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10 Ways to Experience the Wild West

There's a reason so many kids grow up with dreams of one day becoming a cowboy—the lure of the American West, and its scenic, wide-open spaces, is certainly powerful. But beyond the stunning landscapes, you'll find great museums, delicious dining, fascinating historical landmarks, and new age experiences, too. Show More Summary

'The Real and Fantastic World of Charles E. Burchfield' opens at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The vibrant, visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield (1893-1976), one of the leading American artists of the 20th century, are featured in a major exhibition of more than 50 paintings on view at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from August 23 through November 16, 2014. Show More Summary

Roaring Twenties exuberance and Depression era extravagance on view at the Snite Museum of Art

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Experience the exuberance of the Roaring Twenties as well as Depression era extravagance by viewing four classic automobiles on view throughout the 2014 Notre Dame football season. Manufactured within the American heartland?Detroit,Show More Summary

Off the wall

What a surprisingly unenlightened bunch the folks who run the Whitney Museum of Art turned out to be! When a “blood artist” named Istvan Kantor painted a large red “X” on a gallery wall in their temple of American culture, they had security turn the man over to cops, who deposited him in a mental ward for evaluation.

Exhibition of Russian American quilts opens at the Jewish Museum in New York

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum?s world-renowned collection. Show More Summary

Exhibition of new artworks by cartoonist Paul Szep on view at The National Museum of American Illustration

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The National Museum of American Illustration announces a brand new exhibition: Paul Szep: Famous Faces, opening on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. This new exhibition features brand new original artworks painted by the renowned Editorial Cartoonist, Paul Szep. Show More Summary

National Museum of American Jewish History installs commissioned contemporary Mezuzah

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The National Museum of American Jewish History has a new mezuzah on display in the Museum?s entryway. The mezuzah was commissioned by Executive Director Emerita Gwen Goodman with the support of Museum patron Marian Wolgin. A mezuzahShow More Summary

Getty Museum hires Jeffrey Spier, Davide Gasparotto as senior curators

Filling vacancies in two of the Getty Museum's most important jobs, museum director Timothy Potts has picked Jeffrey Spier, an American scholar with whom he's had a long professional connection, as its new senior curator of antiquities — the top post at the Getty Villa in Pacific...

Jeff Koons exhibition at Whitney Museum is vandalized

A small section of the Jeff Koons retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art was vandalized Wednesday, but no works of art were damaged, according to the New York museum.

Smithsonian collects history related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

As part of its mission to document the full breadth of the American experience, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History added a significant number of objects and archival materials related to LGBT history, including Renee...Show More Summary

Burial Man: new hero?

Label on a display at the Nagoya City Museum: The label on this display case says at the top: mais? sareta J?monjin ???????? ("Jomon burial") Jomon (the name, given by the American scholar Edward S. Morse in 1877, means "cord-marked" or "cord-patterned") is the earliest archeological period in Japanese prehistory, which dates from about 14,500/12,000-300 […]

Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Art of Gaman showcases more than 120 artifacts made by Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II. It explores the creativity and ingenuity of these internees, as well as the concept of gaman, a Japanese expression...Show More Summary

The Mexican Museum announces partnership with UNAM

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces that it is embarking on a unique partnership with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de...Show More Summary

Historic Willoughby-Baylor House reopens with new exhibitions and updated Norfolk History Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Chrysler Museum of Art will reopen the historic Willoughby-Baylor House and with it, the Norfolk History Museum, on August 16. The house remained open throughout the Chrysler?s recent expansion project with American Treasures, a well-received exhibition of collection masterworks, then closed in January 2014 for its own facilities upgrades. Show More Summary

Art Everywhere paints American landscape with favorite masterpieces

last weekArts : Art Beat

Art Everywhere U.S. Times Square rendering, featuring (top) Chuck Close’s “Phil” (1969, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, © Chuck Close) and (bottom) Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” (1942, The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection) An ambitious new initiative across the U.S. Show More Summary

Graphic retelling of the story of the loss of the American Folk Art Museum

The greenest building is the one already standing, and this one still should be.

Smithsonian American Art Museum announces artists nominated for its Biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today the nominees for its James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. The 13 nominees are Njideka Akunyili, Cory Arcangel, Trisha Baga, Paul Chan, Barnaby Furnas, Theaster Gates, KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Josiah McElheny, Dave McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Frances Stark, Swoon (Caledonia Curry) and Mickalene Thomas. Show More Summary

The Getty and Performa co-commission new choreography by Yvonne Rainer

last weekArts : Artdaily

The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and Performa have commissioned a new piece by avant-garde choreographer Yvonne Rainer (American, born. 1934). On October 3 and 4, 2014, the Getty will present the performances of...Show More Summary

"Fabelo's Anatomy," Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

Photos courtesy of the artist. With good reason, Roberto Fabelo is known as the Daumier of Cuba. His work is daring, bold, and not a little controversial. But it's so well done that you praise its invention and execution more than you condemn any subversive content it might broach. Show More Summary

Picture This: Dowager in a Wheelchair by Philip Evergood

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

If you haven't seen American Art's exhibition Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Collection, it's time do come on down to the museum. The show closes this Sunday, August 17.

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