This fall, the Whitney will present a retrospective of artist Robert Indiana, perhaps best known for his LOVE sculpture. Tellingly, the show will be called “Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE.” Read More
MoMA Names Artists for 2013 ‘New Photography,’ Plans Isaac Julien, Robert Heinecken, Christopher Williams Shows
We’ve had an early look at the Museum of Modern Art’s schedule for the rest of the year, and a good amount of 2014, and it’s all fairly impressive. Read More
Here’s an early look at the press release for Sculpture Center’s annual benefit gala, to be held on Oct. 9. Read More
Tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m., seven museums along Museum Mile, on Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets, will be free and open to the public as part of the annual Museum Mile Festival. Read More
Tom Finkelpearl, the executive director of the Queens Museum, walked on water out to a point just south of Governors Island, where he stood towering above the five boroughs. As he delivered his speech, the 350 guests attending the museum’s annual gala last week stayed above sea level, listening from the glass walkway that wraps around the perimeter of the painstakingly detailed Panorama. “The community is here, the world is here,” he said proudly. “I’ve seen friends from China, India, Taiwan, Mexico—I’ve even seen people from Manhattan here tonight.” Read More
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, Calif., has received $32 million from Charles Munger, the 89-year-old vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Read More
The treasures have returned.
Today the Met officially reopened its European art galleries, the 45 rooms that sit atop its grand staircase, after three years of planning and nine months of rolling renovations and reinstallation. Twelve galleries once used for special exhibitions have been commandeered for the permanent collection, enlarging the galleries by a full third. You should pay them a visit.
Filling the immaculate spaces are some 750 paintings—”all off the wall, all looked at, all dusted,” an ebullient Keith Christiansen told a crowd of journalists in one of the opening galleries this morning. Read More
Washington City Paper‘s Kriston Capps reports that Richard Koshalek, the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, D.C., plans to resign, effective at the end of this year. Mr. Koshalek’s reported decision comes after a board meeting in which his plan to create a temporary, inflatable “Bubble” structure, designed by Read More