Museum Monday: Now open to the public at the Museum of Modern Art is Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store & Mouse Museum and Ray Gun Wing. Claes Oldenburg’s audacious, witty, and profound depictions of everyday objects have earned him a reputation as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
© 2012 Claes Oldenburg
Museum Monday: Bosco Sodi’s new exhibition Omni opens tomorrow, April 9th at the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City. Featuring intensely-pigmented works by the Mexcian artist, the exhibition will include volcanic rocks covered with ceramic glazes.
© Bosco Sodi, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Museum Mondays: On view at Museum Ludwig is Saul Steinberg: The Americans, an exhibit featuring a massive mural spanning nearly 250 feet made for the U.S. pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. The work is being shown in it’s complete state for the first time since the Fair closed and is currently on view through June 23, 2013.
Museum Mondays: The Columbus Museum of Art presents Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940–50, a major exhibition tracing the evolution of Rothko’s work from his Surrealist-influenced, figurative compositions of the early 40s to the abstract, color field paintings for which he is best known.
To read about the exhibition in the New York Times, click here.
Museum Monday: GalleristNY names James Turrell’s upcoming exhibit at the Guggenheim one of the top ten museum exhibitions for this spring. Mark your calendars for June 21st!
Photo Courtesy James Turrell and the Guggenheim Museum; Rendering created by Andreas Tjeldflaat
Museum Monday: James Turrell’s Meeting is a favorite of ours and is now back on view at MoMA PS1! We highly suggest stopping in on a bright sunny day!
Check out this morning’s view of our James Turrell skyspace! A few clouds on the horizon but the forecast is looking great for an afternoon visit #meetingmonday
Museum Mondays: Jean Dubuffet’s work is on view alongside art works by Jackson Pollack and Alfonso Ossorio at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC. Read about the exhibition “Angels, Demons, and Savages” which is on view until March 12th.
©Jean Dubuffet, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Museum Mondays: The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark presents the first European museum exhibition of American artist Tara Donovan, on view now through May 20th, 2013. The exhibition will feature eight of Donovan’s works, made between 2004 and 2012. For more information, click here.
© Tara Donovan, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Museum Mondays: Yoshitomo Nara: a bit like you and me is a traveling exhibition organized by the Yokohama Museum of Art, where it premiered in 2012, and is now on view at at the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto through April 14, 2013.
Many of the works in the exhibition will have their U.S. debut as part of Pace’s first exhibition of Nara’s work, on view from May 10 through June 29 at 534 West 25th Street, New York.
© Yoshitomo Nara, Courtesy Pace Gallery
#MuseumMonday: Opening this Wednesday, November 14th, we suggest visiting Tate Modern’s newest exhibit, A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance. Featuring Pace artist, David Hockney, the exhibition considers two different approaches to the idea of the canvas as an arena in which to act: one gestural, the other one theatrical.
#MuseumMonday: We suggest visiting Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years currently on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alongside over forty-five works by Andy Warhol, on display are works by Chuck Close, David Hockney, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
“Chuck and Andy,” by Andy Freeberg. Quite possibly the most touching picture I saw in some time.
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s diorama photographs taken at the American Museum of Natural History first brought him acclaim more than thirty years ago. In this article by The New York Times, he returns to the museum and discusses issues of memory, time, and preservation.
His work is now on view at Pace London, pairing his bare seascapes with Mark Rothko’s late black-and-gray paintings.
#MuseumMonday: We invite you to attend Maya Lin’s second talk at the Tate’s American Artist Lecture Series tonight, October 15th at 6:30pm.
© Maya Lin, Photo: Colleen Chartier
Dia Beacon’s presentation of wall drawings by Sol LeWitt from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s were selected by the artist himself. This ongoing exhibit highlights the artist’s monumental Drawing Series-Composite, Part I–IV, #1–24, A + B (1968) and it’s our pick for today’s #MuseumMonday.
Reblog of the day: This is your LAST week to catch Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper currently on view at The Morgan Library & Museum. If you are in New York this exhibit is not to be missed!
The Morgan Library & Museum is hosting an exhibition of sixty-six works by Josef Albers starting July 20th and I cannot wait to visit!
Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper
July 20 through October 14, 2012
Josef Albers (1888–1976) is best known for his series of paintings, Homage to the Square, in which he endlessly explored color relationships within a similar format of concentric squares. Less well-known are the studies he made for these compositions. With approximately sixty oil sketches on paper, this exhibition will reveal a private side of Albers’s work. These sketches were never exhibited in the artist’s lifetime and have rarely been seen after his death.
On view will be early studies (1930s–early 1940s), studies for Albers’s Adobeseries, inspired by Mexican architecture (1940s–early 1950s), and studies forHomage to the Square (1950s–1970s). These vibrant sketches provide insights into the artist’s working process and, in contrast with the austerity and strict geometry of the final paintings, are remarkable for their freedom and sensuality.
Works are drawn from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut and the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop, Germany. The exhibition, which is traveling to multiple venues in Europe before coming to the Morgan (the only U.S. venue), is organized by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich and the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop.