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MoMA Reunites Jacob Lawrence's Epic Great Migration Paintings In 2015

  To mark the 100 year anniversary of The Great Migration, the Museum of Modern Art is mounting an extensive exhibit of artist Jacob Lawrence's 60-painting series, The Great Migration, beginning in April 3. The various panels, painted in 1940 and 1941 by a 23-year-old Lawrence, depict Southern blacks' move to the North. [ more › ]

8 Museum Directors Reveal Their Favorite Work of Art

Doulgas DruickArt Institute of ChicagoChicago, IllinoisWhat was the first work of art that left an impression on you?I was 15 when I had my first eureka moment in front of a work of art. I was visiting an exhibition on Van Gogh at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in... More »

For the Harvard Art Museums, a Top-to-Bottom Renovation and Rethinking

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On a warm day in June six years ago, the front doors of the Fogg Museum closed quietly. There was no banner reading “Closing Day” on Quincy Street at the edge of Harvard Yard, no ceremony, no press, no speech. At five o’clock, museum visitors shuffled out the exit in droves, toting travel books and the last discounted souvenirs.

'Paul Klee: Not a Day without a Line' opens at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

last weekArts : Artdaily

In partnership with the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, the Zentrum Paul Klee and the Fondation Beyeler are jointly organising the first ever Paul Klee exhibition in Russia. Around 130 works from all periods of Klee?s oeuvre will highlight the most important aspects of his art. Show More Summary

World War I examined through paintings, sculptures, photographs at Nelson Atkins

last weekArts : Artdaily

World War I, also called The Great War, was the first total war of the modern period. To commemorate the 100­th anniversary of the long and bloody conflict that began during the summer of 1914, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas...Show More Summary

Exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum highlights hidden American histories

last weekArts : Artdaily

A century of U.S. history can be gleaned from the early American folk art on view in A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America at the American Folk Art Museum, the first venue for a national touring exhibition. More than 60 artworks madeShow More Summary

Exhibition looks at the unconventional approach to the description of a cultural institution

last weekArts : Artdaily

Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the Museum Looks exhibition, associated with the unexpected and unconventional approach to the description of a cultural institution. Curator Alexei Maslyaev and project participants offer us to think about what new we can narrate about the museum when we look at the appearance of the museum staff. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Athens appointed Assistant Curator of American Art at The Worcester Art Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Worcester Art Museum announced the appointment of Elizabeth Athens as its Assistant Curator of American Art, a position generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In her new position, Athens will play a key role inShow More Summary

A Roving Locus: A Conversation with Amy Adler

I first saw Amy Adler's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego many years ago when I was probably still in college. Her "Director" series was being exhibited and the work continues to stick with me over all these years. The...Show More Summary

The 14 Best Museum Shows of 2014

Last week, as part of our year-in-culture extravaganza, our art critic Jerry Saltz named his picks for the 19 best gallery shows of 2014. Here, he follows that up with his favorite museum exhibitions of the year. 1. "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" at MoMA To the last, I grapple with... More »

Essay: Bringing Art to the Masses, With Limited Success in Rome

last weekArts : ARCAblog

Image Credit: Roma Capitale By Lynda Albertson It was an initiative to bring the museums to the streets and the streets to the museum. The city of Rome, in cooperation with three city municipalities, three Rome museums and Italy’s Cultural Ministry, set about to beautify the periphery of Italy’s capital with interesting artworks. Show More Summary

Monochrome Sets You Free

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

I discovered the work of Ha Chonghyun in 2000 at an exhibition mounted at the Gwangju City Art Museum, curated by the art critic Yoon Jin Sup.

Philadelphia Museum of Art & the Fabric Workshop and Museum Present a Joint Exhibition, ‘Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals’

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and the Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) will present Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals, the largest solo exhibition in the United States to date by the Puerto Rico–based collective.

Bringing MoMA’s Matisse Show to Movie Theaters

last weekArts : ArtsBeat

A documentary film based on “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs,” which began at the Tate Modern and is still on view at the Museum of Modern Art, will open in theaters in January.

Uzbekistan Museum Director Sold Artworks and Replaced Them With Fakes

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The director of the State Art Museum of Uzbekistan in Tashkent was sentenced today to nine years in prison for systematically replacing works from the institution's collection with fakes and selling off the originals over a 15-year period.

Miami Gets a Latin American Art Museum, at a High Price

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Last week during Art Basel, collector Gary Nader unveiled the design for his new Latin American Art Museum (LAAM), ArchDaily reported. When the 90,000-square-foot space opens in Miami in 2016, it will finally give the "capital of Latin America" an exhibition hall worthy of its nickname.

Alexander Calder's Nenuphar

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

In October, Alexander Calder's sculpture Gwenfritz, part of American Art's collection, was reinstalled outside the National Museum of American History. Karen Lemmey, American Art's sculpture curator speaks about another Calder sculpture, Nenuphar, which he gave to the museum at the same time.

Hardware and Soft Concepts at the Bass Museum

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

MIAMI BEACH — In an apparent attempt to show more shiny baubles than all of the art fairs combined, the Bass Museum of Art last week opened One Way: Peter Marino, a perversely perfect complement to its other major exhibition, GOLD.

A Photographer’s Journey Through Midcentury Asia

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The Rubin Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia, showcases photographs taken by Riboud during his 1950s and '60s trips across Asia, to Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, and Japan.

William Blake

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, attached to the University of Oxford, is currently showing William Blake: Apprentice and Master, which brings together more than 90 of his most celebrated works and offers new insights into his remarkable originality and influence (CLICK). Show More Summary

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