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Toward Freedom: The California African American Museum opens new exhibition

3 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The California African American Museum announces its ne exhibition, ?Toward Freedom.? Curated by photojournalist Irene Fertik, this 40 image collection features Ethiopian communities in Los Angeles and Jewish Ethiopians in Israel. The exhibition is on view from October 1, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Show More Summary

Exhibition on view at Reynolda House Museum of American Art named among best exhibitions worldwide

5 hours agoArts : Artdaily

An exhibition of American Impressionism which opened Saturday, Oct. 3 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art has just been named one of the 28 best exhibitions around the world. ?The Artist?s Garden: American Impressionism and theShow More Summary

Whitney Museum of American Art presents "Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist"

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

This fall, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first retrospective of this pioneering artist in New York City in more than two decades. One of the most important figures associated with...Show More Summary

American Museum of Tort Law (the "Ralph Nader" Museum) Opens in Connecticut

Check out the September 28, 2015 article in The New Yorker on Ralph Nader's Tort Museum.Last month, the American Museum of Tort Law opened in Winsted, Connecticut.The museum is the idea of the famous American consumer advocate and lawyer Ralph Nader who comes from Winsted:"Nader’s consumer-protection advocacy is the lifeblood of the museum. Show More Summary

The Radical Ambiguity of Henry Darger

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

PARIS — I first encountered Henry Darger’s doggedly private, colored drawings depicting his opulent fantasy world at the 1997 The Unreality Of Being show at the Museum of American Folk Art.

The Big Winners At This Year's CLIO Awards: Music, And Doing Good

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Rappers Sandra Denton, Deidre Roper, and Cheryl James of Salt-N-Pepa and director Spike Lee attend the 2015 CLIO Awards at the American Museum of Natural History on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CITI) The 56th annual CLIO [...]

Conflict Coins

Last Wednesday Ute Wartenberg Kagen spoke on a panel at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. I didn't get to see the panel, as the US State Department's live stream was down. The American Numismatic Society has posted a paper in which she gives her views, entitled Collecting Coins and the Conflict in Syria. Show More Summary

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires painting commissioned by King George III

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

An important work by American painter Benjamin West was recently installed in the McGlothlin American Galleries. The portrait was acquired during the June 18 meeting of the VMFA Board of Trustees and is among the most valuable acquisitions in VMFA history. Show More Summary

First solo exhibition at an American museum by Scottish artist Martin Boyce opens at the RISD Museum

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The RISD Museum presents the first solo exhibition at an American museum by Scottish artist Martin Boyce, whose sculptural works and installations incorporate or evoke elements of modernist art and design, cinema, and organic forms to prompt a reconsideration of how we experience our built environment and the natural world. Show More Summary

Should Seattle's Silos Get Art Painted on Them? Would It Even Be Art? Would They Still Be Silos? Discuss.

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Are silos artistic? Or do they need art painted on them? This painting, made by American modernist Charles Sheeler in 1927, is a piece of industrial-architecture worship. It's called My Egypt. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;...Show More Summary

The real story behind the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit

In celebration of the new American Museum of Tort Law, here’s what happened in 1992 when a senior citizen sued the chain after burning herself with coffee.

Symposium: Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational American Art History

2 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On October 16th–17th, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will hold the final event in its five-part series: "The Terra Symposia on American Art in a Global Context." This fall's capstone event, "Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational...Show More Summary

Ralph Nader’s American Museum of Tort Law Opens Its Doors

“Quiet confusion was in the air around the entrance to the museum – ‘What the heck is a tort?’ a man whispered to his wife as they walked in. She wasn’t sure. … Tort law is essentially the law of personal injury, and the museum’s mission is to restore the idea that personal-injury law is […]

Bulgaria Opens Its First Children’s Museum, Designed by an American

3 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Children’s museums are an American invention—the Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first of its kind when it was founded in 1899. But these hands-on, interactive spaces dedicated to helping children learn about the world can now beShow More Summary

Glenstone Museum presents sculptures and drawings from each decade of Fred Sandback's career

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Beginning on September 30, 2015, and continuing through summer 2016, Glenstone in Potomac, Maryland, will devote all 9,000 square feet of the museum to an exhibition of the work of Fred Sandback (19432003), the American sculptor best known for his immersive installations made from acrylic, store-bought yarn. Show More Summary

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg to open major exhibition of prints by gifted American women

last weekArts : Artdaily

The MFA has built an impressive collection of prints by American women and premieres the largest grouping to date in this stunning exhibition of more than 90 works. The vast majority of the prints are gifts of discerning art collectors Martha and Jim Sweeny of St. Show More Summary

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich returns to its roots: A new retrospective showcases Charles Harold Davis

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Bruce Museum returns to its roots in September, with a retrospective of the work of Charles Harold Davis, a talented American landscapist who was the leader of Mystic, Connecticut artists? colony and who worked in Barbizon, Impressionist, and Tonalist manners. Show More Summary

Kente Cloth Klansmen and Paul Rucker’s Art That Provokes

Paul Rucker isn’t intentionally provocative. His art tells American stories. It just so happens that those stories are provocative, wretched and criminal. At the opening last week of his installation “Rewind” at the Baltimore Museum of Art, there are rows of tall and imposing mannequins donning Ku Klux Klan robes. Show More Summary

American Voices: Pope Spends Day In NYC

last weekHumor : The Onion

Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. continues today with a full slate of events in New York City, including an address to the UN General Assembly, a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, a parade through Central Park, and concluding with an evening mass at Madison Square Garden. What do you think?

Ralph Nader’s Tort Law Museum Seeks to Keep His Crusade Evergreen

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The American Museum of Tort Law, which opens Sunday in Connecticut, is Mr. Nader’s effort to educate people on the history of consumer protections.

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