From Seattle, Go to Bellingham for Active Days and Appetizing Nights

The Pacific Northwest’s lesser-known jewel, Bellingham, Wash., offers world-class scenery, sculpture and seafood within easy reach of Seattle.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #bellingham-wash, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #restaurants, #seafood, #smithsonian-american-art-museum, #travel-and-vacations

Art, Darling

Antwaun Sargent wanted to change the art world. He already has.

#abloh-virgil, #art, #black-people, #brooklyn-museum, #content-type-personal-profile, #figures-of-speech-exhibit, #museums, #sargent-antwaun

Orlando Museum Director Loses Job After Disputed Basquiat Show

Aaron De Groft was removed from his position days after the F.B.I. seized 25 works that had been shown in a Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit and whose authenticity had been questioned.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #de-groft-aaron-h, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #museums, #orlando-museum-of-art

Daniel Weiss, Met Museum’s Chief Executive, to Step Down

Daniel H. Weiss was a stabilizing force, but his departure raises questions about whether the museum’s two-pronged management structure still works and will continue.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #budgets-and-budgeting, #campbell-thomas-p, #fine-arts-museums-of-san-francisco, #haverford-college, #hollein-max, #manhattan, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #weiss-daniel-h

Basquiat Paintings Removed From Orlando Museum in F.B.I. Raid

After the authenticity of paintings in the museum’s Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition was questioned, all 25 works were seized by the F.B.I.

#art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #forgery, #museums, #orlando-fla, #orlando-museum-of-art

What to See, Eat and Do in New Orleans

Immersive art, bespoke hotels and restaurants that range from Creole to a ‘tropical roadhouse’ are only a few of the offerings awaiting visitors.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #new-orleans-la, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

The Lessons of Nothingness From Maverick Zen Monks

Art today is often a parade of the self. The Freer Gallery of Art presents objects by medieval artists who plunge you into the world by removing you from it.

#art, #buddhism, #china, #freer-gallery-of-art, #japan, #meditation, #monasteries-and-monks, #museums, #smithsonian-institution, #washington-dc

How Paintings Lost in a Small-Town Art Heist Were Recovered 50 Years Later

Two sleuths — a curator and a librarian — in New Paltz, N.Y., helped the F.B.I. track down 200-year-old paintings that were stolen from a historical society in 1972.

#ammi-phillips, #annatje-eltinge, #art, #dirck-d-wynkoop, #elting-memorial-library, #historic-huguenot-street, #josephine-bloodgood, #museums, #new-paltz-ny, #robberies-and-thefts, #sothebys

National Juneteenth Museum Takes Shape in Fort Worth, Texas

The brainchild of Opal Lee, the institution will be part of an economic development project aimed at revitalizing the city’s Historic Southside neighborhood.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #big-bjarke-ingels-group, #fort-worth-tex, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #lee-opal-1926, #museums, #slavery-historical

A Chance Encounter Helps Return Sacred Artifacts to an Indigenous Group

The United Nations helped the Yaqui Nation, an Indigenous group in Mexico and the United States, reclaim a deer’s head and other items from a Swedish museum.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #museums, #sonora-mexico, #stockholm-sweden, #sweden, #united-nations

Duke Riley: Grand Master Trash

The audacious artist transforms seaborne plastics into maritime art at the Brooklyn Museum, driving home his message about their devastating environmental impact.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-museum-of-art, #content-type-personal-profile, #fly-by-night-exhibit, #museums, #plastics, #riley-duke, #sculpture, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Cannupa Hanska Luger Is Turning the Tables on the Art World

His work playfully critiques what white audiences want — and upends long-held ideas about what Native American art should look like.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #luger-cannupa-hanska, #museums, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #santa-fe-nm, #standing-rock-sioux-reservation-nd-sd

‘The Cheech,’ a Game Changer for Chicano Art, Opens in Riverside

As the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture debuts, its founder hopes to inspire a renaissance in a region of California lacking public arts funding.

