Paintings by Van Dyck and Delacroix Are Among a Trove of Almost 400 Works Heading to the Met From a Late Trustee

Paintings by Van Dyck and Delacroix Are Among a Trove of Almost 400 Works Heading to the Met From a Late Trustee

“The Met would not be what it is today without Jayne and Charles Wrightsman," said the museum's director, Max Hollein.

Artnet7 days ago

Moving to the suburbs: vast museum collections centre destined for 'New Moscow'

Moving to the suburbs: vast museum collections centre destined for 'New Moscow'

The city of Moscow is planning a state-of-the-art open storage centre for 23 municipal museums and four Russian national institutions, including the State Tretyakov Gallery and Rosizo, the culture ministry’s exhibitions branch. In October, the office of mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that the local architectural firm IQ had won a competition to design the complex, with construction due to start in 2020.

The Art Newspaper7 days ago

When a Survey Show of Contemporary German Painting … Isn’t One

When a Survey Show of Contemporary German Painting … Isn’t One

The curators of Now! Young Painting in Germany have to ask themselves how a survey of German contemporary painting justifies a disproportionate representation of certain art academies.

Hyperallergic9 days ago

Den Frie, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

Den Frie, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

On the occasion of the 2019 Artists' Autumn Exhibition at Den Frie, we look at Denmark's own Salon des Réfuses and some of this year's most intriguing participants.

Artland Magazine12 days ago

The Yayoi Kusama Craze Is Coming to Europe With a Splashy—But Nuanced—Three-Venue Retrospective

The Yayoi Kusama Craze Is Coming to Europe With a Splashy—But Nuanced—Three-Venue Retrospective

If you’re a European museum-goer, be prepared to stand in some long lines, because next year, three major European institutions are planning to present a sweeping retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Artnet13 days ago

A New Museum Seeks to Make Texas a Centre of Contemporary Art

A New Museum Seeks to Make Texas a Centre of Contemporary Art

Beginning in 1993, Linda Pace established herself as a cornerstone of the San Antonio art scene by overseeing a residency program called Artpace, which brought a steady stream of up-and-coming talent whose work would become the foundation of her collection.

Frieze Magazine14 days ago

A Museum Director in Buenos Aires Aims to Reconnect Latin American Art

A Museum Director in Buenos Aires Aims to Reconnect Latin American Art

After having led the Americas Society in New York for 15 years, Venezuelan curator Gabriela Rangel is now leading the Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA) into the next decade.

Hyperallergic14 days ago

Beatrix Ruf, Stedelijk Museum Director Who Departed Amid Controversy, Heads to Garage Museum in Moscow

Beatrix Ruf, Stedelijk Museum Director Who Departed Amid Controversy, Heads to Garage Museum in Moscow

When Beatrix Ruf resigned from her post as director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2017, many around the world looked on in shock—one of the top curators had departed a premier institution amid a byzantine scandal. Later, she was cleared of any wrongdoing. Now she has made her next steps, with a new job in Russia.

Art News14 days ago

Centre Pompidou Rolls the Dice on Cultural Diplomacy, Opening a Partner Location in Shanghai

Centre Pompidou Rolls the Dice on Cultural Diplomacy, Opening a Partner Location in Shanghai

Called the Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project, the waterfront institution opens to the public on Friday, November 8, against a backdrop of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, and a simmering trade war between the US and China.

Artnet14 days ago

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

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 the country ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Artnet15 days ago

Sri Lanka’s first Modern and Contemporary art Museum to open in December

Sri Lanka’s first Modern and Contemporary art Museum to open in December

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka, which has been three years in the making, began as a privately funded venture. In 2016, a nonprofit organization was founded to support the project and a committee of international curators, arts professionals, and industry leaders was formed.

Art Forum16 days ago

Why Remake ‘Salvator Mundi’? Museum Director Talks Canny Copy of $450 M. Work

Why Remake ‘Salvator Mundi’? Museum Director Talks Canny Copy of $450 M. Work

A very familiar-looking Jesus—a Jesus that one might even call infamous—now hangs in the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy. The work went on view Wednesday night, and in photographs, it looks indistinguishable from Leonardo’s Salvador Mundi (ca. 1500), the painting that sold for an astonishing $450.3 million at Christie’s in New York almost exactly two years ago.

Art News18 days ago

Geometric Abstraction in Buenos Aires: Informal Education through Art

Geometric Abstraction in Buenos Aires: Informal Education through Art

With a collection mainly anchored in geometric abstraction, collector Aldo Rubino has established the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (MACBA) andaims at providing informal education to local audience through art and contributing to the cultural scene of the country. As the collection has grown to around 400 works, it is also constructing its historical importance locally and globally.

