Sandy Relief at Neue Galerie
Join the Neue Galerie in helping those in need in the wake of Hurricane Sandy:
The museum is offering free admission & delicious Glühwein on November 8 and 9, and asking visitors to donate funds of their choice to aid those affected by Sandy.
Carine & Klaus
Don’t miss this interview: Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1 and chief curator at large at MoMA, is interviewing French Vogue‘s former editor in chief, Carine Roitfeld!
The interview starts at 7:00 p.m., and takes place tonight at New York’s Alliance Française.
The talk is part of Art de Vivre, a series of events introducing the most influential French and American innovators in design, architecture, beauty, style, and gastronomy.
Hopper in Berlin
If you’re traveling to Berlin, don’t miss Dennis Hopper - The Lost Album, a new show in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau.
The exhibition showcases a spectacular portfolio of over 400 vintage photographs taken by Dennis Hopper in the 1960s. Tucked away in five crates and forgotten, these pieces were only discovered after the photographer’s death!
Dennis Hopper - The Lost Album is on view until December 17, 2012.
Beyond The Blps
An extremely versatile painter and sculptor, Richard Artschwager has been associated over the course of his career with Pop, Optical, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art.
Now, the Whitney Museum is showing the first retrospective exhibition of Artschwager’s work since 1988!
If you’ve been walking around New York’s Meatpacking District, you may have seen a few of Artschwager’s Blps up on buildings along the High Line and the Standard Hotel, where the Whitney is at work on its new space. According to a statement from the museum, the spots placed in surprise locations are intended to “inspire focused looking, and draw attention to architecture, structures and surfaces that usually go unnoticed.”
Munch at MoMA
Edvard Munch’s The Scream, which was auctioned off at Sotheby’s in May for US$120 million, will be on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, courtesy of its new mystery owner, for six months, starting today, October 24, 2012!
A haunting rendition of a hairless figure on a bridge under a yellow-orange sky, The Scream has captured viewers’ imagination since the time of its making.
One of four in a series by the Norwegian Expressionist artist, the other three versions of The Scream are all owned by Norwegian museums.
Mapplethorpe at The Getty
Robert Mapplethorpe’s work has consistently provoked strong reactions, notably during the so-called Culture Wars of the 1980s.
A tastemaker and provocateur, Mapplethorpe’s highly stylized explorations of gender, race, and sexuality exerted a powerful influence on his contemporaries.
Now, the Getty’s In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe and LACMA’s Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ celebrate the artist’s ground-breaking photography in joint shows which run through March 2013.
Getty Buys Knoedler Archive
The Getty Research Institute just announced that it bought the Knoedler Gallery archive, a collection that includes sales books, a photo archive, and correspondence from artists and collectors, dating from 1850 to 1971!
Just a bit of context: Last year, Knoedler Gallery shut down while its director Ann Freedman faced numerous lawsuits concerning selling fakes.
“This is an archive that was born well before e-mail. So all the correspondence between artists and collectors is all intact, including how paintings were hung and framed,” Marcia Reed, chief curator at the Getty Research Institute, told the New York Times.
Find out which galleries are offering artists’ books, rare books, and manuscripts for sale here.
Photography fans, don’t miss The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Faking It, a new show about the history of manipulating photographs—before Photoshop!
Nearly every type of manipulation we now associate with digital photography was also part of the medium’s pre-digital repertoire: slimming waistlines, adding people to a scene (or removing them), and even fabricating events that never took place!
Whether modified in the service of art, politics, news, or commerce, this show traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when computers replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs.
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Raphael: The Final Years
Raphael: The Final Years, which was organized by the Louvre in partnership with the Prado Museum, brings together the work produced by Raphael in Rome during the final years of his short life.
This beautiful exhibition, which opens today, October 11, 2012, presents works which attest to Raphael’s extraordinary inventiveness, technical perfection, and unequaled sense of grace.
Klein + Moriyama
Just in time for Frieze Week: A new exhibition which opens today at London’s Tate Modern allows you to explore modern urban life in New York and Tokyo through the photographs of William Klein and Daido Moriyama.
This is the first exhibition to look at the relationship between the work of Klein and Moriyama; the show demonstrates the visual affinity between their shared desire to convey street life and political protest, with subjects ranging from anti-war demonstrations and gay pride marches to the effects of globalization.
Werner’s Gift to Paris
Legendary art dealer and collector Michael Werner gifted 130 works from his collection to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. To celebrate, an exhibition of works from the collection will go on show at the museum from October 5, 2012 to March 3, 2013.
“It is basically a sentimental choice. It was a visit to this museum very early on in my career that profoundly changed my understanding of and relationship to art,” Werner said of his choice of museum.
MoMA’s New Hours
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) just announced that it plans to be open every day, starting May 2013, reports The New York Times. This news comes just weeks after The Metropolitan Museum of Art said it was considering staying open every day of the week.
However, according to MoMA’s director Glenn D. Lowry, the main reason the museum plans to be open every day is growing attendance.
The Grand Palais in Paris is opening an intriguing new show called Bohemias, which explores the modern myth of the Bohemian, a figure who can be found in songs, films, and poems.
The figure of the Bohemian first appeared in the mid-19th century, between Romanticism and Realism, at a time when the artist’s status was undergoing a profound transformation. Soon, the Bohemian lifestyle became immensely popular, running through the collective imagination and linking Paris indissolubly with the Latin Quarter and Montmartre.
Journeying through four centuries and some 15 themes, Bohemias sheds light on a phenomenon which traverses the history of art and society from da Vinci to Picasso and still resonates in our contemporary world.
Louvre Opens Islamic Galleries
In an unfortunate turn of events, the Louvre has opened its expansive, US$130 million Islamic Art wing amid tensions between the Islamic world and the West.
According to the BBC, at least 80 people were arrested last weekend in Paris, when French Muslims held demonstrations in protest of the anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims, which was made in the United States.
Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, also played its part in the unrest, publishing cartoons portraying and lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.
Representatives from the Louvre stress that the museum’s intent is to focus on the art, culture, and civilization.Browse the broad spectrum of Middle Eastern Art.