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For the first time, Museum Folkwang displays works by self-taught, non-academic artists

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Works by self-taught, non-academic artists are usually referred to as ?naïve? or ?outsider art? and are conventionally viewed as a distinct category, separate from modern art. But in terms of their power and intensity, these works often rival the great modernist masterpieces. Show More Summary

Blanton Museum announces groundbreaking for Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin", organizes symposium

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin has announced that it will begin construction of Ellsworth Kelly?s Austin in October. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for October 31, and the building is projected to open to the public in late 2016 or early 2017. Show More Summary

A Coffin Made from a Billy Bookcase Among Exhibits at IKEA-themed Art Show — Design News

Pin it Through November 14th, the Warrington Museum & Art Gallery in England is hosting an exhibition exploring a variety of artists' reaction to IKEA. Warrington is the site of the UK's first IKEA store which opened in 1987 and has one of the most visitors of any store in England. READ MORE »

Justin Walsh on Museums and Illicit Antiquities

Justin Walsh, associate professor of art history and archaeology at Chapman University, writes in Hyperallergic (October 2 2015) on why he thinks 'Marion True Does Not Deserve Our Sympathy' for her role in the Getty's illicit antiquities scandal. Show More Summary

Whitney Museum of American Art presents "Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist"

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

This fall, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first retrospective of this pioneering artist in New York City in more than two decades. One of the most important figures associated with...Show More Summary

The British Museum loans two spectacular icons to Virginia museum

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Look through more than 150 ?windows onto heaven? with the Chrysler Museum of Art?s fall keynote exhibition, Saints and Dragons: Icons from Byzantium to Russia. Organized by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Mass., in cooperation...Show More Summary

MoMA appoints La Frances Hui Associate Curator in the Department of Film

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Modern Art announces that La Frances Hui will join the Museum as Associate Curator in the Department of Film, beginning October 13. In this role, Ms. Hui will serve as a strategic collaborator in driving the department?s...Show More Summary

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's MATRIX 173 features artist Mark Dion

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Continuing the 40th anniversary celebration of its groundbreaking MATRIX exhibition series, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is presenting the Mark Dion / MATRIX 173 exhibition, ?The Wadsworth Atheneum?s Great Chain of Being,? Oct. Show More Summary

Worcester Art Museum receives $4 million to endow Director position

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Worcester Art Museum announced today an unprecedented commitment of $4 million to support the endowment of its director position. The gift from the Myles & C. Jean McDonough Foundation, made at the direction of C. Jean McDonough,...Show More Summary

Get A Guided Tour Of The Met From Jay-Z, Kanye West, And Drake

One of the world's greatest art collections gets a modern twist. Instead of a droning docent guiding you through the treasures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City's world-famous art museum, why not ask a few of the greatest rappers of our time instead? Read Full Story

Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective: how he painted, what was his thought process and execution. Show More Summary

21 Reasons It Is Weird for Me to Write About Genius / 21 Century / Seattle

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

‘Under the Surface’ by Lead Pencil Studio (Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo). LEAD PENCIL STUDIO 1. The first reason takes me back to a conference room on the upper floor of the Frye Art Museum last year. The arts editors of The Stranger...Show More Summary

The Cast Of “Freeheld” Talk About Julianne Moore’s Wild Farrah Fawcett Hair

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

NewNowNext hit the red carpet at the Museum of Modern Art for the New York premiere of Freeheld, which sees Julianne Moore playing a police officer battling terminal cancer while fighting to secure her benefits for her partner, played by Ellen Page. Related: Get A First Look At Freeheld With This Preview Scene We spoke... Read more »

Little Black Dress (LBD)

Madame X (Courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art) When John Singer Sargent painted Louisiana native turned Parisian socialite Virginie Gautreau in a little black dress his artwork highlighted her notorious nature and reputation. The 1884 Salon exhibit of the oil portrait Madame X created a scandal and her social standing was ruined. Show More Summary

Artist Paul Rucker Is Taking Back The Racist Symbols Of America's Past

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Step inside the Baltimore Museum of Art this fall and you could find yourself face-to-face with a crowd of seven-foot mannequins dressed head to toe in Klu Klux Klan robes. Of course, they are not your average white hoods. The robesShow More Summary

The Radical Ambiguity of Henry Darger

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

PARIS — I first encountered Henry Darger’s doggedly private, colored drawings depicting his opulent fantasy world at the 1997 The Unreality Of Being show at the Museum of American Folk Art.

Museum Directors Release Plan to Help Provide Safe Havens for Endangered Antiquities

“Under the protocols outlined by the Association of Art Museum Directors, owners whose works are endangered because of terrorism, violent conflict or natural disasters could request that the items be held by a member museum until conditions improved enough for their safe return. Once transferred, these works would be treated as loans, an arrangement that […]

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires painting commissioned by King George III

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

An important work by American painter Benjamin West was recently installed in the McGlothlin American Galleries. The portrait was acquired during the June 18 meeting of the VMFA Board of Trustees and is among the most valuable acquisitions in VMFA history. Show More Summary

Detroit Insitute of Arts opens revamped Ancient Middle East gallery on the first floor of the museum

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Detroit Institute of Arts will open a revamped Ancient Middle East gallery on Oct. 2. The 2855 sq. ft. gallery on the first floor of the museum includes remarkable art from the ancient empires of Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Rome and the Arabian Kingdom?modern day Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Yemen. Show More Summary

First solo exhibition at an American museum by Scottish artist Martin Boyce opens at the RISD Museum

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The RISD Museum presents the first solo exhibition at an American museum by Scottish artist Martin Boyce, whose sculptural works and installations incorporate or evoke elements of modernist art and design, cinema, and organic forms to prompt a reconsideration of how we experience our built environment and the natural world. Show More Summary

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