Category Archives: ART

April 27

GENIUS HOUR PROJECT FOR ICT

My Hypothesis: Can you realistically forge masterpieces of art with JavaScript?

April 27

THE HIGH: ART HISTORY CONNECTIONS: “The Evolution as Style”

Ginia Sweeney – Coordinator of Museum Interpretation took us through the galleries to explore how cultural shifts, scientific discoveries, political events, and more influenced the stylistic evolution of painting, and the choices made by artists, over the centuries. We focused on the European galleries, but this line of questioning can be applied to the rest […]

March 16

THE HIGH: JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age presents work spanning the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Laarman and his Lab are design pioneers and idea detonators whose intellectual and thoughtful approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity with lyrical aesthetics. Laarman’s experimental methods of fabrication continually […]

March 09

José Parlá STUDIO VISIT

José Parlá is a critically acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist in painting, large scale murals, photography, video and sculpture. Layers of paint, gestural drawing and found ephemera combine to evoke the histories of urban environments. Using the backdrop of world cities, he creates abstractions that can appear to be photorealist fragments of what he sees in the […]

March 07

NY ARMORY SHOW

The Armory Show is New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The […]

March 04

TAMSEN Z STUDIO VISIT

Ann Ziff has had a life-long love affair with jewelry and has a connoisseur’s eye for the world’s most exceptional gems.  As a child, Ziff was fascinated by the elaborate jewelry worn by her mother, famed American opera singer Harriet Henders.  Encouraged by her late husband, William B. Ziff, Jr., she began buying stones and creating […]

February 23

FUTURE DEAD ARTISTS GALLERY: FABIAN WILLIAMS- BLACK HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

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February 16

CENTER FOR CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS: HOW TO BE WOKE AS FABIAN

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February 09

ZUCOT GALLERY: #PROUD BLACK

In the face of past and present political and social oppression, Black people constantly and consistently continue to embody resilience, pride, and beauty. This exhibition demonstrates our ability to turn our pain into power through the unapologetic assertion of our joy, determination, and above all else – our right to exist as beautifully multifaceted humans […]

February 09

THE HIGH: AL TAYLOR: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

The High Museum of Art is organizing the first museum survey in the United States to explore the career of American artist Al Taylor (1948–1999). With more than 150 sculptures, drawings, and prints drawn from several of the artist’s major series over nearly two decades, the exhibition will reveal the crisscrossing avenues of Taylor’s artistic […]

February 03

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

View musical instruments from around the world, ranging from ancient times to the late twentieth century. The Museum is home to over 1,100 instruments, including many European and American examples, as well as numerous pieces from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Museum visitors can enjoy and learn about the instrument collection not […]

February 03

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON: M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions

Puzzle the eye and delight the mind From dorm-room posters to book jackets, the perspectival puzzles and interlocking forms of M. C. Escher (1898–1972) have teased and delighted millions of people around the world. The MFA presents the first exhibition of original prints by the Dutch artist in Boston, bringing together 50 works from public and […]

February 03

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON: Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics A Collaboration with Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Contemporary works by Takashi Murakami, one of the most imaginative and important artists working today, are juxtaposed with treasures from the MFA’s renowned collection of Japanese art. The exhibition reveals how Murakami’s contemporary vision is richly inflected by a dynamic conversation with the historical past, framed by a creative dialogue with the great Japanese art […]

February 03

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, BOSTON: AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE

Site 14 African Meeting House Museum of African American History 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill The African Meeting House on Beacon Hill was built in 1806 in what once was the heart of Boston’s 19th century free black community.Today, it is a showcase of architecture and African American community organization in the formative years of […]

February 03

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY- BOSTON: Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

Frederick Douglass was in love with photography. From his earliest known photograph in 1841 until his passing in 1895, he sat for his portrait whenever he could and became the most photographed American of the nineteenth century; more photographed than President Abraham Lincoln. In this first major exhibition of Douglass photographs, we offer a visually […]

February 03

GIBSON HOUSE- BOSTON

Completed in 1860, the Gibson House stands virtually untouched as a historic house museum in Back Bay. In 2001, the National Park Service designated Gibson House as a National Historic Landmark. A unique and unspoiled single-family residence, it retains its kitchen, scullery, butler’s pantry, and water closets, as well as formal rooms and private quarters. […]

