Museums

Post image for Apollinaire, the Immigrant Poet Who Shaped the Parisian Avant-Garde

PARIS — On September 7, 1911, French police arrested poet Guillame Apollinaire for stealing the Mona Lisa.

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Post image for Copper Tomb Sculptures Show Rare Forms of Mesopotamian Portraiture

The ten statues in Founding Figures: Copper Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia, ca. 3300–2000 BC at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan were never meant for our eyes.

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Post image for Praying at the Altar of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

The psychic cross — a cultic symbol adapted from the Eastern Orthodox Church — hangs above the Rubin Museum’s winding staircase, alerting you that something unusual is happening on the top floor of a museum devoted to Asian culture.

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Post image for Extending a Local Legacy, Bay Area Artists and Media Activists Fight for Social Justice

SAN FRANCISCO — Just around the corner from the newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) — a veritable temple to wealth amassed in the form of contemporary artworks — the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has mounted a very different kind of installation, one which monumentalizes activism.

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Post image for The Heart of the Great Plains in 1970s Black and White

WASHINGTON, DC — Kansas is characterized as much by its skies as its ground, with clouds sweeping over the fields and towns that dot the heart of the Great Plains.

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Post image for Amplifying the Voices of Women Photographers in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, DC — In the dominant narrative about the Middle East, the voices of women are among the most difficult to hear.

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Post image for How Kerry James Marshall Rewrites Art History

CHICAGO — When he studied art history in the 1970s in Los Angeles, Kerry James Marshall was struck by the absence of black artists in the “canon.”

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Post image for How Artists Interpreted the Transformation of Paris into a City of Light

GREENWICH, Conn. — Everything was illuminated at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, from 5,000 electric lamps igniting the Eiffel Tower to the Grand Waterfall, a cascading fountain animated by colored lights.

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Post image for An Exhaustive and Exhausting Survey of Martin Creed’s Madcap Antics

For decades, the Park Avenue Armory was home largely to order and restraint, serving as the headquarters of the 7th Regiment of the New York Militia. It is now bursting with mayhem.

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An Artist Who Possessed a Third Eye

by John Yau on July 9, 2016

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Working in painting, drawing, assemblage, film, photography, photograms, performance, collage, and printmaking, Bruce Conner (1933–2008) made more discrete bodies of work across more mediums than any other postwar artist.

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