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Heatherwick Studio carves totally tubular museum out of an old silo

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Heatherwick Studio, the high-profile firm behind the Learning Hub and Vessel, recently took the wraps off a new £30 million (around US$40 million) museum in Cape Town, South Africa named the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (or Zeitz MOCAA). Show More Summary

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens first major museum survey of artist Michael Rakowitz

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first major museum survey of Chicago-based, Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz whose work explores contested social, political, and cultural histories. Rakowitz revives destroyed...Show More Summary

"Baggage Claims" and "Virtual Views: Digital Art from the Thoma Foundation" open at Orlando Museum of Art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

This fall, the Orlando Museum of Art unveiled two contemporary art exhibitions. Baggage Claims highlights the work of 18 international artists who use suitcases, trunks and crates to create works of art that express provocative ideas about the mobility of global culture. Show More Summary

Thomas Heatherwick unveils massive museum carved out of a historic grain silo

Prolific architect Thomas Heatherwick just finished transforming an old grain silo in Cape Town into South Africa's largest art museum - the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The team spent years carefully renovating the silo's 42 massive cylindrical concrete tubes into 6,000 square feet of gallery space, which will hold the world's premier collection of African art.[...]

Massive grain silo transformed into South Africa's largest art museum

British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s studio spearheaded the revamp Thomas Heatherwick is at it again. The British designer’s latest work, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town (MOCAA), South Africa, opened today to press in advance of a public opening on Friday, September 22. Show More Summary

Grand Rapids Art Museum presents 16 artists during ArtPrize Nine

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is presenting works by 16 artists participating in ArtPrize Nine. The exhibition showcases a broad range of contemporary art from local, regional, national, and international artists?competing in every ArtPrize category?2D, 3D, Time-based, and Installation. Show More Summary

The Few But True Artists Committed to Community

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Constant as the Sun at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art impels us to interrogate what people mean when they say the word “we.” The post The Few But True Artists Committed to Community appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Africa's First Major International Museum Of Contemporary Art Opens In Cape Town

The 102,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is in a set of old grain silos on the city's waterfront that have been cnverted by designer Thomas Heatherwick. Its art comes from Jochen Zeitz, a major collector of new work from the continent.

Exhibition presents the work of 40 contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Craft & Folk Art Museum announces The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility, an official presentation for the Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The group exhibition presents the work of approximately...Show More Summary

LA’s New Contemporary Art Museum Celebrates a Flexible, Collectionless Model

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, located in a converted clothing factory on the edge of the Arts District, officially opens on September 9. The post LA’s New Contemporary Art Museum Celebrates a Flexible, Collectionless Model appeared first on Hyperallergic.

'After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History' on view in New York

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Asia Society Museum presents a timely exhibition exploring artistic practice as a response to social and political change through the works of seven contemporary artists and one artist group from three Southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Show More Summary

Chrysler Museum to receive gift of 97 works

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Glass collectors Lisa and Dudley Anderson have made a promised gift of 97 artworks to The Chrysler Museum of Art, which will provide a permanent home for their collection spanning four decades of studio and contemporary glass. Their donation is the Museum?s largest single gift of works since the arrival of Walter Chrysler?s artworks in 1971. Show More Summary

Marisol, from Lula Cafe chef-owner Jason Hammel, opens Thursday at MCA

Jason Hammel is excited. The chef behind Lula Cafe in Logan Square, which recently celebrated its 18th anniversary, will open Marisol inside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Streeterville on Thursday. Named after the French-Venezuelan sculptor Maria Sol Escobar, who donated the first work to the...

Downtown's Newest Museum Is a Bright, Brilliant Addition to the Arts District

Ahead of its grand opening, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) is already making a noticeable mark on its corner of the Arts District. In stark contrast to the gritty industrial grays surrounding it, ICA LA's massive exterior brick wall pops with cheerful yellows, bubble-gum pinks and...

American University Museum fall shows: Arab art, Washington art, process art, kinetic art, and the deadly sins

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Focusing in on Arab art, AU Museum hosts two international traveling exhibits featuring a range of Middle Eastern artists. The first exhibit, Between Two Rounds of Fire, The Exile of the Sea: Arab Modern and Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art Foundation, is curated by Karim Sultan, director of Barjeel Art Foundation, and runs through Dec. Show More Summary

New Santa Monica Museum Is Merely The Latest In LA's Museum Building Boom

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The free institution is the newest addition to Los Angeles’ rapidly expanding museum landscape. The Broad opened in late 2015 across the street from downtown’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The Main Museum, also downtown, debuted quietly in October. The Marciano Art Foundation opened this May in a former Masonic temple on Wilshire Boulevard near Koreatown. And […]

Retrospective exhibition of the photo museum of fictional businessman Osip Mandelstam opens at Tallinn Art Hall

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Image Drain, the main exhibition of contemporary art biennial Tallinn Photomonth, is now open at Tallinn Art Hall and Museum of Photography, with the participation of 13 artists from all over the world. The exhibition, curated by Anthea...Show More Summary

University of Richmond Museums announces opening of fall exhibitions

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Processes & Permutations: Prints by Leonardo Drew is on view August 23 through December 8, 2017, in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center Booth Lobby. Leonardo Drew (born 1961) is an African American contemporary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Show More Summary

The Department of Extraordinary Upcycling wants to visit the...

The Department of Extraordinary Upcycling wants to visit the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA so they can experience this awesome inflated art installation created by Taiwanese contemporary artist Shih Chieh Huang. Entitled Organic Concept, the installation is a gigantic translucent wormlike sculpture that fills the museum’s Renaissance Court. Show More Summary

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces The Ellsworth Kelly Award recipient

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announced the second recipient of The Ellsworth Kelly Award, a $40,000 annual grant created with Ellsworth Kelly during his lifetime and endowed by the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation to support museum exhibitions for contemporary artists. Show More Summary

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