...Modernist (talk) 13:31, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
It's all good, no worries, she's very cool too...Modernist (talk) 13:33, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
I have reason now to travel over often, next time is prob april. I has hoped to gather you JNW, Riggr, TK and Liz, and have a blast, but first visit, there was too much to do. Im very fond of alL of ye, believe me, it will happen, as a warning, prob april/may n est year. Ceoil (talk) 13:43, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
From that bygone era [11] still my favorite, look forward to it...Modernist (talk) 13:45, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

RE:"Art nude"

Now Nude (art); See my comments "What Now?" on my talk page. FigureArtist (talk) 04:02, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Damjing

There is NO surviving evidence that Damjing made the wall painting in Horyu-ji. See the article on him. In addition to it, the original Horyu-ji was burned around 670, and the surviving one today is reconstructed after 670. Today the painting is considered to be done between the end of 7th century to early 8th. Please DO RESEACH before editing.--Kechrite (talk) 06:30, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Sandy

Really glad to see you back in action and editing again. Jesus christ, that was a rough one. How did it go for you, I hope nothing was lost. I'll say one thing, ye guys dont do weather by half measure in the States. Best. Ceoil (talk) 08:46, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

I won't be back for awhile -every now and then - lots of damage - still no power - major problems...Modernist (talk) 12:33, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Real sorry to hear M, I cant imagine. Looking forward to seeing you back, even when. Keep in touch. Ceoil (talk) 21:12, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
M, I just noticed this - I'm so sorry to hear! I was thinking of you on the night, worried, and hoping the damage wouldn't be too extreme. Take care. We'll still be here when things are up and running again. Truthkeeper (talk) 22:03, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Me as well. Dropped you an email, but obviously there's no hurry about responding. Just glad to see you in one piece. Kafka Liz (talk) 22:07, 7 November 2012 (UTC)


interesting talk

I think this is fairly fascinating. Bus stop (talk) 11:17, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Leonard A. Lauder on Collecting Cubism is quite interesting too. Coldcreation (talk) 11:56, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Both are really worth watching thanks...Modernist (talk) 12:16, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
The Douglas Cooper collection was a fantastic accumulation of the best of Cubist work; Lauder did well by acquiring it; unfortunately Cooper was a monstrous asshole exemplifed by the self-destruction of Nicolas De Stael, and John Richardson walking out on him. Duncan and Casebere are to my mind incredibly boring in a conventional way. Sadly demonstrating the utter mediocrity of contemporary art history essentially clueless - no vision, no insight, just awful conventional crap in most cases. My take on photo realism, pop art, minimalism and conceptual art including Duchamp has become seriously negative as it eludes any sort of visionary expression but parrots market strategies exemplified by Judd and others. High abstraction goes right over these mediocre heads - I'll take Hans Hofmann, Matisse and Picasso and Pollock over all and everything mentioned by the talk at the Walker. Maybe it's time to dump Duchamp...Modernist (talk) 14:07, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Bobby Hebb - Sunny Bus stop (talk) 12:17, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
BOBBY HEBB & RON CARTER - SUNNY.LIVE ACOUSTIC TV PERFROMANCE 1972 Bus stop (talk) 12:35, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you...Modernist (talk) 12:37, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Re: Van Gogh

Responded in the talk page. (N0n3up (talk) 00:04, 8 January 2015 (UTC))

In regards to your message in the talk page. I understand, but this was not about whether he is Dutch or not, its the fact that the art movement he took part of is interfering on how we address his nationality as you intended, which is unrelated. For example, Picasso was a Spaniard who took part of art movements that originated in France, and like you mentioned, the majority in that certain field were French, yet the art movement that he took part of had nothing to do with his nationality, as you can see his article. And at that time, there were many artists who settled in France, specially Paris that were of different nationalities, thus going back to what I said of the artistic movement and the artist himself. (N0n3up (talk) 05:18, 8 January 2015 (UTC))
You're mixing apples and oranges. Picasso goes to France and is one of the inventors of Cubism along with Braque and others. Artists from all over the world converge in Paris to paint and to make art. That's not the point, the Post-Impressionist moment that Van Gogh essentially embodied was French, even though he was a Dutchman. Later in can be argued artists from all over began to emulate the innovations set down by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Cezanne and Lautrec...Modernist (talk) 11:32, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Van Gogh even though his art embodied a French style, he made a mark of the art movement. But that's not the point. The point is that the reason you want to put of Dutch origin instead of was a Dutch painter is because of his artistic field. I saw that you changed it to was a major Post-Impressionist. A Dutch painter whose work.... Even though his artistic sphere has nothing to do with how we refer to his nationality. But since you seem to specialise in this field of art, I will leave my trust in you. (N0n3up (talk) 22:20, 8 January 2015 (UTC))
Keep in mind that I never added of Dutch origin in the first place, it was an editor in September 2013 who made that change. I am simply trying to clarify in the lede the best way to characterize the amazing, interesting, and mysterious character we all know as Vincent van Gogh...Modernist (talk) 22:31, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, and sorry if I seemed to have enlarged the situation more than I was supposed to. (N0n3up (talk) 04:13, 9 January 2015 (UTC))
It seems to have worked out for the best; not a problem...Modernist (talk) 11:09, 9 January 2015 (UTC)


Thanks

For remembering... Still on wikibreak! Ty 07:31, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us and the AfroCROWD initiative at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign.

