Friday, June 8, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The El Paso Museum of Art has partnered with the city's public library system to create a public research and reference library dedicated to the visual arts, named Algur H. Meadows Library for Algur Hurtle Meados (1899-1978), an entrepreneur, art collector, and arts benefactor. In the collection are more than 4,000 books on American, Mexican, and European art, and as many as 3,000 exhibition catalogues from the last 50 years. Books in the library may be loaned to other libraries but not checked out.

El Paso Museum of Art on FaceBook

✦ Don't miss the recently launched Getty Research Portal, where you may access and download copies of digitized text in art and architectural history. For Getty Research Institute search tools and databases, go here.

The Iris, Getty Blog

The Getty Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✦ A new, free app from iTunes, artCircles offers access to image collections organized like a color wheel. With every tap of the circle, you get to explore visual art by color, theme, or featured curator, tag and create a collection of your own personal favorites, even purchase prints from your iPad.

✦ Enjoy this National Gallery of Art video of Degas's Four Dancers:

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ More than 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints by Joan Miro (1893-1983) comprise "Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape", on view through August 12 at the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Organized by Tate Modern, London, the exhibition features work from throughout Miro's career, tracing influences on his art and the distinct "vocabulary" and style he developed and made wholly his own. (Be sure to check the sidebar on this exhibition page for related resources and exhibition events.)

Fundacio Joan Miro Barcelona

NGA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In Trenton, the New Jersey State Museum is presenting through July 1 the work of Mayumi Sarai as part of its New Jersey Artist Series. Included in the show are Sarai's The Four Seasons, a series of prints in the museum's own fine art collection, as well as sculptures carved from reclaimed wood. 

MJ State Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Lithographs by the "Swiss Picasso" Hans Erni are on show through July 8 at El Paso Museum of Art.

✭ After visiting The Phillips Collection's Jasper Johns show, "Variations on a Theme", or "Antony Gormley: Drawing in Space", drop by the Tryst cafe to see Brazilian installation artist Sandra Cinto's One Day, After the Rain, intricate ink and acrylic drawings on canvas covering the cafe's walls. Cinto is appearing as part of the museum's innovative Intersections Art Projects. The work, described as tracing the movement of sunrise to nightfall, is intended to be a homage to the Arthur Dove landscapes in the museum's collection and will be on view through December 30. It's terrific. See installation images here

The Phillips Collection on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

The Phillips Collection Bog, Experiment Station

✭ The National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., is showing "Revisions", 30 multimedia selections from a photographic series by Lalla Essaydi. The exhibition, on view through February 24, 2013, includes a number of rarely displayed paintings and installations.

Lalla Essaydi, Harem #2, 2009
Chromogenic Print, 48" x 60"
© Lalla Essaydi

Note: The exhibition link takes you to an Introduction and individual sections on Photography, Painting and Desire, and Embodiment.

In this 3:27-minute video, Essaydi speaks about her motivations and reasons for painting:

Also see this video in which Essaydi talks about her installation The Three Silences.

(Last month, Essaydi was the commencement speaker for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  At its 17th annual gala, the SMFA, Essaydi's alma mater (MFA, 2003), presented the artist with the Medal Award.)

National Museum of African Art on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo

"Artistic Depictions of Arab Women: An Interview with Artist Lalla Essaydi", Jadaliyya, May 16, 2012

"Essaydi: Artist of Multiple Lenses", Writing Without Paper, February 18, 2010


Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Happy to hear about what is going on in my own city, El Paso! Thanks so much!

Louise Gallagher said...

wow! Lalla Essaydi-- what an amazing artist and human being -- wow!

My dream.... to one day have the time to spend all the time I need/want to go through every single link, to visit every single place, installation, idea you present. Now wouldn't that be amazing.

Sometimes I try to imagine how much time you spend creating AAF -- and I am boggled by the idea of what it takes!

You are -- WOW!

Ummiega said...

I love many kinds of art and this blog great. Thank you and wish you a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

i like joan miro's stuff.

S. Etole said...

I enjoyed the Degas video and the questions it raised.