The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, May 25, 2015


New Orleans Museum of Art acquires major work by American artist Will Ryman
America provides an in-depth exploration into the history of the United States through a careful selection and arrangement of materials.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.- The New Orleans Museum of Art announced the acquisition of a major work of art, America, by artist Will Ryman. Made in 2013, America provides an in-depth exploration into the history of the United States through a careful selection and arrangement of materials.

“We are delighted to have this important work by Will Ryman for NOMA. Once again, Sydney and Walda Besthoff have made a significant acquisition possible,” said Susan M. Taylor, The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director. “Ryman’s work embodies the complexity of American history and provides a point of departure and discussion. It joins other important works in the collection and creates an opportunity for meaningful programming and curricular initiatives.”

Artist Will Ryman (born 1969 in New York) is renowned for his large-scale sculptures and public art installations. He was raised in New York City, and over the last twenty years has fostered his own successful art career. He is most widely known for The Roses, 38 vividly colored pink and red rose blossoms along the Park Avenue Mall in 2011, Icon which was featured in Regent’s Park, London as part of the Frieze 2011 sculpture park, and Bird, in New York’s Flatiron plaza in the spring of 2013.

Ryman’s ambitious sculpture America was inspired by the origins of capitalism within the scope of American history. The materials used in the cabin’s walls, trusses, roof, and fireplace provide a simulated “timeline” of the economies found within the United States. Arrowheads symbolize the economy of the indigenous peoples and their eventual warfare with the colonists. Shackles and chains make up the cabin’s foundation, alluding to the role of slavery in shaping the U.S. economy. The cabin structure is a direct reference to the boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln, a figure who emblematizes the struggle of the Civil War and the quest for America to redefine its identity.

The cabin also includes bullets collected from the Civil War and World War II, pills representing the pharmaceutical industry, railroad ties representing transportation, cotton representing textiles and slavery, corn representing agriculture, coal representing energy, soda tabs representing fast food, phone cords representing the telecommunications industry and keyboards, iPads and iPhones representing recent technology.

Inside the cabin, these materials are arranged in geometric, mosaic-like panels and coated in gold paint and resin. Visitors will be able to enter the cabin, walk on the glass floor, and view the materials underfoot. Glass barriers protect the materials on the cabin’s interior walls.





Today's News

October 28, 2013

Gems of Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art in Washington travel to Rome

Singer, songwriter, and artist Lou Reed dead at 71 of complications following liver surgery

For the first time at auction: 10 modern works from the collection of Dina Vierny

First exhibition on Eugène Delacroix in the U.S. in over a decade opens at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier sizzles in New York museum retrospective

Liminal: An exhibition of Callum Inne's most recent work opens at Sean Kelly Gallery

Sarah Morris creates a monumental, panoramic mural for the Kunsthalle Bremen

"The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas" opens at the Blanton Museum of Art

New Orleans Museum of Art acquires major work by American artist Will Ryman

Brooklyn-based artist Alison Elizabeth Taylor returns to James Cohan Gallery for fourth solo exhibition

Action star Sylvester Stallone shows off artistic side at museum of Russian art in Saint Petersburg

Decorative works of art auction announced at 25 Blythe Road on 19th November

The American Art Fair celebrates its 6th year at the landmarked Bohemian National Hall

Brazilian artist Marepe presents a group of seven sculptures at Anton Kern Gallery

"Discovering the American Modern 1907-1936: The King Collection" on view at The El Paso Museum of Art

Kim Dorland is Here: McMichael exhibition pairs bold new landscapes with Canadian classics

Jeff Depner's first solo New York exhibition opens at Nancy Margolis Gallery

Rare Parker "Aztec" pen up for auction at Bonhams New York in December

Sharon Louden's first solo exhibition with Morgan Lehman Gallery opens in New York

First solo exhibition in the United States by artist Michel de Broin opens at bitforms gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Picasso masterpiece becomes the most valuable work ever sold at auction: $179,365,000

2.- Conceptual artist David Ireland's restored home at 500 Capp Street to open in January 2016

3.- After last month's 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, century-old Kaiser Library left in ruins

4.- Team of American explorers say pirate Captain Kidd's treasure found off Madagascar

5.- Christoph Buechel's church-cum-mosque causes controversy at Venice Biennale

6.- World's oldest complete example of 10 Commandments on rare display in Israel

7.- Go West: Artists flee exorbitant and over-crowded New York for Los Angeles

8.- All the World's Futures: 56th International Art Exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor opens

9.- Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art explores Yoko Ono's groundbreaking early work

10.- Tsibi Geva presents a new installation for the Israeli pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition



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
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org 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