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Museum of Modern Art launches walking tour of Jacob Lawrence's Harlem

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The current Museum of Modern Art exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence?s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North expands uptown, beyond the Museum?s galleries, with the launch of a self-guided walking tour that explores the Harlem that nurtured Lawrence as a young artist in the 1930s. Show More Summary

New Executive Director for Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Katherine de Vos Devine has been appointed the first Executive Director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, effective July 1, 2015, it was announced today by BMCM+AC Board Chair Dr. J. Richard Gruber. In her position at BMCM+AC...Show More Summary

Bjork’s “I’ve Seen It All”: Simple pleasures that trump tragedy

I love it when an artist shows me the beauty in the everyday. That’s what I saw when I wandered into the Bjork exhibit recently at the Museum of Modern Art and encountered her music video for “I’ve Seen It All.” The song is from the 2000 Lars von Trier film, “Dancer in the Dark.” […]

Objective mourning: A survey of Doris Salcedo's sculptures at the MCA

The fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art has temporarily become a deeply somber place. An earthen graveyard fills the lobby. Sharp rusted structures stand forlorn in a gallery. Empty hospital cots line the floors. Broken furniture and worn shoes lean against the walls and one another....

Microsoft Updates City Art Search App With New Features In Windows Phone Store

Microsoft today updated City Art Search app to v1.9.0.13 with many new improvements. With this City Art Search app, users can search over 2,200 famous works of art around the world, and see which galleries and museums they are located in. Find the detailed change log below. What’s New: Justified text on Wikipedia previews for […]

Photos: Art Institute Receives Its Largest Gift Of Art In Museum's History

  The Art Institute of Chicago just received its largest gift of art ever from two local philanthropists. The donated collection, which is valued at $400 million, will be made available to the public early next year. [ more › ]

Romancing the Stone: Sara VanDerBeek at the Baltimore Museum of Art

4 days agoArts : Art Fag City

In her new solo exhibition, Sara VanDerBeek considers neoclassical architecture as a link between the museum and memories of her hometown.

How The New Whitney Could Be The Next Great Contemporary Art Museum

The museum used to be a storehouse for the art of the past, the display of supposed masterpieces, the insightful exploration of the present in the context of the long or compressed histories that preceded it. Now — especially as embodied by the Tate Modern, Guggenheim Bilbao, and our beloved MoMA — the museum is […]

Comics A.M. - Archie's Paul Kaminski Joins DC Comics

He's now an associate editor in the Superman office! More on the Cartoon Art Museum's move! Roz Chast on the origins of her acclaimed memoir! Plus more!

Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.

LACMA's '50 for 50' gifts to go on public view Sunday

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

"Gratitude is the theme of our 50th anniversary," Michael Govan, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's chief executive, said at the media preview for the new exhibit "50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA's Anniversary."

Your Guide to the Fascinating Artists at Artopia 2015

The Los Angeles art world is thriving right now, with a robust gallery and museum scene garnering world attention. And that’s a great thing for the city. But L.A. Weekly's annual Artopia event is about another kind of L.A. art world — one that embraces a dynamic, experimental, emotional relationship...

The Shock of the Ancient

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

As modern Greeks, Brits and Hollywood hotshots continue to debate where the Elgin Marbles belong today, and as an exhibition of ancient Greek art runs at the British Museum, the original controversies that surrounded ancient sculptures have been as good as forgotten. Show More Summary

Parked Park: Taiwan's Greenest Parking Lot

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit: Forgemind ArchiMedia The CMP Block Museum of Arts in the West District of Taichung City, Taiwan, features a series of exhibitions throughout the year in its outdoor cultural creativity square. This exhibition shows 'green' vehicles sunk into the lawn, landscaped in a bid to merge 'art, aesthetics, and nature.' The Presurfer

Art Institute of Chicago gets its largest gift ever, including 9 Warhols

A major private contemporary art collection with a value estimated at $400 million is being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, in what the museum is calling the largest gift of art in its history and a coup for the institution and the...

Harvard Art Museums appoint Edouard Kopp as Maida and George Abrams Associate Curator of Drawings

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Harvard Art Museums announced the appointment of Edouard Kopp as the Maida and George Abrams Associate Curator of Drawings in the museums? Division of European and American Art. Kopp comes to the museums from the J. Paul Getty Museum...Show More Summary

Canada's newest art museum to open with an exhibition of Canada's most acclaimed living artist

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Audain Art Museum's construction is on schedule to open to the public in Whistler, B.C. on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The opening will feature an exhibition of work by renowned Vancouver photographer Jeff Wall. The 56,000 sq.ft. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: H Siddons Mowbray’s Idle Hours

Idle Hours, H. Siddons Mowbray Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project, downloadable file on Wikipedia, original is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Though not in the kind of exotic location common to the Orientalist paintings that were fashionable the time, Mowbray has dressed is models in oriental costume as they languorously […]

FAShion Arts Society Hall of Fame Style: Worn, Lived, Learned

Conversations held, lessons learned -- Style as something worn well, Style as something lived wonderfully well. The Indianapolis Museum of Art's newest affiliate group, the FAShion Arts Society, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary on May 5th. Show More Summary

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