#almaraz-carlos-1941-89, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #hispanic-americans, #marin-cheech, #museums, #national-museum-of-the-american-latino, #restoration-and-renovation, #riverside-calif, #romero-frank-1941

DeSantis Event at Chelsea Piers Faces Backlash Over L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

The Florida governor who signed the so-called Don’t Say Gay bill is scheduled to speak at a site long connected to the gay rights movement.

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #chelsea-piers, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dermer-ron, #desantis-ron, #forney-ali-center, #health-clubs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hoylman-brad-m, #jews-and-judaism, #leslie-lohman-museum-of-art, #museum-of-jewish-heritage, #museums, #new-york-city-gay-hockey-assn, #tikvah-fund

John Waters, an Auteur of Trash, Would Like to Thank the Academy

Curators from the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures rummaged through his Baltimore home to plan an exhibition on Waters and his cult films.

#academy-museum-of-motion-pictures, #content-type-personal-profile, #hairspray-movie, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #museums, #pink-flamingos-movie

More Than Fjords: A New Museum to Put Oslo on the Map

City administrators hope Norway’s new National Museum will help Oslo, and the rest of the country, step out of its Scandinavian neighbors’ shadows.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #munch-museum, #museums, #national-museum-norway, #norway, #oslo-norway

Honoring and Celebrating Juneteenth and Pride Month

With panels, performances and parties around New York City, June can be an opportunity to reflect and to appreciate community.

#black-people, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #juneteenth, #museums, #parties-social, #restaurants, #soul-food-cuisine

Philippines Struggles to Save Monument of Heroes Museum

Organizers at the Monument of Heroes in the Philippines are racing to preserve documents related to the Marcos regime before the dictator’s son takes office.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #marcos-ferdinand-e, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #new-peoples-army, #philippines, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #torture

Making Art on Top of the World

Near the Arctic Circle, Shuvinai Ashoona, a star of the Venice Biennale, and her community of Inuit artists refuse to let isolation stand in their way.

#arctic-regions, #art, #ashoona-pitseolak, #ashoona-shuvinai, #canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #indigenous-people, #museums, #pootoogook-annie, #venice-biennale

Ukraine Tells Story of War in Museum Show

The exhibition, called “Crucified Ukraine,” is one of several ways that the country’s government is highlighting the devastation that its people have endured.

#kyiv-ukraine, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Things to Do in Paris

Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.

#ando-tadao, #architecture, #arnault-bernard, #art, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bourse-de-commerce-paris-france, #chirac-jacques, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #ducasse-alain, #fischer-urs, #flavin-dan, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #louvre-museum, #mcgurr-lenny, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #nouvel-jean, #paris-france, #pigalle-paris-france-retail-store, #ray-man, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Man Throws Pastry at Mona Lisa, Smearing Cream on Glass Case

The painting was not harmed and the man, who officials said was in a wheelchair and had faked a disability to get close to it, was taken into custody.

#art, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #louvre-museum, #mona-lisa, #museums, #paris-france, #vandalism

F.B.I. Investigates Basquiat Paintings Shown at Orlando Museum of Art

A subpoena raises questions about an exhibition of works “purported to be by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

#art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #de-groft-aaron-h, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #forgery, #gagosian-larry, #heroesmonsters-jean-michel-basquiat-exhibit, #leo-mangan, #mumford-thad, #museums, #orlando-fla, #orlando-museum-of-art, #william-force

Catch a Rising Star at the Auction House

No longer does museum validation or scholarly attention determine a painting’s value. Now, the collectors’ hunger comes first, and institutions must follow.

#art, #auctions, #basquiat-jean-michel, #christies, #museums, #phillips-auctioneers-llc, #pollock-jackson, #sothebys, #warhol-andy, #weyant-anna-1995, #weyant-paul-1984, #wong-matthew-1984-2019

Italy Says Ancient Statue in U.S. Museum Was Stolen, Not Lost at Sea

A court near Pompeii has ordered the return of a treasured classical antiquity that was purchased by the Minneapolis Institute of Art almost four decades ago.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #conforti-michael, #italy, #minneapolis-minn, #minneapolis-institute-of-arts, #museums, #osanna-massimo, #zuchtriegel-gabriel

What Happened When a Conservative Jewish Group Invited DeSantis to Speak

The Florida governor received a last-minute invitation to appear at a conference at a prominent Jewish museum in New York City. Then the whole thing fell apart.

