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June's Hottest Albums, Breakup Museum & More: 5 Things We Loved This Week

From June's hottest album releases to the pending opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, here are five things we loved in Arts & Culture this week:  From Paul Simon to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Newsweek staffers picked the albums being released in June that we can't wait to listen to. Show More Summary

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The New York Harbor School students have their artwork up at the Melville Gallery, South Street Seaport Museum! 211 Water Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11 – 5pm Much thanks to Yvonne Simons, Jonathan Bouleware et al at the SSSM, thanks NYC for the CASA grant that made this course possible, and Capt. Aaron Singh for bringing […]

Mulberry Diaries: Tales of Urban Farming

Speckled with light, French Impressionist Edouard Vuillard, First Fruits, 1899, Norton Simon Museum The tree at the center of this oil painting looked remarkably similar to our Pakistan mulberry in Santa Monica, California. A reprieve in severe drought conditions last winter boded well for a promising spring harvest 2016. Show More Summary

"Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis" opens at the Norton Simon Museum

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis, an exhibition that features the artist?s drawings of erotica and the female nude, many on view for the first time. While Francis is renowned...Show More Summary

Exhibition at the Norton Simon MUseum examines Marcel Duchamp's potent influence on Pop Art

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents Duchamp to Pop, an exhibition that examines Marcel Duchamp?s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and Ed Ruscha. Approximately 40 artworks from the Museum?s...Show More Summary

Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance Still Refuses to Condemn Trumps Bigotry and Hate

It is a depressing state of affairs when the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its two Museums of Tolerance spend more time attacking me on The Huffington Post than the hate speech, racism, sexism, violence and neo-fascism of the Donald Trump campaign. Show More Summary

Explore ‘Duchamp to Pop’ at the Norton Simon Museum

4 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Duchamp to Pop examines Marcel Duchamp’s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, and Ed Ruscha.

Silence in the Face of Evil: An Open Letter to the Simon Wiesenthal Center

As the writer, producer, and director of many of the Human Rights exhibits at the Museum of Tolerance in NY and LA (including one on the poisonous impact of hate speech) the silence of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in the face of the bigotry...Show More Summary

Indianapolis Museum of Art appoints Jonathan Wright as new Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Charles L. Venable, the IMA?s Melvin & Bren Simon Director & CEO, announced today that Jonathan M. Wright has been named the institution?s Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources following a national search. Jonathan...Show More Summary

Pierdom: Photographs of Britain's piers by Simon Roberts on view at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

40 photographs from Pierdom, Simon Roberts? three-year quest to document all of Britain?s remaining pleasure piers, are being exhibited together for the first time at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. For two centuries Britain?s piers have traced our relationship with the seaside, and our economic and social history. Show More Summary

The Naughty Stuff They Found When They Cleaned A Couple Of Old Dutch Master Paintings

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Recently, a painting in the British Royal Collection was cleaned, revealing the younger van Ostade’s own lowbrow humor in the figure of a man urinating in front of a dog. Now the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is sharing a similar discovery: Its newly restored 1641 Isack van Ostade painting of peasants butchering a pig […]

Grimes and Dior Took Over the Guggenheim

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Dior may be losing Raf Simons, but it can still throw a great party. Case in point: Last night's Guggenheim International Gala, where Grimes performed in the middle of the museum while guests watched from its white spiral, bathed in James Turrell–style pink, blue, and purple light. Among the crowd was Simons... More »

Music Review: Fuzz - II

Fuzz II [In The Red; 2015] by Simon Chandler Rating: If the sophomore album of stoner/classic metal troupe Fuzz reminds us of anything, it’s that music is its own museum. The album’s hard-edge grooves and fattened riffs almost perfectly...Show More Summary

London picks wrong site for Simon Rattle concert hall

8 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

A feasibility study for a new London concert hall has decided that the present Museum of London site is a viable option, according to Mark Boleat, the City of London Corporation’s policy and resources chairman. The Museum itself would move to West Smithfield. That’s a terrible decision on both counts. 1 The Museum, close to the […]

5 Great Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

In conjunction with its Hammer Conversations series, the Hammer Museum hosts a discussion with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, singer of British post-punk industrial band Throbbing Gristle, and Simon Reynolds, an L.A.-based music critic, author and former editor at Spin. The talk is in conjunction with the two-day "All the Instruments Agree:...

Paul Simon to Join Underwood, Gill at Country Hall of Fame Benefit

One of the world's greatest living songwriters has been added to the already stellar lineup for New York's All for the Hall concert benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Twelve-time Grammy winner Paul Simon will join previously announced performers Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and Emmylou...

Indianapolis Museum of Art appoints new Deputy Director for Marketing and External Affairs

10 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Gary Stoppelman has been named the Museum?s Deputy Director for Marketing and External Affairs following an extensive search. Show More Summary

'The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists' at the Norton Simon Museum

11 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The creation of three shades of blue hues — Prussian, cobalt and ultramarine — in 18th and 19th century European art, spanning from the Rococo period to Impressionism, is the subject of a colorful exhibition at the Norton Simon Muse...

Mitsubishi to US POW: Sorry for Enslaving You

With the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II looming, Mitsubishi has finally apologized for using captured American troops as slave labor. At a ceremony at the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles yesterday, 94-year-old former POW James Murphy shook hands with Mitsubishi...

Exhibition traces the effects of three synthetic blue pigments on French artists

11 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition that traces the effects of three synthetic blue pigments on French artists. The accidental discovery of Prussian blue in an alchemist?s laboratory around 1704 helped open up new possibilities for artistic expression at the dawn of the Enlightenment. Show More Summary

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