Category: Exhibitions

‘It’s Not Just Black History, It’s All of Our History’: How Artists and Curators Are Memorializing Tulsa’s Historic Black Wall Street

Bloomberg Philanthropies has given Tulsa $1 million for an expansive public art project. The post ‘It’s Not Just Black History, It’s All of Our History’: How Artists and Curators Are Memorializing Tulsa’s Historic Black Wall Street appeared first on artnet...

/ July 24, 2020

ArtPrize, the Biggest Biennial in the United States, Has Cancelled Its 2020 Edition and Furloughed Its Entire Staff

ArtPrize, the biggest contemporary art exhibition in the US, which features up to 1,500 artists competing for $500,000 in prize money, has cancelled its 2020 edition. The organization has “decided to put the entire staff on furlough with no clarity about...

/ July 7, 2020

For the 4th of July, an Augmented Reality Artwork Is Bringing the Liberty Bell to Cities Across the Eastern Seaboard

Art lovers up and down the East Coast of the US can celebrate Independence Day with Liberty Bell, a new public, augmented-reality artwork from Nancy Baker Cahill that debuts on July 4 in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and Washington, DC, among other cities....

/ July 4, 2020

Anish Kapoor Will Unveil His First Vantablack Sculptures During the Venice Biennale, Dazzling Visitors With the Blackest Black Ever Made

What does Anish Kapoor have to show for his controversial monopoly on Vantablack, the self-proclaimed “blackest material in the universe”? The world will find out during next year’s Venice Biennale, when Kapoor unveils a series of works made with the...

/ March 12, 2020

How Two Artists Meticulously Reproduced a Tehran Apartment Gallery in Pittsburgh as a Way Around the Iranian Travel Ban

Iranian artist Sohrab Kashani lives in Tehran, but you can visit his apartment—which serves as a contemporary art venue as well as his home—in Pittsburgh, where The Other Apartment is on view at the Mattress Factory. The project, a collaboration with...

/ February 3, 2020

Take a Sneak Peek at Yayoi Kusama’s Highly Anticipated New York Botanical Garden Exhibition, Which Features a Brand-New Outdoor Infinity Room

The New York Botanical Garden has finally revealed details for its eagerly awaited Yayoi Kusama exhibition, which opens in May. Works by the Japanese artist will be scattered across the 250-acre garden grounds, with rows of trees wrapped in red polka-dotted fabric...

/ January 16, 2020

A New Exhibition Brings Together Family Photos Taken at Stonehenge Throughout History—See Them Here

Has a new exhibition uncovered the first family photo ever taken at Stonehenge? The origins of the ancient circle of massive stone monoliths, located in Wiltshire, England, may be shrouded in mystery, but the site’s photographic history is far easier...

/ December 12, 2019

50 US Museums Are Teaming Up to Organize Exhibitions of Female Artists in the Run-Up to the 2020 Election

In the aftermath of the election of President Donald Trump and the 2017 Women’s March, one curator was inspired to take action on behalf of women artists, creating an initiative to help promote feminist art exhibitions, performances, and programs around...

/ November 4, 2019

An Exhibition at the New York Public Library Offers a Rare Glimpse Into Reclusive Author JD’s Salinger’s Life—See Highlights Here

The life and work of JD Salinger is the subject of an exhibition opening this week at the New York Public Library on what would have been the reclusive author’s 100th birthday. More than 200 objects, including manuscripts and photos on...

/ October 17, 2019

A New Exhibition of Artworks Recovered From Shipwrecks Reveals Some Fascinating—and Troubling—Histories

Salvaged from watery depths, the sunken treasures from a pair of shipwrecks lay underwater for hundreds of years before being acquired by the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Now, these artifacts, including a pair of massive 12th-century stone statues...

/ October 15, 2019

A Massive Yayoi Kusama Show—With a New Infinity Room—Is Expected to Flood David Zwirner’s Chelsea Gallery With 100,000 Visitors This Fall

Don’t be surprised if you spot a line snaking around the block in Chelsea next month, because Yayoi Kusama is staging another show at David Zwirner, and it’s bound to be a blockbuster. The Japanese artist has become a worldwide...

/ October 11, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art Makes a Statement by Dedicating All Its 2020 Programming to Women Artists

In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Baltimore Museum of Art has announced that it is planning a year’s worth of exhibitions dedicated to female-identifying artists throughout 2020. In addition to the previously announced Joan Mitchell retrospective, there...

/ August 2, 2019

Yayoi Kusama Is Bringing Her Massive Pumpkins and Mirrored Infinity Rooms to the Bronx for an Expansive Show Next Spring

Your next art-selfie destination just might be the Bronx, where Yayoi Kusama will take over the New York Botanical Garden with a massive exhibition opening in spring 2020. The garden will be the only stop for the show, which is...

/ July 9, 2019

‘Researching It Was Unbearable’: Why Judy Chicago Is Taking on Mortality, Extinction, and the End Times in Her Latest Work

Next month, pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago will turn 80. With that milestone fast approaching, Chicago, best known for her landmark installation The Dinner Party, has been making a new body of work confronting mortality and extinction, which will debut...

/ June 6, 2019

The Curator Behind the Acclaimed ‘Art in the Streets’ Show in LA Is Bringing a Follow-Up to New York

New York City, once the world’s foremost graffiti mecca, will soon play host to a massive exhibition celebrating the history of street art, curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman. The show, “BEYOND THE STREETS,” is Gastman’s follow up...

/ May 21, 2019

Titan’s Masterful Suite of Paintings Inspired by Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ Is Being Reunited for the First Time in 300 Years

A key series of Old Master paintings by Italian Renaissance master Titian will be reunited for the first time in over 300 years for a forthcoming traveling exhibition. Commissioned by King Philip II of Spain, who gave Titian free reign...

/ May 16, 2019

Lena Dunham’s Hobby Is Painting Portraits of Kate Moss and Other Inspiring Women. Now She’s Showing Them for the First Time

As the daughter of contemporary artists Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham has fine art running through her veins. But until now, the producer, director, actress, and writer has focused her energies on film, television, and the written word....

/ April 26, 2019

Artist Mark Bradford Is Shipping His Plywood Noah’s Ark to Shanghai for His Biggest Show in China Yet

American artist Mark Bradford is getting his largest show in China to date, courtesy of Shanghai’s Long Museum. The exhibition, “Mark Bradford: Los Angeles,” which opens in July, covers the last decade of Bradford’s career, but his large-scale public sculpture Mirthra...

/ April 10, 2019

The All-Female Whitney Houston Biennial Is Back and Bigger Than Ever—and It’s Going Bi-Coastal

When the Whitney Museum of American Art unveils its 2019 Whitney Biennial in May, artist Christine “C” Finley will once again stage a rival event focusing exclusively on women-identifying artists: the Whitney Houston Biennial, now in its third edition, opens the same day as...

/ March 25, 2019

Sculptor Antony Gormley’s First-Ever VR Artwork Will Take You on a Virtual Journey to the Moon

British artist Antony Gormley, who has placed sculptures based on his own body on beaches across the UK and atop buildings worldwide, is heading to the Moon. Sort of. Gormley has collaborated with the Yale astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan to create his first...

/ March 8, 2019