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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring 2022 Season of Exhibitions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring 2022 Season of Exhibitions

Visual Arts

Published 12/29/21

“We are thrilled to announce the latest on The Met’s robust exhibition offerings, as we continue to welcome more visitors to the Museum, particularly with the easing of restrictions on international travel,” said Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “The Met has an exceptionally ambitious slate of exhibitions, programs, and activities planned for the coming months that ensures a unique and memorable experience for both our local and global audiences.”The Met’s 2022 exhibition program launches in January with Charles Ray: Figure Ground (opening January 31, 2022), a focused presentation that will unite sculptures from every period of this important contemporary artist’s career. Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman (opening February 17, 2022) will explore how this influential artist worked through ideas on paper and developed his famous compositions. Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast (opening March 10, 2022) will be the …

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART TO PRESENT FIRST MAJOR SURVEY FOR ARTIST BOB THOMPSON IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART TO PRESENT FIRST MAJOR SURVEY FOR ARTIST BOB THOMPSON IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS

Visual Arts

Published 12/17/21

Organized by the Colby College Museum of Art, the nationally touring exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Thompson (American, 1937-1966), who died at the age of 28. The exhibition, spanning his brief but prolific career, premiered at Colby and will travel to the Smart Museum of Art before its presentation at the High. From Atlanta, it will travel to the Hammer Museum.Thompson’s work is characterized by a rigorous engagement with art history and a commitment to expressive figuration. Throughout his practice, canonical European painting served as a point of departure for his radically inventive contemporary allegories. Inspired by old masters such as Jacopo Tintoretto and Francisco de Goya, he developed a highly personal and symbolic visual vocabulary known for its characteristic vignettes of silhouetted figures and animals in pastoral settings. His paintings recast the mythological and religious narratives of his historical sources through his own aesthetic lens, …

New Installation at Madison Square Park

New Installation at Madison Square Park

Visual Arts

Published 12/17/21

Landscape and Memory will place five bronze sculptural pools, flowing with water arriving in different sequences, into the park’s Oval Lawn, harkening back to when the Cedar Creek—now buried underground—coursed across the land where the park stands today. Building on Iglesias’ practice of unearthing the forgotten and excavating natural history, Landscape and Memory resurfaces in the imaginations of contemporary viewers the now-invisible force of this ancient waterway. The installation will be on view from May 23 through December 4, 2022.“Cristina Iglesias is renowned for sculpture and installation that engage closely with the spatial, cultural, and historical qualities of the spaces where they’re sited. With Landscape and Memory, Iglesias brings a new level of exploration to our commissioning program, creating sculptural cracks in the lawns that reveal an unseen element of the park’s natural history,” said Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Chief …

Denis Weil Appointed Director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Denis Weil Appointed Director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Visual Arts

Published 12/16/21

He was unanimously elected by the Museum’s Board of Directors following an extensive search that included candidates from Israel and abroad. Weil assumes his position at the Museum on March 1, 2022.Weil has worked extensively in the public and philanthropic sectors, including roles at Bloomberg Philanthropies, Year Up, Mercy Corps, and Sanergy. Weil has also held leadership positions in innovation, design, and digital technology at McDonald’s, Interactive Media Group, Procter and Gamble, and IDEO.“Throughout his career, Denis has been an innovator who has led scholars and creatives in research-driven inquiry that has generated meaningful cultural, educational, and social programs and impacts for both individuals and communities,” said Isaac Molho, Chair of the Board of the Israel Museum. “His experience as a leader, manager, fundraiser, and designer, together with his forward-looking vision for the Museum, will serve us well as we build upon the success of the past 56 years …

First Exhibition Devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography On View

First Exhibition Devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography On View

