The current Museum of Modern Art exhibition Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949 is just one component of a four-year, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded research project examining photographs not only as art, but as physical objects possessing a material and sociological history as well.
PARIS — With determined indeterminacy, young Mathilde Louette initiated a perplexing but hip four-hour English-language celebration of William S. Burroughs’s 100th birthday on December 12 in Paris, where the writer lived, on and off, between 1958 and 1966.
It’s been a busy fall, but we always have our notebook with us, so it’s time for our irregular feature — and everyone’s favorite LULZ — Overheard in the Art World (#OHAW).
KLEINBURG, Ontario — With a much-lauded show of cutouts at MoMA and a group exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Henri Matisse seems to be experiencing (yet another) moment in the North American art scene. Canada’s McMichael Collection has joined the fray with its exhibition Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse.
This list gives you a sense of some of the best this year across the United States.
This week in art news: a Mexican museum’s Yayoi Kusama retrospective is mobbed, Tate must reveal the details of BP sponsorship, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts picks up a trove of Constructivist photographs.
Cracking into challenging subcultures is one of Bronia Stewart’s main objectives as a documentary photographer.
Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated by aesthetes the world over. In order to purify ourselves after the rampant commercialism and visual over-stimulation of the past month, we devote this day to the solemn contemplation of square and rectangular Minimalist sculptures.
Does quilting count as art? An expansive new survey by authors Linda Baumgarten and Kimberly Smith Ivey says yes.