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Datebook: Innovative SoCal prints, cinematic video installation and portraits that examine race and class
And so it begins… The fall arts season is upon us with a tsunami of exhibitions that cover everything from large-scale video installation to intimate drawing to Chinese feminism. This includes historic prints at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, paintings by Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe and a...
153 points by Los Angeles Times | Art museum Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Art Los Angeles County California Los Angeles County Museum of Art Pasadena California Interstate 405
In Mexico City, a PST LA/LA presentation becomes a cultural salvo in favor of U.S.-Mexico exchange
Under ordinary circumstances, the gathering of several dozen artists, U.S. museum leaders and journalists for a news conference at the Museo Jumex, the contemporary art museum in Mexico City’s tony Polanco neighborhood, wouldn’t be noticed beyond art world insiders interested in upcoming programs...
615 points by Los Angeles Times | Mexico City United States Art museum Mexico Art Polanco Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Trust
Sylvia Himmelfarb, biologist
Sylvia Himmelfarb, a retired Johns Hopkins University biologist and volunteer, died Jan. 31 of complications from dementia at Sunrise of Pikesville, an assisted-living facility. She was 98. The daughter of Emanuel Himmelfarb, a Light Street grocer, and Ida Himmelfarb, a homemaker, Sylvia Himmelfarb...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Maryland Baltimore Museum of Art Goucher College Baltimore County Maryland Art museum Peabody Institute
Necessary Links: Museums in Egypt and France re-open, Met Museum faces deficit, 'Spiral Jetty' as Utah's state art
Important museums re-open after very different attacks. A key American critic passes away. The Metropolitan Museum of Art faces a financial diet. Here are your Necessary Links: — Art critic Dore Ashton, who wrote some of the earliest histories of the Abstract Expressionists, has passed away. New...
14 points by Los Angeles Times | Metropolitan Museum of Art Art Art museum New York City Robert Smithson Modernism Daniel Libeskind Louvre
MCA Denver wins $400,000 grant for national leadership program
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver has received its largest-ever grant -- $400,000 -- for a leadership program designed to export the museum's creative practices around the country.
878 points by The Denver Post | Art museum Museum Civic Center Denver Denver Art Museum Denver Andrew W. Mellon Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Curator
Baltimore artist Joyce Scott named MacArthur Fellow
Joyce J. Scott was in no mood for a prank phone call a few weeks ago. The Baltimore-born artist, known for creating intricate, often provocative jewelry and beaded sculptures, was coping with acute sciatica. Unable to lie down, she tried to get some sleep while seated at a desk, her head resting...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | MacArthur Fellows Program Metropolitan Museum of Art John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Art Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Art museum Marin Alsop MacArthur Fellows
Museum collections inspire home design and decor
Many museums are now teaming up with design firms and manufacturers.        
2 points by Detroit Free Press | Museum British Museum Museum of Modern Art Art museum Natural History Museum Victoria and Albert Museum Jackson Pollock Decorative arts