Category: Exhibitions

A Greek Billionaire Is Converting an Abandoned Tobacco Factory in Athens Into a Culture Venue—and Gifting It to the Government

An old tobacco factory in Athens is about to become a cultural center. Set to open next year with an exhibition featuring international artists including Michael Rakowitz, Glenn Ligon, and Danh Vo, the launch will coincide with the 200th anniversary of…

The Postponed Philip Guston Show Will Now Open in 2022 With New Contributions From Artists and Historians

A massive Philip Guston retrospective, “Philip Guston Now,” whose postponement sparked an uproar, will now be “Philip Guston in Two Years.” The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has confirmed the show will open in 2022, not 2024, as previously stated.…

A French Museum Puts Its Genghis Khan Exhibition on Hold After China Pressures It to Rewrite the History of Mongol Culture

Censorship pressure from Beijing has prompted a French museum to postpone a planned exhibition on Genghis Khan that involved loans from China. The Chinese communist party reportedly insisted that the show omit any use of the words “Genghis Khan,” “empire,” or…

Philip Guston’s Daughter and Other Critics Speak Out Against Four Museums’ Decision to Postpone a Major Retrospective on the Artist

A long-planned traveling Philip Guston retrospective has been postponed for three years over concerns about how the work will be received amid heightened racial tensions and ongoing protests both in the US and abroad. This is actually the second delay for the…

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

As Americans continue to grapple with the ways in which US history is tinged by racism, the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is celebrating its historic Black community on the eve of the 100th anniversary of one of its darkest…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…