The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, September 17, 2019


The San Diego Museum of Art opens two special exhibitions this month
Lee Krasner, Pink Stone, 1969. Lithograph. Gift of Mr. Sanford Robertson. 1979.34.3


SAN DIEGO, CA.- Two special exhibitions opened at The San Diego Museum of Art this month! One show puts a spotlight on the African American community in Southern California during the second half of the 20th century, and the other show highlights the female artists who helped found the Abstract Expressionism movement.

Black Life: Images of Resistance and Resilience in Southern California
Photographers Harry Adams (1918–1988), Charles Williams (1908–1986), and Guy Crowder (1940–2011) were prominent members of the African American community in Southern California. Spanning 50 years, their compelling images document the political events as well as the daily life of this community during the second half of the twentieth century.

Adams, Crowder, and Williams worked primarily as freelancers for such publications as the Los Angeles Sentinel, California Eagle, Los Angeles Times, and the LA Metropolitan Gazette. Working during one of the most critical periods in the United States for the advancement of African American civil rights, their subjects were the newsmakers of the day—politicians, activists, entertainers, and athletes—as well as everyday life in churches, garages, cocktail lounges, and schools. Their body of work reflects candid images of a community whose lives were rarely reflected in the wider media, as well as prominent figures such as Muhammad Ali, Sidney Poitier, Malcolm X, and others at key moments in their lives.

Black Life: Images of Resistance and Resilience in Southern California will be on view free to the public in the Museum’s Fleming Sr. Gallery (Gallery 14/15), located off the sculpture court adjacent to Panama 66.

This exhibition has been organized by The San Diego Museum of Art in collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts and California State University, Northridge. All works have been generously lent from the archive of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, California State University, Northridge.

Abstract Revolution
Abstract Expressionism often brings to mind the work of artists like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko, whose reputations have reached heroic heights. They have been posited as innovators—the creators of one of the most uniquely American art movements in history. The significance of the contributions made to Abstract Expressionism by Pollock and his male contemporaries should not be underestimated, but nor should the contributions of the many female artists who not only helped to found the movement but who continued to define abstraction for many decades.

Great efforts have been made in recent years to reevaluate the development of Abstract Expressionism in relation to women’s contributions and it is from these efforts that this show builds. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, the work of pivotal artists including Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, and Deborah Remington as well as the work of contemporary artist Mary Heilmann, a leading figure in abstract American art, are brought together to demonstrate that the masculine lens through which abstraction has been previously understood must be removed.






Today's News

August 25, 2019

Greece seeking Parthenon sculpture loan from Louvre: official

Taschen celebrates 20 years of Helmut Newton's SUMO

Sotheby's Paris announces 'Le Soleil de Nuit: Pre-Columbian Treasures from an Important French Collection'

Algeria's culture minister resigns after deadly concert stampede

Otto Penzler's Mystery Fiction among top offerings in Heritage Auctions' Rare Books Auction

Christie's Interiors Sale totals $2,331,375

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer the distinguished cellar of a pioneering collector

Gammel Holtegaard's autumn exhibition invites you into the circus ring

Andréhn-Schiptjenko exhibits a series of three-dimensional objects as paintings by Jacob Dahlgren

A new permanent installation, Silent Studio, by Mark Manders opens at Kistefos

Taxispalais transformed into a cinema consisting of four theaters soundproofed with natural substances

Exhibition of new ceramics and paintings by Jun Kaneko opens at Gerald Peters Projects

Lino Tagliapietra brings ambitious solo exhibition to San Francisco

Chrysler Museum of Art announces new Director of Education and Director of Development

Fremantle Biennale announces program for second edition: UNDERCURRENT 19

TarraWarra Museum of Art appoints Stacie Piper as First Peoples Curator for Yalingwa

University of Richmond Museums opens four new exhibitions in August

New arts charity aims at providing opportunities and raising aspirations for 11-16 year olds

The Design Museum launch Bauhaus road crossing as part of London Design Festival Programme

The San Diego Museum of Art opens two special exhibitions this month

Kuckei + Kuckei exhibits Guy Tillim's "Museum of the Revolution"

From Canoes to Chandeliers: Summers Place Auctions announce October sale

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful