New Felted Toy Specimens by Hine Mizushima

New Felted Toy Specimens by Hine Mizushima

When you think of cuddly stuffed animals made from textiles the top candidates would probably include teddy bears or bunny rabbits. Perhaps lower on the list would be squids, cicadas, and sea slugs, and yet Vancouver-based artist Hine Mizushima has chosen these... read more
Prime Timers’ Thoughts on Aging and Art

Prime Timers’ Thoughts on Aging and Art

Albert Bukszpan in a recent Prime Time painting class. Photo: Beatriz Meseguer I’m an educator here at MoMA, and I am 30 years old. When I teach in MoMA’s galleries I am mostly talking with people who are twice, sometimes three times my age. It’s not something I... read more
Artist Spotlight: Céli Lee

Artist Spotlight: Céli Lee

  Artists Ray Villafane and Sue Beatrice create an incredibly detailed, life-size sand sculpture of an elephant playing chess with a field mouse. FYI: the elephant’s name is Chessie Trunkston and the mouse is Hershel Higginbottom. See more images below or on... read more
Morning Links: Georgia O’Keeffe Edition

Morning Links: Georgia O’Keeffe Edition

Georgia O’Keeffe, The Barns, Lake George, 1926. COURTESY CHRISTIE’S ACQUISITIONS The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has acquired a rarely seen 1926 abstract painting of the artist’s, titled The Barns, Lake George. [NPR]Scientists have made an... read more
Lena Henke

Lena Henke

Lena Henke: dooms day room, 2016, clay and glaze, 11½ by 6 by 7 inches; at Real Fine Arts. Advertisement During his long tenure, New York urban planner Robert Moses built 658 parks and playgrounds; 416 miles of roads, parkways, and expressways; and thirteen bridges.... read more
“Language of the Birds: Occult and Art”

“Language of the Birds: Occult and Art”

Scott Treleaven: New Desirable States, 2015, pastel, crayon, gouache, and house paint on paper, 39 by 29¼ inches; in “Language of the Birds.” Magic makes theater of the most banal objects: a wooden board is used to contact the dead, a discarded possession becomes the... read more
Tala Madani

Tala Madani

Tala Madani: Searchlight, 2013, oil on linen, 16 by 14¼ inches; at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Advertisement Painter Tala Madani’s show in St. Louis provided a concise primer on her work, featuring her hallmark subject: men, nude or almost so, perhaps... read more
Fan Mail: Gala Knörr

Fan Mail: Gala Knörr

For Gala Knörr, the world of social media is a labyrinth of communication that never ceases to pique her curiosity. She finds inspiration in connecting with random strangers on Snapchat, an increasingly popular app that enables users to share photos, videos, or... read more
“Architecture of Life”

“Architecture of Life”

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2016. Photo Iwan Baan. Advertisement The question of what a particular museum aims to be is, today, so often preceded by the question of who’s behind its design. The recent construction boom among... read more
Park McArthur

Park McArthur

Park McArthur: Contact F, 2016, barrier creams, foam dressing, heel protectors, and stainless steel, 16¾ by 12 inches, at Chisenhale. Photo Andy Keate. Advertisement In a recent talk at Tate Modern, New York–based artist Park McArthur recounted how Virgin Trains had... read more
Terence Koh – Bee Chapel

Terence Koh – Bee Chapel

View of Terence Koh, “bee chapel,” 2016. Photo: Olya Vysotskaya. The mythmaker Terence Koh makes the most of big questions. For his show “bee chapel” at Andrew Edlin’s new space on the Bowery, the Beijing-born, Ontario-raised artist has brought upstate New York... read more
NEWS: Rijksmuseum Names New Director

NEWS: Rijksmuseum Names New Director

POSTED May 30, 2016 Taco Dibbits Nina Siegal reports in the New York Times that the board of trustees at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam have announced Taco Dibbits, the museum’s current director of collections, as the new director of the museum, replacing Wim Pijbes.... read more
NEWS: Clifton Benevento Gallery Closes

NEWS: Clifton Benevento Gallery Closes

POSTED May 30, 2016 Michael Clifton and Michael Benevento Michael Clifton and Michael Benevento have announced they will be closing their gallery, located at 515 Broadway between Spring and Broome streets. The gallery’s last day open to the public is tomorrow, May 31.... read more
Art Lab for All

Art Lab for All

Visitors creating an assemblage in Art Lab: Process. Photo: Martin Seck Art Lab: Process is an interactive space where families and other museum visitors can discover different ways of making art and engage in their own creative process. As an educator in the space, I... read more
Art Dives Underground in Downtown D.C.

Art Dives Underground in Downtown D.C.

Today from our friends at BmoreArt we bring you a piece on an interactive art installation in an abandoned trolley station. Author Brendan L. Smith says of the space, “The curving walls of an oval-shaped room descend like stair steps next to a cluster of miniature... read more
Degas in Process: Why Monotype?

Degas in Process: Why Monotype?

Posted by Sarah Kennedy, Associate Educator, Public and Studio Programs, Alethea Rockwell, Assistant Educator for Exhibition, Gallery, and Artist Programs Degas in Process: Make a Monotype workshop, May 10, 2016. Photo: Manuel Martagon. © 2016 The Museum of Modern... read more

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