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:17, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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your revert

Dear Modernist, i would find it nice, if you could explain, why you reverted my entry of the artist Ivo Ringe on the list of minimalist artists. He works in this field, so i don't know, what i did wrong? Kind regards --Gyanda (talk) 00:40, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

We don't add every artist who works in a minimalist style. It is an historical article, the artists mentioned are all born before 1940 with one exception Fred Sandback...Modernist (talk) 12:43, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the information. I did not know that, please excuse the inconvience i have caused. Kind regards, --Gyanda (talk) 14:06, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
No problem...Modernist (talk) 14:49, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your support

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Thank you for participating and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated, and I am humbled that the community saw fit to trust me with the tools. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:20, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
Feb 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Tuesday February 16, 5:30pm: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for an evening of social Wikipedia training and editing at the Guggenheim, with a workshop given by the Art+Feminism project to prepare for next month's major campaign, and a tour and edit-a-thon of Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.

5:30pm - 8:30pm at Sackler Center Media Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue; enter through 89th Street staff entrance
Wednesday February 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One talk this month will be on use of Wikipedia press passes for photographers.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 00:27, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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Thomas Moran question

Hello Modernist, I hope all is well. Given your expertise in art, I hope it won't be a bother if I ask you a question. I wonder if you know any way to find the full provenance of Sunset at Sea by Thomas Moran, and in particular, whether it was publicly displayed anywhere in the US before 1923. We're hoping to put it into an unrelated FAC, but licensing issues are a holdup. If we get it accurately PD licensed, it could then go into other (perhaps more directly related) FAcs as well. Thank you for your time and trouble.   Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 13:58, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Lingzhi (talk · contribs) I'm confused, Moran died in 1926, 90 years ago, and his work is PD; additionally so is the 1906 painting. Using it as PD should be okay; for the provenance I would suggest that you contact the Brooklyn Museum; I'm sure they will be happy to provide the relevant information...Modernist (talk) 14:39, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
@Modernist: There are some (theoretically) possible instances of time this could have been first published (or displayed) where the date of death of the author doesn't clear us for PD. Namely, if this was first published sometime 1923-1977 - or even later -, we would need to find out whether it was done so with or without a copyright notice. See: c:Commons:Hirtle chart. A similar case was resolved by finding the earliest date of public display that clears it for PD (see my Talk). – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 15:05, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Finnusertop (talk · contribs), The Brooklyn Museum hopefully can provide that information regarding when the painting was exhibited. I wonder if it was included in the 1976 exhibition The Natural Paradise: Painting in America, 1800-1950 at MoMA in NYC. [12]...Modernist (talk) 15:17, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the pointer, Modernist. Cheers.   Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 05:56, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Vincent

Have started the process [13]. He's a monster subject obv, and will take a lot of time and effort in responding and meeting comments. I see stress in my FAC future, but am totally up for it. Ceoil (talk) 22:43, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

I'll do the best that I can...Modernist (talk) 22:49, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Well you are the in-house expert, so will be needed on matters of fact. The three big areas I see re format are the refs formatting, making sure the licensing is properly tagged for each img on commons, and filling out the content on a few of the "works" sub-sections. There is bound to be a large amount of rephrasing / clarification on the bio. All doable. Am confident that the structure and comprehensiveness criteria are in order. Ceoil (talk) 23:08, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for comment

Met Controversies. Nobody is arguing with the substance of the additions, more the weight and (via the source) transparent POV. The editor is certainly acting in good faith, and understandably frustrated by reverts. Its a very complex subject, and we do need a short overview. I think knowledgeable people (I'm not especially, but you are) need to formulate something, brief, first on talk, to transfer to the article. Can you weigh in/ keep an eye. Ceoil (talk) 11:57, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Vincent 2

There's a bit a disagreement on v's talk page over how to proceed onva matter. Right now may not be the best time to make changes  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 12:40, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Gauguin's painting of V belongs in the aricle...Modernist (talk) 14:57, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
I agree. I was just worried that you would make a lot of edits, and it would make it difficult to go back and fix things if consensus was against the other editor's mass changes to the referencing format. But of course one or a few edits will not do so. Perhaps I came here too quickly...  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 08:21, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
I wasn't planning on any more edits until you guys were settled; thanks for your hard work there...Modernist (talk) 11:21, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
De nada. Happy to chip in.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 11:50, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Saturday, March 5: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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You are invited to join us for the MoMA Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on Saturday, to support the expansion of Wikipedia's coverage of women in the arts.

