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“Accidental Genius” exhibition features major gift to Milwaukee Art Museum

  MILWAUKEE, WIS.- Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection, an original exhibition of modern self-taught art featuring more than two hundred works opened February 10th, and will be on view until 6th of May, at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The exhibition includes many of the most important European and American artists in the… Continue reading

Thomas Demand to create art project in Sydney

Thomas Demand is creating an installation of his "Dailies" photographs in the Commercial Travellers's Association in Sydney     Following in the footsteps of contemporary artists including Gilbert & George, Jeff Koons, John Baldessari and Michael Landy, the German artist Thomas Demand is creating a John Kaldor public art project, due to open in Sydney… Continue reading

Who Made That Rubik’s Cube?

Jens Mortensen for The New York Times. Prop stylist: Josephine Shokrian.   In the 2008 film “Wall-E,” a lonely robot on a post-apocalyptic Earth collects remnants of human civilization. Among his conquests: a spork and a Rubik’s Cube. “There’s never been a puzzle quite like Rubik’s Cube, and America may never be the same,” announced… Continue reading

The Boca Raton Museum of Art Presents “American Treasures”

  Boca Raton, Florida.-  The Boca Raton Museum of Art announces its season highlight, “American Treasures: Masterworks from the Butler Institute of American Art”, featuring 35 works created by renowned American artists. The exhibition will run through March 18, 2012. What characterizes a “treasure” and what defines “greatness” in art? The criteria of a… Continue reading

Augustus John: A Life in Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in London

LONDON.- A new display at the National Portrait Gallery will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Augustus John, one of the most celebrated British artists of the early 20th century. Regarded as an outstanding painter and draughtsman, he was a leading portraitist of his day and his lifestyle epitomized that of the bohemian… Continue reading

Vienna’s Belvedere marks 2012 as the Klimt Year on his 150th Birthday

VIENNA.- Owning the largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt worldwide, the Belvedere is preparing a very special presentation for this anniversary year. The show Masterpieces in Focus: 150 Years of Gustav Klimt on the Upper Belvedere’s piano nobile will display all of the artist’s paintings preserved in the museum in an extraordinary fashion. Unlike… Continue reading

Art Review: The Mechanics Behind Perspective

Once a figure of international renown, Jesús Soto is now mostly remembered as a minor Modernist who worked in the overlap among hard-edge abstraction, kinetic art and Op Art. “Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970” at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery will not precipitate a run to revive his reputation, but it does open an… Continue reading

The Peabody Essex Museum Presents Largest Native American Art Exhibition for More than 30 Years

Salem, Massachusetts.- The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is proud to present “Shapeshifting”, on view at the museum from January 14th through April 29th 2012. “Shapeshifting” is one of the largest Native American Art exhibitions to open in North America in more than 30 years and includes nearly 80 works from public and private collections worldwide… Continue reading

The Met to Show Fu Baoshi’s “Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution”

New York City.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to present “Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)”, on view at the museum from January 21st through April 15th 2012 in the Galleries for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. Drawn primarily from the preeminent holdings of the Nanjing Museum in Nanjing, China,… Continue reading