January 26

JAMAAL BARBER SOLO EXHIBITION: BRIGHT BLACK

“Bright Black” is an exploration of American black identity by printmaker Jamaal Barber. Woodcuts and mixed media work touch on the complex experiences, set backs and triumphs, that shape the African American experience. Southwest Arts Center & ZuCot Gallery January 26 – February 23 POSSE VIDEOS:         POSSE PHOTOS:

January 26

THE HIGH: “A FIRE THAT NO WATER COULD PUT OUT”: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY

This installation of over forty photographs examines the history and legacy of the civil rights movement. Iconic prints drawn from the High Museum’s celebrated collection demonstrate the power and potency of photography during that significant era, while contemporary works point to the ongoing struggle for equal rights. POSSE VIDEOS: POSSE PHOTOS:

January 25

SPELMAN MUSEUM: DEBORAH ROBERTS: THE EVOLUTION OF MIMI

Deborah Roberts creates visually arresting collages that encourage important conversations about girlhood, vulnerability, body image, popular culture, self-image, and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism. Combining found photographs, painting, and drawing, she examines the weight that society places on Black girls. “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi,” an original exhibition organized by the Spelman College Museum […]

January 25

SPELMAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART: DEBORAH ROBERTS: THE EVOLUTION OF MIMI ARTIST CONVERSATION WITH CURATOR ANDREA BARNWELL BROWNLEE

Deborah Roberts creates visually arresting collages that encourage important conversations about girlhood, vulnerability, body image, popular culture, self-image, and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism. Combining found photographs, painting, and drawing, she examines the weight that society places on Black girls. “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi,” an original exhibition organized by the Spelman College Museum […]

January 15

THE WHITNEY: TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA

For her first solo museum exhibition in New York, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits, chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families. Ojih Odutola (b. 1985) creates intimate drawings that explore the complexity and malleability of identity. Depicted in her distinctive style of intricate mark-making, her sumptuous compositions reimagine the […]

January 14

MOMA TOUR: THE LONG RUN

Innovation in art is often characterized as a singular event—a bolt of lightning that strikes once and forever changes what follows. The Long Run provides an alternate view: by chronicling the continued experimentation of artists long after their breakthrough moments, it suggests that invention results from sustained critical thinking, persistent observation, and countless hours in […]

January 10

SOTHEBY’S AUCTION HOUSE VISIT

I have been to many many museums around the world, and many galleries too, but I have never been to an auction house.  I got to go behind the scenes at Sotheby’s to learn about their various businesses, walk the exhibition spaces both open to the public and not, and meet some of the management […]

November 29

PACE: ALISON WRIGHT- HUMAN TRIBE LECTURE

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November 29

ALISON WRIGHT: HUMAN TRIBE

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November 10

THE HIGH: MAKING AFRICA: A CONTINENT OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. Making Africa focuses on a generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers, and designers from and […]

November 03

ALAN AVERY ART COMPANY: FABIOLA JEAN-LOUIS: RE-WRITING HISTORY

Fabiola Jean-Louis’s most recent series, Rewriting History, is an inquiry into social change, asking how much has society really changed since the beginning of slavery? In this haunting photographic essay, Jean-Louis has created paper sculptures styled to mimic garments worn by female European nobility between the 15th – 19th centuries. The series speaks to the shocking treatment […]

October 14

TOUCHING UP THE WAKE-UP MURAL ON TENELLE STREET WITH FABIAN & CNN GREAT BIG STORY

Fabian asked me to come by Tenelle Street while he touched up the Wake Up Mural.  CNN was filming him touch up the mural for Great Big Story.  I was on hand to hand him spray paint, hold the ladder and touch up the bottom of the mural that I could reach from the ground. […]

October 13

MAKING AFRICA: A CONTINENT OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN OPENING PARTY

Start your weekend at the High and be one of the first to experience our newest exhibition, Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, before it officially opens to the public. Enjoy guided tours of Making Africa at 7 and 8 p.m. along with drinks for purchase throughout the night. Also enjoy live music by HOT 107.9’s DJ Kash, special […]

October 13

THE HIGH: TECHNICOLOR-JAIME HAYON, AMY ELKINS- BLACK IS THE DAY BLACK IS THE NIGHT, PAUL GRAHAM- THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE, AND THE MELLON UNDERGRADUATE CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP GALLERY SHOW

TECHNICOLOR: JAIME HAYON Enter the vibrant world of Technicolor, an immersive installation in the Museum’s Anne Cox Chambers Wing featuring dramatic new works by Jaime Hayon (Spanish, born 1974). Hanging from the ceiling are six large-scale textiles based on designs Hayon created for last summer’s piazza installation Tiovivo (those murals are still on view at […]

October 04

KARA WALKER: SIKKEMA JENKINS AND CO.

