Friday, August 10, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The independent, nonprofit Asia Art Archive, now boasting more than 34,000 digital records and still expanding, is worth more than a cursory browse. Bookmark the site and return to it frequently to keep up to date on contemporary Asian art.

Asia Art Archive on FaceBook and Twitter 

✦ The ARTtube, an online video channel created by Dutch and Belgian museums, launched recently.

ARTtube on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ A new Calder Gallery is open at Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland. In its collaboration with the Calder Foundation, Fondation Beyeler will present curated exhibitions of Calder's work. 

Fondation Beyeler on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

Graham Caldwell combines glass with steel and other media to create a range of inventive sculptures. Additional images of Caldwell's works may be viewed online at  G Fine Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

✦ This month Penn State University Press publishes The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing by curator and writer Rachel Poliquin. Be sure to visit Poliquin's fascinating Website.

✦ His The Kiss has inspired many things and now, 150 years after his birth, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is reduced or perhaps elevated to the level of rock opera star. The artist's life is the subject of "Gustav Klimt — Das Musical", which  debuts September 2 at the Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria. Here's a peek at what's in store for theatre-goers:

(My thanks to ArtInfo for the link.)

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Thirty-seven woodblock prints, drawings, and watercolors dating from 1905 to 1953 are the focus of "Provincetown", on view through November 11 at Indianapolis Museum of Art. Provincetown, Massachusetts was a center of woodblock printmaking for some 40 years, beginning in 1915. A group of artists who congregated there invented the white-line woodcut, which is a color print made from a single block.

✭ Photographs of rare and exotic plants by Jonathan M. Singer are featured in the second of two exhibitions of Singer's work at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton. On view through August 26, the large-scale color images that comprise "Botanica Magnifica" are exquisite. Singer, who practiced medicine in Bayonne, New Jersey, began a second career in photography in 2003. He has collaborated closely with scientists to record rare and endangered plants and has been honored for his gorgeous work with the Hasselblad Laureate Award and Linnaeus Silver Medal (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences). His books include Botanica Magnifica: Portraits of the World's Most Extraordinary Flowers & Plants (Abbeville Press, 2009; see as e-Book) and this month publication of Fine Bonsai: Art & Nature, with text by William N. Valavanis.

Megan Gambino, "Flowers Writ Large", Smithsonian, May 21, 2009

Here's a 2009 CBS video feature about Singer and his work:

New Jersey State Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ At the Cleveland Museum of Art, you'll find "Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties" on view through September  16. Work by more than 60 painters, sculptures, and photographers, including Thomas Hart Benton, Luigi Lucioni (see Lucioni's Paul Cadmus), Elsie Driggs, Edward Hopper, Nickolas Muray, and Winold Reiss, is showcased. Detailed exhibition information, a selection of exhibition images, and a videotaped conversation with the show's curator may be accessed here.

CMA on FaceBook and Twitter

CMA Blog

Save the Date

✭ On September 14, the Gallery at The Jerusalem Fund, Washington, D.C., opens "Mihrab: Metaphorical Portal", an exhibition of the paintings of Anne Barber-Shams paired with odes by Muslim, Christian, and Jewish poets. The work will be on view through October 26.

1 comment:

Hannah Stephenson said...

WOW!! That musical!!! This is a great round-up (as usual)...