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Earthscape Art – The City Exposed

Earthscape Art – The City Exposed

Posted November 27th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Land Art, USA, Videos

The San Francisco Chronicle has commissioned a piece of art here: “Andres Amador looked over a rock wall at tire tracks running through the canvas that the receding tide had left on the beach below the Cliff House. A pained look came across his face…. Read More

USA

Alexander Calder – From Avant-Garde to Iconic in L.A.

Alexander Calder – From Avant-Garde to Iconic in L.A.

Posted November 26th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Kinetic Art, Sculptures, Shows, USA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, the first monographic presentation of Alexander Calder’s work in a Los Angeles museum. Taking as its compass the large-scale sculpture Three Quintains (Hello Girls), a site-specific fountain commissioned by LACMA’s… Read More

USA

Project Los Altos – SFMOMA brings art to Silicon Valley

Project Los Altos – SFMOMA brings art to Silicon Valley

Posted November 25th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Shows, USA

Until March 2, 2014, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley, a multisite exhibition located in the downtown area of Los Altos, a town situated in the heart of Silicon Valley. Through the work of nine national… Read More

USA

Double Hamburger Deluxe at Marlborough Chelsea

Double Hamburger Deluxe at Marlborough Chelsea

Posted November 21st, 2013

Contemporary Art, Pop Art, USA

“They say we’re a service economy now–that there are more people selling us hamburgers than making steel and things. So would the huge wall murals of today be of the people sitting at computer terminals and the people at Burger King handing you your fries?… Read More

USA

Art Spiegelman Walks Through His Retrospective

Art Spiegelman Walks Through His Retrospective

Posted November 11th, 2013

Comics, Shows, USA

“A new retrospective of Art Spiegelman’s work opened at the Jewish Museum in New York. Spiegelman is a little ambivalent about the prospect of having a retrospective, but he is happy to revisit works ranging from his early childhood cartoons to his seminal graphic novel,… Read More

Videos

American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

Posted November 7th, 2013

Africa, Talks, USA, Videos

This two-day symposium at the Smithsonianexamined the role of Africa and its diaspora in the development of art of the United States, from nineteenth-century portraiture to American modernism; from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary art world. Since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade,… Read More

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Whitney Stories – Behind the Scenes of a Museum

Whitney Stories – Behind the Scenes of a Museum

Posted November 7th, 2013

Museums, USA, Videos

“The Whitney is an idea, not a building.” —Flora Miller Biddle, granddaughter of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney The Whitney Museum is made up of multiple narratives which have emerged over the course of its eighty-two year history, and which continue to develop as the Museum… Read More

USA

Art Speaks – App for Civil Rights series at Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Art Speaks – App for Civil Rights series at Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Posted October 28th, 2013

Apps, Politics, Shows, USA

The Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama recently debuted its second mobile app, which engages with a series of exhibitions commemorating the Civil Rights Movement. The Museum’s series Art Speaks: 50 Years Forward deals with the history of the movement, specific events, and the continued… Read More

USA

Pioneering Detroit Institute of Arts could be victim of city’s bankruptcy

Pioneering Detroit Institute of Arts could be victim of city’s bankruptcy

Posted October 23rd, 2013

Business, Collections, Contemporary Art, News, USA

(AFP) There are few places where the former majesty of the US auto industry is more keenly captured than among the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Those stunning, sun-drenched walls could be lost to public view if the museum’s collection is… Read More