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Contemporary Street Art Emerging in Athens, Greece

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The country’s recent experiences with the hardships of economic collapse and unemployment have led to a new wave of innovative, contemporary street art in Greece.  And, the rise of socially and politically-minded graffiti is making Athens a new hotspot for street artists. Embracing this status, the city of Athens hosts the Athens Street Art Festival, an… Continue Reading

Philadelphia Museum of Art Features a Retrospective of Paul Strand’s Photography

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring “Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography” from October 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015.  This retrospective presents the work of American photographer and filmmaker, Paul Strand (1890–1976), and includes approximately 250 of Strand’s prints, selected primarily from the Museum’s holdings, as well as public and private collections. Read… Continue Reading

Must-See Exhibition In Southern California This Summer And Fall

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This past weekend I ventured out to the California Science Center in Exposition Park near downtown Los Angeles.  I took in the much anticipated Pompeii:  The Exhibition (currently running through January 4, 2015) featuring over 150 exquisite artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy and was not disappointed.  The exhibition offers… Continue Reading

Immersive Artwork Grows in Popularity in 2013

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Artnet recently compiled a well curated list of “New York City’s Top 5 Immersive Shows of 2013.”  Immersive exhibits in New York were especially popular this past year with such exhibits appearing everywhere from galleries and museums to the streets.   This article presents a fascinating summary of immersive artwork from this past year.  I am looking… Continue Reading

Groundbreaking Impressionist Exhibit in Chicago This Summer

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It is not enough today for museum curators to simply assemble a selection of the works of the great Impressionists, such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, to attract the attention of over-saturated viewers, as reports this article. In order to obtain loans of coveted artwork from other preeminent museums and persuade those institutions to commit as touring venues as well as… Continue Reading

The Philadelphia Antique Show Scheduled For April 12th – 15th To Include Mid-Twentieth Century Art And Objects

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The Philadelphia Antique Show will be held April 12th-15th  at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Center City, Philadelphia. Like last year’s event, this year the Philadelphia Antique Show, which has been celebrated for fifty-two (52) years, will include works of art through the mid-twentieth century. Katharine Eyre, the event’s chair, noted that “the combination of modern art… Continue Reading

MASTERPIECES OF ANCIENT ART EXHIBITION SET TO OPEN IN APRIL AT THE GETTY VILLA

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An exquisite new exhibition entitled "Sicily:  Art and Invention between Greece and Rome" is scheduled to open at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California on April 3, 2013 and will run through August 13, 2013.  This latest much anticipated exhibition at the Getty Villa will present a number of masterpieces of ancient art from the… Continue Reading

DON’T MISS PHILADELPHIA’S PREMIERE SOCIAL EVENT AND SUPPORT THE ARTS!

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On March 2, 2013, the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will hold their annual Winter Gala celebrating the exhibition “Great and Mighty Things”: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection. The event attracts over six hundred (600) young professionals and art enthusiasts of all ages. Tickets are available on the Museum’s website. All… Continue Reading

NEW POMPEII EXHIBIT ARRIVES AT THE GETTY VILLA

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A new exhibit entitled The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection recently opened on September 12, 2012 at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California.  According to the J. Paul Getty Museum website, the exhibition "addresses the potent legacy of the ancient city of Pompeii in the modern imagination."  As the historical background of Pompeii goes,… Continue Reading

SUMMER OLYMPIC ART EXHIBIT FINALLY REVEALS ITSELF IN LONDON

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The Fort Myers, Florida-based non-profit Art of the Olympians ("AOTO") Museum and Gallery currently has a traveling exhibit on display at University College London during this Summer’s 2012 Olympic Games in London.  A recent USA TODAY.com article noted that this is not AOTO’s first exhibit at the Olympics.  AOTO’s debut exhibit was during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in… Continue Reading

Giant Boulder Sculpture Arrives at LACMA

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Michael Heizer’s "Levitated Mass" is finally on exhibit at LACMA this week.  The work generated "massive attention" according to this LA Times article. The intrigue is not surprising – it took 11 days to make the 63-mile journey from Riverside, California to the museum – a journey that would take a human being just 20 hours to walk and… Continue Reading

First NY Frieze Begins This Week

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Frieze, the art fair already popular in London, will host its first New York show this week on Randalls Island.  This article reveals that the founders and directors of Frieze wanted the fair to be "for and of its host city" and chose this location for that fact.  The park located in the East River… Continue Reading

Plans for Moscow’s “Garage” Revealed by Zhukova

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Dasha Zhukova, art collector and socialite, has revealed some of the plans for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture.  Rem Koolhaas, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, will convert an abandoned Moscow restaurant into the new, highly anticipated art space. Zhukova founded the project as a contemporary art nonprofit organization there in 2008.  This article further explains… Continue Reading

Walmart Financed Museum Opens

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Alice Walton has opened the Walmart-financed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum has had its negative critics, like Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who called attention to the disparity between the grandeur of the American museum and the poverty of the American people in this article.  Nevertheless, Roberta Smith gives the museum itself… Continue Reading

Top 20 Art Shows for 2012

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ArtInfo has published its version of the “top 20 shows to see in 2012.”  With artists such as On Kawara, Damien Hirst, Henry Taylor and Cindy Sherman, the publication is bullish on modern and contemporary art in 2012. See the slideshow, with details on dates and locations, here. [This article was drafted with the assistance of… Continue Reading

Miami Anointed Art Capital

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According to this interesting New York Times article, Miami has become a year-round art haven, thanks to a successful ten years of hosting Art Basel and its satellite fairs.  Though only 3 of the 260 galleries invited to Art Basel are actually based in Miami, lead collectors attribute the opening of dozens of new galleries… Continue Reading

Brooklyn Museum Cancels Graffiti Art Exhibit

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According to this article, the Brooklyn Museum has canceled plans to hold an exhibition of graffiti art, citing financial constraints. According to the article, the show, “Art in the Streets,” is currently in Los Angeles, where it has drawn large crowds but has also attracted criticism for prompting an increase in graffiti in the surrounding… Continue Reading

New Whitney to Open

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The groundbreaking for the new Whitney Museum in downtown New York has commenced. Here is an article about the festivities that accompanied the groundbreaking. Here is an article about the Museum.

Definition of “Art” Expands

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The Wall Street Journal reports that a professor at NYU has had to temporarily remove a tiny video camera installed in the back of his head, thereby stalling his year-long art project. Art lovers should not fear too much delay, however, as the professor is wearing the camera around his neck in the meantime. The art… Continue Reading

Smells Like Art

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According to the Associated Press, the Center of Olfactory Art dedicated to scent as an art form was launched at the Museum of Arts and Design last Thursday. The museum director stated that the new center was created because "scent is a really interesting part of the world of design," and adding that the Center of… Continue Reading