Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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A.  Mary Kay, "Zenith," 2014.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art prepares for fall debut of "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now"

Released: July 16, 2014

On November 11, 2013, the second anniversary of the museum’s opening, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced a major new initiative to discover and exhibit recently created artwork from across the United States. As part of the initiative, museum president Don Bacigalupi and assistant curator Chad Alligood traveled to all regions of the country to visit nearly 1,000 artists in studios and conduct hundreds of hours of one-on-one conversations. Now, planning and research is complete and the museum has selected 102 artists for the resulting exhibition, State of the Art: Discovering A...


U.S.  Capitol

Rep. Nadler on the ART Act, Hearing on Artists’ Resale Rights

Released: July 15, 2014

On Tuesday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, delivered an opening statement at the subcommittee’s hearing of “Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term.” Congressman Nadler introduced the American Royalties Too (ART) Act, which will be discussed at the hearing, in order to ensure visual artists are compensated when their original artwork is resold.  His legislation would bring fairness to American artists who, unlike their fellow visual artists...


"Trail of the Iron Horse" by Charles M.  Russell is expected to realize $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 through The 2014 Coeur d'Alene Art Auction on July 26, 2014, with online bidding available through Invaluable.com.

Invaluable Announces Exciting Lineup of Summer 2014 Auctions

Released: July 15, 2014

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, is pleased to offer online bidding on a variety of important auction sales taking place in July and August 2014 from some of the premier auction houses around the world.  Upcoming auctions taking place this summer on the Invaluable platform will feature watches, fine jewelry and handbags, fine art, Asian art and vintage posters, as well as decoys, boats, rare books and more. A selection of noteworthy auctions offering live online bidding through Invaluable this summer follows below. Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-...


Ogden M.  Pleissner, The Visitors, oil on board, 16 by 20 in., ($75/85,000)

Copley’s Summer Sale Returns to Plymouth, July 25th and 26th

Released: July 11, 2014

Copley Fine Art Auctions (www.copleyart.com) is excited to announce its 2014 Sporting Sale will be held on July 25 and 26 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Copley returns to the Radisson Hotel with a cocktail reception preview on Thursday, July 24 between 5:30-7:30PM and bidding for over 550 paintings, prints, decoys, and sculpture taking place on July 25 and 26. Previews will be held between 8:30-10:30AM on Friday and Saturday, and bidding will begin at 11AM. Decoys will cross the block on Friday, July 25, with a dealer exhibition taking place between 8:00AM-4:30PM, and paintings, prints and...


Iria Candela

Met Museum Names New Curators

Released: July 10, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the two appointees who will inaugurate new curatorships within the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Both positions were established this spring through a generous gift from Daniel Brodsky, the Museum’s Chairman, and his wife Estrellita B. Brodsky, an art historian and specialist in Latin American art. Iria Candela will become the Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in the fall, focusing on the art of 20th- and 21st-century Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South A...


Set to coincide with the UN’s International Day of Peace, CULTURUNNERS begins its journey in Houston with an evening of discussion and film screenings at the Rothko Chapel on September 21st, 2014

Art Jameel announces the launch of CULTURUNNERS, an independent artists' expedition and core component of Edge of Arabia's US Tour, at the Rothko Chapel in Houston

Released: July 10, 2014

On the occasion of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace – September 21, 2014 – the Rothko Chapel, in partnership with Art Jameel, will host the launch of CULTURUNNERS, an independent artists’ expedition and core component of Edge of Arabia’s US Tour. In the spirit of the Chapel’s humanist mission to inspire people to action through art and contemplation and to provide a forum for global concerns, this event brings together pioneering artists, scholars and community groups to cultivate new perspectives on cultural collaboration. This collaborative event, which is a core component ...


Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...


Winner James Gooch of Doe & Hope receives award, also shown George Johnson, Timothy Medhurst and Mark Hill

ANTIQUES YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR AWARD - THE WINNERS

Released: July 8, 2014

AND THE WINNER IS ... On Friday 4 July 2014, the hottest night of the year, an excited crowd gathered at The Rooftop Restaurant at Alfies Antiques Market for the celebratory party and awards ceremony to announce the winners of the Antiques Young Gun of the Year Award. The winner of Antiques Young Gun of the Year 2014 was the very popular choice of James Gooch owner of Doe & Hope who was presented his award by winner in 2013 Timothy Medhurst. James Gooch commented: “I'm naturally delighted to take on the mantle of Antiques Young Gun of the Year from the superb ambassa...


Hiroko Ikegami (left) and the cover of her book The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art, which will be translated into Japanese with a Terra Foundation publication grant.

Terra Foundation Announces Recipients of 2014 International Academic Awards & Fellowships

Released: July 8, 2014

Today, the Terra Foundation for American Art announced the recipients of its 2014 international academic awards and fellowships, including Hiroko Ikegami, an associate professor in the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies at Kobe University. Ms. Ikegami received one of seven publication grants awarded by the foundation this year to translate her critically acclaimed book The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art into Japanese. “Relatively little scholarship about the historical art of the United States exists in Japanese, but we’re seeing an increas...


