Category: Exhibitions

A French Gallery Cancelled This Artist’s Show After He Was Accused of Copying Jean-Michel Basquiat

Galerie Sakura in Paris has cancelled an exhibition by artist Guillaume Verda due to concerns about “public safety” after the artist was threatened online by people accusing him of copying the style of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The issue blew up after a Twitter user noted similarities...

/ February 26, 2019

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Eurythmics Singer Annie Lennox Is Having a Solo Show at MASS MoCA

Scottish musician Annie Lennox, one half of the pop duo Eurythmics, will bring her personal possessions to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for a very intimate solo installation this spring. Although artifacts from her personal collection have been included...

/ February 21, 2019

See Frida Kahlo’s Corsets, Prosthetics, Cosmetics—and Art—From the Brooklyn Museum’s New Blockbuster on the Artist’s Life and Work

During her lifetime, Frida Kahlo had only one solo show in New York City, at Julien Levy Gallery in 1938. Now, more than 80 years later, the great Mexican artist will take her rightful place with what is sure to...

/ February 8, 2019

A Long-Lost Classic of Texas Art Was Found in a Janitor’s Closet—and Now It’s Getting Its Own Museum Show

It’s hard to imagine how Audley Dean Nicol’s 22-foot-long painting of an El Paso sunset went unnoticed in a school janitor’s closet for years. But somehow, View of El Paso at Sunset, a hallmark of early Texan art, spent years languishing at...

/ February 6, 2019

After Languishing for Years in a Janitor’s Closet, This Celebrated Texas Landscape Painting Is Getting a Museum Show

It’s hard to imagine how Audley Dean Nicol’s 22-foot-long painting of an El Paso sunset went unnoticed in a school janitor’s closet for years. But somehow, View of El Paso at Sunset, a hallmark of early Texan art, spent years languishing at...

/ February 6, 2019

The UK Was Desperate to Keep This American Billionaire’s Pontormo. Now You Can See It at the Getty

Today, a prized Mannerist painting that was lost for 200 years goes on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in a small but powerful showcase of the Italian artist Jacopo Pontormo’s work. But if the Brits had their way,...

/ February 5, 2019

Swizz Beatz Teams Up With UTA Artist Space to Showcase Black Artists in Los Angeles

The Grammy Award-winning hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz is teaming up with Los Angeles’s UTA Artist Space—owned by United Talent Agency—to showcase the work of more than 20 contemporary African American and African diaspora artists. The show, which coincides with Frieze...

/ February 2, 2019

Holy Guacamole! A Group of ‘Taco-Loving Creatives’ Is Building a Pop-Up Museum Devoted to the Mexican Snack at SXSW

The pop-up museum trend shows no sign of dying out as the latest Instagram trap is set to touch down in Austin, Texas, just in time for the SXSW film, music, and media festival, which runs from March 8 to...

/ February 1, 2019

Dozens of Exhibitions Around the World Will Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Death

Today, a dozen museums across the UK are simultaneously opening “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” an exhibition of the famed Renaissance artist’s work to mark the 500th anniversary his death, on May 2, 1519. The coordinated British exhibitions—which are...

/ January 31, 2019

Want a Lesson in Bark-eology? Head to the New Museum of the Dog for a Treat in Canine Art

The Museum of the Dog is coming to New York. But before you dismiss it as yet another pop-up gimmick from marketing-savvy millennials, rest assured that this is an earnest affair. It was founded by the American Kennel Club as a tribute...

/ January 29, 2019

Four Fragile and Rarely Shown Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci Are Going on View at the Met This Month

As the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance great Leonardo da Vinci approaches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is reaching deep into its archive to exhibit four rarely shown drawings by the Old Master. The incredibly...

/ January 24, 2019

Hauser & Wirth Matriarch Will Reveal Her Feminist Art Collection

While others have only belatedly championed female artists in the art market, feminism is in Hauser & Wirth‘s DNA. Ursula Hauser, a retail magnate in her own right, has collected a who’s who of female artists over the past four...

/ January 21, 2019

A Controversial Exhibition in Zurich Dedicated to Kanye West Is, Unsurprisingly, Polarizing Opinions

It seems that Kanye West is all over the art world these days—and as ever, audiences can’t seem to agree on whether they want more or less of him. At the Kunsthalle Zurich, nestled past the picturesque scenery of the...

/ January 18, 2019

As Bloomberg Mulls a Presidential Run, His Namesake Art Shed Will Open With an Ambitious—And Decidedly Woke—Lineup

New York City’s next big arts and cultural nonprofit, the Shed at Hudson Yards, will open April 5. The modular, 200,000-square-foot Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group building—which boasts a moveable shell—will be called the Bloomberg Building, after the city’s former...

/ January 9, 2019

Venice Biennale Star Artist Anne Imhof Will Bring an Anxiety-Inducing New Performance to Tate Modern in 2019

Anne Imhof, winner of the prestigious Golden Lion award at last year’s Venice Biennale for her piece Faust, a brooding reflection on contemporary life, will create a new large-scale performance art commission for London’s Tate Modern in March 2019. For the...

/ December 13, 2018

The Haas Brothers on Their Breakthrough Miami Moment and Tips for Rising Above the Art and Design Divide

The Haas Brothers have been to Art Basel Miami Beach before, but not like this. For the first time, their work is being shown as art, not as functional design, at Miami Art Week’s main fair. The response, bolstered by...

/ December 7, 2018

‘I Was the Original YBA’: How Artist Sean Scully Went From London’s Roughest Neighborhoods to Global Art-World Fame

The sun has not yet set on Sean Scully’s exhibitions this year. The artist has no less than 10 museum exhibitions worldwide, from Hubei in China to the Hirshhorn in Washington, DC, to three concurrent shows the UK. Next year,...

/ October 30, 2018

Jeff Koons Will Get a Mini-Retrospective at Oxford University in 2019, Thanks to Art History Students

The Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University will hold an exhibition of works by American artist Jeff Koons, who rarely shows in the UK, the institution announced today. The show, which will open in February 2019, largely came together thanks to a student...

/ October 26, 2018

Simone Leigh Just Won the Prestigious Hugo Boss Prize. Here are 5 Things to Know About the Artist

Chicago-born artist Simone Leigh is having quite a year. On Thursday, she won the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize for 2018, the latest in a string of accolades including art prizes, prestigious commissions, and solo exhibitions. The award comes with $100,000...

/ October 19, 2018

The Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Is the Most Popular Show in the Museum’s History, Drawing 1.7 Million Visitors

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has crunched the numbers and found that its Costume Institute blockbuster “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” which closed earlier this week, is officially the museum’s most popular exhibition of all time. An astounding...

/ October 12, 2018