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Lewis Manilow, Chicago Arts Philanthropist, Dead At 90

By profession an attorney and real estate developer, he was a co-founder of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art and led the effort to move the Goodman Theatre into a building of its own, anchoring a "theatre row" in the North Loop.

Is Culture In The Americas In Big Trouble?

That was the title of a panel discussion at Art Basel Miami Beach that "included artist Jordan Casteel, Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston director Bill Arning, and writer and photographer Teju Cole. While there weren't many concrete solutions drawn, the conversation offered a clear diagnosis of the key issues facing art […]

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5 days agoArts : Artdaily

A cross-disciplinary exhibition YOU?VE GOT 1243 UNREAD MESSAGES. The Last Generation Before the Internet. Their Lives organized by the Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art is on view at the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (Ja?a Rozent?la laukums 1) from 9 December 2017 to 4 February 2018. Show More Summary

Jacob Felländer's groundbreaking U.S. debut explores Virtual Reality

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is showcasing ?How to Unlock a Portal? by Swedish artist Jacob Felländer. Felländer is internationally recognized for his collections of large scale manipulated photographs of cityscapes. Show More Summary

How a Jewish Storytelling Tradition Is Reflected in Contemporary Art

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

With varying degrees of success, a show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco looks at how storytelling can help us access spirituality. The post How a Jewish Storytelling Tradition Is Reflected in Contemporary Art appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Phoenix Art Museum receives significant investment in contemporary art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Phoenix Art Museum announces the establishment of the David and Dawn Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative, representing a significant and comprehensive investment in the growth and visibility of contemporary art collecting, education and exhibition at the Museum. Show More Summary

Contemporary Art Qatar opens in Berlin

last weekArts : Artdaily

The largest ever showcase of contemporary arts from Qatar, presented by Qatar Museums as the finale of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture, opens at Berlin?s legendary Kraftwerk space on Saturday, 9 December 2017 until 3 January 2018. Show More Summary

Saint Louis Art Museum receives major gift including 81 works by contemporary black artists

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum?s holdings of works by African-American artists. Show More Summary

Review: Marisol off to impressive start in artful MCA space

It sounds odd at first, but the same things that drew Jason Hammel to create Lula Cafe in Logan Square 18 years ago attracted him to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, where he opened Marisol three months ago. “For me, it was a question of artistic community and creativity,” Hammel said. “Logan...

Just How Many Damn Contemporary Art Museums Can Miami Take?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"More, more, more. Here, hardly a season goes by without the announcement of yet another new art museum or expansion - all fueled by the homegrown excitement and international attention surrounding the Art Basel Miami Beach fair each December, and all primarily focused on Basel-style contemporary art at the expense of virtually every other artistic […]

Delight Someone (Everyone)

A few years ago, I had the joy of hearing Senga Nengudi talk about her art in a gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver surrounded by the work. Nengudi makes intimate installations and sculptures from discarded materials such as torn pantyhose. Show More Summary

Sixth Annual North Miami Brewfest Coming to MOCA Plaza

The North Miami Brewfest returns for its sixth annual celebration of craft beers and brewers on December 9 — coinciding with Art Basel and Miami Art Week. This year, the Brewfest gets a new home. The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami will be hosting the event. In the past, it was held at Florida International University's (FIU) Biscayne Bay Campus.

Thanks to One Man’s Collection, Jakarta Now Has a World-Class Museum

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The city’s first major modern and contemporary art museum opened this month with exhibitions drawn from the collection of its founder, Haryanto Adikoesoemo.

Jakarta, One Of The World's Largest Cities, Finally Has A Major Art Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"For a city of its huge size - 10 million people - and economic heft, Jakarta lacked many things one might expect of a thriving Asian metropolis: a metro system, for one, as well as a major international modern and contemporary art museum. The metro system will be operational in 2019, but the contemporary art […]

A Dark Comedy Finds Society’s Problems Reflected in the Art World

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Swedish director Ruben Östlund's satire The Square follows the misadventures of the chief curator of a fictional contemporary art museum. The post A Dark Comedy Finds Society’s Problems Reflected in the Art World appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Exhibition at the Parkview Museum Singapore features works by 34 contemporary artists

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Parkview Museum Singapore announced the contemporary art exhibition, The Artist?s Voice, the first show in a series of thematic exhibitions presented by The Parkview Museum aimed at exploring the complexity of our historical time through the narrative language of contemporary art. Show More Summary

"Extra bodies" is the focus of new exhibition at the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The exhibition sheds light on a phenomenon in art that first rises to prominence in the 1990s and then explodes in the early years of the new millennium: the artistic practice of resorting to and deploying ?extra bodies.? Artists select...Show More Summary

The Creator Of Brazil's Outdoor Museum Has Been Sentenced To Nine Years In Jail

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Contemporary art museum creator Bernardo Paz, "an eccentric and celebrated figure in Brazil’s art scene, was accused of using money raised abroad for Inhotim for expenses related to a conglomerate of mining and steel companies he ran. Mr. Paz’s sister, Virgínia de Mello Paz, was also convicted in the scheme and sentenced to five years […]

Kerstin Brätsch accepts 2017 Edvard Munch Art Award

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Munch Museum announced Kerstin Brãtsch as the recipient of the 2017 Edvard Munch Art Award, an international biennial award bestowed on a contemporary artist. It consists of a monetary prize ($65,000 USD), a solo exhibition at the Munch Museum, and a residency in conjunction with Edvard Munch?s studio in Oslo. Show More Summary

Eiteljorg Museum Presents Native Art Now!, A Celebration of Indigenous Expression in North America

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

The Eiteljorg is home to one of the nation’s best collections of contemporary Native art. The post Eiteljorg Museum Presents Native Art Now!, A Celebration of Indigenous Expression in North America appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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