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Eye Candy for Today: John William Hill’s Plums

Plums, John William Hill Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on Bristol board, 7 x 12 inches; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The enlargement on the museum’s website is actually in greater detail than the crops I’ve provided here. I love the rendering of the fruit in this simple, direct study: fastinatingly textural close-up, but naturalistic […]

Big donation to help Swiss museum receive Gurlitt art hoard

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

An anonymous benefactor has put up at least 800,000 euros to help the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern house a massive collection of 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era. The donation means preparations will start immediately for the arrival of the collection of German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt, reported Swiss paper Tages Anzeiger on Wednesday. Show More Summary

The Contemporary Jewish Museum Hosts Exhibit On J. Otto Seibold

11 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting an exhibit shining the spotlight on children’s books illustrator J. Otto Seibold. The “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch” art show was organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mr. Lunch book series. Show More Summary

Free Screeing: The Lego Movie, with director Q&A

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 11 at 7:30pm Description: LACMA presents a free screening of the best summer blockbuster of the year (well, it came out before summer, but still). Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be on hand for a discussion [...]

Art Museum Oddity Betrays the Bowie-Curious

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

CHICAGO — This is not really a review of the exhibition David Bowie Is.

Souls Grown Deep Foundation donates 57 works to Metropolitan Museum of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that 57 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States have been donated to the Museum by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from its William S. Show More Summary

Focus on Vincent Van Gogh, as artist and person, in a completely new presentation in the Van Gogh Museum

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The completely new presentation of the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum focuses on the development of Vincent van Gogh. The story of Van Gogh's life and art is the common theme of all floors of the museum; and his paintings, as well as his drawings and letters have now found a permanent place. Show More Summary

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of Smithsonian American Art Museum prize

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of its James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who recognized her paintings...Show More Summary

Installation at Tel Aviv Museum of Art presents hundreds of items suspended from the ceiling

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Up in the Air, by American artist Tom Friedman (b. 1965, St. Louis, MO), is the third in a series of site-specific installations at the Lightfall of the Herta and Paul Amir Building. It is comprised of hundreds of items suspended from...Show More Summary

Adding a Railroad Car to a Grand Piano: Tacoma Art Museum's New and Slightly Less New Architecture

JG This is the new lobby at Tacoma Art Museum. The Haub wing is the ground floor, admissions desk straight ahead. Predock is up top. Earthy versus ethereal. Just a handful of years after Tacoma Art Museum wildly celebrated the building...Show More Summary

King Kong at LACMA

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 2 at 1pm Description: LACMA screens the 1933 original black-and-white version of KING KONG – the primordial ape who comes to a tragic end after falling in love with a beautiful blonde (Fay Wray). Robert Armstrong and Bruce [...]

Müller-Karpe on Amending the 2007 Cultural Heritage Protection Act

Museum archaeologist Müller-Karpe talks to M. Doering about the proposed amendment of the 2007 Cultural Heritage Protection Act and the influence of the art dealer lobby.Deutschland ist zu einem Umschlagplatz für internationale Schmuggler antiker Kunst geworden. Show More Summary

Njideka Akunyili Crosby Wins the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Award

yesterdayArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is delighted to announce that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of our biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who wrote in their decision, "Her bold yet intimate paintings are among the most visually, conceptually, and technically exciting work being made today."

Grimanesa Amoros on Her Favorite Work of Art

WSJ’s Kelly Crow and filmmaker Sarah Hanssen visited Peruvian-born artist Grimanesa Amoros who took them to visit her favorite artwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Go with them as they check it out.

Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby wins $25,000 American Art Museum prize

yesterdayArts : Arts Post

“5 Umezebi Street, New Haven, Enugu” by Njidek Akunyili Crosby, the winner of the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Courtesy of Max Yawney). The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize to Njideka Akunyili Crosby for her “bold yet intimate” paintings. Akunyili Crosby is […]

Smithsonian: Exhibiting Cosby Collection “Does Not Imply Any Position on the Serious Allegations”

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

After last week's radio silence, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art has released a new statement acknowledging the rape allegations against Bill Cosby.

What’s Actually Incubating at the New Museum’s Tech Incubator?

On a recent Saturday night, an "incubator warming” party was held for New INC, the New Museum's mimic of a start-up hub for art, tech, and design. Amid angular Knoll and Vitra furniture alongside whiteboard wallpaper, members who pay between $350 and $600 a month (part-time and full-time, respectively), sipped on... More »

The Met Museum Nets Major Collection of Outsider Art from the South

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett's Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

Museum accepts Nazi-era art hoard bequest; Pledges to restitute any looted pieces

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

A Swiss museum on Monday accepted a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era, but pledged to restitute any looted pieces. The decision, announced at a news conference inShow More Summary

Visitors to four 2014 exhibitions at Metropolitan Museum generated $753 million in spending in New York

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Visitors to The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s presentation of four special exhibitions during the spring/summer 2014 season?Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century; The Roof Garden Commission:...Show More Summary

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