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
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 […]
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
“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 […]
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 »
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
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 […]
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:...
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...
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 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...
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...
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