Visual Arts

Published 12/9/21

Reframing views through the lens of her camera, O’Keeffe saw her environment as an array of possible shapes and forms. Moving from right to left, angling the camera from high to low, or turning it vertically and horizontally, she composed and recomposed her photographs to find harmonious compositions. Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer features nearly 100 rarely seen photographs from a previously unstudied archive, alongside a selection of her paintings and drawings. To accompany Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, the Addison has organized two complementary exhibitions that offer important context for this deeper exploration of O’Keeffe’s work. “As a museum that has championed photography since our founding nearly a century ago, we are particularly excited to explore O’Keeffe’s work through this new lens,” said Allison Kemmerer, the Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art. “The depth of our collection gives us the opportunity …

Priscilla Presley attends Red Dot Miami to unveil her portrait collection

Priscilla Presley attends Red Dot Miami to unveil her portrait collection

Visual Arts

Published 12/5/21

Portraits of Priscilla have been developed by Florida-based artist Adam Rote, who has specialized in painting renditions of Hollywood legends for the last 10 years. The two portraits unveiled by Priscilla at Red Dot Miami are part of Adam's Goddess Collection presented by Zukunft Galerie and owner John Brandolino, that also feature artistic representations of Farrah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor among others.Since the age of 12, Adam has honed his skills with apprenticeships in the fields of airbrush and portraiture, emerging 45 years later to become the most collaborated painter with Academy Award and legendary performers than any other fine artist. Starting off with classic silver screen black and white paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, the rare historic sign's metal is meticulously cut into a star and then mounted on two more layers of brushed aluminum and featured prominently in a cascade of shooting stars and …

BUY ART YOU LOVE AND MAKE IT AN INVESTMENT

BUY ART YOU LOVE AND MAKE IT AN INVESTMENT

Visual Arts

Published 12/3/21

In addition to your emotional connection with your purchase, wouldn’t it be grand if this purchase could also be a solid investment? But how do you determine a good investment in art? What makes it an investment? Here are some tips to consider.ORIGINAL ONLYOnly buy original art. They are one-of-a-kind, so you can enjoy the fact that you are not in cookie-cutter territory. Original pieces have depth that pops to demands a second look. They offer a story that likely includes a strong emotional element. The connection between the artist and the viewer can be powerful. How you’ve come to own the piece and why you’ve chosen to own one from that particular artist is a story worth telling. Original art can get expensive, so consider drawings or photographs as they are likely to be cheaper than paintings or sculptures. DO YOUR HOMEWORK!Knowing what to look for when purchasing art is essential. If you’re serious about finding a piece that’s more than just something beautiful to …

Five University Art Museums Acquire Artwork from the Collection of Souls Grown Deep

Five University Art Museums Acquire Artwork from the Collection of Souls Grown Deep

Visual Arts

Published 12/2/21

The Hampton, Hood, Princeton, and RISD museums will also partner with the Foundation to offer paid internships to BIPOC undergraduate students for the Spring 2022 semester, marking the fourth cohort of the Foundation’s Internship Grant Program.With these acquisitions, Souls Grown Deep has now placed over 500 works by more than 110 artists in more than 30 significant museum collections across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Brooklyn Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; and others. The Foundation’s Collection Transfer Program is an integral part of its mission to advocate for the increased representation of these artists in the canon of art history by fostering public access to these works and related exhibitions, research, publications, and programming. It also directly supports living artists, including Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Lonnie Holley, …

 “What Is Left Unspoken, Love”

“What Is Left Unspoken, Love”

Visual Arts

Published 12/2/21

On view March 25-Aug. 14, 2022, “What Is Left Unspoken, Love” juxtaposes iconic works that represent watershed moments in the history of contemporary art, such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “‘Untitled’ (Perfect Lovers)” (1987-1990), with art of the past decade, including six works created especially for the exhibition, such as “Our Love Was Deeply Purple” (2021) by Alanna Fields. The exhibition will consider love as a profound subject of exploration from time immemorial that is nonetheless still relevant to the contingencies of 21st-century life.“Recognizing that division and separation are prevalent in our current moment, it is only fitting to mount an exhibition focused on love: a universal theme that ultimately underscores what binds and strengthens us all,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “Showcasing perspectives of artists from the past three decades, we hope that ‘What Is Left Unspoken, Love’ will remind …

