Museum Monday: Organized by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and various museum directors nationwide, Art Everywhere is a public art project slated to begin this summer. As Carol Vogel discusses in a recent New York Times article, the project will involve “images by dozens of famous American artists…[and] 50,000 displays from electronic billboards to bus shelters, an initiative by leading museums and the billboard industry to create one of the largest outdoor art exhibitions seen in the country.”
Beginning today and continuing through May 7, the public can vote for their favorite artworks among 100 selections at ArtEverywhereUS.org.
Pictured above are short-listed works by artists who are represented by Pace Gallery: Mark Rothko's White Center (1957) from LACMA; Chuck Close's Phil (1969) from the Whitney Museum; Willem de Kooning's Excavation (1950) from the Art Institute of Chicago; de Kooning's Montauk Highway (1958) from LACMA; and Elizabeth Murray's Children Meeting (1978) from the Whitney Museum.
Read more from the New York Times here. Cast your Art Everywhere vote here.
Museum Monday: Among the highlighted works in the permanent collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is Column Structure XXII (2008) by Robert Mangold. The artist grew up in a nearby suburb of Buffalo, New York, where the museum is located.
Robert Mangold, the artist’s 14th exhibition at Pace, will be on view at 510 West 25th Street from April 4 through May 3, 2014.
Museum Monday: Next month, a new museum space dedicated to the legacy of the Polaroid camera will open in Las Vegas. Established by Polaroid’s Fotobar and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Polaroid Museum will honor the history of the medium by displaying works by David Hockney, Chuck Close, and other Polaroid enthusiasts.
See Polaroids by Chuck Close in Chuck Close: Nudes 1967 - 2014, which is on view at 534 West 25th Street through March 29, 2014. Read more about the Polaroid Museum from Las Vegas Weekly here.
Museum Monday: Opening today at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul, an exhibition of over 60 works by Lucas Samaras. Organized by Marla Prather, Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, the retrospective will be on view through June 1st, 2014.
Museum Monday: ”Chuck Close: Works on Paper,” an exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, showcases Close works from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. Don’t miss out—the show is on view through this Sunday, February 16.
Photograph by Austian Kennedy, courtesy Pace Prints.
Museum Monday: Don’t miss “Aisthesis: The Origin of Sensations,” an exhibition of work by Robert Irwin and James Turrell at Villa Panza in Varese, Italy. Turrell’s Ganzfeld, pictured above, immerses viewers in an illusion of light that distorts their depth perception.
Organized by Fondo Ambiente Italiano and LACMA, the exhibition is on view through February 11th. You can also see Turrell’s installations at “James Turrell: Recent Works,” on view at Pace London from February 7 through April 5.
Image by independent curator and art critic Sara Luizzi.
Museum Mondays: Scheduled to open in the spring of 2016, Hiroshi Sugimoto is currently building a museum of his own design named the Odawara Art Foundation. To learn more, read the Wall Street Journal's recent article.
Museum Mondays: “Her Story”: Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986–2006 opens this Wednesday, January 22, at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, California.
The works on view are three-dimensional lithographs from the collection of Murray-Holman Family Trust, originally published by Universal Limited Art Editions. Image © The Murray-Holman Family Trust/ Universal Limited Art Editions.
Museum Mondays: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ink Art: Past as a Present in Contemporary China opens this Wednesday, December 11th. The exhibit will feature thirty-five Chinese artists, including Zhang Huan and it’ll be on view through April 6, 2014.
Museum Mondays: The Noguchi Museum is a great destination to learn and discover more about the work and life of this great artist.
Photograph of Isamu Noguchi in Japan, ca. 1970s. Unknown photographer.
The Noguchi Museum Archive
Museum Mondays: David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition is now open to the public with an exhibition assembled exclusively for the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
© 2013 David Hockney
Museum Mondays: The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis presents Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties, the largest exhibition of the artist’s ground-breaking works of the 1960s organized to date. This is the last venue of an international five-museum tour and is something not to be missed!
Photo: ©Walker Art Center
Museum Monday: Check out behind-the-scene’s photos of how James Turrell's “Aten Reign” was installed on the Guggenheim Facebook Page.
© James Turrell. Installation view: James Turrell, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 21–September 25, 2013. Photo: Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
Museum Mondays: Opening this Saturday, August 10th, Guild Hall in East Hampton will present an exhibition of recent paintings, prints and tapestries by Chuck Close. This is the artist’s first exhibition at Guild Hall in over two decades, and will be on view through October 14th, 2013.
Photo: Courtesy Magnolia Editions and Pace Gallery
Museum Mondays: We hope you had a Happy 4th of July weekend! In case you haven’t had your fill on burgers we suggest visiting Claes Oldenburg's “Floor Burger” in MoMA's current exhibit Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store on view now until August 5th, 2013.