Museums

Post image for Rubin Museum Honors Nek Chand, Visionary Artist who Built Paradise from Debris

Following India’s independence in 1947, architect Le Corbusier was recruited to design Chandigarh, the country’s first planned modern metropolis.

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Post image for Contemporary Artists Create a New Kind of Order at the Barnes Foundation

PHILADELPHIA — It’s an illuminating mental exercise to ponder: what if Dr. Albert C. Barnes, the pharmaceutical tycoon and physician who assembled an unmatched collection of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings in Philadelphia, was actually an installation artist before his time?

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Post image for Dieter Roth’s Chaotic and Cacophonous Gesamtkunstwerk

BERLIN — The exhibition And away with the minutes spins like a rococo confection around the prolific noise music projects of the legendary and influential German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth.

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Stanley Whitney Reclaims His History

by John Yau on July 26, 2015

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Happily, for those who are curious about what came next in Whitney’s evolution, they need only to go uptown and see the artist’s first museum exhibition in New York, Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange at the Studio Museum in Harlem, which contains a selection of twenty-nine paintings and works on paper the artist made between 2008 and 2015.

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Post image for Daily Life as Art in Gilbert & George’s Early Works

The melodies of British composers Grieg and Elgar mixed with chatter and voices repeating “Gordon’s makes us drunk” can be heard faintly as you enter Gilbert & George: The Early Years.

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Post image for The Lifeless Eyes of Laurie Simmons’s Human Dolls

From her early photographs of dolls acting like humans, to more recent explorations of humans who resemble dolls, artist Laurie Simmons has spent her career blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy.

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Post image for The Meaning of the Ring, from Memento Mori to Marriage

Rings are one of the most personal and oldest human adornments, evolving in complexity with metalwork techniques and the gemstone trade.

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Post image for Yasuo Kuniyoshi Retrospective Places the Painter at the Center of Modern Art in the US

WASHINGTON, DC — In 1948, Yasuo Kuniyoshi was the first living artist to receive a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and that was the last time his career was thoroughly explored before this year’s exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Post image for How Women Artists Have Explored Nature’s Unruly Side

WASHINGTON, DC — Dual exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, challenge the artistic interpretation of nature by women as something always beautiful and fragile.

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Jacob Lawrence, “The Migration Series” (1940-41), panel 52

Spring, 1968. All my students were black, and I wasn’t. Jacob Lawrence, who was teaching a course down the hall from me at Pratt Institute, was a famous artist and a real teacher; I wasn’t either of those things.

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