It’s 5:45pm on May 24th! We’re counting down the days til SFMOMA shuts its doors, at 5:45pm on Sunday June 2. SFMOMA’s four-day long Countdown Celebration extravaganza starts THURSDAY May 30th and is FREE to all. Join us there, or follow my countdown series here.
“We’ll look at five works for 10 minutes each,” I said after my group assembled in the Koret Visitor Education Center for SFMOMA’s version of Slow Art Day. “Please don’t read the placards. I prefer you not take notes. The works’ identity won’t be revealed until the follow-up discussion here in the center.” I was [...]
The first weekend in May, the New Museum in New York hosted its second Ideas City Festival, a biennial event which debuted in 2011 to explore, as the museum explains, “the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and...Show More Summary
OMG! It’s 5:45pm on May 23rd! We’re counting down the days til SFMOMA shuts its doors, at 5:45pm on Sunday June 2, starting with Brice Marden’s Ten Days, Suite J: SFMOMA’s four-day long Countdown Celebration extravaganza starts THURSDAY May 30th and is FREE to all. Join us there, or follow my countdown series here.
The Peony. Not only is it the state flower of Indiana, but these herbaceous perennials are also in bloom all around the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Paeonia lactiflora, also known as the Chinese peony or the common garden peony, flowers in late spring, usually during the month of May. These large, fragrant [...]
Power Grid is one of my favorite games — but almost all of you have no idea what I’m talking about. OK, so, Power Grid is a German board game where you compete with other people to create the power … Continue reading ?
Two words: Professional Jealousy. Busy people get things done because, well, they are busy. But don’t bother telling that to the hipsters that keep spray painting sarcastic graffiti on Franco’s mural he just made last weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – they won’t care. To them he’s just another good-looking guy with all the money and [...]
The Elise S. Haas Bequest: Modern Art from Matisse to Marini is on view at SFMOMA till June 2. Open Space is pleased to host a series of posts highlighting Mrs. Haas’s network of personal connections from SFMOMA Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture Caitlin Haskell and featuring graphics by designer Adam Machacek. Agnes E. [...]
Yahoo rolled out a radical new design for Flickr this week. However, like almost every redesign of a popular product, there are howls of outrage about the changes. Since so many museums use Flickr for collections access, I'm really interested in this process and what it means for us. Show More Summary
Early this month, I got the chance to hear legendary game designer Will Wright (Sim City) give a talk. I've followed Wright's work for years because of his unique perspective on the potential for game-players to be game-makers - in other...Show More Summary
Thomas Day, Newel, 1855, Glass-Dameron House, North Carolina. Photo © Tim Buchman 2013 The elegant Grand Salon was the setting for a panel discussion on the many lives and interests of Thomas Day, the subject of the Renwick Gallery’s, Thomas...
The Elise S. Haas Bequest: Modern Art From Matisse to Marini is on view at SFMOMA till June 2. Open Space is pleased to host a series of posts highlighting Mrs. Haas’s network of personal connections, from SFMOMA assistant curator of painting and sculpture Caitlin Haskell, and featuring graphics by designer Adam Machacek. Elise S. [...]
As you celebrate this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, take some time to appreciate an interesting sight in the sky — the gathering of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter low in the west-northwest at dusk. Right now, you notice Jupiter setting in … Continue reading ?
The Elise S. Haas Bequest: Modern Art From Matisse to Marini is on view until SFMOMA temporarily closes its doors June 2, and as we wind down these last few days, Open Space is pleased to host a series of posts from assistant curator of painting and sculpture Caitlin Haskell, highlighting one of the museum’s [...]
Our correspondence with Ankh Hap, the original Museum mummy, continues this week with a discussion of ushabtis — miniature funerary figurines placed in ancient Egyptian tombs and meant to take the place of the deceased should they be called upon … Continue reading ?
Last month the Pulitzer staff visited Juan William Chávez at his arts and community garden workshop space in Old North. Juan is an artist well known for his Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary Project, which Creative Capital recently honored with...Show More Summary
The new exhibition Indiana by the Numbers (opening this Friday, May 24) traces the history of their design and fabrication, tells the story of their display before they were donated to the IMA in 1989, and provides a glimpse into their recent restoration and repainting by the IMA conservation department.
In 1954 Garry Winogrand, then a twenty-six-year-old commercial photographer, was commissioned by Sports Illustrated to do a story about a young boxer named Nick Biondi. The two struck up a friendship and stayed in touch until Winogrand moved away from New York in 1971. When SFMOMA and the National Gallery announced plans to organize a [...]
In Sacramento, one of the girls who stood vigil outside a Los Angeles courtroom waiting for her “father to be released” in 1969, makes headlines again six years later. Charles Manson follower, Lynette Fromme, attempts to assassinate President Gerald Ford in a gesture that she claims is in defense of the Redwood Forest. “I stood [...]
Lately I’ve become obsessed with the paintings of Sydney Cohen, the Oakland-based artist who is also an adjunct painting/drawing professor at CCA. We met there last summer teaching painting in the “Pre-College” program on the Oakland campus. Warm and unpretentious, we became fast friends commiserating about the joys and frustrations of teaching high-school [...]