We encourage both people new to Wikipedia, and people who have experience editing online, or have joined us for past edit-a-thon events.

This is by far our biggest event of the year (over 200 participants in the last edition), and every extra hand counts, so please join and volunteer to help us engage new communities!

10:00am - 5:00pm (drop-in anytime!) at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

And bring your interested friends and colleagues!

For those outside of the city, or unable to join on Saturday, check out Art+Feminism regional and global events as well. --Pharos (talk) 21:49, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday March 16, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One likely talk this month will be on the Wikidata project.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 17:59, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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Met Selected objects

Is based on two (only) visits, from commons, and what you and Liz recommended; my knowledge is prob a little shallow. You might take a look. In other news VvG is taking shape. Nobody said it was going to be easy. Ceoil (talk) 09:16, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Well done! and VvG is getting there..Modernist (talk) 10:11, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Ok; I removed some paintings to make way for objects, but I see they all fit comfortably now. Ceoil (talk) 11:47, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!...Modernist (talk) 18:39, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

SVG animation: edit war

There is a discussion at Talk:SVG animation#Edit warring by user Saukgp about an edit war in which you are involved. You are invited to join the discussion in order to settle the matter. Thank you. Love —LiliCharlie (talk) 14:24, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

April 13: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity

Wednesday April 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Special this month, a Mini-Video opportunity for individuals to share their Wikipedia experiences (during pre-meeting, 6-7pm, and in side-office during regular meetup). A videographer will be present to record 1-3 minute Mini-Videos of folks informally speaking, sharing anything about their Wikipedia-related projects, whether an edit-a-thon they joined, an article they edited, or a class project they were a part of, etc.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also place our chapter's votes for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

6:00pm - 7:00pm Mini-Video and social hour
7:00pm - 9:00pm Regular meeting: Introduction for new participants, Noshing, Chapter projects

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!

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Nicolas de Staël

A bit trigger happy with your reverts! Superp (talk) 08:08, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • The article is correct!!!!Modernist (talk) 10:44, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
I beg to differ. If I find better info, I will update the article. Peace. (Note for future self and others: this is about whether Николай Владимирович Шталь фон Гольштейн (Nikolai Vladimirovich Stael von Holstein) became Nocolas de Staël before becoming Nicolas de Staël) Superp (talk) 13:39, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Let me introduce you to the cn tag and her sister, cn-span which you removed. Your turn. Superp (talk) 15:39, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
I prefer WP:AGF...Modernist (talk) 15:55, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Excellent answer. We need both of course. Superp (talk) 07:18, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128
Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

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May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference

Wednesday May 25, 6pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon.

This month's WikiWednesday Salon, we'll meet and share with the MediaWiki software development community, through a community learning night at NYU on May 25.

6:00 pm: Introduction, pizza
7:00 pm: MediaWiki tutorial, community involvement and extension ideas, novel uses of wiki technology
8:00 pm: State of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia / Wikimedia community
9:00 pm: Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco video-link, casual bicoastal chat

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 11, 2016

Pinging the co-noms: @Ceoil, Kafka Liz, and Ewulp:. Greak work. I've condensed the lead for June 11 ... the only thing that's still bugging me is the repetition of "widely" in the last two sentences, but I'm not sure what to do about that. Suggestions? - Dank (push to talk) 21:44, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Unfortunately there aren't many good synonyms for "widely", but maybe something like "A critical and popular success at the Paris Salon of 1833..." could replace the first one. Ewulp (talk) 02:17, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, done. - Dank (push to talk) 03:27, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Ping (unrelated to above). Ceoil (talk) 12:05, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks...Modernist (talk) 12:14, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon

Sunday June 5, 12-5pm: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon
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Join us for a full Sunday of social Wikipedia editing at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to Women in Jewish History.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

A training session on editing Wikipedia will be held at 12:30 pm. Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Make edits! Ask questions! Be bold!

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City, New York 10011

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:01, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

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June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday June 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on Wikipedia Asian Month and Wikipedia Club at Ohio State University.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism! AfroCrowd!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 01:38, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our AfroCrowd June calendar, June 29 Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA, and July 15 Wiknic @ Central Park, among other upcoming events.

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Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Wednesday June 29, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's second annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Also featuring a lightning talk by CUNY students at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives on a project to document local 1980s HIV/AIDS activism on Wikipedia.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:03, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday July 10 Wiknic in Central Park and other upcoming events.

