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New Art Exhibit to Explore Rural Past and Future

By Casey Francis on September 25, 2014 - 9:53am Access to art, and even art relating to the rural experience, often seems locked way in a far off "important" place. The Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, however, places art right inShow More Summary

Would you rather be immersed online in the museum or in the world the work of art was plucked from for the museum?

The British Museum is going to build a replica of itself inside the gaming world of Minecraft. That will, one assumes, permit visitors to go up to the artworks and look at them closely or even walk around them. Fine. But the major advantage...Show More Summary

Wadsworth Atheneum Receives $750K for Reinstallation of Collections

Did you know that the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut is the oldest public art museum in the United States? Now you do. The 172-year-old institution, now in the final stages of a five-year, $33 million renovation,...Show More Summary

Christopher Williams Shakes Up the Exhibition Catalogue

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

When Christopher Williams’s retrospective, currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, was first proposed, the artist says he was uncomfortable with the idea of a survey.

Eye Candy for Today: Bloemaert tree studies

Studies of Two Pollard Willows, Abraham Bloemaert Pen and brown ink with watercolor. Roughly 8×12 inches (20x30cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Simple, direct and beautifully economical observation from nature. Not a superfluous line.

Wild architecture makes German cinema come alive at LACMA

Movies can be great. Art can be great. But put them together in a museum exhibition, and the combination can be not-so-great. In fact, it can be downright tedious: acres of wall space jammed with photos and film posters, all punctuated by dim projection rooms displaying bits of film. Enter...

Shia LaBeouf to run a 'metamarathon' at Amsterdam museum

Shia LaBeouf is embarking on another offbeat art project/stunt -- this time in the city of Amsterdam.

The Sprawling David Bowie Exhibition Hitting America This Week

David Bowie Is, which opened at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago yesterday, features more than 300 objects spanning the entirety of the musician’s career—from handwritten lyric sheets to set designs, instruments to costumes. The post The Sprawling David Bowie Exhibition Hitting America This Week appeared first on WIRED.

MoMA finds lost 1913 film with all-black cast

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has discovered footage of a previously unknown 1913 film with vaudeville and Broadway pioneer Bert Williams starring in a cast of all black actors. It’s not a completed film that a movie theater would have received, but rather seven reels of unassembled daily rushes, multiple takes from each [...]

Newly Unearthed Feature Is Oldest Film with Black Cast

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

A 101-year-old film discovered by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the oldest known feature film starring a cast of black actors.

Pérez Art Museum Miami receives significant new works for the museum's permanent collection from JPMorgan Chase

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

At yesterday?s Seventh Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami Corporate Luncheon, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a major gift of art to the museum?s permanent collection. This gift includes six works by American women: Pat Stier, Marilyn Minter, Jenny Holzer and Maya Lin, across a range of different media. Show More Summary

A Gift of Classic American Photographs for the Whitney

The New York collectors Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and Celso Gonzalez-Falla are sharing 75 photographs with the Whitney Museum of American Art.

My 'Moment" at The Met and Why You Might Need One, Too

Recently, I had a "moment" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. My husband and I were visiting New York from Colorado without our young kids: a rare trip designed to be all about spontaneity, like before we had children. We hadn't necessarily planned to visit museums, or anything, really. Show More Summary

American Muralist Tom Lea

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On September 24, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will co-host a national conference that examines the importance of preserving WPA-era murals using the work of celebrated American muralist Tom Lea as a case study.

Remarks at 'threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria' Event

Remarks of John Kerry Secretary of State at 'threats to cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria' Event at the opening of the exhibition “Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age” at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 22, 2014. Show More Summary

China's National Gallery Will Be One of the Largest Museums on Earth

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The sprawling Hermitage Museum has long reigned as the world's largest museum—but China has plans to come close to it with a huge new building for the National Art Museum of China, the design plans for which were recently released by French architect Jean Nouvel. Read more...

Dallas artist creates rainbows with 60 miles of thread

6 days agoArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Gabriel Dawe sculpts 60 miles of sewing thread for his installation piece at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s State of the Art exhibit. Video produced by Dane Walters of KERA Dallas artist Gabriel Dawe makesShow More Summary

The David Bowie Exhibit Reveals Little About The Man Behind The Mask

The David Bowie exhibition at MCA was every bit the spectacle you'd hope. We just wish it showed us more David Jones. I'm approaching the climactic finish of the David Bowie exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. The show, which sold out at London's Victoria & Albert Museum last year, has arrived in Chicago for its only stop in the US. Show More Summary

It’s David Bowie Day In Chicago

Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared September 23rd (today) “David Bowie Day” in honor of the city’s connection with David Bowie Is, a career retrospective that is making its U.S. debut at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition has already been displayed in London, Berlin, Sao Paulo, and Toronto, and will open [...]

Paris' Picasso treasures - when will the museum re-open?

A post called French Riviera Art Trail showed how the already mature artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) moved permanently to Vallauris, next to the town of Antibes, in the 1950s. There he slowly learned the skills of pottery art at the Galerie Madoura. Show More Summary

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