Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

Guggenheim gives Cecilia Vicuna her first New York museum solo show

Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

NEW YORK — The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents an exhibition devoted to Chilean artist, poet, activist and filmmaker Cecilia Vicuna (b. 1948-), who has been based in New York for the last 40 years. Titled Cecilia Vicuna: Spin Spin Triangulene, it opens May 27 and continues through September 5.

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Exterior of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, which announced plans to add an education gallery to teach visitors about the beloved automotive brand. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Jonrev at English Wikipedia, who released it into the public domain.

National Corvette Museum to add 2,000 sq ft education gallery

Exterior of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, which announced plans to add an education gallery to teach visitors about the beloved automotive brand. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Jonrev at English Wikipedia, who released it into the public domain.

Exterior of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, which announced plans to add an education gallery to teach visitors about the beloved automotive brand. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Jonrev at English Wikipedia, who released it into the public domain.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – The National Corvette Museum in Kentucky says it’s adding an education gallery that will feature artifacts and interactive technology to share the brand’s story. Construction of the 2,000-square-foot gallery is set to begin in late May, museum officials said. The gallery is scheduled to open late this year or in early 2023 at the Bowling Green-based museum.

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Entrance to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. The museum will close in early May and remain closed for about two years while an $100 million pavilion is constructed. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit: akasped, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Omaha art museum to close for two-year construction project

Entrance to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. The museum will close in early May and remain closed for about two years while an $100 million pavilion is constructed. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit: akasped, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Entrance to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. The museum will close in early May and remain closed for about two years while an $100 million pavilion is constructed. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit: akasped, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Omaha’s premier art museum is set to close its doors later this spring and stay closed for about two years as a new multi-million dollar pavilion is constructed. The Joslyn Art Museum near downtown Omaha will close on May 2 for construction of a new $100 million pavilion, which has already begun, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

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Dorothea Lange, ‘One of Chris Adolph’s Younger Children‚’ 1939 (printed later). Gelatin silver print from Library of Congress negative, 10.5in by 13.5in., Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Ore., The Bill Rhoades Collection, a gift in memory of Murna and Vay Rhoades, 2018.008.013

Hallie Ford Museum of Art sets focus on Northwest photography

Dorothea Lange, ‘One of Chris Adolph’s Younger Children‚’ 1939 (printed later). Gelatin silver print from Library of Congress negative, 10.5in by 13.5in., Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Ore., The Bill Rhoades Collection, a gift in memory of Murna and Vay Rhoades, 2018.008.013

Dorothea Lange, ‘One of Chris Adolph’s Younger Children‚’ 1939 (printed later). Gelatin silver print from Library of Congress negative, 10.5in by 13.5in, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Ore., The Bill Rhoades Collection, a gift in memory of Murna and Vay Rhoades, 2018.008.013

SALEM, Ore. – The Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA) is pleased to present Depth of Field: Selections from the Bill Rhoades Collection of Northwest Photography, which is currently on view and continues through April 23 in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center. Organized by curator Jonathan Bucci in collaboration with the collector, the exhibition presents a range of Northwest photographs donated to the HFMA by Bill Rhoades of Madras, Oregon.

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Roberto Lugo, ‘2 Queens,’ 2018. Porcelain, china paint and luster. © Roberto Lugo. 2019.100

Worcester museum’s ‘Us Them We’ surveys socio-political landscape

Roberto Lugo, ‘2 Queens,’ 2018. Porcelain, china paint and luster. © Roberto Lugo. 2019.100

Roberto Lugo, ‘2 Queens,’ 2018. Porcelain, china paint and luster. © Roberto Lugo. 2019.100

WORCESTER, Mass. — In February 2022, the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) will present its new exhibition Us Them We | Race Ethnicity Identity, an in-depth look at how contemporary artists since the mid-1970s have used formal artistic devices in their work — such as text, juxtaposition, pattern, and seriality — to explore socio-political concepts. The exhibition opens February 19 and runs through Juneteenth, which takes place on June 19.

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Geissler tube rotator [with modern tube], late 19th century. James W. Queen & Company, Philadelphia, brass, mahogany, lacquer, glass, resin, iron, wire. Courtesy of Mark McElyea. L2021.1301.004a–b

SFO Museum focuses on ‘Antique Scientific Instruments’

Geissler tube rotator [with modern tube], late 19th century. James W. Queen & Company, Philadelphia, brass, mahogany, lacquer, glass, resin, iron, wire. Courtesy of Mark McElyea. L2021.1301.004a–b

Geissler tube rotator [with modern tube], late 19th century. James W. Queen & Company, Philadelphia, brass, mahogany, lacquer, glass, resin, iron, wire. Courtesy of Mark McElyea. L2021.1301.004a–b

SAN FRANCISCO – Curiosity & Discovery: Antique Scientific Instruments explores the beauty and allure of the tools scientists have used to learn more about our world. The exhibition mounted by the SFO Museum will run through April 3, 2022.

