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Land art comes indoors as Dia highlights Meg Webster
Meg Websters Stick Spiral, 1986, on display at Dia Beacon in Beacon, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2024. Nine sculptures exhibited at Dia Beacon from soil, beeswax, moss and other outdoor elements, date from Websters breakout period of 1986 to 1990. (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)
For many years, change came slowly to Dia, and that was by design. Since its inception 50 years ago, the Dia Art Foundation has maintained meticulous long-term presentations of minimal and conceptual art from the 1960s and 70s at its exhibition spaces in Beacon, Chelsea and Bridgehampton as well as site-specific projects around the country. To be an artist with work in its care a Donald Judd, Michael Heizer or Richard Serra was, and still is, to enjoy a form of eternal life. Recently, however, Dia has been adding to its pantheon of immortals with the aim of increasing the representation of women and artists of color. Last year saw the installations at Dia Beacon of abstract paintings by Mary Heilmann and the water-filled vinyl sculptures of Senga Nengudi, both still on view with no closing date yet given, as well as the opening of a shorter-term exhibition in Chelsea (through July) of Delcy Morelos immersive environments of shaped earth. Dias latest effo ... More
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The heavily-graffitid upper floors of Oceanwide Plaza, a trio of skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles that have sat in limbo for 5 years, plagued by financial and legal issues, on Feb. 9, 2024. (Hunter Kerhart/The New York Times)
LOS ANGELES, CA.- It was a billion-dollar aspiration meant to transform a neighborhood. A trio of shimmering skyscrapers would feature luxury condos, a five-star hotel and an open-air galleria with retailers and ... More |
A curator with a doctorate in art history, Brodsky is a collector and philanthropist committed to advancing the presence and appreciation of modern and contemporary art, notably art from Latin America and its diaspora. Photo: Timothy O'Connell.
WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonians Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced the election of Estrellita B. Brodsky as chair of its board of trustees. A curator with a doctorate in art history, ... More |
Mamma Andersson (b.1962), Cauldron of Morning. Oil on rice paper, 26 x 18 ¼ in. (66 x 46.5 cm.) Painted in 2023 © Mamma Andersson. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner.
LONDON.- From 29 February to 26 April 2024, Ordovas presents Gauguin and the Contemporary Landscape, an exhibition of five paintings exploring the enduring influence and appeal of nature on artists working over a century apart. At the centre ... More
|Exhibition focuses on Edward Hopper's depictions of rural and coastal landscapes in New England
|2 charged after pouring red powder over case holding U.S. Constitution
|In art, migrants weave memories of their great escape
Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Houses on a Hill, 1926-28 (detail). Watercolor, 16 1/16 x 21 7/8 inches.
NEW YORK, NY.- Craig Starr Gallery is presenting Edward Hopper as Puritan, on view from through 16 March, 2024. This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings, watercolors, and etchings by Edward Hopper, one of the most important painters of modern American life. The show ... More |
Two activists poured the powder over the protective case at the National Archives Museum last month to call attention to climate change, prosecutors said.
NEW YORK, NY.- Two climate activists who dumped red powder over the display case that contains the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives Museum last month were charged Thursday with destruction of government property, prosecutors said. ... More |
Juan Diego Pérez la Cruzs Lagunas Mentales (2023), a nine-channel video installation featuring torn family photographs, on display at Apexart in New York, Feb. 10, 2024. (Victor Llorente/The New York Times)
NEW YORK, NY.- Last year, the Guggenheim Museum displayed a major survey of the works of Gego, or Gertrud Goldschmidt, a German-born artist who fled to Venezuela when the Nazis took power. ... More
|Virginia Museum of Fine Arts receives major gift of photographs from Joy of Giving Something, Inc.
|Bastok Lessel exhibits works by three art icons of the 20th century
|The Michael C. Carlos Museum announces the appointment of the new Curator of Indigenous Art
Athens, Georgia, 1996, Mark Steinmetz (American, born 1961), gelatin silver print. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, © Mark Steinmetz.
RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced today its receipt of 1,124 photographs from Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the art and ... More |
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Flowers (white), 1964
PARIS.- Bastok Lessel is presenting a curated exhibition bringing together over twenty paintings and works on paper from three art icons of the 20th century: Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Keith Haring (1958-1990) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987) ... More |
Kyle is a scholar on the intersection of Indigenous Land rights, sovereignty, contemporary art, and monuments, as well as a sociocultural activist and advocate.
ATLANTA, GA.- The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University announces the appointment of Miranda Kyle as its curator of the Indigenous arts of the ... More
|What John Singer Sargent saw
|NOMA opens exhibition on prohibition and temperance in New Orleans and the American South
|Praz-Delavallade opens a multimedia survey exhibition of twenty-five artists from eight Canadian galleries
At a retrospective of his portraits in London, where the American expatriate fled after creating a scandal in Paris, clothes offer both armor and self-expression.
LONDON.- Perhaps you, too, know the notorious Madame X? She of the aquiline profile, alabaster skin and plunging black neckline has recently been transported to Tate Britain, in London, for the second stop of Sargent and Fashion (through July 7), which debuted at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, last fall. The retrospective ... More |
Rockwell Silver Company (established 1907, Meriden, Connecticut). Cocktail Shaker and Martini Glasses, c. 1925-1930. Free-blown and tooled opaque black non-lead glass with silver overlay. New Orleans Museum of Art, Gift of Melba and Moise S. Steeg, Jr., 89.25.1,.1-.6.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.- The New Orleans Museum of Art opened a new decorative arts exhibition that looks at Prohibition in the American South. Rebellious Spirits: Prohibition and Resistance in the South explores the unique methods in which ... More |
Karice Mitchell, Untitled Diptych (Woman in Pink Bikini), 2022, Archival inkjet print mounted on aluminum. Courtesy of Franz Kaka.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Praz-Delavallade Los Angeles is hosting the Canadian Creative Accelerator (CCA), an initiative of the Consulate of Canada in LA, in presenting Northern Exposure, a multimedia survey exhibition of twenty-five artists from eight Canadian galleries. Northern Exposure opened on 27 February and ... More
Claude Monet was a very skillful but short-lived decorator. Edgar Degas
Konrad Fischer Galerie introduces two new works
DUSSELDORF.- Konrad Fischer Galerie is presenting the 22nd solo exhibition of Richard Long introducing two new works: From Stone To Stone created of sandstones from Ibbenbüren and From Stone To Stone. Red Hand Road, a floor piece made of red paint drawn by hand. The exhibition is accompanied by a selection of text and photo works as well as paintings on driftwood. The art of Richard Long is about walking in landscape, about the experience of space, time and distance. During his hikes in nature all over the world, he creates artworks made of in-situ found material like stones, water, wood and mud or the trail hes walking transforms into an artwork. The walks and hikes are very different. They can be made crossing a specific distance - place to place, coast to coast - or following an in advance determined timeline - hours, days, ... More
Discover your Inner Sanctum at the 18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
ADELAIDE.- The 18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Inner Sanctum, curated by José Da Silva, assembles 24 leading artists and poets for an exhibition that can be seen, heard, and felt at the Art Gallery of South Australia until 2 June. As part of the 2024 Adelaide Festival, Inner Sanctum on Kaurna Yerta unfolds across free exhibitions of new and recent works, live performances, music and public programs, all highlighting our engagement with the world and each other. Curator José Da Silva says, The idea of an inner sanctum evokes the private, protected, or sacred spaces we create in our homes and communities as a refuge and sanctuary, as well as the faculty of imagination, which allows us to see culture and society differently. Within the exhibition, this takes place in homes and gardens and on walking tracks, and in memories and stories of family and ancestors. It is also ... More
Kim Gordon's coolest act yet
