The joy of the Internet is also its drawback: there is simply too much information, much of it excellent, for the mind to absorb. I hope that in making these suggestions for your web surfing I have singled out some of the best.

The Walker Art Center has produced an excellent video on the work of minimalist painter Sol LeWitt.

The American Institute of Architects has given the 2010 Honor Award for what is being described as a horizontal skyscraper in Shenzhen, China. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the building is as long as the Empire State Building in New York City is tall.

Alexandra Grant creates paintings that reflect the poetry of writer Michael Joyce. Grants uses Joyce's words physically, giving them shape and motion inside of vibrant canvases. Her use of thick oils on linen lends an extra depth to the words-as-objects, giving a feeling of street graffiti hung vertically.

William Eggleston will be honored with a 15,000 square foot museum in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. The structure is planned to open in 2013 and will contain the archives of the Eggleston Trust, administered by the artist's son Winston, including access to the more than 60,000 photographs that Eggleston shot.

A nineteenth century temple complex, with reliefs illustrating the Ramayana, the ancient Hindu epic, is being threatened by flowing lava and mud from the volcano that erupted in Indonesia in October. The art, dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma, may be devastated by the volcanic ash approaching the site, and has prompted an appeal to UNESCO to save the monuments.

I haven't particularly been a horse lover since a bee bit one I was riding too many moons ago, but the magnificent horse sculptures of Deborah Butterfield may change my mind. The Weatherspoon Art Museum has recently acquired one. Otis Art College has produced this YouTube video of the artist discussing her work, and more of them can be seen at the L.A. Louver Gallery site.

Photography and art history buffs will want to see the Autochromes exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Entitled "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand", the exhibit explains the origins of the autochrome dyes, their fragility, and their importance to the development of color photography.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2011