Art collectors wield power beyond their awe-inspiring walls; collectors’ taste can determine which artists will be forever renowned, and which shall be forgotten. Richard Neumann’s collection highlights this; the works he bought were made by artists considered obscure today, but celebrated in earlier times. They only persist today because of his collection, even as his colleagues moved on to contemporary art.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here