Archive for December, 2014

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Exhibition features 14 large-scale paintings from contemporary artists considered pivotal career works

The Long Beach Museum of Art opened its most recent exhibition this fall entitled Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative. From October 23, 2014 to February 1, 2015, visitors can experience a unique exhibition of 14 large-scale paintings featuring accomplished artists who, for the last decade or more, have been consistently exploring new narrative directions in painting. Each of the artists have... | Read More

The Wallace Foundation releases first of new case studies of effective methods of building arts audiences

The Wallace Foundation released the first in a new set of case studies analyzing strategies used by arts organizations to build their audiences. Stemming from the foundation’s Wallace Excellence Awards (WEA) initiative of 2004-2014, the Wallace Studies in Building Arts Audiences series provides evidence-based knowledge on audience-engagement efforts that can be applied by performing and... | Read More

Glasgow’s Modern Institute shows exhibition of works by Victoria Morton

Victoria Morton’s practice has encompassed painting, sculptural assemblages, found objects, photography, and sound. Her recent paintings vary in scale, opacity, colour and spatiality, each distinctly painted composition has been developed with a degree of intricacy and intuition. Influenced by musical composition, colour perception, and everyday life, alongside personal narratives,... | Read More

Delaware Art Museum announces gifts totaling $1.7 million

The Delaware Art Museum announced that it has received three generous gifts totaling $1.7 million to fully endow the Museum’s Curator of the Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art. The Bancroft Curator endowment—the Museum’s first endowed position—was supported by two anonymous donations and a gift from Peggy and Ed Woolard of Wilmington, Delaware. The endowment will be... | Read More

Art Brussels announces the participants of its 33rd edition

Art Brussels announced the participants of its 33rd edition. The 2015 edition brings together 190 galleries from 33 countries, represented in three main sections: PRIME (88 galleries presenting established artists), YOUNG (88 galleries presenting emerging artists) and a new section, DISCOVERY. The latter will feature 14 galleries representing lesser known and emerging artists, whose work is not... | Read More

Longwood Gardens commissions Klip Collective to create immersive nightscape

Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great display gardens, has commissioned Klip Collective to create a series of immersive, site-specific installations on its 1,000-acre grounds. Nightscape: A Light & Sound Experience will feature Klip Collective’s signature moving imagery and choreographed lights, as well as newly commissioned soundscapes and scores by composer John Barthmus and... | Read More

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego showing two exhibitions at downtown location

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is showing two new exhibitions featuring two distinct, singular voices. Rita McBride: Public Tilt and This is How We Walk on the Moon: Colter Jacobsen opened simultaneously at MCASD Downtown. Rita McBride’s exhibition comprises three major installation pieces that fill the Foster, Farrell, and Strauss galleries. San Francisco-based artist Colter... | Read More

Nepal’s thirsty capital Kathmandu loses centuries-old water taps to construction

From early morning, housewives carrying buckets and brass pots queue in the back streets of Nepal's capital for the free water pumped from a network of ancient stone spouts. A lifeline in a city with erratic government supplies and expensive private alternatives, Kathmandu's intricately carved communal spouts have survived invasions and earthquakes. But the centuries-old water taps are now... | Read More

British queen honours veteran actor John Hurt, actress Kristin Scott Thomas and trendsetter Mary Quant

Veteran actor John Hurt was given a knighthood and 1960s fashion designer Mary Quant, pioneer of the mini-skirt and hotpants, made a dame in Britain's New Year Honours List released Tuesday. Other stars to be honoured include "English Patient" actress Kristin Scott Thomas and campaigning television presenter Esther Rantzen. Hurt, who starred as John Merrick in 1980 classic "The Elephant Man"... | Read More
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