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