Ron English – Popaganda

Ron English – Popaganda

August 5th, 2013 | Documentaries, Pop Art, Street Art, USA, Videos

The modern day Robin Hood of Madison Avenue, the subversive artist Ron English is on a mission to liberate all billboards. He paints, perverts, infiltrates, reinvents and satirizes modern culture on hundreds of pirated billboards. Popaganda chronicles the evolution of an artist who offers an… Read More

Meet Kerry James Marshall

Meet Kerry James Marshall

August 2nd, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Paintings, Talks, USA, Videos

Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become internationally known for monumental images of African American history and culture. Although Kerry James Marshall currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, his time… Read More

Doug Aitken’s train sculpture will tour the United States

Doug Aitken’s train sculpture will tour the United States

August 1st, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Events, Sculptures, USA

Artist Doug Aitken recently announced his newest project, Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening that will connect artists, musicians and creative pioneers with diverse communities, pushing art and culture outside of institutional constraints. A public art project made possible by the Levi’s® brand, Station to… Read More

American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe

American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe

July 30th, 2013 | Modernism, Shows, USA, Videos

American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe at the MoMAtakes a fresh look at the Museum’s holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century. American Modern includes… Read More

Shepard Fairey’s #ArtsMatter piece aboard Metro buses

Shepard Fairey’s #ArtsMatter piece aboard Metro buses

July 26th, 2013 | Education, Public Art, USA

The final installment of Los Angeles Fund for Public Education’s #ArtsMatter public art project appears today around Los Angeles with bus wraps and hundreds of billboards promoting the importance of creative thinking in education. Shepard Fairey created the design with inspiration from LAUSD students. Fairey,… Read More

Penn Museum expands digital access to collections and research projects

Penn Museum expands digital access to collections and research projects

July 26th, 2013 | Collections, Museums, USA

As a repository of wide-ranging, international collections, original field notes and archival data from roughly 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world, the Penn Museum in Philadelphia is committed to open, global, digital access for scholars and the public. In 2012, celebrating the Museum’s… Read More

The cleanup man who found a treasure chest of art in his closet

The cleanup man who found a treasure chest of art in his closet

July 24th, 2013 | Found Art, USA

For Darryl Kelly, the Clean-Up Man, it was just another job – clearing out a dead man’s apartment. The once-famous photographer Harry Shunk had collaborated with Yves Klein, Christo and Andy Warhol, but became a reclusive hoarder in his later years. His body was found… Read More

MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch quits his job

MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch quits his job

July 24th, 2013 | Museums, News, USA

Jeffrey Deitch, a former New York art dealer, has decided to step down as director of the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum after three tumultuous years. One person, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said that Deitch was “choosing to step down,” The Los… Read More

Detroit’s Creditors Eye Its Art Collection

Detroit’s Creditors Eye Its Art Collection

July 22nd, 2013 | Business, Museums, News, USA

As Detroit files for bankruptcy — the largest American city ever to do so — the impressive collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts has become a political bargaining chip in a fight that could drag on for years between the city and its army… Read More

Norman Rockwell – Behind the Camera

Norman Rockwell – Behind the Camera

July 18th, 2013 | Books, Paintings, Photography, Shows, USA

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is a landmark exhibition exploring in depth Rockwell’s richly detailed study photographs, commissioned by the artist as references for his iconic paintings. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, this presentation at the Mcnay in Texas reveals a rarely seen yet… Read More