Press Releases tagged with architecture

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Rendering for 540 West 25th Street, Pace’s new global headquarters in New York.

Pace to Open New Flagship Gallery in Chelsea Next Fall

Released: December 03, 2018

Pace Gallery announced that it will open its new flagship gallery in New York in September 2019. Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood at 540 West 25th Street, Pace’s new global headquarters is being developed by Weinberg Properties and designed by Bonetti / Kozerski Architecture, in close collaboration with Pace President and CEO Marc Glimcher. Spanning eight stories and measuring approximately 75,000 square feet, the building has been designed as an integrated and dynamic space for artists, collectors, curators, gallery-goers, and Pace’s international team alike, to ga...


George Washington’s Mount Vernon Appoints New Executive Director of Historic Preservation and Collections

Released: November 28, 2018

MOUNT VERNON, VA— After an extensive national search, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA) has selected Mount Vernon’s Robert H. Smith Senior Curator, Susan P. Schoelwer, as its new Executive Director of Historic Preservation and Collections.  In this role, she will oversee the preservation and research of Mount Vernon’s historic core, landscape, and world-renowned museum collections while fulfilling the longstanding preservation mission of the MVLA. Schoelwer will be responsible for maintaining the estate’s historical accuracy and for prioritizing work so that all of Mount Vernon’s...


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Napolean Bonaparte, 1999.

Hiroshi Sugimoto Is First Contemporary Artist to Exhibit in the Trianon Estate at Versailles

Released: November 27, 2018

For its eleventh edition of contemporary art, the Palace of Versailles invited the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto to exhibit this autumn in a new emblematic place. In displays on view now through Feburary 17, 2019, the Japanese artist has invested the gardens of the estate of Trianon with inviting art, architecture and performance. Since 2008 the Palace of Versailles has put on a number of exhibitions dedicated to French or foreign artists, each one lasting a few months. Jeff Koons in 2008, Xavier Veilhan in 2009, Takashi Murakami in 2010, Bernar Venet in 2011, Joana Vasconcelos in 201...


Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.  2018 building renovation and expansion.  Exterior at dusk.  Photography by Jeremy Bittermann.

Major expansion of Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art completed at Utah State University

Released: November 08, 2018

November 8, 2018   MAJOR EXPANSION OF NORA ECCLES HARRISON MUSEUM OF ART DESIGNED BY SPARANO + MOONEY ARCHITECTURE COMPLETED AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Transformed cultural facility is a dynamic hub for engagement with modern and contemporary art of the American West Logan, UT…The newly expanded Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) designed by Sparano + Mooney Architecture (SMA) opened in September 2018 at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah. NEHMA has completed a comprehensive $5-million renovation and expansion that has transformed the visitor experience of both the M...


6th Annual Boston Design Week! March 27 - April 9, 2019 - Call for Evens Now Open

Released: November 09, 2018

Boston, MA – A “Call for Events” has been issued for the 6th Annual Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide festival taking place March 27 – April 7, 2019. Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. To download the Participant Guide or to register an event visit www.BostonDesignWeek.com. The deadline to register an event is January 18, 2019.   The 2018 Boston Design Week was a resounding success with 70+ e...


7 Centuries and 36 City Blocks from Van Gogh To Van Dongen

Released: November 08, 2018

Master Drawings New York returns to the Upper East Side Saturday, January 26 through Saturday, February 2, 2019 Preview: Friday, January 25, 4-8 PM Highlights of the Week include Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecture, Special Loan Exhibition from Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and Master Drawings Journal Symposium Thirty of the world’s leading international art dealers will exhibit an outstanding array of drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculpture and oil sketches from the 14th to the 21st centuries during the 2019 edition of Master Drawings New York (MDNY) from Saturda...


Vizcaya's Barge can now be explored virtually online and onsite via a touch screen.

Vizcaya launches program to offer visitors new experiences through 3D technology

Released: November 06, 2018

Technologies transport visitors to spaces that are not accessible to the public   MIAMI – November 11, 2018 – With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Vizcaya Museums and Gardens has launched a new program that uses 3D documentation and printing technologies to virtually transport visitors to spaces within the estate that are not accessible to the public. The museum, a National Historic Landmark, worked with Daruma Tech (a Boca Raton-based technology company) and the University of Florida to create virtual interactive experiences including a website that enable ...


Barsky Gallery to host the Opening Night of RHYTHMS on November 3rd, 2018

Released: October 30, 2018

Hoboken’s contemporary art gallery, Barsky Gallery, to host a new duo-art exhibition – RHYTHMS featuring works of two talented artists, debuting on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 to coincide with the Hoboken Art + Studio Tour scheduled for the same weekend. Opening Night is 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and the exhibit will run through November. Barsky Gallery is the area’s most established contemporary art gallery and has been described by some as one of the wonders of Hoboken and Hoboken's source for exceptional art. As part of the gallery’s aim of showing the world the elevated art culture of Hobo...


The Water Court of the Pavilions.  Photo: Iwan Baan.  Courtesy: Glenstone Museum.

$200m Expansion of Glenstone Museum Opens to the Public on October 4

Released: September 24, 2018

Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland, will begin welcoming the public on October 4, 2018, revealing the results of a five-year expansion that has at last fully realized its founders’ vision of art, architecture, and landscape merged into a seamless experience. Established by Emily Wei Rales and Mitchell P. Rales, Glenstone opened in 2006 and now includes a new 204,000-square-foot museum building called the Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer of Thomas Phifer and Partners; an additional 130 acres of rolling meadows, woodlands, and streams, designed by Adam Greenspan and Peter Walker of ...


V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee Debuts With a Restored Charles Rennie Mackintosh Oak Room

Released: September 16, 2018

V&A Dundee opened its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday, September 15. Its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have been revealed for the first time. As Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a global story, investigating the international importance of design alongside presenting Scotland’s outstanding design achievements. V&A Dundee’s construction and fit-out took three and a half years to complete and it stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, once part of...


Wallace Neff (1895-1982), architect, Airform concept rendering for Manuel Reachi, Mexico, ca.  1945, Gouache on board, 10 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches.  © Courtesy of Mr.  Arthur M.  McNally Neff, on behalf of Wallace Neff, 2018.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Fall Exhibition to Explore L.A.’s Extraordinary Architectural Past

Released: September 12, 2018

Documenting one of the most creative and influential periods in Southern California architecture, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens this fall presents “Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection.” The exhibition will be on view in the West Hall of the Library from Oct. 6, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019. About 20 carefully selected original drawings and plans depicting elegant, powerful, whimsical, and iconic buildings will tease out the story of a place and time (1920 to 1940) that was ripe for architectura...


Rachel Whiteread, Ghost, Ghost II, 2009, polyurethane (fourteen parts), Agnes Gund Collection.  © Rachel Whiteread 2018.  Photo: © Tate (Joe Humphrys)

First Comprehensive Survey of Rachel Whiteread's Work Makes American Debut at National Gallery of Art, Washington

Released: July 20, 2018

Washington, DC—For the past 30 years, acclaimed British artist Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963) has created a body of work that is wide-ranging in scale and medium, yet consistent in its process of casting the objects and spaces of everyday life. Whiteread deploys replication, reorientation, and repetition to trace a social past while bringing it into the present. On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from September 16, 2018, through January 13, 2019, Rachel Whiteread is the first major survey of the artist's work. More than 100 objects—from her first casts of domestic furniture to...


U.S. Architecture Pavilion at Venice Biennale Explores Our Common Humanity in 'Dimensions of Citizenship'

Released: June 21, 2018

For the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the U.S. Pavilion, commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and The University of Chicago (UChicago) of Educational and Cultural Affairs, presents Dimensions of Citizenship (through Nov. 25, 2018). The exhibition challenges architects and designers to envision what it means to be a citizen today, as critical contemporary issues expand conventional notions of citizenship. The U.S. Pavilion curators Niall Atkinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and the College at ...


