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Amy L. Powell joins Krannert Art Museum as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign welcomes Amy L. Powell as the museum?s curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. She began her new role on Sept. 16, 2014. Powell previously held the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellowship at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Show More Summary

Christopher Williams Shakes Up the Exhibition Catalogue

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

When Christopher Williams’s retrospective, currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, was first proposed, the artist says he was uncomfortable with the idea of a survey.

MoMA finds lost 1913 film with all-black cast

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has discovered footage of a previously unknown 1913 film with vaudeville and Broadway pioneer Bert Williams starring in a cast of all black actors. It’s not a completed film that a movie theater would have received, but rather seven reels of unassembled daily rushes, multiple takes from each [...]

Newly Unearthed Feature Is Oldest Film with Black Cast

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

A 101-year-old film discovered by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the oldest known feature film starring a cast of black actors.

MoMA announces discovery of first feature-length film with black cast from 1913

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Modern Art announces the discovery of previously unidentified, 101-year-old film footage, the earliest known surviving feature film with a cast of black actors. The unedited daily rushes?multiple "takes" shot each day during...Show More Summary

Rediscovered Footage from 1913 Shows the Earliest Black Feature Film

last weekOdd : Neatorama

7 reels of 35-millimeter film sat in the archives of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, gathering dust. When scholars finally examined them, they found something amazing: the raw footage of a never-completed feature film from 1913. Show More Summary

MoMA and MoMA PS1 to release an album that pays tribute to John Cage's 4'33"

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 will release There Will Never Be Silence, an album that pays homage to both John Cage and the MoMA exhibition There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage?s 4?33? (2013?14). The album will launch on September 27 at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in a uniquely designed edition of 500. Show More Summary

Design Jobs: Kostow Greenwood Architects, MoMA, LACSD

2 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

This week, Kostow Greenwood Architects is hiring a marketing/administrative assistant, while the Museum of Modern Art needs an assistant creative director for MoMa Retail. LACSD is seeking a graphic artist specialist, and Portland Monthly magazine is on the hunt for an associate art director. Show More Summary

Portland Art Museum Chief Curator Bruce Guenther announces retirement

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Portland Art Museum today announced the retirement of Bruce Guenther, chief curator and The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. ?It has been an honor to have worked with Bruce. As chief curator, he...Show More Summary

Colorful van Gogh painting, Giacometti and Laurens sculptures on loan to the Currier Museum of Art

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Vincent van Gogh?s (1853-1890) cheerful painting Bridge across the Seine at Asnières (1887), is now on view in the European Gallery of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. In the Modern Gallery, two stunning 20th century sculptures,...Show More Summary

Bizarre Water Towers That Look Like Alien Spaceships

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While many of us are familiar only with water towers that look like giant, featureless capsules, some folks get to gaze upon much more artistically designed water towers, with designs that would be perfect for a modern art museum, miniature golf course, or UFO. Read more...

Museum Of Modern Snapchat?

by Dish Staff Zachary Fine worries that “even art – that precious category of aesthetics coveted for its ability to draw our eye and focus – finds itself potentially imperiled by the company’s growing orbit”: The renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA) just joined the app as a user, and almost immediately […]

Marc Newson joins Apple as part of Jony Ive's design team

Vanity Fair is reporting that designer Marc Newson has been hired to join senior vice president of design Jony Ive's design team. Newson has had his work featured by the Museum of Modern Art, and done design for companies like Ford and Nike. Ive...

Gustav Klimt's 'Portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer II' on view at the Museum of Modern Art

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Gustav Klimt's Adele Bloch-Bauer II, one of two formal portraits that the artist made of Adele Bloch-Bauer, an important patron of the artist, is on view at The Museum of Modern Art beginning today (September 5) as a special long-term loan from a private collection. Show More Summary

Allen Memorial Art Museum highlights Latin American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The first modern work of Latin American art entered the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum in 1936, providing the seed for a diverse group of more than 200 modern and contemporary works by artists from 12 countries. This fall,...Show More Summary

Vitra’s Rolf Fehlbaum to Receive Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Collab Design Excellence Award

3 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Make way for the chairman. Vitra’s Rolf Fehlbaum is the winner of the 2014 Collab Design Excellence Award, bestowed annually by a collaboration of design professionals supporting the modern and contemporary design collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Show More Summary

This piano turns clouds into music

A French museum of modern art has commissioned an installation that makes music from the weather. (Probably a better way to handle the end of summer than moaning to everyone you know about it being September.) With the help of digital...Show More Summary

Baudelaire, Michael Jackson, and Modernism

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

One of my favorite pieces included in Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art at the Studio Museum in Harlem earlier this year was Adam Pendleton's "Lorraine O'Grady: A Portrait" (2012).

Blanton Museum announces major gift of modern and contemporary Latin American art

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin has been gifted approximately 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks from UT alumni Judy and Charles Tate of Houston. In addition, the Tates have made a major contribution towards the endowment that supports the museum?s Latin American curatorship. Show More Summary

From penguins to Sputnik: LACMA's modern kimono show is off the hook

last monthArts : Culture Monster

Looping rainbows, twisting lines, wild mountainscapes, penguins on ice floes and even a Soviet satellite. I walked into the Japanese pavilion at the L.A. County Museum of Art the other day expecting an ethereal look at the world of the kimono. What I got was a face full of bold graphic...

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