Hobson’s Choice Week 8: TAM’s open-sourced online project completes its 9-Week (extended run) on May 30. Last day to apply is May 27! See website (link in bio) for full listings and details.
Exhibition Walkthrough: "Betye Saar: Call and Response"
In this short video LACMA’s Senior Curator of Modern Art, Carol S. Eliel, shares a few highlights from this rare look into a process that has spanned Saar’s entire career.
Watch → https://bit.ly/2yDooD2
What’s your favorite way to look at this work?
When you’re under Robert Therrien’s enormous sculpture of a table, you may feel like a child under a table. Therrien’s re-creations of commonplace objects considers what a table, sculpture, and memory can mean.
Pic: queenkett on IG
Head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s program of modern and contemporary art, Sheena Wagstaff describes what it takes to put together and exhibition and the importance of seeing art in person here: https://slate.com/culture/2020/05/sheena-wagstaff-gerhard-richter.html
Self-taught painter William Henry Price executed, “Towering Peaks, Sierras,” (1933) almost entirely using a palette knife. What have you taught yourself during quarantine?
I scream, you scream, we all scream for...well, you know the rest. The temperatures in the Bay Area are really climbing today — how are you staying cool?🍦🍧☀️🌡
[#LeeFriedlander, "Newark, New Jersey," 1962, Collection of the Sack Photographic Trust] #MuseumFromHome
Explore your imagination with Getty’s most popular children’s book and a lovely read along!
where my #plantparents at 🌿
Get ready—#TeensTakeTheMet goes virtual this Friday, May 29! 🎉
...Not familiar? Learn all about #TeensTakeTheMet and the Museum's teen programs in this @LATVNetwork️ interview with The Met's Darcy-Tell Morales 🎧 ➡️ http://met.org/2LYDtBY
In Conversation: Anne Hyde, professor of history at @UofOklahoma, discusses 19th-century race and family history in the North American West with William Deverell, director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the west. Watch: https://vimeo.com/411126649
#ICYMI : One week ago today, we announced the acquisition of the #JudyChicagoFireworks archive. The news spread far and wide thanks to a few great articles like this one from @artnews : https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/judy-chicago-fireworks-archive-nevada-museum-of-art-1202687658/
#AllByYourShelf Pick of the Day: "The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800"
En garde! 🤺 Explore rare books on fencing and dueling from #TheMet's Arms and Armor Department in this 1998 publication.
Read it: http://met.org/3gjgEa3
Attention, #AnimalCrossing Lovers: The High Museum Is Offering Artworks for Your Home’s Private Collection https://link.medium.com/lIWkKBTwO6
Support the Tennessee Arts Commission through your purchase of one of four Tennessee specialty license plates or give a specialty tag as a gift through the Gift-A-Tag voucher program. Learn more:
One of Rembrandt's most celebrated prints because of its size, rarity, and complex composition, this drypoint depicts a scene from the Christian New Testament. Discover the story behind the Object of the Day at http://slam.org/daily.
Have you taken BMoCA's reopening survey yet? As public health restrictions begin to ease, BMoCA is considering its plans to reopen to the public. We would love to hear your feedback!
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Joan Jonas reads a recently-written piece for today's bedtime story titled "Bear, Octopus" 🐻 🦑 #NewMuseumBedtimeStories #JoanJonas
Lunchtime Art Talk on Robert Colescott—May 27, 12:30 p.m. PDT
This talk on Robert Colescott's 'Knowledge of the Past is the Key to the Future: Waiting for Moses' (1986) is led by Erin Christovale, associate curator.
“At a time when our world is flipped upside-down, Christina is an anchor, an enduring presence. She never looks back... But one day, I know, our gazes will meet.” —Keith Daly
Our staff share artworks they look to for solace and perspective: http://mo.ma/2W6ok6v
"Can a work of art reclaim history?"
#AaronDouglas—born #OTD in 1899—was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
In this episode of #MetCollects, the late artist and scholar David Driskell explores Douglas's powerful painting "Let My People Go," acquired by The Met in 2015.
#WorkoftheWeek: "Felix Gonzalez-Torres was the most generous of artists, creating work that gave of itself to the public with the possibility of being endlessly regenerated."
Though a crowd favorite, the sunflower was a rare subject for O'Keeffe, and she painted them on only three occasions. 💙
Sunflower, New Mexico, I, 1935. Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in. Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe 1987.140 © The Cleveland Museum of Art
The primary task of the nail-studded nkisi was to hunt down evil and wrongdoers.
In this interactive feature, explore the rich history and enduring influence of these power figures from the Vili people of Central Africa.
Supported by @BloombergDotOrg
Become a member and join Marcy for a live cooking demonstration and Q&A this Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 pm on Zoom, part of our members-only "Friends of the Bowers" virtual speaker series.
Visit http://bowers.org/join to become a member and receive your invitation today!
We are thrilled to share a recent acquisition: a stunning blue "Penetrable" by artist Jesús Rafael Soto. 🌀
Read on to learn more about Soto's processes and inspiration, and this "Penetrable BBL Bleu's" journey to LACMA: https://bit.ly/2zAZGU6