“THE OBAMA PORTRAITS” TOUR

“THE OBAMA PORTRAITS” TOUR

Visual Arts

Published 11/16/21

“We are honored to present these portraits as the exclusive Southeastern venue for the tour and to afford our audiences an intimate experience with the works,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “They demonstrate the incredible talents of Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley, two artists the Museum holds in high esteem, and serve as important records of a historic period in our nation’s history.” “We view the country as our community and believe in the power of portraiture to encourage both empathy and inspiration across audiences,” said Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery. “‘The Obama Portraits Tour’ is an opportunity to meet people where they are, in collaboration with our peer institutions, and offer audiences in different parts of the United States an opportunity to see these portraits firsthand.”  In addition to the portraits, the exhibition will feature an approximately eight-minute video …

Free Fridays at the Carlos Museum this November

Free Fridays at the Carlos Museum this November

Visual Arts

Published 11/1/21

Members of the public may visit free of charge on November 5th, 12th, and the 19th!Visitors will be able to experience all of the permanent collection galleries as well as special exhibitions including Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, featuring mixed-media sculptures, wall hangings, and large-scale installation works by two leading Indigenous contemporary artists, and Resonance: Recent Acquisitions in Photography.The Carlos Museum will be closed on November 25th and 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.Masks will be required in accordance with Emory University's Visitor Policy. For more information, visit www.carlos.emory.edu.

New Art Exhibit at the High Museum of Art

New Art Exhibit at the High Museum of Art

Visual Arts

Published 11/1/21

Featured in the exhibition are nearly 50 early-20th-century posters that represent a complex history of modernism, as avant-garde artists actively produced fine and applied art for both commercial and political purposes.“These fascinating works, from a highly significant collection, underscore an important connection between art and societal change,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “This exhibition also provides a glimpse at the impact graphic design has, not only as an art form, but also on day-to-day decision-making and the circulation of information on a large scale.”Though not precious or unique, the poster is the ultimate design object used to disseminate ideas and images that reflect time and place. As an object of design history, the poster can comment on social or cultural shifts, but it is probably best known for its most prominent role — selling commercial products. Works included in the exhibition feature a wide range of …

Atlanta: Bold and Beautiful

Atlanta: Bold and Beautiful

Visual Arts

Published 7/11/21

For the first time, everyone everywhere can engage with these organizations—including the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University —across the city in one digital location and discover its unique culture. As travel and tourism opens, Google Arts & Culture hopes Atlantans will be reminded just how much their city has to offer, and that visitors will be encouraged to discover the city for themselves.Atlanta is the first city in the American deep south and fourth in the U.S. to be featured inGoogle Arts & Culture’s global initiative to capture and share the unique culture of cities.Along with Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Charlotte, Atlanta joins European cultural hubs on the platform including Milan and Naples, Italy, Lyon, France, and Hamburg, Germany.Bonnie Speed, Director of the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University said, "We are thrilled to be a part of Atlanta's Google Arts & Culture launch. This new platform will allow more Atlantans to learn about the …

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Prepares for “The Obama Portraits Tour”

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Prepares for “The Obama Portraits Tour”

Visual Arts

Published 5/18/21

“The Obama Portraits Tour” will commence in Chicago June 18th and will continue across the United States through May 30, 2022, before returning to Washington. This is one of several national initiatives set by the Portrait Gallery to engage communities in the power of portraiture. Visitors hoping for a last look at the portrait of Michelle Obama before its departure can view the painting, alongside the featured gown designed by Michelle Smith’s label Milly, through May 23 as part of the special exhibition “Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States.” Free, timed-entry passes for all ages in accordance with social-distancing policies can be reserved at si.edu/visit/passes. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of former President Barack Obama is no longer on display and will be next exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago when the tour begins.From the moment of their unveiling in February 2018, the Portrait Gallery’s commissioned portraits of the Obamas have inspired …

