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Luxembourg & Dayan Presents THE SHAPED CANVAS, REVISITED, 5/8-7/3
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

In the early 1960s, the shaped canvas emerged as a new form of abstract painting that reflected the optimistic spirit of a postwar space-race era when such forms as parallelograms, diamonds, rhomboids, trapezoids, and triangles suggested speed and streamlined stylization. The shaped canvas is frequently described as a hybrid of painting and sculpture, and its appearance on the scene was an outgrowth of central issues of abstract painting; it expressed artists' desire to delve into real space by rejecting behind-the-frame illusionism. The defining moment for the paradigm occurred in 1964 with The Shaped Canvas, an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, curated by influential critic Lawrence Alloway with works by Paul Feeley, Sven Lukin, Richard Smith, Frank Stella, and Neil Williams. Alloway's show defined a key feature of abstraction and revealed the participating artists' desire to overthrow existing aesthetic hierarchies. Half a century later, the shaped canvas remains robust in art, encompassing an array of approaches and provoking questions about the continued relevance of painting. (more...)


Craft Festival Returns to Brownwood Paddock Square in the Villages, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

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The Whitechapel Gallery Presents CHRIS MARKER: A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

Visionary French filmmaker Chris Marker (1921–2012) created vivid film-essays that lace realism with science fiction and lyricism with politics. Changing his name, declining to be photographed or interviewed, Marker was both enigma and legend. His influence extends across art, experimental film and mainstream cinema: his 1962 masterpiece La Jetée was the basis of Terry Gilliam's 1995 Twelve Monkeys. (more...)


National Museum of the Pacific War Receives Doolittle Raiders Book Today
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

Today, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the Nimitz Museum Grand Ballroom, the National Museum of the Pacific War will receive a book donation from a private individual, the book 'Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders' by Carroll V. Glines. What makes this such an important donation is that the book holds 25 signatures from Doolittle Raiders. Colonel Dick Cole who was Lt. Colonel James Doolittle co-pilot on that famous mission and last surviving member of Crew 1 will be there to resign the book before it is handed over to the museum. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. (more...)


Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery to Hold Champagne Reception for Michael Horner, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

The Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery will have a Champagne Reception for local Detroit artist, Michael Horner on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Mr. Horner's works are on exhibit during Detroit Repertory Theatre's performances of Brother Of All until May 18, 2014. The Meet The Artist Champagne Reception is free and open to the public, and gives patrons an opportunity for an intimate experience with the artist and his works. Information about the Reception may be found by calling the Theatre at (313) 868-1347 or by visiting detroitreptheatre.com/gallery. (more...)


MoMA to Present ContemporAsian 2014 with Films from Hong Kong, Iran, South Korea and Japan, 4/21-8/31
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art presents the seventh season of ContemporAsian, an ongoing series showcasing films that get little exposure outside of their home countries or on the international festival circuit, but which engage the various styles, histories, and changes in Asian cinema, from April 21 to August 31, 2014, in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. (more...)


April at the American Museum of Natural History Includes OUR GENES, OURSELVES and SLIDE SLAM
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

Our Genes, Ourselves: What Can Our DNA Tell Us? Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm LeFrak Theater $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members What can our individual genomes tell us about ourselves? From shedding light on our ancestry to the potential for personalized medicine, what are the risks and rewards of getting your DNA sequenced? This program brings together Spencer Wells, geneticist and director of the Genographic Project from National Geographic and IBM; Rebecca Cann, cell and molecular biologist at the University of Hawaii; Dorothy Roberts, professor of law and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; and Robert Darnell, physician and investigator at Rockefeller University, to discuss the methods, results and implications of mapping our individual genomes. (more...)


Birmingham Museum of Art to Open Renovated African Galleries, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, AL - After two years of renovations, the Birmingham Museum of Art reopens its African galleries on Saturday, April 26. (more...)


Chicago Art Handlers Vote to Become Teamsters, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Art handlers with Mana-Terry Dowd LLC may set an industry precedent this month by being the first employees of a major art transportation company in Chicago to unionize. (more...)


Premier Exhibitions Signs Lease for New Exhibition, Retail Space in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI), a leading presenter of museum-quality touring exhibitions around the world, today announced that it has signed a long-term lease for 51,232 square feet of world-class exhibition and retail space in Midtown Manhattan at 417 Fifth Avenue. The leased premises encompass the building's entire second floor and a significant amount of the first floor. (more...)