Copyright Milly Martionou, Dreamscape No.  401, 2014 Oil on Canvas / Glitter, 88 x 88 cm

DIAMONDS FOREVER - MILLY MARTIONOU at Nina Torres Fine Art

Released: July 4, 2014

Diamonds forever Milly Martionou at Nina Torres Fine Art by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Art Critic Nina Torres Fine Art Miami International Art Exhibition July 4-10, 2014 NINA TORRES FINE ART 1800 North Bayshore Drive, CP1 Miami, FL. 33132 Phone: +01.305.395.3599 info@ninatorresfineart.com www.ninatorresfineart.com In the heart of Miami Downtown, just a few Metromover stops away from the new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Nina Torres Fine Art reflects the urban landscape of Miami and responds to the city's rapid growth as a cultural destination. The gallery manager has ...


Rendering of planned Speed Art Museum expansion

Speed Art Museum Hires New Curator of Contemporary Art

Released: July 4, 2014

The Speed Art Museum has begun hiring key positions in anticipation of its re-opening in the spring of 2016 and announced today that Miranda Lash has been hired as the Curator of Contemporary Art for the Museum. Lash will begin her new role at the Speed on August 18, 2014. "I am excited to become a part of the Speed Art Museum's promising future. Between the new building and its stunning galleries, the site-specific commissions planned for the Art Park, and the enthusiasm for contemporary art in Louisville, the possibilities seem boundless. For years I have enjoyed exploring what contempor...


Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Raises $50 Million

Released: July 3, 2014

Today, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) announced that is has successfully completed its $50 million campaign. The $50 million was raised for the ICA’s endowment and operations, paving the way for the next phase of the museum's development and solidifying the ICA as a catalyst for artistic, educational and civic life in Boston. The ICA campaign, which launched in 2010, generated three historical endowments: Ellen Poss endowed the director’s position, now named the Ellen Matilda Poss Director; Barbara Lee endowed the chief curator post, now named the Barbara Lee Chief Curato...


Arthur Pinajian, Untitled D40, oil on canvas, 1965, 46 x 38

"Arthur Pinajian: The Nudes" Opens July 17 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: July 7, 2014

A tale of near-loss, discovery and, ultimately, posthumous success, the story of Arthur Pinajian has caught the attention of the the art world, collectors and media since his work was shown for the first time a year ago.   For the first time, Pinajian's early nudes will go on display at Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton, in its West Gallery beginning July 17 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 19  from 5-8 pm. A fellow traveler with DeKooning, Gottlieb and Gorky at the famed Cedar Bar, Pinajian chose never to exhibit and his work was nearly destroyed. ...


In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists

In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists

Released: July 5, 2014

In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists Exhibition Duration: July 5 to August 31, 2014 Participating Artists: Chen Linggang, Huang Zhiyang, Li Wei, Liu Ren, Tamen, Cássio Vasconcellos, Wang Lang, Xiang Guohua, Xie Aige, Ye Hongxing In the fourth edition of In Between Days, Art+ Shanghai Gallery showcases new and previously exhibited works from the gallery’s collection. Featuring paintings, sculptures, and photography, In Between Days IV is a celebration of the summer season and the gallery’s new location...


Dr.  Erik H.  Neil

Chrysler Museum of Art Names New Director

Released: July 2, 2014

The Chrysler Museum of Art Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Erik H. Neil as its next director and president. The board unanimously approved his appointment on June 26, 2014. Neil, 50, is director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, where he has served since 2010.   “Erik Neil comes to us with a strong sense of the essential role a museum plays in its community and a history of deep personal engagement in each place he has served,” outgoing board chair Peter Meredith said. “He is a perfect fit for the Chrysler, given our focus on serving the Ha...


Botanicals 2014 Online Art Exhibition

Botanicals 2014 Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Released: July 2, 2014

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its July 2014 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online.  The “Botanicals” theme was considered to be any art which depicted flowers, herbs, leaves, plants and related floral subjects for inclusion into this art exhibition. The gallery accepted art on this subject that was either representational or abstract. An art competition was held in June 2014 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 20 different countries from arou...


Installation view of the exhibition, Platform: Maya Lin.  Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York.  July 4-October 13, 2014.  In foreground, Equator (2014), Latitude New York City (2013) and Arctic Circle (2013).  On wall, Pin River—Sandy (2013).

Parrish Art Museum Features Six New, Ecologically Inspired Works by Maya Lin

Released: June 30, 2014

In the third iteration of its Platform series, the Parrish Art Museum presents artist Maya Lin, whose ecologically inspired works exist at the intersection of art, architecture, and environmental science. Platform: Maya Lin, opening July 4 and continuing through October 13, 2014, reveals the artist’s exploration of how humans experience and impact the landscape. It will be on view during the Parrish Art Museum’s annual gala, the Midsummer Party, on July 12, 2014.   Platform: Maya Lin features Lin’s Pin River–Sandy (2013), a massive geographical installation depictin...


