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Installation at Smithsonian American Art Museum includes newly discovered project by Nam June Paik

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

?Watch This! Revelations in Media Art? presents pioneering and contemporary artworks that trace the evolution of a continuously emerging medium. The exhibition celebrates artists who are engaged in a creative revolution?one shaped as...Show More Summary

Here's the First Museum to Buy Art with Bitcoins

All images via A limited edition screensaver, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK), and Bitcoin have united to make art history. This year has already been monumental for the cryptocurrency, be it through sassy spin-offs or intra-company drama. Show More Summary

Bursts of intensity within Kahlil Joseph's quotidian landscape at MOCA

Nothing much happens in “m.A.A.d.,” Kahlil Joseph’s double-screen video installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Unexpectedly, its open-ended ordinariness is among the work’s primary advantages.

Art Institute of Chicago to receive largest gift of art in the museum's 136-year history

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, announced today the largest gift of art in the museum?s 136-year history: the Edlis/Neeson Collection, 42 iconic masterpieces of contemporary art donated by the Chicago-based collectors and philanthropists Stefan T. Show More Summary

Objective mourning: A survey of Doris Salcedo's sculptures at the MCA

The fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art has temporarily become a deeply somber place. An earthen graveyard fills the lobby. Sharp rusted structures stand forlorn in a gallery. Empty hospital cots line the floors. Broken furniture and worn shoes lean against the walls and one another....

How The New Whitney Could Be The Next Great Contemporary Art Museum

The museum used to be a storehouse for the art of the past, the display of supposed masterpieces, the insightful exploration of the present in the context of the long or compressed histories that preceded it. Now — especially as embodied by the Tate Modern, Guggenheim Bilbao, and our beloved MoMA — the museum is […]

Art Institute of Chicago gets its largest gift ever, including 9 Warhols

A major private contemporary art collection with a value estimated at $400 million is being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, in what the museum is calling the largest gift of art in its history and a coup for the institution and the...

The New Whitney Museum ‘Might Just Solve The Impossible Problem Of Contemporary Art,’ Says Jerry Saltz

“Believe it or not, I am in love with what this building represents – and with its perfectly titled inaugural show, ‘America Is Hard to See.’ The show includes 600 works by around 400 artists, drawn entirely from the museum’s collection of over 21,000 works by 3,000 artists, and it makes me think this museum […]

Cleveland Museum of Art announces recent acquisitions

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art range from an important 16th century Italian drawing from an album assembled by a pioneering early collector, to a work created just last year by contemporary photographer Vik Muniz....Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Museum of Art acquires new work by contemporary artist Lisa Hoke

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The newest addition to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's permanent collection is an 8-by-8-foot collage created by New York sculptor Lisa Hoke. Commissioned by the Museum, the collage is composed of material from Hoke's 2013 site-specific...Show More Summary

Kehinde Wiley Talks "A New Republic"

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, now at the Brooklyn Museum, raises questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. Show More Summary

First large-scale presentation of Keren Cytter's work in the United States on view in Chicago

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents New York multidisciplinary artist Keren Cytter?s first large-scale presentation of the artist?s work in the United States. The exhibition features eight videos from the past decade and a new series of drawings and live performance works. Show More Summary

Contemporary artists explore Samurai in popular culture with new exhibition at Worcester Art Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

This spring, the Worcester Art Museum is featuring a diverse array of artistic interpretations of samurai in contemporary culture. On view April 18 through September 6, 2015, Samurai! draws inspiration from the recently-acquired Japanese...Show More Summary

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston opens survey exhibition of over three decades of work by Marilyn Minter

last weekArts : Artdaily

For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture?s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. Her unique works?from the oversized...Show More Summary

Art Institute announces major gift of important contemporary drawings from Chicago collector

last weekArts : Artdaily

Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, announced today that Chicago attorney Irving Stenn Jr. has given the museum more than 100 drawings from his exceptional collection of seminal works produced in the 1960s. Show More Summary

Asian Art Museum names Dr. Karin G. Oen Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco today announced the appointment of Dr. Karin G. Oen as the museum?s Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, effective June 15, 2015. A scholar of modern and contemporary Asian art with museum experience focusing on contemporary and historical collections, Dr. Show More Summary

Revamped Textile Museum in DC Weaves Together Historic and Contemporary Fabrics

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

When you think of textiles in museums, you inevitably imagine old things: musty rooms, faded colors, grandiose tapestries or thread-bare fragments, and fussy, protective installations.

‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists’ takes Dante out of Italy and into Africa

The Smithsonian African Art Museum’s newest exhibition invites visitors to descend from heaven, through purgatory and into hell. Spanning all four levels of the museum, “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary...Show More Summary

Smithsonian shares the fantastic story of Abe Lincoln's silk top hat

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"Among the museum's most treasured objects in the Lincoln collection, and certainly its most iconic, is his silk hat. At six feet four inches tall, Lincoln towered over most of his contemporaries. He chose to stand out even more by regularly wearing high top hats." (via SI.edu)

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