Larrys List21 days ago

Russian billionaire's huge Moscow art hub—designed by Renzo Piano—will open in September 2020

Russian billionaire's huge Moscow art hub—designed by Renzo Piano—will open in September 2020

Russia’s richest man, Leonid Mikhelson—worth $27.4bn according to Forbes—will unveil his GES-2 contemporary art centre in Moscow, near the Kremlin, in September 2020.

The Art Newspaper21 days ago

A Super-Curator in Italy Hints Her Museum Might Show the ‘Salvator Mundi,’ But Is It Fake News?

A Super-Curator in Italy Hints Her Museum Might Show the ‘Salvator Mundi,’ But Is It Fake News?

The museum has been tight-lipped about what exactly will go on view, but it says the piece will be a “painting that makes the mystery of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi even more exciting.” The unknown painting is due to go on view this evening.

Artnet21 days ago

FEATURES Museum Directors Under 40: A Brief History of 20 Young Leaders Who Helped Shape Their Institutions

FEATURES Museum Directors Under 40: A Brief History of 20 Young Leaders Who Helped Shape Their Institutions

Before World War II many museums directors were below the age of 40.” While youthful directors have become somewhat less common in recent years—perhaps a sign of the rising professionalization of the art industry—they do still arise.

Art News23 days ago

Hank Willis Thomas’s New Portland Art Museum Show Exposes the Manipulative Power of Advertising in the City Where Nike Was Born

Hank Willis Thomas’s New Portland Art Museum Show Exposes the Manipulative Power of Advertising in the City Where Nike Was Born

For the artist Hank Willis Thomas, one of the highlights of having his mid-career survey at the Portland Art Museum is that it’s in the same city as the headquarters of Nike.

Artnet24 days ago

The FBI Seizes Suspected Nazi-Looted Art From an Upstate New York Museum

The FBI Seizes Suspected Nazi-Looted Art From an Upstate New York Museum

painting seized by the Nazis from the collection of a prominent German publisher has been recovered by the FBI. It is the latest work tracked down by researchers hunting for lost works that once belonged to Rudolf Mosse.

Artneta month ago

LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART REBRANDS, RECEIVES MAJOR GIFTS

LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART REBRANDS, RECEIVES MAJOR GIFTS

Make no mistake, now more than ever the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art will continue to celebrate the arts and culture of our various communities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella,” Casals said.

Art Foruma month ago

Largest Private Collection of African American Quilts Donated to a Berkeley Museum

Largest Private Collection of African American Quilts Donated to a Berkeley Museum

The estate of art scholar and collector Eli Leon donated nearly 3,000 quilts to the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Hyperallergica month ago

How Happy I Am to Have Seen This Little Corner of America in a Museum

How Happy I Am to Have Seen This Little Corner of America in a Museum

Before I write about “what” I saw, I want to explain the “why,” having already stated exactly “where” this revelatory experience happened.

Hyperallergica month ago

The Twist of Kistefos

The Twist of Kistefos

Established in 1996 by Norwegian businessman and art collector Christen Sveaas on the former site of his family wood pulp business, Kistefos comprises an industrial museum, exhibition galleries and sculpture park at Jevnaker, 75 kilometres north of Oslo.

Independent Collectorsa month ago

Centre Pompidou to Open 237,000-Square-Foot ‘Art Factory’ in Paris Suburb

Centre Pompidou to Open 237,000-Square-Foot ‘Art Factory’ in Paris Suburb

One of the most important museums in Paris will soon be expanding its reach in France, with plans to open a gargantuan space in the city’s suburbs in 2025

Art Newsa month ago

The Brooklyn Museum Is Selling This Rare Francis Bacon Pope Painting at Sotheby’s to Raise Money for Other Acquisitions

The Brooklyn Museum Is Selling This Rare Francis Bacon Pope Painting at Sotheby’s to Raise Money for Other Acquisitions

The eerie work being deaccessioned, Bacon’s Pope (1958), is one of just six surviving canvases made by the artist while he was living in Tangier. It will hit the auction block at Sotheby’s Contemporary art evening auction in New York on November 14.

Artneta month ago

Ruby City: collector Linda Pace's dream museum becomes reality in Texas

Ruby City: collector Linda Pace's dream museum becomes reality in Texas

In 2007, the Texas hot-sauce heiress, collector and artist Linda Pace awakened from a dream dominated by a glowing red structure that reminded her of the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz, albeit in a different hue. Quickly she grabbed a pad and sketched a vivid image.

