The influence of Mondrian reaching Cuba

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I had a chance to view the exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 at the Walker Art Center today, and it was a fascinating look at over 100 works spanning 65 years of Cuban art. One of the things I found interesting in the selection of artists for the show […]

The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers

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I received an e-mail from my sister this morning, telling me that her daughter’s high school, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (in Bethesda, Maryland), has a new project: a “pop-up museum” called “The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers.” The pop-up location is an empty shell of a former suburban restaurant, and the project is meant to […]

Patricia Urquiola: bursting at the seams with thoughts and memories

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I received a press release from the Philadelphia Museum of Art with information about events at the museum, including the current shows. One of the shows, “Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry,” caught my attention and mentioned that this is the first solo exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the work of this internationally acclaimed […]

My poster post leads to Poster House – a new museum

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Sorry about that blog post title … I couldn’t resist a tongue twister. Here’s what it means: the other day, I posted something to the blog about seeing an art exhibition poster in Minneapolis which paid homage to the series of art posters for the 1985 exhibition of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s collaborative paintings. […]

Only 4 days until “Until” by Nick Cave closes at MASS MoCA

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If you want to see one of the more-interesting art shows of the year, and you’re anywhere in the vicinity of North Adams, Massachusetts, then try to get over to MASS MoCA to see the Nick Cave exhibition titled “Until,” which remains on view through September 4th. I had the opportunity to see the show […]

An artistic confrontation as opposed to a dialogue

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I heard about an interesting show that took place at the Museum Berggruen in Berlin titled “Confrontation,” which took place from November 2016 through May 1st, 2017. The show featured work by George Condo set alongside work from the museum’s collection, including works by Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Klee and Giacometti, among others. I especially like […]

Picasso: Encounters at The Clark

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I was at The Clark Art Institute the other day, and saw the exhibition “Picasso: Encounters,” which featured 35 prints along with three paintings. One of the interesting things I learned was that during one period of his life, Picasso had established a routine where he worked on printmaking projects each day and whichever printmaker […]

Mind’s Eye Programs at the Guggenheim

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I learned something new today about the Guggenheim’s programming at the museum: they have a program called “Mind’s Eye,” which provides tours and workshops for visitors who are blind or have low vision. The Mind’s Eye programs are led by arts and education professionals who utilize verbal descriptions, conversations, sensory experiences, and creative practices in […]