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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!

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:20, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


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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

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:50, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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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)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our June 15 WikiWednesday and other upcoming events.

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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

Vincent Willem van Gogh 138.jpg The Vincent van Gogh Award of Cultural Transcendence Landscape with wheat sheaves and rising moon.jpg
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)