#abrams-elliott, #gov-ron-desantis, #jews-and-judaism, #museum-of-jewish-heritage, #museums, #the-tivkah-fund

Goodwill Sold a Bust for $34.99. It’s an Ancient Roman Relic.

Its 2,000-year journey to Texas remains a mystery, but the buyer is returning it to the German state of Bavaria, its pre-World War II home.

#antiques, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #austin-tex, #bavaria-germany, #goodwill-industries, #museums, #roman-civilization, #san-antonio-museum-of-art, #thrift-shops, #world-war-ii-1939-45

The $10 Million Bob Dylan Center Opens Up His Songwriting Secrets

A new space in Tulsa, Okla., built to display Dylan’s vast archive, celebrates one of the world’s most elusive creators, and gives visitors a close-up look at notebooks and fan mail.

#archives-and-records, #bob-dylan-center-tulsa-okla, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #museums, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #poetry-and-poets, #tulsa-okla

Reviving the Renaissance Temples of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

An $11 million project is underway to restore three decaying synagogues and preserve the city’s history of harboring European Jews.

#art, #jews-and-judaism, #museums, #philanthropy, #renaissance-historical-era, #restoration-and-renovation, #synagogues, #venice-italy

Delayed Philip Guston Show Opens, With a Note From a Trauma Specialist

After four museums postponed a major exhibition over concerns about Klan imagery in some paintings, the show is opening in Boston. But the debate continues.

#art, #black-people, #discrimination, #godfrey-mark-curator, #guston-philip, #kaywin-feldman, #mayer-musa, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #national-gallery-of-art, #race-and-ethnicity, #tate-modern, #walker-darren-1959

Met Gala 2022 Guide: Theme, How to Stream and More

What is the dress code? Who gets to go? How much does it cost?

#coppola-sofia, #costume-institute, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #ford-tom, #in-america-an-anthology-of-fashion-exhibit, #king-regina-1971, #lively-blake, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #miranda-lin-manuel, #mosseri-adam, #museums, #parties-social, #reynolds-ryan, #wintour-anna, #your-feed-fashion

After a Tempest, Philip Guston Shines in a Show True to His Spirit

The long-delayed survey, now wrapped in the equivalent of caution tape, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It’s been a learning-curve climb for four venues.

#art, #boston-mass, #guston-philip, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #national-gallery-of-art, #tate-modern

A Long Way Home for ‘Looted’ Art Is Getting Shorter

Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #denver-art-museum, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #reparations, #tinterow-gary

Showcasing the Diversity of the South

Arising from one man’s collection, the Ogden Museum strives to serve a broad audience while showing that Southern art is not merely regional.

#museums, #new-orleans-la, #ogden-museum-of-southern-art, #ross-ramell-1982, #university-of-new-orleans

All the Andrew Wyeth No One Has Seen

A partnership between the artist’s foundation and two museums will enable much of his art to be viewed for the first time.

#art, #brandywine-river-museum, #chadds-ford-pa, #farnsworth-art-museum, #museums, #museumsaspecialreport, #rockland-me, #wyeth-foundation-for-american-art, #wyeth-andrew, #wyeth-betsy

50 Years of Art in the Bronx

The Bronx Museum of the Arts celebrates a major anniversary with plans for expansion that will include a restaurant, a boutique and enhanced public spaces.

#art, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-museum-of-the-arts, #culture-arts, #marvel-architects, #museums, #rodriguez-klaudio-1971, #shabazz-jamel

To Diversify, the National Portrait Gallery is Adding Performances

The National Portrait Gallery is embracing live performance to highlight American stories missing from its halls.

#black-people, #dancing, #museums, #museumsaspecialreport, #national-portrait-gallery-washington-dc, #race-and-ethnicity, #smithsonian-institution

Can a New Art Space Refresh a Tired Downtown?

