All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Earlier this month, CBS News visited San Antonio Museum of Art to talk about "Corita Kent and the Language of Pop", an exhibition of approximately 145 artworks by artist, educator, and Roman Catholic nun Corita Kent (1918-1986). On view through May 8, the exhibition was organized by Harvard Art Museums.
CBS News Feature (Print)
StoryCorps and Corita Kent
Corita Art Center, Los Angeles (FaceBook)
✦ Painter Brooke Rothshank, who has illustrated three books, creates masterful tiny works. This summer she'll be teaching at Penland School of Crafts, which recently exhibited a show of her watercolor miniatures. Her session, "Painting: Small & Often", will begin June 26 and conclude July 8. (For information, see Drawing and Painting Workshops at Penland.)
See 15 of Rothshank's tiny paintings at Upworthy.
✦ Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey, has issued a call for artists in all media to apply for the Festival of Fine Craft, scheduled for October 1-2. Applications and deposits are due May 15; notification is June 1.
✦ The Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City, is offering an advanced printmakers class, "Collagraph and Mixed Media". Limited to eight students, the class will run from May 5 to June 2. The instructor is Robin Dintiman. View the list of other spring classes.
✦ Wood engraver Steven Lee-Davis, who apprenticed with Barry Moser, will be teaching "Wood Engraving: Well-Crafted Illustration", July 17-23, at Wells Book Arts Center, Aurora, New York. The class is part of a two-week Summer Institute. Read about Wells Book Arts Summer Institute (pdf). Registration is open currently.
✦ Today's video from Art21 features Sarah Sze talking about her 2015 work Measuring Stick by which she sought to measure time and space via moving image.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art continues "The Secret Life of Textiles: Plant Fibers" through July 31. The exhibition is the first in a series of three installations examining the uses, respectively, of plant, animal, and synthetic fibers. Linen, hemp, ramie, and cotton are looked at in depth in this show. Tickets are required.
✭ Maine's Portland Museum of Art is presenting rarely seen drawings, prints, watercolors, and photographs in "Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art". On view through June 5, the show features approximately 100 works by such artists as Chuck Close, Edward Hopper, Yvonne Jacquette, Roy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon, and Edward Manet. This is the first in the PMA's multi-year "Your Museum, Reimagined" project.
Explore the PMA's Collection.
The museum has issued its first collection catalogue, The Collection: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art, that includes information about and images of several works in the show.
✭ The Museum of American Glass, part of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey, is presenting "Raising Cane" through May 15. The exhibition explores how glass cane techniques (e.g., reticello, murrhine, latticino, milleflore) are used in contemporary art glass. Featured artists include Rick and Valerie Beck, Dave and Patti Hegland, Michael Hunter, Michael Maddy and Rina Fehrensen, Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney, Milissa Montini, David Pathen, Ken Schneidereit, Josh Simpson, Jeremy Sinkus, and Robert Wiener.
✭ A monumental site-specific installation by Daniel Arsham, on view in "The Future Was Then", can be seen through July 24 at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia. The exhibit also features Arsham's large installation Wall Excavation with which viewers may engage.
✭ On view at the University of Florida's Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, is "Framing Nature: The Living World in Art". The show, which includes more than 100 drawings, prints, paintings, photographs, and sculptures, is organized thematically: "Inspiration", "Discovery", "Power", and "Refuge". Artists whose work is featured include Milton Avery, Elizabeth Blackwell, Jamini Roy, Sebastiao Salgado, Toshiko Takaezu, Maggy Taylor, and Edward Weston. A guide is available for families visiting the exhibition. A gallery talk, "Scientific Illustration: Aesthetics and Abstraction", is planned for June 12 at 3:00 p.m.
✭ The Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, has mounted "Robert Motherwell: The Art of Collage". On view through May 21, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Read Gregory Gilbert's article "Robert Motherwell at 100: Gregory Gilbert Reflects On the Artist's Centenary", Book Review, The Art Newspaper, April 2, 2016
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) at The Art Story, Guggenheim Museum, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, PBS (American Masters)