Eakins painting ‘sails’ to Nelson-Atkins to settle Super Bowl bet/in General Interest, Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City Chiefs victory in a hard-fought Super Bowl brings a winning painting to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Thomas Eakins’ Sailing is the trophy following #MuseumBowl23. Had the game ended differently, the Nelson-Atkins would have packed one of its own treasures to send to Philadelphia.
Tate Modern thoughtfully pairs Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian in April show/in Art, Design & Architecture, Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
LONDON – Hilma af Klint (Swedish, 1862-1944) and Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944) were two of the most imaginative artists of the 20th century. While they never met, they shared the same deep connection to the natural world and the desire to understand the forces behind life on earth. A major new exhibition at Tate Modern, Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life, will put these two visionary painters in close dialog for the first time. The show will open on April 20 and close on September 3 and will feature around 250 works, including paintings, drawings and archival materials, revealing how their art reflected radical new ideas, theories and scientific discoveries in an era of rapid social change.
Florida exhibition brings Tiffany’s botanical designs to garden setting/in Art, Design & Architecture, Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
SARASOTA, Fla. — Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is presenting Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature as the 2023 installment of its Jean & Alfred Goldstein exhibition series. The show — an elaborate living art display integrating horticulture and art installed throughout the gardens — showcases the creativity and innovation of the American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). It will continue through June 25.
Celtic fertility figure discovered by metal detectorist could score at auction/in Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
Poster House unveils shows focused on imagery of Black Panthers, 20th C. Japan/in Collectibles & Pop Culture, Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
NEW YORK – Poster House, the first museum in the United States dedicated to the global history of posters, is now presenting its two main exhibitions for the spring season: Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party, and Made in Japan: 20th-Century Poster Art. Both will remain on view until September 30.
Material Culture to host March 5 benefit event for earthquake victims/in General Interest, Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
PHILADELPHIA – On Sunday, March 5, from 4 pm to 8 pm Eastern time, the Material Culture auction house will join Cedar Diaspora, Norma’s Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine and a talented lineup of musicians and dancers to stage an event titled “Music and Mezze for Hope, A Benefit for Turkey and Syria.”
Worcester Art Museum roams the ‘Frontiers of Impressionism,’ starting April 1/in Art, Design & Architecture, Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
WORCESTER, Mass. — The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) will present Frontiers of Impressionism, an exhibition that paints a global picture of Impressionism, exploring the evolution and expansion of the revolutionary artistic movement through time and space. The exhibition opens April 1 and runs through June 25.
Flotsam found off New York may be from Steamship Savannah wrecked in 1820/in General Interest, Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
NEW YORK (AP) – A chunk of weather-beaten flotsam that washed up on a New York shoreline after Tropical Storm Ian last fall has piqued the interest of experts who say it is likely part of the SS Savannah, which ran aground and broke apart in 1821, two years after it became the first vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean partly under steam power.
Two Arizona museums join forces to survey Cuban art of ‘then and now’/in Art, Design & Architecture, Top News/by Sheila Gibson-Stoodley
PHOENIX – This spring, Phoenix Art Museum (PhxArt) and Arizona State University Art Museum (ASU Art Museum) will co-present a new exhibition, Lo que es, es lo que ha sido/What It Is, Is What Has Been: Selections from the ASU Art Museum’s Cuban Art Collection, the first major curatorial collaboration between the two institutions in more than a decade. It will be on view from May 6 through September 17 at Phoenix Art Museum.