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Apr 29, 2011 05:05 pm | Nelson Ireson

BMW ActiveEElectric cars are a unique slice of the automotive world. At once futuristic and yet the technology of today, wrapped in the politics of environmental consciousness and foreign oil dependency, EVs have a milieu all their own--and that extends to the way we talk about them. Especially when you're the CEO of a company that just launched a brand...

Apr 29, 2011 04:52 pm | Nelson Ireson

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class, at new Mercedes-Benz Manhattan showroom, April 2011Concept cars as dashing as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class are often little more than design bucks, built to give the flavor of future styles, without any intent for production. The A-Class is going to production, however (albeit in much more production-spec clothing), with an AMG variant even planned. This video gives us a look at the concept with an...

Apr 29, 2011 04:35 pm | Nelson Ireson

Peugeot EX1 EV conceptWe've long lamented the fact that Peugeot's exotic-looking, relatively high-performance EX1 Concept electric car won't be seeing production. The latest feat, a 9-minute, 1.338-second lap of the Nurburgring's Nordschleife just makes the pain worse. The time is nearly a minute quicker than the previous EV lap record, and on par with many current...

Apr 29, 2011 04:24 pm | Nelson Ireson

Travis Pastrana at Richmond, 2011NASCAR ain't easy. Just ask Travis Pastrana. After largely dominating North American rally for the past several years, he's finding it hard to make it to the front of the pack in the roundy-round crowd. His latest race at Richmond in the Nationwide Series saw him finish 33rd after contact with the wall. Always the good sport, Pastrana is...

Apr 29, 2011 07:31 pm | Tim Healey

Prince William, Aston Martin DB6, Royal Wedding, 2011Who knew the royal wedding would have anything to do with cars? Well, for those who chose sweet, blessed sleep over the watching the royal wedding, you missed the Prince and his new bride driving off in a classic Aston Martin DB6 Volante. Yes, the top was down, and the plates read "JU5T WED." The car has belonged to Prince Charles since 1969, and...

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Rome Hosts the Fourth ROMA Contemporary Art Fair in May

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 09:44 PM PDT

artwork: Claudia Rogge - "Ever After Purgatory IV", 2010 - Lambda (Diasec) - 160 x 210 cm. - Image courtesy of Galleria Paola Verrengia, © the artist On view at the Galleria Paola Verrengia stand at ROMA Contemporary Art Fair May 5th to 8th.

Rome.- The fourth edition of ROMA - The Road to Contemporary Art, will be held in the heart of the Roman spring from the 5th to the 8th May 2011. Last year the public participated in a great festival of contemporary art thanks also to the extraordinary exhibitions at the MAXXI and MACRO museums, the inauguration of new private foundations, and the participation of Academies and Foreign Cultural Institutes in the city. Rome is protagonist of a Contemporary Renaissance and increasingly at the center of international attention and the focus of an extraordinary cultural and artistic ferment, a movement that involves institutions, galleries and a continuously growing number of sophisticated and informed private collectors.

The next edition of ROMA will be hosted again at the MACRO Testaccio, the venue that attracted more than 50,000 visitors to view the artworks displayed in its 8,000 square meters of floorspace in 2010. The recently restored former slaughterhouse that still preserves the structures of its original use provides a dramatic backdrop and singular display space that will welcome exhibitors and the public until late at night making the Fair a unique meeting place between art and the jet set.

ROMA will feature about 76 galleries from around the world, selected or invited by a professional team of artistic advisors, providing visitors with the unique opportunity to see and buy artworks by some of the word's leading or emerging artists of the International artistic scene. Art galleries and museums throughout the city will be also be participating, with special exhibitions and events featuring many of the biggest names in contemporary art. ROMA 2011 is divided into 3 main area, the 'Fair' conatining a selection of international modern and contemporary art galleries, the 'Start Up' space reserved for emerging galleries selected by an international team of curators and 'Out of Range' an open air exhibition area devoted to large scale works which will be selected from galleries participating in this section by a committee of international curators.

artwork: Ernesto Neto - "While Nothing Happens", 2008 - Installation commissioned for the MACRO Museum in Rome - © the artist. On view at ROMA Art Fair.