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Image galleries

Hi. I just wanted to call your attention to this. Bus stop (talk) 19:50, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Some good videos

Hi Modernist—I don't know if you've seen these videos on a variety of artists. I haven't seen them all. Bus stop (talk) 17:36, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Bus Stop, interesting group...Modernist (talk) 21:13, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Sunday July 10: WikNYC Picnic @ Central Park

Sunday July 10, 3-8pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Manhattan's Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

3–8pm - come by any time! The picnicking area is the southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater, just inside the park at Central Park West between 81st & 82nd. Enter the park at West 81st St.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!
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We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 14:54, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

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Misuse of rollback

Please familiarise yourself with Wikipedia:Rollback. Users who continue to misuse rollback may have their user rights revoked. DrKay (talk) 14:09, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Clancys

I always think over looked. Some tune [15]. Very early too, first recorded by them in 62-63? Ceoil (talk) 14:12, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

What a great version of that song, thanks. I always think about this: [16] as the definition of we...Modernist (talk) 14:26, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Oh wow, Emmylou and mark together. Knofler doest get his due, but in terms of slow hand, nobody comes close. I'm on a early 60s kick at the moment, just finished Pete Townsend's bio. Always liked that pre-Beatles mod stuff. Very pop art, maybe before the fact? Ceoil (talk) 14:56, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Just heard Harris and Knopfler doing a duet on my car radio yesterday, and happened across your conversation....hello to you both, and back into my cave I go. JNW (talk) 15:04, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
JNW, if you had told me in 1986 that in 2016 I'd be defending Mark Knofler, I'd have hung my head in shame. But age changes perspective, and both he and Fugazi have merits, I'll admit now. Hope the cave is coastal. Ceoil (talk) 15:19, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Just thinking - we all get old: [17], Hi JNW...Modernist (talk) 15:20, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Nice, and I suppose these days Paul McCarthy dearly wishes he was only 64 - which was way back in the day. Nothing wrong with age however. Ceoil (talk) 15:23, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • But then I think about the early 60s and my old neighbor: [18]...Modernist (talk) 15:33, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • And to think, I came to that song through a different route: [19]. JNW (talk) 16:48, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

VvG

Modernist I've copied over some of the work I've been doing in the sandbox (for weeks now). it's all sourced. If you dislike it, then I don't mind having it deleted, but equally I dislike feeling like a second class citizen who has to have edits approved. I'm well aware I'm not an artist, I probably have no business at all trying to work on this article, but I've given it a shot. It's far from perfect but it's a beginning and having it sit in a sandbox and having me stew because I feel I can't edit doesn't help anything. Sorry, that I haven't come with tune in hand. Simply with text written. Maybe you'll like it. I hope you do. Victoria (tk) 16:52, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Vic you do terrific work - you just gotta believe in yourself....Modernist (talk) 20:16, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
I dunno, maybe. I've been gone a long time, haven't written here in months, and writing a style section about van Gogh frankly scares the shit out of me. But I do suffer from angst, no doubt about that. Anyway, thanks for the encouragement. I'm finished now and turning over to you and the others for tweaking. Victoria (tk) 20:46, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Victoria, your work here is valued at the highest level, and imo you set an example. In less fraught terms, Fav Lou Reed song? - JNW & Modernist have claimed Pale Blue Eyes, I'm in no doubt they are both wrong - Sister Ray, in all fairness. Ceoil (talk) 22:31, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, maybe but there is this:[20] and most of all everybody knows this: [21]...Modernist (talk) 22:56, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
I only met her a couple of times but I vividly remember her [22]...Modernist (talk) 23:05, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
The image of Warhol in that first link is incredible. Talk about charisma. I'm still in the waiting for the man/sister ray/white light white heat camp, although Lou is a deep well. Also wow, Modernist re Nico. Flabbergasted, but not entirely surprised. Ceoil (talk) 23:07, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
The 60s...where did they go; and what now...Modernist (talk) 23:23, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
God knows, time just ....disappears. I'll go out on a limb and say that I think Jim Morrison is in the same league. Man do I love the Doors, Manzarek's flaky LA bullshit and that horrible movie aside. Ceoil (talk) 23:52, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
The Doors were at their peak in the summer of '67, and Janis too; a brilliant artist; I also miss Edie she was a friend of mine's girlfriend in 65-66...Modernist (talk) 00:13, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Yep. tune, also iconography, althouh I am more of a 1970s bearded Jim man myself. LA Woman!Ceoil (talk) 00:21, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Bells

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For two reasons. (a) Sense of style and good taste in image placement and curator ship in general (b) having such broad knowledge and the uncanny ability to pull connecting art historical strings together. Ceoil (talk) 18:42, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Also, some voice. Am floored. Ceoil (talk) 19:52, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Great job on a great song....Thank you...I'm surprised and greatly appreciate your words...Modernist (talk) 01:58, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
The posthumous sect; if there is a specific work that re Matisse that shows influence in colour or tone etc, this is the section to display.Ceoil (talk) 00:38, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

first name basis

I saw some sources that mentioned that Vincent signed only his first name because he thought his family name would be difficult for French speakers to pronounce [plus... one other reason..? I don't recall]. Is this true, and if so, is it worth mentioning?  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 21:23, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