Bosco Sodi’s new museum in New York’s Catskill Mountains will feature artists from around the world and perhaps add some glimmer to a place that time has frayed.

#ando-tadao, #art, #catskill-mountains, #monticello-ny, #museums, #museumsaspecialreport, #new-york-state, #sodi-bosco

‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ Will Be Sold at Auction

It’s a smaller version of the giant painting at the Met in New York, and it hung in the White House for years. Christie’s thinks it could sell for at least $15 million next month.

#art, #christies, #germany, #museums, #revolutionary-war-american-1775-83, #washington-george-1732-99

At Madison’s Montpelier, a Fight Over Power for Slaves’ Descendants

A group has accused the majority-white board that operates the Virginia estate of the nation’s fourth president of thwarting an agreement to share control.

#boards-of-directors, #constitution-us, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #madison-james-1751-1836, #museums, #national-trust-for-historic-preservation, #slavery-historical, #virginia

The Caretakers of Women’s Pandemic Stories

For two years, the staff of the National Women’s History Museum has collected journals to capture women’s experiences. Here’s a sliver of the 500 entries.

#archives-and-records, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #museums, #national-womens-history-museum, #women-and-girls

Israel’s Oldest Museum Takes a New Look at Israeli Art

For decades, museums presented Israeli art as a companion to the country’s history. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art breaks away from that approach — with surprising results.

#art, #herzl-theodor, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #museums, #palestinians, #sculpture, #tel-aviv-israel, #west-bank, #zionism

Guadalupe Maravilla as Artist and Healer

Guadalupe Maravilla’s sculptures at the Brooklyn Museum and MoMA explore the trauma caused by war, migration and family separation.

#art, #brooklyn-museum, #content-type-personal-profile, #el-salvador, #maravilla-guadalupe, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #sculpture

After Upheaval, MOCA Bets on Johanna Burton to Bring Stability

She is the fifth person since 2008 to lead the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, an important institution that has faced a great deal of turmoil.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #biesenbach-klaus, #burton-johanna, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-museum-of-contemporary-art, #museums

Officials Say Russian Art, Seized by Finns, Should Return Home

Finnish custom officials had seized the art several days ago, but the Finns and European Union officials decided that art lent to museums for exhibit did not come under sanctions.

#art, #culture-arts, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-commission, #european-union, #finland, #museums, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

New MoMA PS1 Director Leans Into Social Justice and Reaches Out to Long Island City

Kate Fowle, who arrived in 2019, is carving out an independent identity for the Queens institution distinct from that of MoMA.

#art, #fowle-kate, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #moma-ps1, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #queensbridge-houses-queens-ny-apartments

J.M.W. Turner: The Romantic Turns Reformist

Britain’s commander of the churning waves was also a painter of technology and industry. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston shows how he reshaped an art form.

#art, #boston-mass, #great-britain, #kimbell-art-museum, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museums, #ships-and-shipping, #tate-britain, #turner-joseph-mallord-william

‘Big John,’ a High-Profile Triceratops, Locked Horns With Its Own Kind, Study Suggests

A team of Italian scientists describe what they believe is a gaping scar from one of these ancient battles on the neck frill of the Triceratops.

#animal-behavior, #collectors-and-collections, #dinosaurs, #fossils, #museums, #paleontology, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Decaying Art Gem Signifying Venezuela’s Divisions Could Now Help It Heal

Caracas’s Museum of Modern Art, a symbol of a westernized Venezuela, was dismantled by the Socialist governments. Its modest recovery offers hope to the troubled nation.

#art, #caracas-venezuela, #chavez-hugo, #maduro-nicolas, #museums, #venezuela

Ulysses Jenkins: Journeys of a Video Griot

He changed how artists use video, exposing how the medium reinforced racial stereotypes, then using it as a conduit for global community. At the Hammer Museum, he gets his due.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #hammer-museum, #jenkins-ulysses-1946, #los-angeles-calif, #museums, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming