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City Museum and El Museo Host Summer Block Parties with UPTOWN BOUNCE, Now thru 8/13
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

This summer, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York will present Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth, the first-ever joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. (more...)


NYC Artist Alexandre Arrechea to Appear in Pittsburgh 8/25-26 to Discuss His Public Art in NO LIMITS
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Cuban-born artist and sculptor Alexandre Arrechea will be in Pittsburgh August 25 & 26, 2014, discussing his public artwork on view throughout downtown Pittsburgh through September 5, 2014. (more...)


12 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children's activities, September 6th 12:00 - 10:00pm. More than 2,000 people will gather to celebrate one of the final Festivals of the summer season. See below for complete program and ticket information. (more...)


The Saatchi Gallery Presents ALO –HAIL TO THE LOSER, 7/29-8/18
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

On 29th July, the Saatchi Gallery will open ALO – Hail to the Loser, a solo exhibition of the street artist's work, in the Prints & Originals Gallery. (more...)


SUBMERGED to Open 8/5 at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

Submerged, a new interactive exhibition exploring life on a submarine will open on Tuesday, August 5 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. (more...)


51st Annual Uptown Art Fair Comes to Minneapolis, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The 2014 Uptown Art Fair is celebrating its 51 st year with an exciting lineup of nationally recognized artists, special performances, youth artists, a culinary arts competition and much more, including live transformations of cars into works of art. Minnesota's No. 1 art fair, attended by more than 375,000 people each year, will take place Aug. 1-3. (more...)


Discover New Michigan Artists at Leon & Lulu, 8/24-25
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

The Artists' Market at Leon & Lulu (96 W. 14 Mile) will be held Sunday and Monday, August 24-25, 2014. Artists and crafts people from across the state will showcase one-of-a-kind handcrafted items from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 24, and from 3 to 8 p.m. August 25. The work from approximately 30 local artists will be on display, including items such as jewelry, ceramics, photography, fiber art, clothing and much more. All products are handmade in the United States. (more...)


Miami Street Artist Sues American Eagle Outfitters for Copyright Infringement
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

A Miami street artist, David Anasagasti, has filed a lawsuit against American Eagle Outfitters Inc. for copyright infringement. He alleges that his work appeared on the retailer's site, social media, advertising, on billboards and in in-store displays, against his permission. (more...)


Indianapolis Museum of Art Presents Works of Georgia O'Keeffe and More
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (more...)


Trident Gallery Presents Ruth Mordecai's New Works, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

GLOUCESTER, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Trident Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, collages, and monotypes on paper by Ruth Mordecai.The gallery will host a public reception for the artist on Saturday, August 9, 57pm. The artist will be at Trident Gallery for conversation Saturday, August 2, 57pm, and will lead a discussion of her work on Sunday, August 17, 56pm. (more...)


Urban Canvas Launches Design Tins Portable Art and Craft Kits for Children
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

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The Met Museum Presents THOMAS HART BENTON'S AMERICA TODAY MURAL REDISCOVERED, 9/30-4/19
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

The exhibition Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton's epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2012. Missouri native Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975) painted the 10-panel mural cycle in 1930–31 for New York's New School for Social Research to adorn the boardroom of its International Style modernist building on West 12th Street. It was commissioned by the New School's director, Alvin Johnson, who had fashioned the school as a center for progressive thought and education in Greenwich Village. Depicting a sweeping panorama of American life during the 1920s, America Today ranks among Benton's most renowned works and as one of the most significant accomplishments in American art of the period. (more...)


The National Gallery of Victoria Presents WADE MARYNOWSKY: NOSTALGIA FOR OBSOLETE FUTURES, 8/22-10/19
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

A masquerade ball for robots will be part of an exhibition that brings together robotics, performance art, sound and video at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. (more...)