CAFÉ DOLLY: PICABIA, SCHNABEL, WILLUMSEN.  On view October 12, 2014 – February 1, 2015, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

"Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen" Opens at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale in Fall

Released: June 30, 2014

Bringing together the work of French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), American artist Julian Schnabel (b. 1951), and Danish artist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863–1958) for the first time in the United States, the exhibition Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen will be on view at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale from October 12, 2014 - February 1, 2015. The illuminating exhibition reveals surprising connections between stylistic and painterly concerns that span generations and geography. The exhibition at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale will be on view during Art Base...


Rendering of New Aspen Art Museum.

New Aspen Art Museum, Designed by Pritzker Prize-Winner Shigeru Ban, Opens in August

Released: June 30, 2014

The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) will open the doors of its new, 33,000-square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed building to the public on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The new building, located at 637 East Hyman Avenue in the heart of downtown Aspen, opens during the Museum’s 35th year of operation as a kunsthalle, and features year-round free admission, a rooftop sculpture garden with dramatic views of Aspen’s main skiing mountain, Ajax, and the surrounding landscape, and 17,500 square feet of exhibition space—more than tripling the amount of exhibition space in the Museum’s current building.   Of ...


Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally created Pull of the Moon, a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation.

Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally Create 'Pull of the Moon' Through an Unprecedented International Art Collaboration

Released: June 29, 2014

Ai Weiwei, internationally acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, and Navajo artist Bert Benally through a remarkable collaboration, will create Pull of the Moon, a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation.  Pull of the Moon is part of Navajo TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment), a unique partnership between New Mexico Arts and the Navajo Nation Museum.  The installation will feature earth-based drawings using sand. Bert Benally said of Pull of the Moon, "The concept is based on Navajo aesthetics, the i...


Silver Poetry; Spring Fever, 2014.  Junko Mori.

Masterpiece London's 5th Edition Opens with $20 Million Sale

Released: June 29, 2014

The Preview Day of the fifth edition of Masterpiece London, on through July 2, ended with reports of strong sales the highest visitor number to date.  Collectors, curators, and designers are drawn here for the astonishing diversity of material with over 7,000 visitors crossing the threshold of the stunning fair in the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, an increase of over 17% on last year.  These included Charles Saatchi, Jay Jopling Wilbur Ross, Jasper Conran, Audrey Gruss, Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster, Diana Rigg, Freddy and Muriel Salem, Tom Ford, Nasser D...


Amy Herman

Rago Auctions Hosts Amy Herman Benefit, Puppies Behind Bars on July 15

Released: June 26, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS HOSTS AMY HERMAN BENEFIT, PUPPIES BEHIND BARS ON JULY 15.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts a benefit for Puppies Behind Bars on Tuesday, July 15 that features Amy Herman speaking on “The Art of Perception” at 6:30 pm.    Amy Herman holds a BA in International Affairs from Lafayette College, a JD from the National Law Center, George Washington University, and an MA in Art History from Hunter College. While working at The Frick Collection, she instituted an interactive program/class using art to help medical students im...


Stanmore Series III, 2013-2014 Silkscreen, 39 1/2 x 30 inches

'John Thompson: Symphony of Nature' on exhibit at Childs Gallery

Released: June 25, 2014

Childs Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of monoprints by artist John Thompson (American, b. 1950). Arriving just in time for summer, these refreshing images evoke the fleeting beauty of small moments in nature: the play of light on leafy branches, the rustle of wind through grass, the ripple of raindrops across a pond. Thompson uses multiple woodblocks and silkscreens to orchestrate his monoprints, carefully building and layering overlapping elements. Each monoprint is a unique work of art, a harmonious symphony of pattern, texture, color, and light.   Inspired by di...


Marjorie Strider, The Yellow Rose, 72 x 60 x 12, acrylic and polyurethane on board, 2013

"Marjorie Strider: Second International Girlie Show" Opens June 28 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: June 24, 2014

Marjorie Strider’s latest work is at once acutely minimalist, recognizably “Pop”, slyly erotic and completely authoritative. This is a woman who knows who she is and what she wants to say.  It has not always been easy for female artists of Strider’s generation—the Silent Generation--to find their voice and speak with authority.  Pop Art has generally been considered a male-only playground. How could a woman have anything to say about art that is inspired by girlie magazines and comic books? Indeed, only one of 202 works at a 1991 high profile retrospective of Pop Art at the Ro...


Copyright Nina Jun, Snovae Passion, Glazed Ceramic, 14 x 13 x 7 inches (35.6 x 33 x 17.8 cm), 2014

Echoes of Light in Galaxies - Nina Jun’s Ceramic Balloons at Art Hamptons 2014

Released: June 24, 2014

On July 10-13, 2014, the seventh edition of Art Hamptons will return to the spectacular 95-acre Sculpture Field of Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton, fueled by a record-breaking attendance of 14,000+ enthusiastic art lovers. The rich tradition and expansive selection of art, A-list parties and celebrity-filled special events make Art Hamptons the primary summer source for acquiring new art in the Hamptons, such as the ceramic balloons by Nina Jun, represented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London/ New York. Recently the international magazine for architecture, art and design, Design...


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