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Nevine Mahmoud, ‘Wax Lips seated,’ 2021. Polyester resin, plastic, plastic chair and steel hardware. Courtesy of the artist and M+B, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Ed Mumford

Wadsworth Athenaeum’s MATRIX series spotlights Nevine Mahmoud

Nevine Mahmoud, ‘Wax Lips seated,’ 2021. Polyester resin, plastic, plastic chair and steel hardware. Courtesy of the artist and M+B, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Ed Mumford

Nevine Mahmoud, ‘Wax Lips seated,’ 2021. Polyester resin, plastic, plastic chair and steel hardware. Courtesy of the artist and M+B, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Ed Mumford

HARTFORD, Conn. — Glass, stone and resin compose sculptural works by Nevine Mahmoud that simultaneously evoke the human body, inanimate objects and organic forms. They are at once natural and manufactured; alive and disembodied; inviting and disturbing. The nine works in the exhibition are arranged across the gallery space by the artist, who is deeply engaged in exhibition design, to propel visual associations and conversations between the works. Nevine Mahmoud / MATRIX 188 is on view at the Wadsworth from February 3 to May 1.

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Pablo Picasso, ‘Homme au chapeau de paille et au cornet de glace (Man with a Straw Hat and an Ice Cream, Cone).’ Mougins, August 30, 1938. Oil on canvas, 61cm by 46cm. Musee national Picasso-Paris, Acceptance in lieu Pablo Picasso, 1979, MP 174. © 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Landmark Picasso show opens Jan. 29 at Dali Museum

Pablo Picasso, ‘Homme au chapeau de paille et au cornet de glace (Man with a Straw Hat and an Ice Cream, Cone).’ Mougins, August 30, 1938. Oil on canvas, 61cm by 46cm. Musee national Picasso-Paris, Acceptance in lieu Pablo Picasso, 1979, MP 174. © 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso, ‘Homme au chapeau de paille et au cornet de glace (Man with a Straw Hat and an Ice Cream, Cone).’ Mougins, August 30, 1938. Oil on canvas, 61cm by 46cm. Musee national Picasso-Paris, Acceptance in lieu Pablo Picasso, 1979, MP 174. © 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A landmark exhibition, Picasso and the Allure of the South, opens on January 29 at The Dali Museum. The exhibition’s 79 paintings, drawings and collages – approximately half of which have never been seen in the U.S. – are on loan from the Musee National Picasso-Paris and the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, New York. The Dali is the only venue worldwide to present this exhibition, which is curated by Dr. William Jeffett, The Dali Museum’s chief curator. The exhibit continues through May 22.

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Fahamu Pecou (American, b. 1975-), ‘Dobale to Spirit,’ 2017. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy Fahamu Pecou. Image: © Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Courtesy Studio KAWO/Fahamu Pecou Art

Crystal Bridges celebrates Black Southern expression in March 2022 show

Fahamu Pecou (American, b. 1975-), ‘Dobale to Spirit,’ 2017. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy Fahamu Pecou. Image: © Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Courtesy Studio KAWO/Fahamu Pecou Art

Fahamu Pecou (American, b. 1975-), ‘Dobale to Spirit,’ 2017. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy Fahamu Pecou. Image: © Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Courtesy Studio KAWO/Fahamu Pecou Art

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, examines southern aesthetic and musical traditions of early 20th-century Black culture, influences now common throughout the American South and contemporary American art and culture. It will open at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on March 12 and continue through July 25.

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Soup plate from Her Majesty’s Own Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, Saint Petersburg, Russia, circa 1759. Hard-paste porcelain. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, acc. no. 25.224. Photo credit: Edward Owen

Hillwood’s ‘Luxury of Clay’ surveys glories of ‘white gold’

Soup plate from Her Majesty’s Own Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, Saint Petersburg, Russia, circa 1759. Hard-paste porcelain. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, acc. no. 25.224. Photo credit: Edward Owen

Soup plate from Her Majesty’s Own Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, Saint Petersburg, Russia, circa 1759. Hard-paste porcelain. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, acc. no. 25.224. Photo credit: Edward Owen

WASHINGTON — The opulence and invention that characterized the evolution of hard-paste porcelain are explored in the special exhibition The Luxury of Clay: Porcelain Past and Present, on view this year at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens from February 19 through June 26. With more than 125 objects, ranging from 18th-century Meissen, Du Paquier, KPM, and the Imperial Porcelain Factory to contemporary objects that reimagine the enduring art form today, The Luxury of Clay will explore how the important discovery of so-called “true porcelain” in Europe ignited centuries of innovation and creativity.

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