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Crystal Bridges Museum unveils 'State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now'

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is dedicated to the idea that art is for everyone. The groundbreaking new exhibition, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, furthers the museum?s mission to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit and highlights the voices of 102 artists from across the country. Show More Summary

In Transit: Willem van Genk’s Cardboard Trolleys

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

The first United States exhibition of Dutch artist Willem van Genk’s work at the American Folk Art Museum offers a comic counterpoint to the recent Futurist show at the Guggenheim.

Should Oil Barons Like David Koch Be Funding Our Museums?

The Natural History Museum's mobile tour. The new project's opening is Saturday at the Queens Museum. What is the point of a science museum? If you’ve visited the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan recently, you might think...Show More Summary

Illustrator Mac Conner interviewed for New York show

An exhibition opens today at the Museum of the City of New York dedicated to the work of US illustrator, McCauley 'Mac' Conner, whose work helped define American advertising from the late 1940 to the early 60s. Accompanying the show is a filmed interview with Conner – who turned 100 last November – which you can watch here...

The Speed Art Museum hires as new Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Speed Art Museum has announced today that Erika Holmquist-Wall has been hired as the Mary and Barry Bingham, Sr., Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture for the museum. Holmquist-Wall will begin her new role at the Speed on October 6, 2014. Show More Summary

Amon Carter Museum of American Art digitizes more than 35,000 artworks with NEH Grant

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces that it has cataloged, digitized and published online more than 35,000 artworks of eight prominent American photographers of the 20th century?Carlotta Corpron (1901?1988), Nell Dorr (1893?1988),...Show More Summary

First U.S. exhibition of works by Dutch artist Willem van Genk opens at the American Folk Art Museum

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The first US monographic exhibition of works of the internationally-acclaimed Dutch artist Willem van Genk (1927-2005) will be on view from September 10 through November 30, 2014 at the American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square in New York City. Show More Summary

'NeoMexicanism,' Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

NeoMexicanism, curated by Edward Hayes Jr., Assistant Curator at the Museum of Latin American Art, is a bold show. It's also a problematic one. While the work is interesting enough, it's hard to embrace the exhibition as a whole with...Show More Summary

From Public Library to Public Gallery, Marvin Beerbohm's Automotive Industry Mural is Reinstalled

5 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The polished machinery featured in Marvin Beerbohm's "Automotive Industry" mural will be shimmering a little brighter now that the mural has been treated by the American Art Museum's conservation department. The mural, which was previously located in Detroit's Public Library, was recently installed in the museum's first floor.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum appoints Tracey Enright as Director of Education and Interpretation

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Georgia O?Keeffe Museum announces that Tracey Enright has been appointed to the position of Director of Education and Interpretation. Enright comes to the Museum from the National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution. Show More Summary

Architecture for Humanity at the New Aspen Art Museum

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

ASPEN, Colorado — Despite its reputation as a resort town for the 1%, the heart of Aspen looks much like a classic Western American town. The new Aspen Art Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, stands out in this context in both height and design.

Drunk Museum Review: Why You Shouldn't Drink And Fly A Pterosaur

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tonight we're introducing a new feature: Drunk Museum Reviews. We love museums. We love drinking. Why not combine the two for the best weekend plans there are? This week: alcohol laws, the American Museum of Natural History, and me drunk-flying a pterosaur to its doom. Read more...

9/11 museum and longing for less divided America

When many Americans heard about the opening of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, they had two words: Too soon.

Allen Memorial Art Museum highlights Latin American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries

last weekArts : Artdaily

The first modern work of Latin American art entered the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum in 1936, providing the seed for a diverse group of more than 200 modern and contemporary works by artists from 12 countries. This fall,...Show More Summary

Did You Know David Koch is on the Board of Directors at the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History?

Did you know that climate change denier David H. Koch is a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and an advisory board member of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History? "So, what's in it for him apart from unlimited free entry?" I hear

The symbol of valor

The anonymous American hero who settled the scales of justice by killing Osama Bin Laden has done a fabulous service by donating to the National September 11 Museum the Navy SEAL shirt he wore on the famed mission.

Scientists at Germany's Karl May Museum weigh returning Native American scalp

last weekArts : Artdaily

A German museum said Thursday it is examining a request from a Native American tribe for the return of a scalp claimed as an ancestral artefact. Scientists from the Karl May Museum in the eastern town of Radebeul near Dresden will soon...Show More Summary

Asia Society Museum presents first major NYC exhibition on Nam June Paik since his death in 2006

last weekArts : Artdaily

Asia Society Museum presents the first major institutional exhibition of Korean American video artist Nam June Paik in New York in more than a decade. Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot explores the artist?s visionary use of new technologies, and the lasting impact his singular contributions have had on the development and appreciation of new media art. Show More Summary

Works by Italian-American self-taught artist Ralph Fasanella on view at American Folk Art Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

Ralph Fasanella (1914?1997), a self-taught artist who celebrated and fought for working people through works that also tackled complex issues of postwar America, is the subject of an exhibition on view at the American Folk Art Museum from September 2 through November 30, 2014. Show More Summary

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