Thomas Hart Benton's AMERICA TODAY On View Starting 9/30 at Met Museum
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

The exhibition Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton's epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2012. Missouri native Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) painted the 10-panel mural cycle in 1930-31 for New York's New School for Social Research to adorn the boardroom of its International Style modernist building on West 12th Street. It was commissioned by the New School's director, Alvin Johnson, who had fashioned the school as a center for progressive thought and education in Greenwich Village. Depicting a sweeping panorama of American life during the 1920s, America Today ranks among Benton's most renowned works and as one of the most significant accomplishments in American art of the period. (more...)


Delaware Art Museum Struggles in Current Art Market
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

The Delaware Art Museum is expected to raise only $19.8 million by selling three works of art, which is not enough to eplenish the museum's endowment, or reserve fund, according to reports. (more...)


Artist Cecil Balmond to Design Sculpture at Mesa Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

Mesa Arts Center announces the selection of internationally-acclaimed artist Cecil Balmond to design its 21st Century Café Society shade sculpture project. The structural fluidity of this monumental work will provide permanent shade over a community gathering place and connect the internationally-renowned Mesa Art Center campus with Main Street in Downtown Mesa. Following a Public Art Request for Qualifications, jurors chose Balmond's winning concept from an impressive group of three finalists who were invited to submit designs. (more...)


Brooklyn Museum to Present Judith Scott Retrospective, Begin. 10/24
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

Judith Scott--Bound and Unbound will be on view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum from October 24, 2014, through March 29, 2015. Focusing on Scott's critically acclaimed fiber-wrapped, three-dimensional constructions, the exhibition features more than sixty works, including a selection of works on paper. (more...)


'International Surrealism Now' by Santiago Ribeiro Debuts at Gallery Vieira Portuense
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

PORTO, Portugal, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)


Beijing-based MAD Architects to Design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

Following a global search, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced today that Beijing-based MAD Architects has been selected as the principal designer for the LMNA site while Chicago-based Studio Gang will design the landscape and create a bridge to connect the LMNA to Northerly Island. VOA Associates, based in Chicago, will serve as the executive architect and lead the implementation of MAD's design. (more...)


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces an Annual Attendance of 6.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 6.2 million people—from New York City, the tri-state area, across the United States, and 187 foreign countries—visited the Museum during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. For the third year in a row, attendance at the Museum has exceeded six million—the highest levels of visitorship since the Museum began tracking admission statistics more than 40 years ago. The number includes attendance at both the main building on Fifth Avenue and The Cloisters museum and gardens in upper Manhattan, the branch of the Metropolitan devoted to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. The Cloisters experienced a remarkable 50% increase in attendance in the past fiscal year, attracting nearly 350,000 visitors. (more...)


Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 7/20/2014 - 7/27/2014
by BWW - July 27, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 7/20/2014 - 7/27/2014. (more...)


Parmigianino's Iconic Painting Newly Interpreted and Set for NYC, San Fran in 2014
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2014

Rarely seen outside its home institution, the Galleria Nazionale di Parma, this masterpiece crosses the Atlantic for the first time for its presentation in 2014 at New York's Frick Collection and the Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. (more...)


Columbus Artists Aminah Robinson and Kojo Kamau Inducted into Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame Today
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2014

Two legendary Columbus artists will take their place on the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame in an induction ceremony tonight, July 26, at 7 pm. Sponsored by the State Auto Insurance Companies, the event is free and open to the public. (more...)


The Guggenheim Museum Presents UNDER THE SAME SUN: ART FROM LATIN AMERICA TODAY, Now Thru 10/1
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

From June 13 through October 1, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will present the exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, which, along with in-depth education programs and online learning tools, inaugurates the second phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, the exhibition features contemporary works by 40 artists and collaborative duos representing 15 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico (United States), Uruguay, and Venezuela. Following its presentation in New York, Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today will travel to Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM) and Museo Jumex in Mexico City. (more...)


The Jewish School of the Arts Secures Imagination Playground
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

New York, NY (more...)




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