I'll see what I can find...Modernist (talk) 02:15, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
also @Ceoil::The Glory of Van Gogh: An Anthropology of Admiration By Nathalie Heinich (Princeton). see notes to chapter 3 on p. 190, notes 37–40. Note 37 explicitly mentions pronunciation but refers to his name in a catalog not on canvass. The text in chapter 3 that is associated with note 40 seems to suggest some Martin Buber-ish I and Thou kinda thing, but I can't decide whether Vincent said this, since the footnote doesn't specify a letter though the text says V said it to Theo. There is additional bloviation ("By offering himself to posterity" and so on) on this topic on the relevant pages of chapter 3.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 03:02, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, this is true. And he only signed canvases he thought were "finished", though he did sign some he gave to friends. Lingzhi, is this information you think needs to be in the article? I read about it, but made a decision not to add. If you all want it, then let me know at a place I can find. The information is at my fingertips, so no need to search. I hope to get back to editing by the end of the week, but it's a busy week so no promises. Victoria (tk) 03:14, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

() , Well the last para or so of the article, "Why Everyone Loves Vinnie," mentions that he is an everyman because he signs only his first name. That jibes (roughly) with the "I and Thou" explanation suggested above, but not with the "because the French can't speak Dutch" explanation. Perhaps both explanations are true. I dunno.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 04:12, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Edits on Rousseau

You are currently being listed by Wikibot as a top editor at JJ Rousseau and there is a new article being developed which references his work and his book Emile which I thought might be of interest. The article Sabrina Sidney has not yet been proofed and copy edited by a Rousseau editor and possibly you could see if some of the Rousseau wording and assertions there might be enhanced as time allows. Cheers. Fountains-of-Paris (talk) 16:06, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Appreciated, I'll take a look; I wish I had more time though...Modernist (talk) 17:22, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

The heat!

Are you having a heat wave too?? I'm reminded of the last time we worked on VvG, that terribly hot summer. Hasn't been as bad since then. I'm melting. 95% humidity at 7 a.m. Yuck. Victoria (tk) 12:52, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

I just opened all the windows upstairs; got the cat back inside; here we go again it'll be in the 90s and so damp; I emptied the de-humidifier downstairs in the garage 3 times yesterday...Modernist (talk) 13:11, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I'm about to do the same and out for errands now before it's unbearable. Every time I check, the dehumidifier is full. Another day in the 90s, very damp. We'll probably have storms blow through in the afternoon. Sometimes that helps, but not much. Victoria (tk) 13:20, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I was watchful that my pond doesn't overflow in the deluge, last night; hopefully the rain won't be too bad in the next couple of days...Modernist (talk) 13:38, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Thunder boomers in the distance and just started to pour here. Huge big drops. Very tropical. Good luck with your pond. Victoria (tk) 19:38, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • One of these days we should get together...Modernist (talk) 23:21, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I missed this yesterday (I was trying not to wilt!) Yes, when it's not so hot, I might try to get in that direction but family issues have been keeping me from traveling. Just went outside. Dear God. I don't remember it like this, ever. Victoria (tk) 11:45, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

August 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday Auugust 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiVerse and Bringing Wikipedia to the Last Mile.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (UN Women!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:20, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Prep for our chapter elections next month in September (and add your candidacy!): Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Elections

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Alt text

I've been watching as you add the alt text - it's not something I've ever been any good at and thought I'd stop by to compliment you at what you're doing. I'm impressed. Interesting invitation above, btw. Victoria (tk) 23:36, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Vic; I've been so busy lately, I'll try to finish up the alt text Monday or at least most of it...Modernist (talk) 02:29, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
It's a huge job. Normally I don't bother, and for some reason I thought it had been mostly done so kinda signed you up for it, but I think it's worth doing for these images. It seems like we all got busy during this FAC. Almost there! Victoria (tk) 23:42, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

September 14: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 14, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (UN Women and CFR!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

Along with the main meeting, hummus and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:06, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Congrats on Vincent!

It was a long haul, but you prevailed!  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 06:35, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Amazing; thanks for your help!...Modernist (talk) 10:34, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work on Vincent van Gogh. I didn't always agree with you but I am glad I listened to you and allowed myself to be persuaded. I think the end result is one we can all be proud of. John (talk) 16:07, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks John, appreciated...Modernist (talk) 16:55, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

A grand day's gonna fall

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To Modernist; my friend its fair to say blood, sweat and tears went to this over many years. You were the glue, and I would like to say thanks for steering and being the go to bank of knowledge. Kudos, M. Ceoil (talk) 22:48, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
It is hard to believe...Modernist (talk) 23:14, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
You can be proud; stewardship and dept of knowledge. Ceoil (talk) 06:16, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
It would not have happened without your dedicated, and thoughtful work...Modernist (talk) 11:56, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

VvG

Nice work. Lovely to see it come to fruition at last! Kafka Liz (talk) 05:25, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

