This week, get in touch with your feminist side with a discussion of women in print and a lecture on Georgia O'Keeffe. Or go for enlightenment, by way of a sacred space at the Queens Museum or an overnight philosophy marathon. Whatever you do, don't miss a chance for new discoveries at the Brooklyn Zine Fest.
“The Bloch Family Foundation will finance a nearly two-year, $11.7 million renovation … The new space will bring into public view 29 works from the personal collection of Henry and Marion Bloch, a gift of paintings promised by the family in 2010 in connection with the museum’s 75th anniversary.”
Minimal, abstract and ethereal exhibition at Permanente di Milano showcases the latest Nendo’s works. On the occasion of Fuorisalone 2015 the two floors of the museum are fully packed with evocative industrial designs and experimental prototypes by as
Robot Glockenspiel Performs Popcorn. [YouTube and above] In contemporary art museums, columns are going the way of gluten. Both the Broad and the Whitney tout their soon-to-come “column-free” exhibition spaces. High-ceilinged, flexible...Show More Summary
London through the eyes of 100 illustrators.
Norbert Kricke’s “Space Sculpture” is now (probably) installed at a Mercedes-Benz factory near Stuttgart, Germany.
This spring, with the UK engaged in the democratic process of an election, the V&A presents All of This Belongs to You, a free exhibition about the museum as a public space and the role of public institutions in contemporary life. Distributed...Show More Summary
Justine Roberts, Principal I wrote recently about how some museums are using technology to extend their relationships with constituents beyond the space and time of a visit. This is a strategy in service of a bigger goal, which has to...Show More Summary
On Saturday I wrote about “Space Sculpture,” the serrated tower of welded stainless-steel rods by German artist Norbert Kricke (1922-1984) that greeted visitors on the entry plaza to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art when it opened in 1965. Two decades later it disappeared from public view,...
Megan, Anita, Jessica, and Monica show off their space station modules made of candy, pretzels, and peanut butter. Incredibly, next Monday I will distribute a midterm exam to my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University,...Show More Summary
Never heard of this! Why!? Hidden near English Bay, along with the HR McMillan Space Centre and The Vancouver Maritime Museum, is the Museum of Vancouver, which is definitely an alternative to the Vancouver Art Gallery – hands-on and interactive versus stand and stare. Not that I’m saying one is better than the other, I’m […]
Barcelona is home to some world-class art museums which should definitely be included in your sightseeing itinerary. Madrid may have El Prado, but if you?re looking for a Barcelona art fix then check out these excellent spaces. Impressive permanent collections and carefully selected temporary exhibitions explore each museum’s themes. Show More Summary
Jump In! Architecture Workshop, the first self-generated architecture exhibition organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, converts the Project Space in the Bloch Building into an interactive studio. Visitors can experience an overview...Show More Summary
Ever wonder what curators themselves are excited to see at museums? Three curators share the works they're most excited about at the Whitney's inaugural show in their new space. READ MORE »
Today, the Museum of London outlines its commitment to reacting more quickly to what?s happening in the capital, with the opening of two new purpose-built display spaces ? Looking for Londoners and Show Space. The contents of these new,...Show More Summary
On Friday Pace Gallery revealed plans to build an eight-story, 60,000-square-foot building where the largest of its spaces on West 25th Street in Chelsea currently sits.
From the indestructible tardigrade, which can survive the vacuum of space, to the axolotl, which can regenerate its limbs, a new collection at the American Museum of Natural History showcases the diversity of life at Earths extremes....Show More Summary
(YouTube link) The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington unveiled, with great fanfare, the invisible jet plane that Wonder Woman travels in. They also made a video for this auspicious occasion. The display only lasted one day -April Fools Day. However, we still have the video, and a blog post about the short but important exhibition. -via Geeks Are Sexy
Yesterday was April Fool’s Day. In next-level ‘prankery’, the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian even got in on the April Fool’s fun by producing a video about their newest addition: Wonder Woman’s plane. They even hadShow More Summary
The country’s sole museum devoted to design—the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City—reopens Friday after a three-year renovation. The revamped museum offers 60 percent more exhibition space for its vast collection of historic and contemporary design. Show More Summary