Collectors of Fine Art will Flock to see the latest Kara Walker offerings, and what is she offering but the Finest Selection of artworks by an African-American Living Woman Artist this side of the Mississippi.  Modest collectors will find her prices reasonable, those of a heartier disposition will recognize Bargains! Scholars will study and debate […]

October 03

GALLERY MET: DINNER FOR 24 SHEEP

Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s exhibition Dinner for 24 Sheep opens on the occasion of the Met premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel (which features live sheep among its large ensemble cast). In recent years, the 37-year-old Party’s reputation has soared thanks to his vibrant canvases and murals and his clever conceptual installations. “There aren’t […]

October 03

ARGOSY BOOK STORE

We have an enormous collection of autographs of celebrities – past and present – from all fields of endeavor: politics, sports, music, theatre, science, literature, law, history, etc. We have everything from simple signatures on photographs to inscribed books and letters and manuscripts; many are already attractively framed by our renowned framing department. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.argosybooks.com PHOTOS:

September 27

SCAD FASH: ‘GUO PEI: COUTURE BEYOND’ EXHIBITION

  SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film is honored to present “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond,” the premiere U.S. solo museum exhibition of acclaimed fashion designer Guo Pei, the first Chinese national designer invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. This landmark exhibition presents more than 30 of her grandest, most […]

September 21

SCAD FASH: GUO PEI- COUTURE BEYOND RECEPTION

Join us for an exclusive, members-only reception to toast the opening of “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond” — the first U.S. solo museum presentation of her work.  Enjoy refreshments in the SCAD FASH Film Salon and the opportunity to meet China’s most illustrious couturière. This landmark exhibition, on view Sept. 7, 2017, through March 4, 2018, presents […]

September 21

SCAD FASH: GUO PEI – COUTURE BEYOND

SCAD presents the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of designs by China’s most illustrious couturière, Guo Pei, the first Chinese national fashion designer invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Presented in Atlanta and Savannah, this landmark exhibition features more than 40 of Guo Pei’s most exquisite designs, including accessories and […]

September 08

THE HIGH: Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odundo, Jaime Hayon: Technicolor

The High Museum of Art is pleased to present an extraordinary group of terracotta vessels and related works by Magdalene Odundo (British, born Kenya, 1950). This exhibition traces the trajectory of Odundo’s work over the course of three decades, from its genesis in the early 1980s through her most recent innovations, including new works created […]

August 29

SCAD MUSEUM OF ART: LILLIANA PORTER: OTHER SITUATIONS

SCAD Museum of Art presents “Other Situations,” a survey exhibition of works by New York-based artist Liliana Porter. Originally educated in printmaking — a discipline that deeply influenced her practice — Porter moved to New York in 1964, where she cofounded the New York Graphic Workshop with artists Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo. Since […]

August 29

SCAD MUSEUM OF ART: JOSE PARLA : ROOTS

SCAD Museum of Art presents “Roots,” an exhibition of recent artworks by SCAD painting alumnus José Parlá that explores the artist’s relationships to the rich contexts and experiences that shaped his experience and practice. A Cuban American artist based in Brooklyn, New York, Parlá is known for his paintings, architectural collaborations, sculpture and photography. He […]

August 18

THE HIGH: ANDY WARHOL: PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER AND HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

Andy Warhol harnessed the power of celebrity, consumer goods, sex, death, and disaster to create his iconic Pop Art. The foundation of his revolutionary career lay in printmaking. This retrospective exhibition, encompassing over 250 works on loan from Portland-based collector Jordan D. Schnitzer, establishes Warhol’s innovative graphic production as it evolved over the course of […]