Museums

Post image for A Dance of Constant Movement, Propelled by Light

MINNEAPOLIS — There are some performers who are so focused, so attentive, so magnetic, that they could just stand on stage, not even moving, and still keep an audience rapt.

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Post image for We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes: Manhattan’s Psycho Summer

New York City is creeping towards a psycho kind of summer.

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Post image for Robert Mapplethorpe: Beauty, Power, and Sex from the Outside

LOS ANGELES — The remarkable two-museum show Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, gathering hundreds of photographs, collages, installations and other objects at both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center, represents just a portion of the spectacular gift of the Mapplethorpe Trust to those institutions.

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Post image for Amid a Challenging, Changing City, SFMOMA Reopens with Global Aspirations

SAN FRANCISCO — After a three-year closure, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) reopens to the public on May 14.

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Post image for The Hidden History of Estonian Impressionism Under Stalin

TALLINN, Estonia — It was very difficult to track down pieces for this show, since no archives exist for this work and its history is rather unofficial.

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Post image for Illustrated Dolphins and Vampire Squid from the Dawn of Ocean Exploration

In the 16th century, Pierre Belon published one of the earliest scientific depictions of a dolphin: a woodcut with finely hatched skin and pointed teeth.

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Post image for Two Artists Show How Beauty Can Be Beastly

TALLINN, Estonia — Be prepared to embark on a confusing journey upon entering the strange and colorful universe of beauty that artists Kris Lemsalu and Tiit Pääsuke constructed at the Tallinn Art Hall.

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Post image for Grayson Perry’s Subversive and Psychosexual World

SYDNEY — The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia has mounted the first ever retrospective of Grayson Perry’s work in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Post image for Laura Poitras’s Unimaginative Transition from the Screen to the Museum

Laura Poitras is an excellent filmmaker.

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Post image for An Artistic but Unsubtle Contemplatation of Environmental Degradation

WASHINGTON, DC — There’s hardly any question as to Helen Frederick’s views, and little room to doubt her stance on the sorry state of nature.

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