Art In America

Philadelphia Museum Receives Major Contemporary Art Gift

Works by Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Gerhard Richter and Steve McQueen figure in a major gift announced yesterday by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Collectors Keith L. and Katherine Sachs have promised 97 artworks from their renowned...

Olafur Eliasson Wins McDermott Award

Olafur Eliasson has won the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 40th Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts for 2014. The award includes a $100,000 cash prize, artist residency, public lecture and pop-up exhibitions.

National Academy Welcomes New Mediums

New inductees include Joan Jonas (video and performance), Cindy Sherman (photography) and Bill Viola (video) as well as many other visual artists and architects, among them Peter Saul, Joel Shapiro, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Annabelle Selldorf,...

Transcendence and Transformation: Q+A with Bill Viola

Currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, "Bill Viola: Liber Insularum" is a major exhibition that includes 15 installations. The Reflecting Pool (1977–79) is the only early work, but its technique and theme are as current as...

Donald Young Gallery Will Close

Young established his gallery in 1983, working with artists including Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, and Jeff Koons. After a move to Seattle in the early '90s, the gallery returned to Chicago in 1999. The gallery was known especially for its...

Pinault Announces Moving-Image Show

The Palazzo Grassi-François Pinault Foundation's "Voices of Images" will be the foundation's first exhibition dedicated to the moving image. Curated by Caroline Bourgeois, who manages the foundation's collection, the show (Aug. 29, 2012–Jan. 13,...

Donald Young (1942-2012)

Chicago art dealer Donald Young has died at 69. Young died after a yearlong battle with cancer, according to a statement from his gallery. Born in England in 1942, Young worked at a London gallery before moving to Paris in the early ‘60s, where he...

Scaling Up

Is bigger better? That’s a question many artists and architects are facing, as ever-expanding installations, multivenue exhibitions, vast architectural projects and outsize artworks grab the spotlight. Is bigger better? That's a question many artists...

The ADAA Art Show Top 10

The Art Show, the annual event on view this weekend, Mar. 7–11, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67 Street in New York, put on by the Art Dealers Association of America, is nothing more and nothing less than an unapologetic, self-congratulatory...

SCAD Opens New Expansion With Variety Shows

Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley is arguably the centerpiece of the newly expanded SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Talley, a SCAD trustee, organized "High Style," a selection of couture eveningwear...

An e-Art Collection for your iGadget

A new London-based website launching today lets you buy art on the cheap and take it with you wherever you go. Cleverly named s[edition], the upstart seditionart.com, is the brainchild of Harry Blain, cofounder of Haunch of Venison and partner in...

SCAD's Museum of Art Reopening Tomorrow

On Oct. 29, SCAD will reopen its expanded and reconfigured Museum of Art. Designed by Savannah architect and SCAD professor Christian Sottile, noted for his extensive work in historic districts, the expansion incorporates the landmark 1853 Central...

No Sponsorship Controversy For McQueen?

Where is the critical outrage over the Alexander McQueen fashion house being the exhibition's main sponsor? Remember the Guggenheim's company-funded BMW and Armani shows (1998, 2011-01, respectively), and the Met's own Chanel exhibition in 2005?...

Peter Campus: Image and Self

The artist Bill Viola brings his knowledge of digital technology and Buddhism to this appreciation of the work of Peter Campus.

Bill Viola

The internationally acclaimed Bill Viola, admired for his massive, multiscreen cinematic installations, has never strayed far from his roots. The equipment has gotten more sophisticated, the installations more demandingly architectural, but his...

Miami, Miami, Miami

Having weathered a brutal economic year, the art world heads to Miami this month for some sun, sand and, hopefully, sales. Some fairs are offering premium booths at last year's prices, or have rejiggered fees, downsized or relocated to offset costs,...

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