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Pranksters place glasses on floor at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, become artists.

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Contemporary art is one of those things that some people are afraid to question, out of fear that they won't look cultured. Or they're downright confused and just go with the flow, which was likely the case with a group of visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that Twitter user @TJCruda snapped checking out a new addition to the museum. Show More Summary

On the "A" w/Souleo: Maxwell and Estelle Help MoCADA Celebrate Art & Activism

To find out what The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) means to its loyal supporters all you need to do is ask. That's exactly what executive director, James Bartlett did at the museum's 2nd annual MoCADA Masquerade Ball held on May 19 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Show More Summary

MOCA Jacksonville names curator of collections Ben Thompson as deputy director

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

After nearly a decade with the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Ben Thompson is taking on the role of deputy director. During his time with MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of the University of North Florida, Thompson has served in a number of capacities where he has gathered extensive institutional knowledge and experience. Show More Summary

David Brooks presents every single part of a used 1976 John Deere 3300 combine harvester in exhibition

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Continuous Service Altered Daily, a major site-specific installation by David Brooks commissioned by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, marks the artist?s first solo museum exhibition. Throughout his practice, Brooks investigates the tenuous relationship between our ecological life and technological industry. Show More Summary

The Lights of Paris, Seen Through the Eyes of the Impressionists and Their Contemporaries

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Bruce Museum's 'Electric Paris' features approximately fifty paintings, photographs, and drawings that explore the influence of artificial lighting on the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Expect a mix of European and American masters: Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among many more.


4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates West and Central African fashion and culture in an exhibition exploring the classic and contemporary looks of Vlisco, the oldest international textile brand that specializes in Dutch wax fabrics. Show More Summary

The Museum of Modern Art acquires 162 works of photography from the Collection of Robert B. Menschel

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Modern Art announces that longtime trustee Robert B. Menschel has made a promised gift of 162 images to the Museum from his celebrated collection of photographs, ranging from early to contemporary works. Made by 69 different...Show More Summary

Virginia Arts Commissioners Threaten to Defund Museum Over “Anti-Christian” Paintings

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Members of a Virginia arts commission are calling a pair of Mark Ryden paintings blasphemous and threatening to slash funding for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art for including them in a forthcoming show.

Detroit Institute of Arts acquires two works by contemporary African American artists

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Detroit Institute of Arts recently acquired two artworks by contemporary African American artists: the 2012 photograph ?Zero Hour? by Hank Willis Thomas, which is a museum purchase, and ?Little Girl Blue,? an oil painting done in 2008 by Detroit native Stefanie Jackson, donated by Brenda Thompson. Show More Summary

Catholic League: Mark Ryden Eucharist Painting is Like a Girl in Hijab with Machete

last weekArts : Art Fag City

In response to a controversial Mark Ryden painting at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, The Catholic League President Bill Donohue sent MOCA Director Debi Gray a letter describing a painting to offend Muslims. It's pretty wei...

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego board names Kathryn Kanjo new Director

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to appoint Kathryn Kanjo as The David C. Copley Director and CEO, effective October 18, 2016, the Museum's 75th anniversary. The Board also voted to install Dr. Show More Summary

San Antonio Museum of Art appoints Suzanne Weaver as its new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Katherine Luber, the Kelso Director at the San Antonio Museum of Art, today announced the appointment of Suzanne Weaver as the Museum?s new Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Weaver, who has extensive curatorial...Show More Summary

Milwaukee Art Museum Names New Director

“The Milwaukee Art Museum has hired a new director, Marcelle Polednik, currently the director and chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville at the University of North Florida.”

Kathryn Kanjo named new director of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Since 1983, director Hugh Davies has steered the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego through exhibitions, expansions and off-site programming that has regularly engaged the city of San Diego and the communities that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border. But after more than three decades, he is preparing...

Marcelle Polednik takes position with Milwaukee Art Museum; MOCA Jacksonville to begin search for director

last weekArts : Artdaily

Marcelle Polednik, director and chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural institute of the University of North Florida, is leaving the organization to be director of the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

MOCA gala honoring Ed Ruscha raises $3 million

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles said it raised $3 million at its annual gala on Saturday. The downtown museum's 37th gala celebration took place at its Geffen Contemporary space in Little Tokyo and honored artist Ed Ruscha. Among the celebrity guests in attendance were brothers Owen...

Review: “Mastry” Kerry James Marshall

Guest post by Noah Hanna Kerry James Marshall: Mastry; the first major museum retrospective of the artist’s work opened on  April 23rd at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Organized collaboratively between the MCA, The Met, and LAMOCA, the exhibition gathered national allure prior to its opening; and it seems only appropriate that B@S join in […]

Arts commissioner enraged over Mark Ryden's work in Virginia Beach's Museum of Contemporary Art

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Our pals at the excellent art magazine Hi-Fructose curated what appears to be an incredible pop surrealism retrospective opening next week at the Virginia Museum of contemporary Art. Last week, one of the commissioners on the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission saw a painting by renowned artist Mark Ryden and flipped out. Show More Summary

The dealmaker behind the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Fisher Family partnership

last weekArts : Artdaily

On May 14th, the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened to the public featuring an expansive new addition displaying 260 of the 1,100 pieces of postwar and contemporary artwork from the family of Doris and the late Donald Fisher, co-founders of the Gap Inc. Show More Summary

What Billionaires Do With Their Sometimes Huge Pieces Of Contemporary Art

“Faced with putting paintings in storage or donating artworks to museums, which rarely exhibit them, a solution — especially for collectors in cities like Los Angeles, land of rolling lawns — has become the backyard museum, complete with high-tech lighting, humidity controls and 25-foot ceilings.”

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