Friday, September 27, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ If you're looking for an arts education resource, you might start with The Kennedy Center's ArtsEdge, a free, virtual "educational media arm, reaching out to schools, communities, families, and individuals with printed materials, classroom support, and Internet technologies." The site offers a dedicated Families Portal, in addition to arts lessons and projects, how-to guides, and a digital library of images, audio stories, music, video, and interactive multimedia.

ArtsEdge App

ArtsEdge on FaceBook, TwitterYouTube, and iTunes

✦ You don't need to be engaged in scholarly research to appreciate the Rauschenberg Research Project launched by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The online resource offers a wealth of materials on the great artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), from images and other information on more than 85 artworks in SFMoMA's permanent collection, to essays, interview footage, artist statements, and conservation reports. Consult the User Guide from anywhere in the world. Access is free.

✦ Sculptor Faig Ahmed of Baku, who was shortlisted for the 2013 Jameel Prize, has his inspired way with carpets and sand. (My thanks to Hannah Stephenson for the link to Ahmed's Website.)

✦ Award-winning fine art photographer Fabiano Busdraghi has documented in brilliant images the landscapes of Antarctica; some of his evocative photographs are like abstract, minimalist paintings. His large-format shots of building facades are a collage of cubes and grids.

✦ The Public Domain Review introduced recently a new series called "Curator's Choice". Appearing on the first Tuesday of each month is a guest post from a curator of a gallery, library, archive, or museum and his or her reflection on a group of works in the one of the institution's open (i.e., entirely public domain) digital collections.

Harwood Museum of Art at the University of New Mexico, Taos, is to be the recipient of panoramic photographer Gus Foster's collection of more than 300 works by contemporary artists, among them Ken Price, Lynda Benglis, and Vija Celmins. See "Harwood Announces Major Gift of Contemporary Art".

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, has received the impressive and important Lunder Collection, which includes hundreds of works by James McNeill Whistler alone, as well as paintings by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer. Assembled by Peter and Paula Lunder and given as a gift to the museum, the collection is strong on contemporary artworks, a number of which already are on display. Among the contemporary artists are Kiki Smith and Maya Lin. The museum's new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, which opened in July and comprises 10,000 square feet of exhibition space, expands total gallery space to 38,000 square feet; with total space (including education/storage space) now at 64,000 square feet, the museum is the largest in Maine. Admission is free. 

Here's a time-lapse video of the installation of Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #559 in the pavilion:

Colby Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The eighth in an ongoing series, "Piece Work" opens October 3 at Maine's Portland Museum of Art. The juried exhibition, which will run through January 5, 2014, showcases new or recent work by living artists. The list of artists selected for the biennial was announced in July.

Portland Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Continuing at Akron Art Museum is "With a Trace: Photographs of Absence". On view are images by Christopher Bucklow, Margaret De Patta, Adam Fuss, Alison Rossiter, Minor White, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. The exhibition concludes January 26, 2014.

Christopher Bucklow
Guest. (P.S.) 25,000 solar images, 6:34 pm, 29th March, 1995; 1995
Chibachrome Print
39-1/8" x 28-5/8"
Gift of William S. Lipscomb 2001.31
© 1995 Christopher Bucklow

Akron Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, opens "Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles & Fibers" October 13. An exploration of the emergence of fiber arts as fine art, the exhibition will include work by international and North American masters and artists relatively new to the field. The show will run through January 5, 2014.

The Art Museum UK on FaceBook and Twitter

Art Museum Insider Blog

✭ The work of tattoo artist Amund Dietzel (1891-1974) is on view in "Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel" at Milwaukee Art Museum. ("Flash" refers to drawings of tattoo designs.) Drawn from the Solid State Tattoo Collection, the exhibition, continuing through October 13, celebrates Dietzel's arrival in Milwaukee in 1913. Dietzel is the subject of collector and Milwaukee tattoo artist Jon Reiter's two-volume catalogue These Old Blue Arms: The Life an Work of Amund Dietzel (2010). Curated by David Russick with Reiter as guest curator, the exhibition is the first of its kind at MAM.

Amund Dietzel at Tattoo Archive

These Old Blue Arms on FaceBook

Sarah Biondich, "Amund Dietzel: Milwaukee's Tattooing Legend", Express Milwaukee, October 20, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ More than 60 watercolors, selected from among hundreds painted en plein air in Italy in the summer of 2011 by Wyatt Waters, will go on view October 12 at Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Waters went to Italy with food writer-restaurateur Robert St. John to research their book An Italian Palate, which will be published this fall. The exhibition will conclude January 12, 2014.

An Italian Palate on FaceBook

Wyatt Waters Gallery on FaceBook

MAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Always amazing to see your gathering of art!