The Roma Contemporary Association has been established to support, socialize and back up ROMA The Road to Contemporary Art, a project which is different from any other similar fair event in Italy and the world over, certainly a more articulated way to deal with contemporary within the contemporary era. The Association is open to the support from representatives from the world of collecting, entrepreneurship and culture who share the project and are willing to take an active role in its promotion. Roma Contemporary shall also support those who are already promoting collectorship in Rome, to those who devise and produce activities of discussion, dialogue and sociality connected to the contemporary through workshops and/or educational events and initiatives. This will be done directly and in cooperation with other institutional and associative realities, as it has already occurred at Julian Schnabel's exhibition in Palazzo Venezia and at the Rotonda della Besana in Milan. The Association intends to play an active role in the system the fair is about to represent and promote as related to contemporary arts, be it linked to the city and to the territory or to international realities, such as the foreign Culture Institutes in Rome. Visit the art fair's website at ...

The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is Showing "William Glackens and The Eight"

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 09:24 PM PDT

artwork: William Glackens - "Tugboat and Lighter", 1908 - Oil on canvas - 25" x 30".  - Collection of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (MAFL).

Fort Lauderdale, FL - As the repository of the William Glackens estate, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale has among its holdings a large collection of paintings and works on paper by this intriguing turn-of-the-century American artist. Along with fellow painters Robert Henri, Everett Shinn, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Arthur B. Davies, John Sloan and George Luks, Glackens sought to change the face of American art in the first decade of the twentieth century. Those eight artists wanted to paint life the way it was being lived, and in their pursuit of that goal they brought a grittiness to American art that had, until then, been dominated by the society portraits of John Singer Sargent and the picturesque coastal scenes of Winslow Homer.

"Artists at Work: American Printmakers & the WPA" Depression Era Prints at Asheville Art Museum

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 09:08 PM PDT

artwork: Thomas Hart Benton - "Approaching Storm", 1940 - Lithograph - 9.75" x 12.75" -  Asheville Art Museum Collection. On view in "Artists at Work: American Printmakers and the WPA" exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum until September 25th.

Asheville, NC.- Just opened at the Asheville Art Museum and on view until September 25, 2011 is "Artists at Work: American Printmakers and the WPA". This exhibition showcases prints created under the Federal Art Project, a unit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Created in 1935 to provide economic relief to Americans during the Great Depression, the WPA offered work to the unemployed on an unprecedented scale by spending money on a wide array of programs, including highways and building construction, reforestation and rural rehabilitation.

Works by Marc Chagall Featured at artnet Auctions Sale

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 09:07 PM PDT

artwork: Marc Chagall - "La Parade au Village", 1964 - Oil on canvas, h: 46.7 x w: 56.1 cm. - Courtesy of Hammer Galleries

– From April 30-May 4, artnet Auctions offers 45 prints, tapestries and works on paper by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) with estimates ranging from $2,000 to $80,000 for works on paper. The works cover the artist's prolific career, and include his collaborations with his printer Charles Sorlier. Chagall's popular bouquet prints are represented by La Bataille de Fleurs (estimate: $27,000-$29,000), and Roses et Mimosas (estimate: $26,500-$28,500), both from 1967.

AnArte Gallery Displays "Yvette Shadrock: Easrthsongs" in May

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 08:44 PM PDT

artwork: Yvette Shadrock - "Promise of Spring" - Oil on birch - 72" x 48". Image courtesy of AnArte Gallery, © the artist. On view at the AnArte Gallery, San Antonio, Texas from May 12th until 31st.

San Antonio, TX.- AnArte Gallery eagerly anticipates the opening of artist Yvette Shadrock's newest exhibit, "Earthsongs", on Thursday, May 12 from 6:00 until 8:00. The opening reception will feature live music by violinist Rob Jimenez, raspberry mojitos and an art talk lead by Shadrock. "Earthsongs" will be on view at AnArte Gallery from May 12th until 31st. Yvette Shadrock is a Texas artist whose work focuses on nature and the relationships between human beings and their spiritual/physical connection to the natural world.

Scotiabank Contact Annual Festival for Photography Takes Over Toronto in May

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 07:23 PM PDT

artwork: Guy Tillim - "Maputo, Mozambique", 2007 - Courtesy of Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin and Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg - © the artist. From the  "Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba" exhibition at the Design Exchange, Toronto from April 20 to June 14.

Toronto.- Contact is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, during the month of May, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at more than 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 15 years ago, the festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.5 million. Contact is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.  The festival's success, to a great degree, is the result of an open call for exhibitions, enabling emerging artists to show their work across the city, concurrent with exhibitions of works by leading professionals. Contact's curated programming–including primary and featured exhibitions, public installations and special events–is the central focus of our activities. Contact is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography.

