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Museum masterpieces and works from private collections lead Christie's Russian Art Auction

last weekArts : Artdaily

Christie?s Russian Art sale on 1st of June will offer a selection of works by numerous highly sought-after artists including Ilya Mashkov, Niko Pirosmani, Nicholas Roerich and Ivan Aivazovsky. Session II will offer Russian Works of Art from the esteemed workshops of Fabergé, private and Imperial porcelain factories and renowned sculptors. Show More Summary

Chrysler Museum mourns passing of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Brandt

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Chrysler Museum of Art community is sad to report the death of our colleague and friend Amy L. Brandt, who died May 15 after a valiant health struggle. She was 37. ?Academically distinguished, deeply passionate, and supremely self-confident,...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Museum Appoints Anne Pasternak As New Director

“The choice of Ms. Pasternak is unusual because she has never held a job in a museum. After a brief period working for a commercial art gallery, her career has unfolded entirely within the nonprofit world of up-by-your-bootstraps alternative spaces and nomadic arts groups. But at Creative Time, where she assumed the directorship in 1994, […]

Brooklyn Museum Picks Anne Pasternak as New Director

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Ms. Pasternak, the president of Creative Time, will be the first woman to head one of New York City’s encyclopedic art museums.

The Whitney Names Scott Rothkopf Chief Curator in Surprise Leadership Shake-up

It’s been not a month since the big boatlike Whitney Museum of American Art dropped anchor on the Hudson, and the institution is already rejiggering its curatorial leadership. At a meeting with the board of trustees on May 19, director Adam Weinberg announced that Scott Rothkopf, 38, is getting a... More »

ArtRx LA

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — This week, there's a 25th anniversary of a drag doc, shoe designer Chris Francis sets up shop in the Craft & Folk Art Museum, the Hammer hosts a talk on Black Conceptualism, and more.

The Shock of the New (and Old): The Whitney Museum’s New Home

With the May 1 st grand opening to the public of its new building in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the Whitney Museum launches a new era not only in the New York City art scene, but also, possibly, in the very world of museums. Thanks to a Renzo Piano-designed new building built, as Whitney Director Adam D. Show More Summary

Art Museum Uses Medieval Paintings To Hilariously Recap 'Game Of Thrones'

Dragons and magic aside, "Game of Thrones" has a historical bent -- it draws extensively from medieval history. Some have complained that this flair for the Middle Ages provides an excuse for the show runners to slather the drama with gratuitous sexual violence and gore. Show More Summary

ancientpeoples: Ceremonial vase for eaterLate 6th Century BC,...

ancientpeoples: Ceremonial vase for eater Late 6th Century BC, Terracotta loutrophoros, Archaic Greek, black-figure, 70.5 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art                 Inv.  27.228 Prothesis (laying out of the dead); below, horsemen On the neck, mourners Loutrophoroi were used to fetch water for the bridal bath and for certain funerary rites. Show More Summary

Curbed Maps: Here Now, a Tour of Public Art Around the Curbed Universe

Pete Spiro / Shutterstock.com Before the real dreaded summer—the hot, humid, sticky version–begins, have a look at the public art maps that went live throughout the Curbed universe today. Whether it's museum alternatives, scenic strolls, or mildly controversial creative expressions...

3D Printed Zoetrope Animates Famous Baroque Painting

Tired of looking at old paintings in stuffy art museums? Then take a gander at this 3D printed zoetrope called “All Things Fall,” which artist Mat Collishaw made in collaboration with Sebastian Burton in order to bring an action-packed,...Show More Summary

Robert Pattinson Checks Out “Heaven Knows What” NYC Premiere

Stepping out for an evening of cinema, Robert Pattinson showed up at the Celeste Bartos Theater at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City last night (May 18). The handsome “Remember Me” star charmed the paparazzi as he headed inside for the premiere of the new flick “Heaven Knows What” without his rumored fiancée FKA Twigs. Speaking of Ms. Show More Summary

FreeCity, dosa tapped for latest Wear LACMA collection

Beloved L.A. brands FreeCity and dosa have been tapped by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to create the fifth edition of the Wear LACMA collection of fashion and accessories inspired by the museum’s permanent collection.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibits Chris Burden's ode to father of aviation

last weekArts : Artdaily

Beginning on May 18, 2015, and running for four weeks, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Chris Burden: Ode to Santos Dumont, the first museum presentation of Burden?s recently completed monumental performance sculpture. Plans...Show More Summary

The SCAD Museum of Art presents Vivienne Westwood exhibition

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Savannah College of Art and Design announces a premiere exhibition honoring acclaimed fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, Dress Up Story ? 1990 Until Now, curated by SCAD Trustee André Leon Talley, at the SCAD Museum of Art....Show More Summary

Museums partner to establish new home for distinctive art collection

last weekArts : Artdaily

B?nai B?rith International and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion announced a partnership to acquire, preserve and display the art and artifacts of the B?nai B?rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum at HUC-JIR?s Skirball Museum, a vital cultural and educational outreach venue of its historic campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Show More Summary

Robert Pattinson Looks Suave at 'Heaven Knows What' NYC Premiere

Robert Pattinson is suave while attending the premiere of Heaven Knows What held at the Celeste Bartos Theater at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday (May 18) in New York City. The 29-year-old English actor was joined by Girls Jemima Kirke and Orange is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne, who posed with Chloe Sevigny. [...]

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Gaze and Gayze

last weekArts : Art Fag City

A week in which to see Deb Kass's series of curators under arrest and attend some of New York's museums for free.

Yoko Goes Solo

“War Is Over! If you want it” is a beautiful proposition. But, if all you need is love, where does that leave critics? The Museum of Modern Art found itself at war with the art press in recent months, justly taken to task for its deplorable Björk show. Show More Summary

Free admission to High Museum of Art

On Tuesday, May 19, the High Museum of Art will offer free admission all day as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role that...

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