CULTUREOWL IS LANDING IN ITS FOURTH LOCATION

CULTUREOWL IS LANDING IN ITS FOURTH LOCATION

Visual Arts

Published 4/23/21

CultureOwl launched Atlanta as its fourth location on April 26th, 2021. Atlanta joins Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Tampa/St. Pete in unleashing a world of culture to its followers! 14 other locations are in the works including Boston, Detroit and San Diego. The company first launched its franchise opportunity in 2020 from its headquarters in Miami. “our vision is to spread across the country in the next 3 years, bringing quality cultural programming and news to cities nationwide,” stated Amy Sherit, Owner and Founder of CultureOwl.The expansion is based on a franchising model, enabling business owners with a love for culture and business acumen to do something they love while building a thriving business.No CultureOwl in your locale? Be the change and bring CultureOwl to your town through this affordable and lucrative franchise opportunity. Visit www.cultureowl.com/franchising for more information. 

Fantasy Fest 2021 Poster & T-Shirt Artwork Contest

Fantasy Fest 2021 Poster & T-Shirt Artwork Contest

Visual Arts

Published 4/19/21

The winning selections that best represent the 2021 theme will become the official Fantasy Fest poster OR the official T-shirt. Artwork that creatively and graphically reflects the theme, characteristics, flavor and the whimsy of Key West will be reviewed by a selection committee and selected artists will each receive $750, a signing party and recognition as the official Poster/T-shirt for Fantasy Fest 2021! This is your opportunity to join the revered ranks of artists whose creations have been seen by over 70,000 party revelers!Artists may submit up to three (3) different images online for consideration. Posters may be horizontal or vertical, with a preferred finished size of 18" x 24". The Key West Tourist Development Association may ask artists to make modifications to artwork proposals. Artists are asked to include the words “Fantasy Fest” and the 2021 theme words “All A Daze for a Holiday”. The artwork will be the sole property of Fantasy Fest upon selection and payment to …

Virtual Art Auction for Kids' Cancer

Virtual Art Auction for Kids' Cancer

Visual Arts

Published 8/20/20

Their biggest fundraising event of the year, Chefs for Kids’ Cancer Gala in New York City, was postponed due to COVID-19. It's a magical night which features a robust art auction that sees a lot of competitive bidding to score bragging rights for a new piece of art.Typically, the auction almost raises enough money to fund an entire pediatric research grant! Because of COVID-19, they are pulling more than 70 pieces of art that would have been featured at the gala out of storage to create their very first online art auction!Check out some of the featured artists:Katy Hirschfeld Leinoff, a Miami resident, is one of over 70 artists who have donated pieces to the first event online Art In August auction to benefit Cookies For Kids’ Cancer.Peter Tunney's work, which frequently mixes and varies in media, functions as relics of the constant performance that is his life. His work is a part of a bigger story, one that has taken him across every inch of the globe, seen him tackle Wall …

Top 10  Frescos  & murals You Must Travel to See

Top 10 Frescos & murals You Must Travel to See

Visual Arts

Published 4/2/19

Pan American Unity Artist: Diego RiveraLocation: San Francisco, CaliforniaThe great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera’s iconic creation is incredibly grand and mesmerizing in its sweeping depiction of humanity. Spanning a 22-foot high and 74-foot wide wall and covering nearly 1,800 square feet, it is Rivera’s largest masterpiece. Its full name is more than befitting of the interconnected galaxies of human faiths, which the mural encompasses – The Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and of the South on the Continent, the continent being North America. Created in 1940, this mural is basically a vivid history map replete with symbolism. It recreates some of the most defining moments in the history of North America that have made it the fascinating mixture of cultures know today.Sistine Chapel CeilingArtist: MichelangeloLocation: VaticanThe Sistine Chapel’s ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512. Hired by Pope Julius II, Michelangelo was scoffed at by …

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