RM Auctions Presents English Motor Cars at Inaugural Salon Privé Sale

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 07:09 PM PDT

artwork: 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Experimental. - Photo: Pieter E. Kamp - ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions.

RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for quality automobiles, is delighted to announce a selection of notable highlights for its forthcoming 'Quintessentially English' sale, at the Salon Privé luxury car show and Concours d'Elegance, 23rd June, 2011. Held at the stunning Syon Park estate in West London, the recently-launched summer sale will lift the hammer on a host of great British marques, including Aston Martin, Jaguar and Rolls-Royce among others.

Picasso, Magritte, Monet, Dali and Other Impressionist & Modern Artists In Sotheby's Major May Sale

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 07:08 PM PDT

artwork: Pablo Picasso - "Femmes Lisant (Deux Personnages)", 1934 - Oil on canvas - 92 x 73 cm. Image courtesy of Sotheby's. To be auctioned in Sotheby's New York Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 3 May 2011. Estimate $25/35 million.

New York City.- Sotheby's Impressionist  & Modern Art Evening Sale on 3 May 2011 in New York will offer an impressive range of paintings and sculpture from across the period. A spectacular group of 10 paintings by Pablo Picasso will be led by "Femmes lisant (Deux personnages)", a striking portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter from 1934 (est. $25/35 million*). Impressionist, Expressionist and Surrealist paintings and sculpture will feature works by iconic artists including Paul Gauguin, Alexej von Jawlensky, Claude Monet and René Magritte, among many others.

Works from both the Evening and Day Sales will be on view in Sotheby's York Avenue galleries beginning 29 April, alongside highlights from the Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The May sale will offer an impressive group of ten paintings by Pablo Picasso that span the artist's long career. The canvases date from 1901 to 1970, offering a truly encyclopedic tour of his life, work and the women who inspired him: Blue Period, Neo-Classical, Surrealist and late works are all represented, as are depictions of Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Jacqueline, and his daughter Paloma. Since the turn of the 21st century, Picasso has come to dominate the fine art market unequivocally, and his works have been the top lot of 5 of the past 7 seasons.

The auction will be led by Picasso's "Femmes lisant (Deux personnages)" from 1934, a striking portrayal of Marie-Thérèse Walter–the artist's beloved mistress during the 1930s–reading with her sister (est. $25/35 million). These legendary pictures are renowned as Picasso's most euphoric, sexually-charged and inspired compositions, and they rank among the most instantly recognizable works of 20th century art. "Femmes lisant" is among the most monumental of these pictures, created when Marie-Thérèse was firmly at the center of Picasso's artistic universe. The work was last on the market in 1981, when it was acquired by the current owner. "Couple à la Guitare" from 1970 is a monumental and poignant depiction of lovers, a dominant subject during the artist's final years (est. $10/15 million). Painted when Picasso was 88, the male figure serenades his lover as his limbs intertwine with hers, underscoring the physical melding of the two bodies into one unified form. As is often the case in Picasso's late work, the female figure is a reference to his wife Jacqueline, and the male figure to the artist himself. Picasso's "Femme" from 1930 (est. $3/5 million) is among the most powerful images from a small series known as the "Bone" pictures, inspired by 16th century anatomical drawings. The painting is one of the most loaded compositions of Picasso's Surrealist production: a terrifyingly fantastic evocation of his wife, Olga. By sharp contrast, "Fillette aux nattes et au chapeau vert" from 1956 is an intimate and tender portrait of Picasso's daughter, Paloma, painted when she was seven years old and the artist was 74 (est. $3.5/5 million). Unlike his depictions of his son Paulo from the 1920s or daughter Maya from the 1930s, Picasso's many  aintings and drawings of Paloma and her older brother, Claude, from the 1950s reveal the easy familiarity he shared with his two youngest children.

artwork: Claude Monet - "La Seine à Argenteuil", 1877 - Oil on canvas - 60 x 72.8 cm. Image courtesy of Sotheby's. Estimate $6/8 million.