Rendering for Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)

Orange County Museum of Art Unveils Thom Mayne Design for New Building

Released: May 31, 2018

Craig Wells, President of the Board of Trustees, and Todd D. Smith, Director & CEO, of the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), on Thursday unveiled the design for the museum’s new building at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA, created by Morphosis, the global architecture and design firm led by Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne. Expanding on the museum’s legacy of community enrichment and presentation of modern and contemporary art from artists rooted in Southern California and the Pacific Rim, OCMA’s new home will be defined by an open and engaging urban presence within ...


Roger Hayward (1899-1979), Los Angeles Stock Exchange, façade, ca.  1929, Samuel E.  Lunden, architect, John & Donald Parkinson, consulting architects, Gouache on board, 39 x 25 1/2 inches.  © Courtesy of Dr.  James and Mrs.  Miriam Kramer, 2018.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Fall Exhibition to Explore Extraordinary Architectural Past of L.A.

Released: May 09, 2018

Documenting one of the most creative and influential periods in Southern California architecture, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens this fall presents “Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection.” The exhibition will be on view in the West Hall of the Library from Oct. 6, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019. About 20 carefully selected original drawings and plans depicting elegant, powerful, whimsical, and iconic buildings will tease out the story of a place and time (1920 to 1940) that was ripe for architectura...

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Chapel of the Crucifix, San Miniato al Monte, Florence, Italy

San Miniato Basilica Celebrates 1000th Anniversary with Restoration of 15th c. Chapel

Released: May 03, 2018

The basilica of San Miniato al Monte, a Romanesque masterpiece established a thousand years ago as a basilica by Bishop Ildebrando, celebrates its millennial anniversary with the meticulous restoration of its Chapel of the Crucifix. The project was funded by the Friends of Florence, a nonprofit devoted to cultural heritage preservation in Florence, Italy. Friends of Florence celebrates its 20th anniversary this year having funded hundreds of restoration projects in Florence and the Tuscan region thus far. Designed by Michelozzo and completed in 1448, the Chapel of the Crucifix features a...


David Hockney, Celia Observing

HOCKNEY, CLOSE & KATZ: CONTEMPORARY MASTERS OF PORTRAITURE AT CLARKE’S APRIL 22ND AUCTION

Released: April 12, 2018

Clarke’s April 22nd auction is highlighted by a single owner collection of contemporary prints and paintings by such renowned artists as Jim Dine, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Chuck Close and Robert Vickery. Works by distinguished 19th and early 20th century American and European artists round out the sale. Of note is David Hockney’s Celia Observing, a rare 1976 color etching and aquatint ($6,000/$9,000), depicting the fabric designer Celia Birtwell with an intense gaze, seated before a large portrait. Celia, Hockney’s long-time muse, is perhaps most famously portrayed in the large-scale do...


The front entrance of the Chrysler Museum of Art as seen from The Hague Inlet.

Chrysler Museum Planning 2019 Jefferson/Palladio Exhibition

Released: April 09, 2018

The Chrysler Museum of Art has been awarded a $40,000 Art Works planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant will support the upcoming exhibition Jefferson and Palladio: Designing Young America.  Scheduled to open in October 2019, the traveling exhibition will be the first in the United States to tell the story of how Thomas Jefferson adapted the architectural ideals and values of Andrea Palladio to the needs of the young republic and its new social order.   “The Chrysler Museum is fortunate to receive this competitive grant that will allow us to partner wit...

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110 East 76th Street

$51m NYC Mansion Gets Top Designers' Touch for Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Released: April 05, 2018

Internationally-recognized Kips Bay Decorator Show House, hosted by premier youth organization Kips Bay Boy & Girls Club, lands in the Upper East Side and claims 110 East 76th Street as its 2018 location. “The 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House is exactly the kind of space our renowned team of designers needs,” says Show House Chair and celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams. “It’s the perfect landscape for transformation and we are eager to share the Show House with the public and designers alike to raise essential funding for New York City’s youth.” The town house, which is ...


