August 26, 2014
Hale Woodruff: Remembering the Life and Legacy of an Artist

On this day in art history, the American social-realist painter, Hale Aspacio Woodruff was born (August 26, 1900). Woodruff once said, “I believe that every artist whatever his racial or national identity should interpret his life experience and beliefs in his own individual manner.”

August 23, 2014
Marsden Hartley Berlin Exhibition at the LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opens Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913-1915 until November 30, 2014. The exhibit coincides with the centennial commemoration of World War I.

July 26, 2014
Photorealism Revisited at the Nassau Museum of Art

Photorealism was a major American art movement of the 1970s. It consisted of painters who used photography as their subject matter and sculptors who recreated the human body with mastery.

July 15, 2014
Mourning in NYC: ‘Death Becomes Her’ Exhibition at the Met

The Victorians viewed mourning attire with an unrestrained obsession that has been unparalleled in society since. It took hold following the death of Prince Albert when Queen Victoria stepped out of public view, and wore her “widow’s weeds” until her own death.

July 1, 2014
Must-See Masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery

When in Rome, do what the Romans do. When in Florence, visit the Uffizi Gallery. At the museum, visitors will find masterpieces from the Renaissance, prints and drawings, and classical sculptures housed within 45 museum halls. A one-day visit is not enough time truly to appreciate the Uffizi Gallery’s vast collection. These are the Gallery’s must-see masterpieces when time is short: Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/06/must-see-masterpieces-at-the-uffizi-gallery/#DdeH348cDDUtt1hB.99

(Source: worldartsandexhibits)

June 28, 2014
‘Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper’ Exhibition at Memphis Museum

The artist, Marisol Escobar once stated that she was born an artist. Thereafter, she “had to explain to everyone just what that meant.” The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art presents Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper until September 7, 2014. The exhibition re-introduces Marisol Escobar, not only to art critics, but to bring attention to her artwork as a leading figure in postwar American art. The show curates nearly 50 of Marisol’s most significant sculptures and works on paper. It will present an overall  scholarly study of the artist’s career and life.


Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/06/marisol-sculptures-and-works-on-paper-exhibition-at-memphis-museum/#E57OtxdyylQXSHXi.99

June 26, 2014
Must-See Masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery

When in Rome, do what the Romans do. When in Florence, visit the Uffizi Gallery. At the museum, visitors will find masterpieces from the Renaissance, prints and drawings, and classical sculptures housed within 45 museum halls. A one-day visit is not enough time truly to appreciate the Uffizi Gallery’s vast collection. These are the Gallery’s must-see masterpieces when time is short: Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/06/must-see-masterpieces-at-the-uffizi-gallery/#DdeH348cDDUtt1hB.99

June 24, 2014
‘Shakespeare: The Stuff of the World’ on Exhibit in Moulins

The Centre National du Costume de Scène in Moulins (CNCS) presents Shakespeare: The Stuff of the World until January 4, 2015. For the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare, the Moulins museum takes visitors into Bard’s world, with the most emblematic costumes to arrive on the French theater stage. From the replication of an Elizabethan theater to costumes for Hamlet, more than 100 costumes are on view at the CNCS. The costume exhibit takes visitors through the playwright’s most well-known plays from the days of Jean Mounet-Sully to present-day.


Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/06/shakespeare-the-stuff-of-the-world-on-exhibit-in-moulins/#qyBqx8BAs4mvzTie.99

June 23, 2014
‘Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit’ at the Getty

American photographer Minor White was polemical, often misunderstood and on occasion, forgotten. The 20th century photographer not only conveyed a fundamental mastery of the artistic and technical elements of photography, but its conceivability to become a “medium of spiritual transformation.”


Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/06/minor-white-manifestations-of-the-spirit-at-the-getty/#hVXbmBQiYEKJAqjl.99

June 21, 2014
Japanese Masterpieces From the Edo Period at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection until September 7, 2014. The exquisite assemblage is on loan from the private collection of the American art collectors Robert and Betsy Feinberg. The Feinbergs devoted more than 40 years to studying and collecting Japanese art. Their curiosity of this particular genre has been traced back to their 1972 visit to the Met. While at the museum, the Feinbergs especially admired an Edo Period painting. They walked away with their first acquisition, a “steal.” It was a $2 poster of a 16th century screen painting that pictured a Portuguese ship arriving in Japan, similar to the actual screens on display in the exhibit.


Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/06/japanese-masterpieces-from-the-edo-period-at-the-met/#fmZ5tcwgqBPrRjFG.99