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A New Biography Spotlights the de Menil Family’s Art-Filled Life

2 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

John and Dominique de Menil were patrons of the arts, founders of the the Menil Collection museum, and early champions of Modernist architecture.

Five Games to Play at the Art Museum

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

"Kick the Kandinsky" is still a step too far, but there are plenty of grown-up games one can play at the museum. The post Five Games to Play at the Art Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The California African American Museum receives significant gift of art from Gordon W. Bailey

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The California African American Museum announced today a significant gift of thirty-two artworks from collector, scholar, and advocate Gordon W. Bailey. The paintings, sculpture, and mixed media works that comprise Bailey?s gift to CAAM are by African American artists and include an important, circa-1980s work by the renowned, St. Show More Summary

Philip and Kathy Power donate renowned Inuit art collection

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Ann Arbor community leaders Philip and Kathy Power have created the Power Family Program for Inuit Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, a program that will position the museum as a national leader in the curation, exhibition and understanding of Inuit art. Show More Summary

MAD presents feminist paintings of Miriam Schapiro in conversation with the works of nine contemporary artists

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

From March 22 to September 9, 2018, the Museum of Arts and Design presents Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro, an exhibition that showcases twenty-nine collage paintings by the pioneering feminist artist Miriam Schapiro...Show More Summary

thedaysofedo: By Katsushika Hokusai (????, 1760 –...

13 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hedaysofedo: By Katsushika Hokusai (????, 1760 – 1849). Source: Museum of Fine Arts. Via

Joan Jonas Endures With Her Strange and Entrancing Rituals

16 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The New York native has been practicing performance art, the most ephemeral of forms, since the 1970s. Now she has the biggest museum show of her career.

Oldest Known Portraits of an African American Couple, Found Under a Bed, Star in New Documentary

21 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The 1841 portraits by Franklin R. Street have been shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and appear in the new documentary The Montiers: An American Story. The post Oldest Known Portraits of an African American Couple, Found Under a Bed, Star in New Documentary appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Intricate staircases made by secretive French woodworking masters

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

An art collector who died earlier this year donated a remarkable collection of escaliers to Cooper-Hewiit Museum. The tiny staircases were fashioned by French compagnons, a secretive trade group of master craftworkers. (more…)

Duisberg Journal: In Germany, the Power of Art in the Twilight of Life

23 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

A growing number of museums bring stimulation and solace to dementia patients through regular tours.

2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Turn Up Under Lawn Of Florida Museum

No, they're not previously unknown Native American art, we're afraid. They're first- and second-century Greco-Roman works from Antioch, and five of them were among the first pieces acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. "One was embedded in a fountain in the sculpture garden. One went on display in the Membership Garden. One […]

Brazil museum selling prized Jackson Pollock to stay afloat

Rio de Janeiro's Modern Art Museum is selling one of its most prized works, a Jackson Pollock painting, to help stay afloat. The private, not-for-profit museum said a sale of this type has never been done before in Brazil, although it is common in Europe and the United States. Show More Summary

The Three Painters at Seattle Art Museum Challenge the History of Art

by Katie Kurtz Compare this painting by Mickalene Thomas to a similar composition by Manet. In person, Thomas’s work sparkles with rhinestones and glitter. THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG Three young women of color...Show More Summary

Liev Schreiber Brings His Sons to 'Isle of Dogs' Premiere!

Liev Schreiber hits the red carpet at the premiere of his new animated movie Isle of Dogs on Tuesday night (March 20) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The 50-year-old actor was joined at the premiere by his sons Sasha, 10, and Kai, 9. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]

The Frick Pittsburgh presents masterpieces from the Mellon Collection of French art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Frick Pittsburgh in Point Breeze is presenting Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, an exhibition featuring more than 70 masterpieces collected by Pittsburgh-born collector and philanthropist, Paul Mellon (1907?1999), beginning March 17, 2018. Show More Summary

The National Gallery of Australia's Diane Arbus touring exhibition opens at Heide Museum of Modern Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The photographs of Diane Arbus (1923-71) are among the most widely recognised in the history of photography. Her images stand as powerful allegories of post-war America, and once seen are rarely forgotten. Works such as Identical twins,...Show More Summary

MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology opens spring season with Tomás Saraceno

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

MAAT presents a wide range of exhibitions in which the theme of climate change stands out. Following the acclaim of Bill Fontana?s Shadow Soundings sound and video installation, which received more than 70.000 visitors, on March 21 MAAT?s Oval Gallery hosts a new large-scale commission by Tomás Saraceno. Show More Summary

Gardiner Museum names Sequoia Miller as Chief Curator

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Gardiner Museum announced the appointment of Sequoia Miller to the role of Chief Curator. Miller worked as a full-time studio potter before re-entering academia as a doctoral candidate in the History of Art at Yale. He is expected to receive his PhD in May. Show More Summary

Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware

Founded in 1912 in honor of the recently deceased local illustrator Howard Pyle, the Delaware Art Museum soon grew from a fledgling collection to the museum it is today. It now houses 12,000 pieces, with a particular emphasis on American...Show More Summary

Portland Museum Of Art Goes Free For Under-21s

The policy change was backed by philanthropist Susie Konkel, who is a well-known advocate for youth. All eligible visitors will also be able to sign up for the Susie Konkel Pass, which will provide the holder opportunities to attend special events such as free screenings of PMA Films.

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