Museum Monday: This summer, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, has mounted an exhibition of sculptures and installations by Maya Lin, entitled Platform: Maya Lin. Using technological methods to study and visualize the natural world, Lin takes macro and micro views of the Earth - via sonar resonance scans and aerial and satellite mapping devices - and translates that information into expressive sculptures, drawings, and sited installations. On view will be nine works ranging in media from marble to recycled silver, including three never before exhibited works: Accabonac Harbor, Georgica Pond, and Mecox Bay.
Museum Monday: Jim Dine's The Garden of Eden (2003) will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBiA) in New York, Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden. The show, on view from June 27 through September 28, considers the Garden of Eden as a lens through which to view the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Museum Monday: In celebration of Jim Dine's birthday today, here is his Three Red Spanish Venuses (1997) at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Specifically commissioned for the soaring atrium of the museum’s Frank Gehry building, these headless female figures highlight the artist’s deep interest in artistic traditions from antiquity. Happy Birthday, Mr. Dine!
Museum Monday: Bringing together a group of eight paintings and works on paper from the Saint Louis Art Museum and Switzerland’s Fondation Beyeler, Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko will showcase Rothko's work and celebrate his artistic legacy. Curated by Simon Kelly, the exhibition will be on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum from Saturday, May 24, through Sunday, September 14.
Mark Rothko: The Watercolors 1941 - 1947 is on view at 32 East 57th Street in New York through June 21.
Museum Monday: This is the last week to catch Gard Blue (1968) by James Turrell, on view at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, through May 18. Image: Gard Blue, 1968 © James Turrell / Photo by Florian Holzherr.
Museum Monday: Tara Donovan's works are in countless permanent collections at museums nationwide. Currently on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin is Donovan's Bluffs (2009), a standing sculpture meticulously assembled from buttons and glue.
Tara Donovan, an exhibition presenting the artist’s new monumental sculpture, will be on view at 534 West 25th Street from May 10 through June 28, 2014. Tara Donovan: Untitled, an exhibition featuring significant works created by the artist over the last 15 years, will be on view at Pace Menlo Park, 300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, from May 22 through June 30, 2014.
Museum Monday: The St. Louis Art Museum will host a small exhibition of works by Mark Rothko, including canvases on loan from Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland. Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Museum, has mentioned how color is key to Rothko’s work but not everything: “[the artist] also saw his art as a carrier to transcend meaning. He talked about wanting viewers to have the same religious experience standing before his paintings that he did when he painted them.” Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here.
The Rothko exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum in Missouri will be on view from May 24 through September 14, 2014. Mark Rothko: The Watercolors 1941 - 1947 will be on display at Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, from May 2 through June 20, 2014. Celebrate the opening this Thursday, May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Museum Monday: Currently on view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles is Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense, an exhibition featuring the artist’s habitat dioramas, wax portraits, and early photographic negatives. The exhibition continues through June 8, 2014.
Pace Gallery will present Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Lifes at 510 West 25th Street from May 8 through June 28, 2014.
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.