Casein paint, ink and pencil on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), titled Palma de Mallorca Street Scene, signed and dated 1956 (est.  $6,000-$9,000).

Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962) will headline Bruneau & Co.'s April 14th auction

Released: April 04, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A wonderful selection of exterior architectural antiques and fine artworks that include a Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), will headline Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ 356-lot Antiques & Fine Art Estate Auction on Saturday, April 14th, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, at 11 am Eastern time.   Internet bidding will be made available through Bidlive.Bruneauandco.com, Invaluable.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee (left) bids will also be accepted. Previews will be hel...


Lorie Novak Doorway Shadows, n.d.  Color photograph Gift of Arthur J.  Goodwin

SJMA Explores the House in Contemporary Art in The House Imaginary

Released: April 03, 2018

In a new exhibition at the San José Museum of Art, artists use the idea of the single-family house to explore memory, identity, and belonging. The House Imaginary, on view April 20, 2018, through August 19, 2018, comprises 45 international works in a variety of media from the 1970s to the present. It explores the house as an architectural and psychological space resonant in discussions around immigration, urban planning, and other social issues. The exhibition includes favorites from the Museum’s permanent collection by Mildred Howard, Bill Owens, and Clare Rojas; new acquisitions by Tabai...


Bauhaus Dessau ©Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Photograph: Yvonne Tenschert, 2011

Getty Foundation's Keeping It Modern Grant Preserves Architectural Heritage Worldwide

Released: March 26, 2018

The Getty Foundation last year gave $1.66 million in architectural conservation grants to twelve significant 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. Among 2017’s most recognizable projects is Germany’s Bauhaus Building, the revered Dessau structure designed by architect Walter Gropius, who incorporated design features that would ultimately become synonymous with modern architecture around the world. Since its inception in 2014, Keeping It Modern has supported 45 international conservation projects that collectively point to the importance of research and plannin...


Come One, Come All, to the World's Fair!

Released: March 29, 2018

Once again, Gray’s auctioneers is proud to host a wide variety of memorabilia and collectibles from the historic World’s Fair exhibitions, with another slew of souvenirs and curiosities from the 1939 “World of Tomorrow” New York Exhibition in particular.  This particular expo famously featured the monumental Trylon and Perisphere, two large modernist buildings connected by what was at the time the world’s longest escalator.  While the buildings themselves were unfortunately broken down to be turned into artillery shells during World War II, their legacy lives on in their depiction across a...


HGTV's Taniya Nayak hosts a panel on kitchen design as part of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week.

5th Annual Boston Design Week Offers 70+ Events, Calendar Now Online

Released: March 28, 2018

Boston, MA - Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide design festival, returns for its fifth year April 4 – April 15, 2018 featuring a dazzling array of programs and events across the design spectrum. This year’s theme is “Now, New, Next!” which highlights current, new, and future design in all design arenas. All programs, events and exhibitions are open to the public and most are free of charge, but most require an RSVP. The full calendar of events is now available at www.BostonDesignWeek.com. Boston Design Week launches Wednesday, April 4 with five kick-off events in five different locati...


Karl Gasslander, Provincetown Road, c.1935, Oil on canvas, 18-1/4 x 22-1/8 inches

New Show: AD20/21 HOME April 12-15 Features 40 Exhibitors plus Special Guests as Culmination of 5th Annual Boston Design Week

Released: March 21, 2018

Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the new AD20/20 HOME takes place April 12 – 15, 2018 as the culminating event of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week. The show will open with a Gala Preview on Thursday, April 12 to celebrate Boston Design Week and benefit the American Society of Interior Designers (ASIDNE) Scholarship Fund. Celebrated Boston architect Maurice N. Finegold, FAIA will receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala. Weekend hours are Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free, and include admi...


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