The Smithsonian Welcomes THE NATION'S T. REX to D.C. and Launches Largest Renovation in History
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

The National Museum of Natural History announced today that a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton has arrived in Washington, D.C. Called the Nation's T. rex, it will be the centerpiece of the museum's new 31,000-square-foot dinosaur and fossil hall, which is slated to open in 2019. The current dinosaur and fossil hall will close to the public at the end of the day April 27 in preparation for the largest, most extensive exhibition renovation in the museum's history. (more...)


Campari Presents 2014 Art Labels
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

SESTO SAN GIOVANNI, Italy, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)


Photographer Lacy Atkins Named Finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for 'Even Odds' Project
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The San Francisco Chronicle announced today that photographer Lacy Atkins is a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Featured Photography for her work on 'Even Odds,' a story about the fear, struggles and loss that African American males face in Oakland and the city's attempt to address them. (more...)


MAIRA KALMAN: THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE to Open 6/6 at The Frist
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Maira Kalman: The Elements of Style from June 6–September 1, 2014, in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery. The exhibition features paintings by artist, illustrator and author Maira Kalman, which were created to illustrate a 2005 re-publication of William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White's classic composition guide The Elements of Style. (more...)


Mouche Gallery to Present Clara Hallencreutz's PICTURE GLOBAL WARMING, 4/24-5/21
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

On Thursday April 24th The Mouche Gallery (www.mouchegallery.com) in Beverly Hills will present 'Picture Global Warming', the US debut exhibit by Swedish artist Clara Hallencreutz (www.clarahallencreutz.com). Hallencreutz shoots contemporary photographs that use familiar symbols and objects that acts as universal triggers and have a global meaning for a wide and diverse audience. This new exhibition at Mouche Gallery is a representation of expression and motivation to create work that articulates joy, energy and humor. The artist plays with color, form, and perspective that transform the subjects from ordinary to surreal. (more...)


The Brooklyn Museum celebrates Art + Activism at May's Target First Saturday On May 3
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

On May 3 Target First Saturday celebrates the work of Ai Weiwei and explores the power that art hasto shape social and political movements. The Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. (more...)


Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty to Hold AN EVENING WITH THE ARTIST, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty (NPSIR), the South Florida presence for the marketer of the world's finest and most valuable properties, will hold their monthly event, 'An Evening With The Artist,' on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Guests of this event will enjoy an evening with internationally renowned artist Luisa Comuzzi, known for her work in both Venezuela and the United States. This unique event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty's Boca Raton office, located at 200 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432. (more...)


New Museum to Host One-Day Exhibit of Sculptures by Pawe, Althamer & Collaborators, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

During the final weeks of Polish artist Pawe Althamer's first US museum show, the artist will invite the public to a one-day exhibition of new sculptures made on-site and will distribute pieces of Draftsmen's Congress to New Museum visitors. (more...)


Stepping Stones Museum for Children Host Storybook Pajama Party, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

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Michigan Modernism Exposition 2014 Returns To Southfield Michigan, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)


The 'Mobile Hospitality'-Kitchen to be Showcased at the ICFF New York, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

PLLAU, Austria, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to Preseny PSYCHIC PANIC at SPACE, 5/16-6/29
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Psychic Panic, guest organized by Olivia Ciummo. On view at the Trust's SPACE gallery May 16–June 29, 2014, the exhibition features more than 25 artworks by nine artists working in a range of media. An opening reception will take place Friday, May 16, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (more...)


Buddhist Monk Featured in Scorsese's 'Kundun', 4/27
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

BRYN ATHYN, PA - Glencairn Museum will bring together and showcase traditional art and artisans from diverse religious traditions during its annual Sacred Arts Festival Sunday, April 27 1 to 5 p.m. (more...)


Art Gallery Tours New York to Host Skyscrapers Gallery, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

'Art Gallery Tours New York' will host a Skyscrapers gallery tour in Midtown on Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 PM - rain or shine. Meet at 24 W. 57th St. near 6th Ave. Cost of tour: $20. (more...)


NGV Honors 99 Year Old Artist with INGE KING: CONSTELLATION, May 1
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

At the forefront of Australian abstract sculpture for more than six decades, the formidable career of Inge King AM will be celebrated with a major survey at the National Gallery of Victoria in May. (more...)




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