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National Museum of African Art now home to new landmark sculpture on the National Mall

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of African Art announced the acquisition and permanent installation of sculpture ?Wind Sculpture VII? by celebrated contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. ?Wind Sculpture VII? made its Smithsonian debut Saturday, Dec. Show More Summary

Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for Treasury, resigns as MOCA board member

Following his appointment as the next Treasury Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump, California banker Steven Mnuchin has resigned from his board position at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.  Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and onetime co-chairman of the troubled Relativity...

Art Movements

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: a museum discovered that an 800-year-old Mixtec skull in its collection is a forgery, Iran barred works from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art from leaving the country, and Zaha Hadid Architects distanced itself from principal Patrik Schumacher's pro-gentrifcation comments. The post Art Movements appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Interview: Chicago rapper Brian Fresco is hungry for more after excellent tape 'Casanova'

Tucked east of downtown's tourist-heavy and bustling Magnificent Mile is Seneca Playlot Park. Sandwiched between the Ritz Carlton and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the park is easy to miss, but to rapper Brian Fresco, who chose the spot for his interview with RedEye, this tiny park is crucial...

ArtRx LA

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, Pieterspace hosts a discussion on making art during fascism, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive celebrates its new home, the Museum of Contemporary Art honors a Day With(out) Art with a film screening, and more. The post ArtRx LA appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Futuristic arts and architecture center combines two museums in one

MOCAPE is located in Shenzhen and was designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au Coop Himmelb(l)au, the Vienna-based cooperative architectural design firm led by Wolf D. Prix, has completed the Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)...Show More Summary

MCA Chicago announces creative design team for MCA building redesign

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, has announced the names of the creative team that will reimagine many of the MCA's public spaces as part of an architectural redesign of the building, led by the Los Angeles architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee. Show More Summary

Museum Berggruen opens exhibition of works by American painter George Condo

last weekArts : Artdaily

Museum Berggruen opened an exhibition of works by American painter George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire). This first ever large-scale exhibition of contemporary art at Museum Berggruen since its opening combines works by George...Show More Summary

Jason Hammel opening new restaurant inside Museum of Contemporary Art

One does not expect destination-worthy dining in a museum. That assumption is about to change. As part of a $16 million renovation, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.) will create a restaurant to be run by Jason Hammel, the chef/owner of Lula Cafe in Logan Square. As yet...

Iran pulls the plug on Tehran art exhibition in Berlin

Authorities block release of famous artworks unseeen in the west for years, forcing Gemälde Galerie to postpone exhibition indefinitely An exhibition of artworks from Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art which was due to open in Berlin...Show More Summary

Trying to Believe in Sanford Biggers’s Subjective Cosmology

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

In the Sanford Biggers exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, there is a feeling of being somewhat loose and unsupported in the space. The post Trying to Believe in Sanford Biggers’s Subjective Cosmology appeared first on Hyperallergic.

New contemporary arts initiative at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are launching a new contemporary arts initiative at the de Young and Legion of Honor to augment the institution?s collection, programming, and outreach. Building upon each museum?s unique history...Show More Summary

Tehran museum hosts exhibition of modern Arab art

Paintings by Arab artists are displayed alongside works by Iranians, underlining cultural bond despite political tensions Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibition of modern Arab art from countries including SaudiShow More Summary

Art Lover's Guide to Cape Town

Once the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) opens on the V&A Waterfront in September 2017, it will reign as Africa’s largest contemporary art gallery—and one of the world’s most influential art institutions. Show More Summary

New Modern & Contemporary Art Curator at Chrysler Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Kimberli Gant will become the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Museum Director Erik Neil announced today. Gant currently serves as the Mellon Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum, in Newark, N.J. Show More Summary

NYC! Win Tickets To “THE EYES OF MY MOTHER” at The Museum of the Moving Image!

2 weeks agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

For those who prefer their art house horror leans closer to the disturbing than the slow-burn suspense story, Nicolas Pesce’s THE EYES OF MY MOTHER is certainly the contemporary chiller for you. With gorgeous black-and-white photography and a truly unsettling story on display, the film transfixes you akin to a cinematic puzzle, with the pieces […]

‘Truth & Vision’: 20 Contemporary Realist Painters at the Delaware Art Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Through drawings and paintings of the figure, still lifes, and landscapes, the exhibiting painters draw inspiration from the canon — Renaissance painting, the Hudson River School, American Modernism — and advance realism as a critical mode. The post ‘Truth & Vision’: 20 Contemporary Realist Painters at the Delaware Art Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents "Covering Letter" by contemporary artist Jitish Kallat

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

On November 13, 2016, Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter, an immersive installation by one of India?s leading contemporary artists, opened at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The presentation of...Show More Summary

At a moment of change, 'I Am My Own Wife' heralds a survivor

In 2003, About Face Theatre produced an early version of an unusual solo play called "I Am My Own Wife" at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Starring the actor Jefferson Mays, who then was little known, "I Am My Own Wife" was the compelling story of a self-described German transvestite. The...

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