Daily Dose Pick: ArtBabble

Online forum ArtBabble has museums like the Guggenheim and MoMA riding the digital wave with original video contributions.

The site features exclusive content from visual heavy hitters such as the Museum of Art & Design and Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a platform for user-generated discussion. Visitors can watch lectures from the 2009 International Design Symposium, scope demos of the art-installation process, and preview Season 5 of PBS series Art:21, all providing a diverse bird’s-eye view of the world of contemporary art.

Sign up for ArtBabble, watch the site’s numerous video series, flip through the artist archive, and babble on via Twitter.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art recently acquired the landmark Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana. Designed by Eero Saarinen with interiors by Alexander Girard, the residence is one of the most highly regarded and intact examples of mid-century modern home design in the United States.

MoMA‘s inside look at a series of multimedia installations by Dutch artist Aernout Mik, recently on view throughout the museum. Mik’s work encompasses motion picture, sculpture, architecture, performance, and social commentary.

South African collage artist, animator, and set designer William Kentridge on Season 5 of Art:21; premieres Wednesday, October 7 on PBS.

KQED‘s Gallery Crawl channel reports on the Bay Area’s lively gallery scene.  In this video, five MFA grads from Mills College in Oakland experiment with mixed media for their thesis exhibition, Young Americans.