The auction will be highlighted by works from four of the most iconic names in Impressionist art: Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro. Painted in 1877, Monet's "La Seine à Argenteuil" depicts the promenade looking downstream from the bank of the river Seine (est. $6/8 million). Monet moved to Argenteuil, a suburb of Paris, in 1871, and lived there for the following six years. The present painting is unusual among those that Monet created during his time there, depicting a bath house on the promenade and a lavish flower garden. Manet's handsome "Portrait de Monsieur Brun" dates from the height of the artist's prodigious career (est. $4/6 million). The work is one of two renderings of Manet's aristocratic friend, and has remained in Brun's family since it was painted in 1880.

artwork: René Magritte - "Quand l'heure sonnera", 1932 Oil on canvas - 45 5/8" x 35". Image courtesy of Sotheby'sThe Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale will feature a strong group of important sculptures, at a time when the market has demonstrated an exceptional demand for masterpieces in this medium. The works will be led by "Jeune tahitienne", an exquisite sculpture carved during Paul Gauguin's first trip to Tahiti between 1890 and 1893 (est. $10/15 million). As the only fullyworked bust portrait that Gauguin is known to have created, it is unique within the artist's oeuvre and numbers among his finest sculptures in private hands. As in the artist's greatest paintings, this serene young woman captures the mystery, allure and exoticism of the South Pacific. The history of "Jeune tahitienne" is equally exquisite: months after returning to Paris in 1894, Gauguin presented this sculpture to Jeanne Fournier, the 10-year-old daughter of critic and collector Jean Dolent, having promised to bring her a gift from the tropics. In 1961, Fournier entrusted its sale to Father Celas Rzewuski, a member of the Dominican Order, who in turn consigned it to Sotheby's in London, where it was purchased by the present owner.

The sculpture on offer is also highlighted by works from Auguste Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Jean Arp and Rembrandt Bugatti. Two models related to Rodin's monumental "Gates of Hell" and cast within the artist's lifetime include "Eve", one of the most memorable renderings of the Creation story (est. $3/5 million), and "Le Penseur" (est. $1.5/2 million). "Le Penseur (The Thinker)" was originally intended to represent Dante and crown the "Gates of Hell", but soon took on an independent life, ultimately becoming perhaps the most celebrated sculpture of all time. Conceived in 1956 at the height of Alberto Giacometti's international acclaim, "Femme debout" is related to the series of the artist's "Femmes de Venise" that made their debut at the Venice Biennale the following year (est. $2/3 million). After his success at the Biennale, Giacometti continued to develop the theme of standing female figure, which became one of the most important motifs of his art. "Diego, tête sur socle cubique" is an iconic rendering of Giacometti's younger brother Diego, the artist's most important model (est. $900,000/1.2 million).

Pulsating with vibrant color and rich, painterly detail, the extraordinary "Frau mit grünem Fächer (Woman with a green fan)" exemplifies Alexej von Jawlensky's talents as a key figure in the Expressionist movement (est. $8/12 million). The composition dates from 1912, at the height of the artist's involvement with the Blaue Reiter group, and is a distillation of the stylistic concerns that preoccupied the German avant-garde during the early 20th century. The model for Frau mit grünem Fächer was the artist's wife Helene, although Jawlensky preferred to render  his portraits anonymous so that he could objectively express the emotive impact of color. The work is on offer from an important private collection, where it has hung since the 1970s, and remains in exquisite condition.

Following the success of Salvador Dalí's "Portrait de Paul Éluard", which set a record for any Surrealist work at auction when it sold for $21.7 million at Sotheby's London in February of this year, the New York sale will offer works by top Surrealist artists. The group is led by René Magritte's "Quand l'heure sonnera", which dates from the height of the Surrealist movement in the 1930s and belongs to the artist's iconic series of works that challenge the viewer's understanding of the world through the pairing of two distinct elements–in this case, a female plaster torso and a hot air balloon (est. $5/7.5 million). Additional highlights include Paul Delvaux's spectacular "Les Cariatides" from 1946, which ranks among the most celebrated and widely-known compositions of his career (est. $3/5 million), as well as Salvador Dalí's extraordinary portrait "Helena Rubinstein" (est. $1/1.5 million). The riveting depiction of the legendary cosmetics industrialist is among the artist's most accomplished portraits.

Art of Barcelona at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:51 PM PDT

artwork: Salvador Dali Soft Construction With Boiled Beans

CLEVELAND, OHIO - The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is proud to present the landmark exhibition Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí, on view through January 7, 2007.  Organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in association with the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, in Barcelona, this is the first exhibition in North America to examine a remarkable 71-year period (1868-1939) when Barcelona transformed itself from a city of provincial culture into one of the most dynamic centers of modernist art and architecture in Europe.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Acquires New Work by Walton Ford

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:50 PM PDT

artwork: Walton Ford - Exhibition view, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, 2010. ©The Artist. Courtesy: The Artist & Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich. Photo: © Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich.