It's been a long long time...Modernist (talk) 11:55, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For your wonderful work on Vincent van Gogh. And for being part of what is now known as Wikipedia's Dream Team. A hearty congratulations. CassiantoTalk 17:30, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Wow, what a nice surprise, thank you...Modernist (talk) 23:05, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

art video

Hi Modernist—I don't know if you've seen this video. Bus stop (talk) 02:47, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Bus Stop, I do know about Barbara's show; good to see some intense energy applied to painting again, although I think she left a lot of important American painters out of her show. Larry and Darby are old friends...it's too bad about Darby though.I hadn't seen the tape, thanks...Modernist (talk) 11:59, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Dylan

Somewhere on my talk page c. 2010 (when I first began to struggle with Ezra) you said that you thought Bob Dylan was the best poet in America. You're right! I was thrilled to see that he got the Nobel and immediately thought of you. Victoria (tk) 21:17, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Nobel Prize for Literature........Well Deserved...the man has been speaking for all of us for all of this time....Dylan is a great poet; along the lines of the very very best; some of his paintings and drawings are ok too...Modernist (talk) 02:43, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Sun October 16: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon

Sunday October 16, 2pm: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon
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On Sunday, October 16, Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects.

The CommonsLab is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons multimedia hackathon.

The event will take the form of a modified unconference, with sessions for photographers/creatives, editors/writers and hackers/software folks!

2:00pm - 8:00 pm at NYU ITP, Tisch School of Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:35, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our next event after this, focusing on Latin American art and artists:

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Saturday October 22: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Saturday October 22, 10am: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.

The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

Featuring an opening Artists' Panel at 10am, with Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, to be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.

The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers. With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

10:00am - 6:00pm at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:29, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday November 12: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences (plus Sunday Indigenous People's Justice event)

Saturday November 12, 12-4pm: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at NY Academy of Sciences (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering Women in science for their second annual edit-a-thon!.

This event also coincides with the year-long celebration of the Academy's 200th Anniversary and a Women in Red online campaign.

Beginning and experienced Wikipedia writers are both welcome, and there will be helpers on hand to assist those new to editing the encyclopedia.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our other event this Sunday in Brooklyn, focusing on Indigenous communities and social justice:

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DYK for Robert Scull

Updated DYK query.svg On 13 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Robert Scull, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the auction in 1973 of 50 pop art works from the collection of Robert Scull was viewed by the art establishment as the "nouveaux riches cashing in"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Robert Scull. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Robert Scull), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Modernist. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday December 3, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The event will cap off Wikipedia Asian Month, an online campaign dedicated to augmenting Asian content on Wikipedia throughout November.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

  • Enter at the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 09:46, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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Concerning Template:Pablo Picasso

I have posted on the talk page a comment regarding the disputed edits. Thanks, AndrewOne (talk) 00:14, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Why did you revert when there are no citations in the article?

Just curious as to the reasoning. Thank you.Cstwct (talk) 22:45, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Most of those sections are ok, in most cases we don't ref every single museum collection etc...Modernist (talk) 22:47, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm just learning.

van Gogh

(pinging Ceoil, Victoriaearle, and John)

Hey Modernist et. al.,

I work with the Foundation's Communications team; you might know me better from my volunteer username The ed17. We're writing up a Wikimedia Blog post and press pitch on the most-edited articles on Wikipedia during the last year. Interestingly, Vincent van Gogh popped up at #22, right alongside items you could have actually expected, like The Life of Pablo and United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016. I have a predilection for highlighting featured articles and their authors whenever I can, so I'd love to include one or two quotes from one or all of you. Can you tell me what interested you about/drew you into writing about van Gogh?

Please note that this is a pretty urgent request—we'd like to finalize the pitch as soon as possible over the next eighteen hours. (I'll be able to use any responses regardless of time, as they can go in the blog post scheduled for next week, but the pitch has a much sooner deadline.) I apologize for reaching out so late; we only started working on this in a significant way when we got the data yesterday (UTC).

On a separate note, I'd also love to try to return to this at a later time (read: not ~one week before the holiday season) to run a separate post that focuses on the van Gogh collaboration! Thanks for your time, everyone. Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 07:23, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ed Erhart (WMF) I like to bring vital articles to FA to provide a stable version. The energy required is enormous, i.,e lots of research, reading, writing, a long FAC, but it's worthwhile and important for the project. Victoria (tk) 13:56, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
  • So sorry M, still trying to deal w/ a rib injury. Feel free to delete these comments I've made; I'll copy it over. Victoria (tk) 14:36, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks M. I found out yesterday it's an 8 to 12 week injury, so I'll be mostly out for a while. I want to try to avoid having to tend as much as possible tonight/tomorrow, but might peek in. Have just left a longish comment re Naifeh & Smith. I'm not into the last minute requests, but even if I were, can't spend the time today synthesizing that material and getting it into the article. It's just not possible for me to do that. Victoria (tk) 18:53, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
Hey Modernist, Ceoil, and Victoriaearle—I wanted to point you to our blog post that has just been published. Modernist got quoted in Venture Beat and BBC News! Thanks again for talking with me. Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 19:06, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Also, in case you were wondering why van Gogh got moved up to #20. We re-ran the query after a few days of 2015 accidentally crept into the data (it turns out that grabbing the data for the past year, aka 365 days, on December 12th will grab some of 2015 as well!). Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 19:09, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Woo hoo Modernist! Very cool and congrats! Thanks for having me along for the ride. Victoria (tk) 20:53, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks Victoria, Ceoil, John and Ed...Modernist (talk) 22:47, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for what you did to make the article Vincent van Gogh what it is! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:01, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Holidays

