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The Brutalist Playground Open At Vitra Design Museum

The Brutalist Playground installation shot from S1 Artspace, photo:alan bull In 2015 artist Simon Terrill and the architecture collective known as Assemble was commissioned to make "The Brutalist Playground," an exhibition/installation of lost, Brutalist playgrounds made out of foam, instead of concrete. Show More Summary

Simon Rattle, Beginning His London Symphony Post, Calls For A New Concert Hall

He threw his weight behind a £280 million (324 million euro, $347 million) project aimed at creating a "Centre for Music" equipped for the digital era. The plans involve building a new hall on the site of the Museum of London, which is relocating nearby, which would become the new home of the LSO.

Metalpoint paintings by Susan Schwalb on view at the Elma and Milton A. Gilbert Pavilion Gallery

last weekArts : Artdaily

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, in conjunction with Garvey|Simon, New York, announces its latest exhibition Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings on view in the Elma and Milton A. Show More Summary

Will of 12th c. Georgian king on display for the 1st time

The Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi, Georgia, has put on display the only surviving fragment of the last will and testament of the 12th century King of Georgia, David the Builder. The Georgia’s Medieval Treasury exhibition “showcases Georgian Christian art that reflected the unity and continuity of cultural traditions and formed the basis [...]

simon george of cornwall by canecrabe Via...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

simon george of cornwall by canecrabe Via Flickr: Hans Holbein le Jeune (ca 1535). Städel museum. Francfort Hans Holbein the Younger was a German and Swiss artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century.

Nina Simon On Five Tools That Can Help A Museum Manage Growth

"The biggest mistake I made as we grew was not to proactively address my personal fears and hesitations about growth. I resisted building better structures. I didn't own up to their necessity, impact, and tradeoffs. Now, I own it. Now, instead of resisting growth, I'm learning how to make structure work for us--so we can continue to grow […]

Revelatory exhibition explores Pablo Picasso's prolific work in the medium of lithography

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945?1960, a revelatory exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso?s prolific work in the medium of lithography. Drawing from the Norton Simon Museum?s holdings of more than...Show More Summary

New exhibition in Pasadena peeks into Picasso's 'States of Mind'

What might it have been like to be a fly on the wall in Pablo Picasso's studio? A new show at the Norton Simon Museum, "States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945-1960," aims to provide an idea. The exhibit centers on the artist's lithography, a flexible form of printmaking that is prepared so that...

Simon Says This Is the Best Music Video Filmed in a Museum

5 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

For his 1999 hit single "Simon Says," the Queens rapper Pharoahe Monch used one of the borough's most sci-fi structures as a post-apocalyptic battleground.

Exhibition explores unsettling and thought-provoking works of art

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre, an intimate exhibition that explores unsettling and thought-provoking works of art by some of the 20th century?s most influential artists, among them Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, George Herms and Edward Kienholz. Show More Summary

Essential Arts & Culture: Norton Simon keeps its Cranachs, Doug Aitken lands at MOCA, the power of 'Carré'

5 months agoArts : Culture Monster

A complicated restitution case. A composition that mind-melds four orchestras. And an L.A. artist gets ready to transform a downtown museum. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times (and the blogger behind Culture High & Low), and here are the week’s top arts and culture...

Court Rules Norton Simon Museum Can Keep Nazi-Looted Cranachs

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Like so many restitution cases, this one pries open a painful chapter in Western history. But this particular case has an additional layer that reveals how far the tentacles of the past can reach into the present.”

Norton Simon Museum Can Keep Cranachs Looted By Nazis, Rules Judge

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“A judge in US District Court in California has dismissed a claim by an heir to the Dutch dealer and collector Jacques Goudstikker to recover Lucas Cranach’s Adam and Eve (around 1530), two paintings now at the Norton Simon Museum. The 15 August ruling in the decade-long case holds that the paintings became the property […]

Investing in Black Art: Debra Cartwright & Raub Welch

The arts enrich our lives so much. When tyrants and dictators want to control a society they begin by censoring the press, banning books, and raiding museums of artifacts and works of art. Nina Simone said, "It is an artist's duty to...Show More Summary

The Sleeping Gypsy by Molly Via...

6 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

The Sleeping Gypsy by Molly Via Flickr: Henri Rousseau. (French, 1844-1910). The Sleeping Gypsy. 1897. Oil on canvas, 51" x 6' 7" (129.5 x 200.7 cm). Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim On view at MoMA Publication excerpt The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. Show More Summary

Simon Russell Beale narrates the first museum choral audio guide

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

The National Portrait Gallery will create the world?s first museum permanent collection Choral Audio Guide, it was announced today, Monday 25 July 2016. Launching on Friday 14 October 2016 with two special Gallery events, the Choral Audio Guide was recorded by The Portrait Choir, which is at the heart of the Gallery?s Choir in Residence programme. Show More Summary

Tel Aviv Museum of Art opens permanent display of the Simon and Maire Jaglom Collection

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Simon and Maire Jaglom Collection, which is on permanent display in the gallery named for the collectors, centers on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. These two movements, which are viewed as heralding the advent of modernism, developed in France in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century. Show More Summary

Norton Simon Museum to exhibit Vincent van Gogh's Bedroom from 1889

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum will present an installation of Vincent van Gogh?s tender and intimate Bedroom from 1889, a highlight of the Art Institute of Chicago?s superb 19th-century collection. A meditation on friendship, hope and crushing...Show More Summary

Semi-Public Acupuncture Penetrates a Museum

On pins and needles for social activism with artist Simone Leigh.

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