BENTONVILLE, ARK.- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has acquired a major new work by Walton Ford, an artist winning international acclaim for his highly detailed, monumental watercolors of exotic birds, reptiles and mammals. In 'The Island', Ford presents a writhing pyramidal mass of Tasmanian wolves (thylacines) grappling with each other and a few doomed lambs. The violent extermination of the thylacines, which were hunted to extinction in the early 20th century, calls into question who is hunter and hunted in this savage tableau.

"The Antidote" at Claire Oliver features Works by Seven Artists

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:49 PM PDT

artwork: Jesse McCloskey - "Artist's Studio", 2010 - Vinyl paint paper collage mounted on canvas, 24 x 30 inches - Photo; Courtesy: Claire Oliver

NEW YORK, NY.- In the 160 years since French painter Paul Delaroche proclaimed "from today painting is dead", many scholars and critics of art have echoed his sentiments. As each new concept or movement in the visual arts comes to the fore, judgment is passed on all that came before it. In Delaroche' time, the advent of photography changed the usefulness of painting as documentation, in the 20th century, modernist painting transitioned paint from a representational two dimensional medium to art grounded in codes rather than images. In our contemporary culture of instant access and short attention spans, painting has once again reinvented itself.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features Selections From the Collection

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:48 PM PDT

artwork: Alexis Smith - Men Seldom Make Passes at Girls Who Wear Glasses, 1985 - Panels: 27x33x3 ¾ in. each Wall painting with two framed mixed-media collages - Museum Purchase with partial funds from Ansley I. Graham Trust, Los Angeles 

San Diego, CA - On September 19, 2008, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will open Weighing and Wanting: Selections from the Collection at MCASD's La Jolla location. The exhibition, curated by Dr. Hugh M. Davies, MCASD's David C. Copley Director, features approximately 130 works from the Museum's collection acquired during the past 25 years. The exhibition will be on view through January 4, 2009.

The Hermitage Amsterdam ~ A Satellite Branch of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg ~ Toured By AKN Editor

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:47 PM PDT

artwork: On June 19, 2009, the newly renovated Hermitage Amsterdam opened its doors to reveal the best of Russian culture. Located on the Amstel River, this museum is a grand venue. The Hermitage Amsterdam's building, known as the Amstelhof, dates back to 1682, when it served as a retirement home for elderly women. Now it houses a museum showcasing the opulent lifestyles of Russian nobility & their collection of artwork from ages past. The museum's opening ceremony was a grand affair attended by guests such as Dutch Queen Beatrix and Russian President Medvedev.

The Hermitage Amsterdam is a satellite branch of one of the largest and most renowned museums in the world, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. In June 2009, the museum opened in its current location on the Amstel River with much fanfare and an official visit by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.The building in which Hermitage Amsterdam is currently housed was for 324 years a home for the elderly. The entirely renovated new space, a 17th-century former home for the elderly, spans 10 times the size of the museum's original Amsterdam home (the former building now houses Hermitage for Children educational center). In 1988 Ernst Veen was awarded a prize for economic development in Amsterdam, the IJ Prize, and the money that came with it was used to fund a feasibility study for a Hermitage branch in Amsterdam. The results of this study proved favourable so the Stichting Hermitage aan de Amstel was founded. Because of the future destination of the Amstelhof as Hermitage Amsterdam museum the Reformed Congregation transferred the property to the City of Amsterdam in 1999. In the space of two years, between June 2007 and June 2009, a metamorphosis took place on the River Amstel: Amstelhof nursing home was transformed into a modern museum: Hermitage Amsterdam. Various architects were involved in this comprehensive building project: Hans van Heeswijk for the building itself, Merkx+Girod for the interior and Michael van Gessel for the garden. It is a modern museum interior which meets current standards with regard to climate control and public facilities. On the ground floor there is a museum shop and a café flanking the entrance. The first and second floors each have three exhibition galleries with a total floor space of 500 square metres. In the attic there will be a large educational studio for children. As a branch of a museum whose collection comprises more than three million objects -- including artworks from Rembrandt, da Vinci and Matisse, as well as thousands of items from the Russian aristocracy -- the Hermitage Amsterdam has a palatial treasure chest from which to choose for its rotating exhibitions. The state-of-the-art interior, inner courtyard garden and old chapel of the meticulously renovated Amstelhof space make for an even more rewarding visit. Website at :

Art from the University of Iowa Museum to Open at the Figge Art Museum

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:46 PM PDT

artwork: Jackson Pollock -  'Mural,' 1943 - Oil on canvas, 8' 1 1/4 in. x 19' 10 in. - University of Iowa Museum of Art, gift of Peggy Guggenheim.

