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Watermelons on a Greek Statue in Ridgefield, Connecticut

5 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

On the front lawn of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, there is a statue of Hera, the Greek goddess of women and marriage, that appears to be vandalized by a sweet and refreshing fruit. Whole, halved, and...Show More Summary

WNYC and MoMA Are Teaming Up for an Artsy Podcast Hosted by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson

WNYC Studios, the podcast production arm of New York Public Radio, and the Museum of Modern Art are collaborating on a ten-episode show called “A Piece of Work,” which is designed to explore various works of contemporary art from the latter’s extensive collection. Notably, it’s hosted by Broad City’s Abbi ... More »

Dallas Museum Of Art's Mexican Modernism Show Is Having Huge Success In Latino Audience Engagement

2 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"There was skepticism when Dallas Museum of Art director Agustín Arteaga proposed bringing a major exhibit of Mexican masterpieces here from Paris and allowing families who were not regular museum visitors to see it for free." But the show has been a big hit, and more than half of its visitors, many of them Latino, […]

MoMA Expansion Gets $50 Million Gift From Billionaire Collector/Hedge Funder

3 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The collector and hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra Cohen, are the latest big-money contributors to the Museum of Modern Art's capital campaign for new exhibition space. The institution announced today that the couple's foundation has given $50 million in unrestricted funds."

Warhol, Nico, a naked handstand, a crucifix: The Broad kicks off 'Happenings' with songs and shocks

The first night in the Broad museum's "Summer Happenings" series is "Warhol Icon," with live performance meant to connect audiences with the art on the walls.

George Lucas Speaks to LA City Council And Gets Approval For The ‘Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

George Lucas has finally found a home for “The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art” in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. After two prior attempts to put the museum in Lucas and his wife’s respective home towns of San Fransisco and Chicago and...Show More Summary

Futuristic solar fabric canopy reacts to heat, sunlight, and movement

MoMA PS1 just completed one of its most experimental and coolest installations to date. The Long Island City-based contemporary art museum wrapped up construction on Lumen, an immersive and interactive installation made with solar-active canopies that glow at night. Show More Summary

Los Angeles City Council approves Lucas Museum

“An incredible institution that will inspire generations to come” “It’s going to be a slam dunk,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said about approving plans to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. He was right. The proposal breezed...Show More Summary

Philadelphia MUseum of Art announces recent acquisitions

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Philadelphia Museum of Art today announced a number of new acquisitions that will significantly enrich its collection. Among the works that have been recently acquired are: a group of contemporary films and videos; Japanese ink paintings...Show More Summary

Exhibition examines spectacle and transcendence in contemporary art by women

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

REVIVAL, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture, photography and video by women artists, is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts June 23?September 10, 2017. Exploring how arresting aesthetics and intense subject matter...Show More Summary

George Lucas' $1.5 billion art museum gets OK from Los Angeles Council

Los Angeles moved with lightsaber speed to clear way for George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.        

Newswire: The Lucas Museum will break ground in L.A. next year

In January, Los Angeles announced that it would be making some room for the George Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art that Chicago had so much trouble with, and now the Los Angeles City Council has formally granted Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, the specific location they wanted in the city’s Exposition Park. Show More Summary

City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man, A Multimedia Exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art

14 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Beginning July 1, 2017, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno will be presenting “City of Dust:The Evolution of Burning Man“, a rich multimedia retrospective of the annual festival that has taken place in the Black Rock Desert since 1991....Show More Summary

OMA's Albright-Knox proposal undoes the work of Buffalo's most famous architect

It’s a mistake to do away with Gordon Bunshaft’s addition to the New York museum Art museums are often their own worst enemy. Witness the endless series of expansions of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which ate up Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s exquisitely designed Folk Art Museum next door, a building that was only twelve years old. Show More Summary

Lucas museum is coming to Los Angeles

News about the art museum that George Lucas will build in South LA The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a $1.2 billion undertaking, is scheduled to open in Exposition Park in South Los Angeles in 2021, with construction starting in early...Show More Summary

Luxury-Brand Mogul To Build Art Museum In Paris's Old Stock Exchange

"For years [François] Pinault, a self-made man whose luxury group had acquired a string of the world’s most famous fashion brands, from Yves Saint Laurent to Gucci, has been searching for a Paris home for his €1.25bn art collection of more than 3,500 works, including pieces by Mark Rothko to Damien Hirst.... Now Pinault […]

Hans Breder, Who Created First-Ever Interdisciplinary Arts Program, Dead At 81

"[His] minimalist sculptures were starting to attract attention in New York when his friend Ulfert Wilke, the director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, recommended him for a faculty position at the university. Mr. Breder accepted, and began teaching an experimental drawing course in 1966. Friends threw up their hands, warning him that […]

Los Angeles Football Club stadium in Exposition Park underway now

When complete, the stadium will include 22,000 seats While all eyes are on the spacey Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that’s in the process of touching down in Exposition Park, a brand new, $350 million soccer stadium is quietly and steadily...Show More Summary

New museum boosts Paris claim to be modern art capital

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

One of the world's biggest art collectors unveiled Monday his plans for a spectacular new museum in Paris, cementing the city's claim to be a modern art capital. French billionaire Francois Pinault will show his $1.4 billion (1.25 billion...Show More Summary

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