Category: Museums

Calendar. 07.17.13.

Steeped, 2011, by Robert Pruitt
Steeped, 2011, by Robert Pruitt. The artist is having a solo exhibition, Women, at the Studio Museum in Harlem; opening Thursday. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

  • NYC: Body Language, at the Studio Museum. Opens Thursday, in Harlem.
  • NYC: Walker Evans American Photographs, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Friday.
  • NYC: Monika Grzymala, Volumen, at the Morgan Library & Museum — part of the museum’s summer sculpture series. Opens Friday, in Midtown.
  • NYC: A.G.G. W.O.P., a group show, at Asya Geisberg Gallery. Opens today at 6pm, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Elena del Rivero and Linn Meyers: Rhapsody, at Gering & López. Through September 7, in Chelsea.
  • Linlithgo, N.Y.: Heavy Equipment, a group show, at CR10 Gallery. Through September 15, in the Hudson Valley.
  • L.A.: Daido Moriyama, at Prism Gallery. Through August 12, in West Hollywood. (I saw work by this artist at Steven Kasher in New York. This is definitely worth checking out.)
  • L.A.: Robert Russell, Men Who Are Named Robert Russell, at François Ghebaly. Through August 10, in Culver City.

Calendar. 07.03.13.


Party Wall, by CODA, at MoMA PS1. Through August 31. (Photo by Charles Roussel.)

Calendar. 06.26.13.

Daniel Clowes, Eightball 18 (cover), 1997. Collection of Daniel Clowes.
The cover for Eightball 18, 1997, by Daniel Clowes. Part of the exhibit Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Opens Saturday. (Image courtesy of the artist and the Oakland Museum of California.)

Calendar. 06.12.13.

Who's On Third, by Llyn Foulkes
Who’s on Third?, by Llyn Foulkes, 1971–73. Part of the artist’s retrospective, Llyn Foulkes, at the New Museum. Opens today, on the Lower East Side. This is a bangin’ show, people. Go see it. And listen to my NPR profile of Foulkes while you’re at it. Or, better yet, if you want to see the artist in person, he is giving a talk on Thursday at 7:30pm.  (Courtesy John Jones Collection and the New Museum.)

Previewing Peter Zumthor’s LACMA basestar.

Detail of Peter Zumthor's model for the new LACMA building

Got a look at Peter Zumthor’s proposed design for the new LACMA building. It is all kinds of amazing. Find my write-up in ARCHITECT Magazine.

Above is one of my favorite features of the new design: the eastern portion of the building cantilevers over the La Brea Tar Pits’ biggest tar lake. In my view, this is one of L.A.’s most underrated sights. I’m glad to see the museum paying attention to it. (Photo by C-M.)

Calendar. 06.06.13.

First AIDS Memorial Service, 13 June 1983 by Lee Snider (Via New York Historical Society)
First AIDS Memorial Service, 13 June 1983, by Lee Snider. Part of the exhibit AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, at the New-York Historical Society. Opens Friday, on the Upper West Side. (Image courtesy of the artist and the NYHS.)

Photo Diary: Barry McGee at the ICA Boston.

Untitled 2005-2012 by Barry McGee at ICA Boston
Untitled 2005-2012, one of Barry McGee’s wall “boils” at the ICA.

Detail from an untitled installation constructed with old letter press trays by Barry McGee.
Detail from an untitled installation constructed with old letter press trays.

An object from Barry McGee's
These are some of my favorite pieces in the show: bulbous paper mache (I think) spheres with bits of McGee’s trademark sign lettering on them. There’s something very Katamari Damacy about them.

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