DAVENPORT, IA - Modern masterworks by celebrated artists including Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse will be featured in an upcoming University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA)-organized exhibition at the Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second St. in downtown Davenport, IA. The exhibition, "A Legacy for Iowa: Pollock's 'Mural' and Modern Masterworks from the University of Iowa Museum of Art," opens Sunday, April 19 and runs through Sunday, August 2. The two museums will celebrate the opening from noon to 5 p.m. on April 19 with a reception at the Figge Art Museum.

The Museum of Modern Art Announces a Retrospective of Cindy Sherman for 2012

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:45 PM PDT

artwork: Cindy Sherman - Untitled #425, 2004 - Chromogenic color print, 70 3/4 x 89 3/4" (179.7 x 228 cm). - Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York - © 2011 Cindy Sherman

NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Museum of Modern Art will present the exhibition Cindy Sherman, a retrospective survey tracing the groundbreaking artist's career from the mid 1970s to the present, from February 26 through June 11, 2012. The exhibition will bring together more than 170 key photographs from a variety of the artist's acclaimed bodies of work, for which she created myriad constructed characters and tableaus. The first comprehensive museum survey of Sherman's career in the United States since 1997, it will draw widely from public and private collections, including the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is organized by Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

The Chrysler Museum opens Exhibition Dedicated to the Works of Women Artists

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:44 PM PDT

artwork: Helen Frankenthaler - American (b. 1928) - Scene with Blue 6, 1961- Oil on canvas Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. - Image Courtesy of the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va.

NORFOLK, VA.- This spring, as the Commonwealth of Virginia celebrates the role of women in the arts through the statewide initiative, MINDS WIDE OPEN, the Chrysler Museum does the same with Women of the Chrysler: A 400-Year Celebration of the Arts, an extraordinary new exhibition dedicated to the works of women artists – all of them drawn from our permanent collection. The exhibition traces the course of women's ever-expanding contributions to the arts in Europe, America, and eventually the world through four chronological sections and three centerpiece installations, which are on view from March 24 to July 18.

New Deal Exhibition at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Explores 1930's Art

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:43 PM PDT

artwork: Joseph Hirsch - "Street Scene", 1938 - Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, Norman; WPA Collection, 1942.

NORMAN, OK.- In light of the current U.S. economy and its historic correlation to the 1930s, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art premieres a new exhibition of New Deal-era artwork this spring. Revisiting the New Deal: Government Patronage and the Fine Arts, 1933-1943 opens Friday, Feb. 5, with a special public opening reception at 7 p.m. Revisiting the New Deal surveys the large collection of painting, sculpture and prints that the museum acquired from the federal government between 1935 and 1943. Selections from the exhibition include works by Stuart Davis, Joseph Hirsch, Jon Corbino, Louis Lozowick, Paul Goodbear and Patrociño Barela. A collection of posters designed by Louis Siegriest and reproductions of Navajo blankets by Louis Ewing are highlighted as well.

New Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Open at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:42 PM PDT

artwork: A tapestry from 1475-90 depicting the story of the Trojan War, on display at the new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The new 31.75 million pounds (US $52.6 million) London gallery opens to the public on Dec. 2.  / AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth.

LONDON.- The V&A's new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries opened, housing one of the world's most remarkable collections of treasures from the period, including the Becket Casket, Gothic altarpieces and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. There will also be an outstanding collection of Renaissance sculpture by Italian masters such as Donatello and Giambologna. Ten galleries, occupying an entire wing of the Museum, will for the first time present the collections in continuous displays to tell the story of European art and design from the fall of the Roman Empire to the end of the Renaissance period. The V&A is redisplaying more than 1800 objects from the period AD 300 to 1600. Open to the public on December 2nd.

Ofri Cnaani solos at Andrea Meislin Gallery

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:41 PM PDT

artwork: Ofri Cnaani Two Dimensional Days Red Dot Ladies 

New York City - The Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to present Two Dimensional Days, our second solo exhibition by New York-based artist, Ofri Cnaani. The show will consist of 26 new ink on Mylar drawings from two series, Two Dimensional Days and Oriental Landscapes. A catalogue with an essay by Nuit Banai will accompany the exhibition. On exhibition September 20 – November 3, 2007.

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Posted: 29 Apr 2011 06:41 PM PDT

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