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Nollaig shona duit
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We said we would and we did. It was no small feat, very difficult at times, but worth it in the end. You brought a dept of knowledge that we collaborators could avail of on tap. Ceoil (talk) 05:51, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you my friend!...Modernist (talk) 13:11, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

December 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (plus Wikipedia Day on Jan 15!)

Wednesday December 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This will be the holiday party! Celebrate a December holiday with us, or in wiki-fashion, edit the calendar itself and join us to celebrate any holiday of your choice regardless of when it usually happens.

Featuring special guest presentations on structure data, university library meetups, metrics and reporting, and other topics.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, savory and sweet pies and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:44, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

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Best wishes for the holidays...

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Season's Greetings
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Kings (Gerard David, London) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 10:26, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Johnbod, All the Best! Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah; Happy New Year!...Modernist (talk) 13:58, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Merry

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At this wonderful time of year, I would like to give season’s greetings to all the fellow Wikipedians I have interacted with in the past! May you have a wonderful holiday season! MarnetteD|Talk 17:46, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
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Thank you! Happy holidays; Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah! Happy New Year! and all the best in'17...Modernist (talk) 22:55, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

List of artists

Thank you! Happy Holidays to you too! Quick question, I recently edited "List of African-American Artists" and it turns out that if the artist is notable, then I have to make an article first. Can I add the person to the Wikipedia page then list an article on artist as a reference or do I have to create an article in Wikipedia for the person? This is totally new for me. Thank you....HollywoodJazz (talk) 01:37, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

If the person is notable add the name with a reliable reference to that article. You need to learn and to practice editing and creating legitimate references. I will add something to your talk page that you can study...Modernist (talk) 01:54, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Holidays, Modernist

Happy Holidays, Modernist! I don't know if you've seen this video, Modernist. I think Sopheap Pich is a pretty good artist. Bus stop (talk) 03:21, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank you Bus Stop, Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah; Happy New Year and All the Best in '17!...Modernist (talk) 11:27, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Season's greetings

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Dear Modernist, wishing you and your entourage the happiest holiday season ever and all the best for a prosperous 2017. Coldcreation (talk) 11:08, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks CC All the best to you!...Modernist (talk) 23:54, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry!

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:49, 25 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

  • Thank you! Happy Holidays and all the best!...Modernist (talk) 14:05, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Best Wishes

Modernist,

I wish you the best this holiday season.

May the new year bring you nearer to your dreams.

BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 23:40, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! Happy Holidays to you...Modernist (talk) 23:52, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Season's greetings

Hi Modernist, thanks for the card, and all the best to you for the New Year. SarahSV (talk) 22:18, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Hogmanay!

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Hogmanay. May the year ahead be productive and harmonious. --John (talk) 21:18, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year to you too John! All the best in 2017...Modernist (talk) 23:08, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

New Year's Eve

Happy New Year's Eve


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DRN

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.

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Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global survey

  1. ^ This survey is primarily meant to get feedback on the Wikimedia Foundation's current work, not long-term strategy.
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Bosch

Wow....Collectable Hieronymus Bosch figurines. Ingenious. Ceoil (talk) 21:16, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Very cool...Modernist (talk) 01:12, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

February 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday February 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 22:16, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Get ready now for Black WikiHistory Month Weekend:

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Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia survey

Prophets of Deceit

Your insight and input would be greatly appreciated here. I think this is a timely FAC, seeking help from a few heavies. Ceoil (talk) 09:58, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

I'll do my best...Modernist (talk) 13:12, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
Tks [24]. Ceoil (talk) 14:12, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)

Saturday March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:46, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


And a broader calendar of events on the theme this week/weekend, and the next:

  • Mar 08 - Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology
11am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Wikipedia:NYC/FIT/Womens Day Edit-a-thon
  • Mar 11 -Purchase College Library
11am - 4pm
in Purchase, NY
Facebook event
  • Mar 11 - The Museum of Modern Art
10am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Facebook event
MoMA event
  • Mar 12 - Interference Archive
2pm - 6pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Interference Archive event
  • Mar 12 - Kickstarter HQ
10am - 5pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Eventbrite event
  • Mar 18 -SVA Library
12pm - 5pm
in New York, NY
Eventbrite event

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Regarding Matisse

Hello. Could you explain your removal of The Dessert: Harmony in Red from the painter's "Notable works" section? Thanks, AndrewOne (talk) 14:27, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

We do not list every important painting in infoboxes. Although it's a beautiful painting; it's not particularly or historically as widely discussed or known as the Danse or the Red Studio or some of the others you added to the infobox. Although as I remember I added it to the article [25] way back when because it is a great painting of his...Modernist (talk) 21:00, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:13, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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April 2017

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Western painting. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

Please be particularly aware that Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing. Ad Orientem (talk) 23:17, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Help than just revert!

Why dont you help? Thats better than just revert! Best--Aquilinae (talk) 16:05, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

April 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday April 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Adding dates to sections in Picasso

The sections in Picasso's biography appear to be absent of dating information, which I shall try to add in sometime today. Give it a look when you can and refine it as needed. The thing is that after I did this in my print-out version with hand-written mark-ups, then the Gallery appearing in the middle of the article seems to appear interspersed with the main biography sections, somewhat as if looking for a home. I will leave it as you have placed it, and you can take a look after I add the titles for years added to the section titles. ManKnowsInfinity (talk) 17:08, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, being hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite via The Met's website and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants on the wikimeetup page. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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May 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday May 24, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:31, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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Thursday June 22: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Thursday June 22, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's third annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:40, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday June 25 Hackathon @ Ace Hotel, the Sunday July 9 Wiknic on Governors Island, and other upcoming events.

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Notice of Fringe Theories Noticeboard discussion

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Fringe theories/Noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. freshacconci (✉) 22:20, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 9: WikNYC Picnic @ Governors Island

Sunday July 9, 1-6pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" on New York City's green and historic Governors Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–6pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is Grill #5 by Nolan Park in the northern part of Governors Island.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 11:03, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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July 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday July 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 02:37, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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why?

Hi. I'm a doctor. Amedeo Modigliani had a tuberculosis, it's clinical form - tuberculosis meningitis. And he died of tuberculosis. And that's how it is categorized when determining the causes of death throughout the world. Why not? Sorry for bad english... --Шкурба Андрій Вікторович (talk) 20:49, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

This is the English Wikipedia and the correct term is tubercular meningitis....in english please...Modernist (talk) 20:53, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, we'll focus on Wikipedia casual editing, ways to use and develop Wikidata, building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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Stop deleting information without discussion

I saw your edits on the History of painting and the History of Western Painting. When you delete something, it's better to visit the talk page first. You're not the only who contributes to articles. So please stop doing this. Max Eisenhardt (talk) 20:40, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

There is a discussion already on the History of painting talk page...Modernist (talk) 20:43, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
There are many discussions on the History of painting talk page, but not about this matter. You're deleting information out to the blue without discussion; that's not how it works. If you have any complains start a discussion about it on the talk page, and stop reverting other people's contributions. Max Eisenhardt (talk) 20:47, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Excuse me? That discussion is indeed relevant to the minor artists that you seem to be obsessed by. Very reminiscent of this editor:User:C.Gesualdo and all things Dutch...Modernist (talk) 20:56, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

August 30: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday August 30, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 12:03, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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Dylan, pt XXII

Western painting is shaping up. An incredibly difficult article to get the right balance. I'm not sure how you have the patience for all these loose cannons on broad articles, but seem to be managing it well. You might be interested in this[26] Ceoil (talk) 12:56, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

  • I had the 45 years ago, used to listen to both sides - Spanish is The Loving Tongue (the best version) many many times...Modernist (talk) 14:44, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  • 35 years ago for me; my father had me hooked before I could crawl. My eternal hope is that 70s Dylan is given the same respect as 60 Dylan. Ceoil (talk) 14:48, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Oh yeah [27]...Modernist (talk) 14:55, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
Yeah thats great, though didnt know that recording. I'm infatuated with Biran Eno these days [28]. The impressionist approach to sound and tonal variations remind me of you. Ceoil (talk) 14:59, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  • September Of My Years is new to me. Strikes a chord. Wow. Ceoil (talk) 16:01, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
    Nice to hear on September 3rd...Modernist (talk) 16:16, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
yes indeed! As I get older its great to hear artists of Dylan's weight sing about ageing and the stages of life. Ceoil (talk) 16:18, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

September 27: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 00:42, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition

Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition
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This event is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons tutorial and multimedia hackathon,

Learn how to work with your photos to illustrate New York City articles!

Note that this is part of the larger Open House New York Weekend activities on Saturday and Sunday, when sites normally closed to the public are open for public visits and photography.

If you can, bring your camera/photos to the event, and a laptop if you'd like to engage in adding photos to articles. But this is not necessary.

For photos from last year's event, see the OHNY campaign 2016 on Wikimedia Commons.

  • Date: Sunday October 15
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Ace Hotel New York. 20 West 29th Street, Manhattan.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:33, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

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October 18: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday October 18, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:22, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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