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Haunting drowned figures send a chilling message in Europe’s first undersea sculpture museum

Located 15 meters beneath the surface, the contemporary Museo Atlantico will feature approximately 300 eco-friendly sculptures as well as an underwater botanical garden filled with sculptural hybrids of people and native Lanzarote plants. Show More Summary

Museum of Contemporary Art

On the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay, there is a rooftop cafe. And art.

Krannert Art Museum exhibition explores perception of time through contemporary art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

?Time / Image,? one of Krannert Art Museum?s spring exhibitions opening on Jan. 28, explores how time is perceived through contemporary art. The 11 artists featured in the exhibition look at time in ways other than as a linear progression. Show More Summary

Teaching An Old Met Some New, Or Rather Contemporary, Tricks

“The Met Breuer’s debut marks a moment in which Campbell is tweaking one of America’s most venerable institutions so that it might more broadly fulfill its mission of being an encyclopedic museum — and to be generally more accessible to the public physically, digitally and in the stories about art it chooses to tell.”

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents paintings from the 1960s and 2000s by Ed Ruscha

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings from the 1960s and 2000s at its La Jolla location from January 30, 2016 through April 24, 2016. An innovator of West-Coast Pop and Conceptual Art, Ed Ruscha?s...Show More Summary

Betye Saar's first solo show in an American museum in five years opens in Arizona

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art announces the exhibition Betye Saar: Still Tickin??the artist?s first solo show in an American museum in five years. This retrospective, on view January 30 through May 1, includes multimediaShow More Summary

Boston Society of Architects honors Gardner Museum with top prize, city's most beautiful building

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum?s bold and contemporary addition was hailed as this year?s ?most beautiful building? by the Boston Society of Architects, honoring it with the city?s coveted Harleston Parker Medal. ?This is a thrilling moment in the history of the Museum,? said Steve Kidder, President of the Museum?s Board of Directors. Show More Summary

Teaching an old Met contemporary tricks: Museum director Thomas Campbell on launching Met Breuer

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art may be almost a century and a half old, but that doesn't mean that one of the oldest art institutions in the United States isn't intent on evolving. In mid-March, the museum will open a branch devoted to Modern and contemporary art: The Met Breuer, which will...

Art Institute Of Chicago Gets A New Director

James Rondeau, the highly regarded chair of the museum’s department of modern and contemporary art, will take over as president and Eloise W. Martin director Feb. 16, after a Thursday morning vote affirming his appointment by the institution’s board.

First museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art in Indonesia to open in Jakarta in 2017

last weekArts : Artdaily

Indonesian philanthropist and leading collector Haryanto Adikoesoemo announced today the construction of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN, pronounced Mah-Chahn), the country?s first museum dedicated to international modern and contemporary art. Show More Summary

Indonesia To Get Its First International Modern Art Museum

“The private institution will be called the Museum MACAN, for Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, an Indonesian term for archipelago. It is being built and financed by the Indonesian businessman and collector Haryanto Adikoesoemo.”

Don't Hate on PAMM (The Perez Art Museum Miami)

The Perez Art Museum Miami (or PAMM), is the latest signifier of Miami’s ascendance as a 21rst century destination for contemporary art. Facing Biscayne Bay and across from Miami Beach, PAMM fills a three story Herzog & de Meuron building that many Miami natives believe is more attractive and interesting [...]

The Berkeley Art Museum Gets A Pristine New Home Inside A 1930s Printing Press

A brand-new secondhand museum courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Old industrial buildings are blessed with many of the most desirable traits of contemporary museums: soaring ceilings, ethereal natural light, and ample unobstructed floor space. Show More Summary

Art from Elsewhere: International contemporary art from UK galleries on view at Towner Art Gallery

last weekArts : Artdaily

Towner is presenting Art from Elsewhere, a major Hayward Touring exhibition supported by the Art Fund, of international contemporary art collected by the gallery, and five other museums and galleries across the UK. Art from Elsewhere...Show More Summary

Sweeping New Exhibit Shows How Photography Has Evolved

The Museum of Contemporary Photography's 40th anniversary show chronicles the medium's evolution—and proves you can take photos with your mouth. [ more › ]

Art Movements

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: the Metropolitan Museum revealed details of its modern and contemporary art wing expansion, hundreds of Art Students League members filed a lawsuit over the $31.8-million sale of the school's air rights, and Josh Kline's sculpture "Po-Po" graced the cover of Fatima Al Qadiri's new album, Brute.

Museums present two solo exhibitions on Los Angeles-based artist Catherine Opie

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

In a collaborative effort to present work by the Los Angeles-based artist Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, Ohio), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Hammer Museum showcase two solo exhibitions simultaneously; Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road and Catherine Opie: Portraits. Show More Summary

Numbers: A Boom In Private Museums Worldwide

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The report’s most starling statistic may be that 53% of the world’s private contemporary art museums were founded between 2001 and 2010. Another 18% have been founded since 2010, which lends further credence to the widespread perception that more and more wealthy collectors are opting to build their own museums rather than pledge their holdings […]

Crunching the Numbers Behind the Boom in Private Art Museums

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

What kind of person opens a private contemporary art museum?

Met Museum Will Add 180,000 Square Feet During Renovation

The iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art is poised to get a lot bigger. Last spring, the museum revealed plans for a new David Chipperfield-designed addition for the museum's modern and contemporary art collections; now, new details on that renovation...

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