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Furiously Real: The Parting Words of Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Featuring LaToya Ruby Frazier

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy Seattle Art Museum 'THE FLAGELLATION,' CA. 1360 This is not the picture you were expecting to see, is it? In her eight years at Seattle Art Museum, Sandra Jackson-Dumont has foregrounded work made by artists of color confronting tough subjects. Show More Summary

For an ongoing guerrilla art project called Goldenroach...

For an ongoing guerrilla art project called Goldenroach Hungarian designer and visual artist Miklós Kiss, aka kissmiklos, has been smuggling 14-carat gold-plated bronze cockroaches into museums across Europe, making them part of the....Show More Summary

Preview Ai Weiwei’s Largest New York Exhibit, “According to What?”

The Brooklyn Museum of Art presents Ai Weiwei: According to What?, the prolific Chinese artist’s first large-scale exhibition in New York. This is the last and largest stop in Weiwei’s global tour and includes works not seen at previous venues. The exhibition features… Preview Ai Weiwei’s Largest New York Exhibit, “According to What?” is a post by Thomas Welch on Selectism.

Folk Art Museum Architects Denounce Demolition, MoMA PS1 Proposed as Possible Site for Facade

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

With scaffolding now shrouding its embattled façade, the architects behind the ill-fated American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) have broken their silence over the demolition of the acclaimed building, denouncing the "senseless and unnecessary act of destruction" in a brief statement posted online yesterday and a longer interview in the New York Times today.

Seeing Out Loud: Saltz on MoMA’s Frustratingly Near-Great Sigmar Polke Retrospective

The Museum of Modern Art’s sprawling extravagant “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010” is really good. How could it not be, with more than 260 works by a great artist on hand? When Polke died at 69 in 2010, John Baldessari observed that “Any one [Polke] move can provide a career for... More »

Hip-Hop Meets Art History

23 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Cecilia Azcarate's art history tumblelog B4XVI pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

Currently Hanging: Art in Seattle by the 78-Year-Old Pre-Feminist Repping the US at the Next Venice Biennale

Courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery/Contemporary Arts Museum Houston SO MANY WAYS TO READ DANTE Joan Jonas uses live-action video, video drawing, benches, tables, lamps, painting, performance, and the late Spalding Gray in her exhibition...Show More Summary

Drill, Spill, Repeat: Shining a Light on the BP Gulf Disaster 4 Years Later

(Photo: Oceana / Melissa Forsyth) Last night, D.C residents might have noticed an unusual display outside of popular downtown landmarks like Union Station, the Postal Museum, and The National Gallery of Art. Leading up to the fourthShow More Summary

Gay kiss photographs condemned by Vatican to be shown in New York

Spanish artist Gonzalo Orquin’s controversial series “Si, Quiero” is taking up residency in Manhattan’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art on April 30.

Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2009 in a four-story building designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. It's no surprise then that the museum is celebrating the architect with the major exhibition...Show More Summary

The art of bank note design

The Bank of England Museum's latest exhibition offers a look at some fascinating items from its archives, including bank note test prints and sketches by designer Harry Ecclestone.

Where Warhol meets Venus

by Caroline Lawrence In 2010 a millionaire art collector bought a four story house in a pretty hill town on the French Rivera and made it into a boutique museum for his marvellous collection of Classical and modern art. This is the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, or MACM for short. For any lover of ancient […]

Gay Cowboys Lasso An Often-Ignored Part Of The American West

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis recently opened an exhibition of 41 evocative photographs Blake Little captured in the gay rodeo scene. Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo chronicles the story of an often-ignored part of American Western culture. Little became captivated by the gay rodeo scene in the late ’80s and […]

Isa Genzken: Retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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Irene Leache memorial gifts to Chrysler Museum strengthen collection, bridge past with future

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Irene Leache Memorial Foundation has donated its entire collection of European Old Master paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts to the Chrysler Museum of Art. At its March meeting, the museum?s board of trustees voted unanimously to accession the Irene Leache Memorial art collection. Show More Summary

Hillwood appoints curator of 19th-century art; Re-dates Faberge imperial Easter egg

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens has appointed Wilfried Zeisler to associate curator of 19th-century art. With an academic background in French 19th-century art in the Russian court, Zeisler brings significant professional and academic experience to this important and unique area of focus at Hillwood. Show More Summary

Original watercolor illustrations by James Warhola on view at the Demuth Museum

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Lancaster is bursting with Pop Art this spring at the Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art. The Demuth Museum hosts James Warhola: Visiting a Pop Icon, featuring original watercolor illustrations by James Warhola from his children's book, Uncle Andy?s. Show More Summary

Artist and former Buddhist monk Andrew Binkley explores “A Space Between” in Hawaii museum installation

There was a point at which American artist Andrew Binkley had had it with school and journeyed off to China to explore Ch’an Buddhism. A year’s immersion in the art and philosophy of that culture moved him to dive even deeper and off he went to Thailand where he spent two years as a Theravadan […]

Rent, Don't Buy: For those who've always dreamed of...

For those who've always dreamed of a Night at the Museum-style living situation, consider renting this furnished two-bedroom suite inside San Francisco's Pritikin Museum for $4.5K a month. The private museum boasts $50M worth of art and unlimited access to...

Demolition Watch: The New York Times reports that...

The New York Times reports that scaffolding and protective netting will begin to go up around NYC's former American Folk Art Museum today as the Museum of Modern Art prepares to dismantle it. MoMA filed an application to demolish th...

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