NEW YORK, NY.- The day she turned 60, the artist and musician Kim Gordon felt, by her own admission, shipwrecked. She had recently gone through a painfully high-profile divorce from her husband of 27 years, Thurston Moore, and in the wake of their split, their band Sonic Youth the freewheeling and fearlessly experimental group that almost single-handedly defined the sound and ethos of American alternative rock ended its 30-year run. Plenty of people she loved attended her 60th birthday bash in New York, but she still felt unmoored. Gordons 70th birthday party last year, though, was another story entirely. For one thing, it was in Los Angeles, the city shed grown up in and returned to in 2015. But also, as Gordon explained on a video call from her book-strewn home in late February, it doubled as a celebration of finishing her second solo album, The Collective. ... More
Cast album roundup: 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Parade,' 'Camelot' and more
NEW YORK, NY.- The best theatrical songwriting barely requires a theater. Which is a good thing when so many shows close so quickly. Of the 16 musicals that opened on Broadway in 2023, only four are still running. Thats live theater, perpetually dying. Yet not entirely. Like loved ones who leave behind scrapbooks or tchotchkes, many shows leave souvenirs of themselves in the form of cast albums. And sometimes, shorn of annoying context, theyre better than what was once seen onstage. Below, my highly subjective ranking of the nine 2023 musicals that released cast albums. (One more Gutenberg! The Musical! is expected this spring.) And because no year is complete without a bunch of Stephen Sondheim marginalia, Ive added a few bonus tracks, including a snippet of a surprise, in his honor. All the recordings are ... More
Efraín López opens the first New York solo exhibition of Chinese-Afro-Panamanian artist Cisco Merel
NEW YORK, NY.- Efraín López is presenting Other Ways, the first New York solo exhibition of Chinese-Afro- Panamanian artist Cisco Merel. Other Ways is on view through March 9, 2024, and is accompanied by a text authored by curator and art historian Maylin Pérez. Let it be done like this! Let the void be filled! May this water withdraw and be vacated (space), may the earth arise and be established! So, they said. Let it lighten, let it dawn in heaven and on earth! There will be no glory or greatness in our creation and formation until the human creature, the formed man, exists. So, they said. Then the earth was created by them. This was truly how the creation of the earth was made: - Earth! they said, and immediately it was made. Popol Vuh, the ancient stories of the Quiché, Chapter I Influenced by his ... More
Melvin Way, outsider artist who depicted inner mysteries, dies at 70
NEW YORK, NY.- Melvin Way, whose hallucinatory diagrams, composed with ballpoint pens and markers on scraps of paper in New York City homeless shelters, were collected by prominent art museums around the world, died Feb. 4 in a hospital near his familys home in Smoaks, South Carolina, a rural town northwest of Charleston. He was 70. His mother, Flossie Lee Hubbard, said the cause was complications of a stroke. Way, who was found to be schizophrenic in his 20s, emerged in the world of outsider art a label for works originating beyond the boundaries of the mainstream from the basement of a notorious and violent homeless shelter on Wards Island. There, in 1989, he began working with an instructor from a nonprofit that taught art in jails and homeless shelters. When I first met him, he had over 200 drawings on him, ... More
Richard Abath, guard at center of Boston art museum heist, dies at 57
NEW YORK, NY.- Richard Abath, a night watchman whose decision to allow two thieves disguised as Boston police officers into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 enabled the greatest art heist in history, and one that remains unsolved, died Feb. 23 at his home in Brattleboro, Vermont. He was 57. His lawyer, George Gormley, confirmed the death but did not provide a cause. The Gardner Museum, in Bostons Fenway neighborhood, is one of the countrys leading private art museums, with its eponymous owners vast collection of paintings, sculptures and historical artifacts. Abath was not a professional guard: At a time when museums were significantly more lax with their security, he was a recent music school dropout who took the job to help with bills while focusing on his band, a Grateful Dead-inspired outfit called Ukiah. By his ... More
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On a day like today, German painter Franz Marc died
March 04, 1916. Franz Marc (8 February, 1880 - 4 March, 1916) was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it.
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