The Art Newspapera month ago

The 5 Biggest Changes to Look for at the New MoMA

The 5 Biggest Changes to Look for at the New MoMA

On October 21st, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will reopen to the public after a summer of major renovations, re-evaluations, and over five years of architectural planning by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler—a $450 million, multi-stage project that ultimately added 38,000 square feet of gallery space, mostly in the new David Geffen Wing.

Artsya month ago

See Dozens of Photos From MoMA’s New Galleries That Show How the Museum Is Rebooting the History of Modern Art

See Dozens of Photos From MoMA’s New Galleries That Show How the Museum Is Rebooting the History of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is set to reopen after its big expansion and restoration—and when it does, its crown jewels, the permanent collection will be reimagined. Old hits are still there, but new discoveries are also worked in. Film and architecture are integrated into the galleries. The curation, as the New York Times reported, seeks to make room for “detours, anachronisms and surprise encounters.”

Artneta month ago

He Has Made a ‘Twist’ in a Norwegian Wood

He Has Made a ‘Twist’ in a Norwegian Wood

When owning a stunning sculpture park is not enough for his passion for art, entrepreneur, investor and collector Christen Sevaas has just newly opened a new exhibition space, The Twist – literally a twisted form of architecture stretched over a river in a forest in Norway

Larrys Lista month ago

Billionaire Mega-Collector François Pinault’s $170 Million Art Museum in Paris Has Finally Got an Opening Date. Here’s a Sneak Peek Inside the Former Stock Exchange

Billionaire Mega-Collector François Pinault’s $170 Million Art Museum in Paris Has Finally Got an Opening Date. Here’s a Sneak Peek Inside the Former Stock Exchange

The French mega-collector François Pinault has announced that his $170 million museum in Paris will open next June, but he is keeping everyone guessing what will be on show.

Artneta month ago

How New York’s MoMA Raised More Than $400 Million for Its Expansion in Just Four Years

How New York’s MoMA Raised More Than $400 Million for Its Expansion in Just Four Years

At a time when many art institutions are struggling to meet ambitious fundraising goals, New York’s Museum of Modern Art has done what others have deemed impossible.

Artneta month ago

FAURSCHOU FOUNDATION TO OPEN EXHIBITION SPACE IN NEW YORK

FAURSCHOU FOUNDATION TO OPEN EXHIBITION SPACE IN NEW YORK

The Faurschou Foundation has announced that it is expanding to New York. Established in 2011 by Danish collector Jens Faurschou, the foundation, which aims to promote cultural exchange between the east and the west, has permanent exhibition spaces in Copenhagen and Beijing and runs a biannual pop-up space in Venice.

Art Foruma month ago

TIM MARLOW TO LEAD LONDON’S DESIGN MUSEUM

TIM MARLOW TO LEAD LONDON’S DESIGN MUSEUM

Tim Marlow has announced that he is planning to leave the Royal Academy of Arts in London, where he has served as artistic director since 2014, to become the next chief executive and director of the city’s design museum.

Art Foruma month ago

VICTOR WANG APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CHIEF CURATOR OF M WOODS MUSEUM

VICTOR WANG APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CHIEF CURATOR OF M WOODS MUSEUM

The M Woods Museum in Beijing has hired Victor Wang as its new artistic director and chief curator. Wang will oversee the programming for both the institution’s original location in the capital’s 798 Art District and its new space in the Dongcheng District, which opened to the public in August.

Art Foruma month ago

‘They Will Bring Fresh Outlooks to This Historic Exhibition’: Meet the Curators of the 2021 Whitney Biennial

‘They Will Bring Fresh Outlooks to This Historic Exhibition’: Meet the Curators of the 2021 Whitney Biennial

Adrienne Edwards and David Breslin will curate the 80th edition of the Whitney Biennial, which will take place in spring 2021, the museum announced today.

Artneta month ago

Frieze Tate Fund Acquires Works for the National Collection at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019

Frieze Tate Fund Acquires Works for the National Collection at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019

Works by international artists including Jagoda Buić, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Patrick Staff and Paulo Nazareth will enter UK museum

Frieze Magazine2 months ago

Do You Find Europe’s Grand Public Fountains Charming? Kara Walker’s Spectacular Turbine Hall Commission May Change That

Do You Find Europe’s Grand Public Fountains Charming? Kara Walker’s Spectacular Turbine Hall Commission May Change That

With characteristic dark humor, Walker's commission offers a re-reading of one of London's most prominent colonial-era monuments.

Artnet2 months ago