Art In America

Project Projects Wins Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced New York-based design studio Project Projects as the winner of its 2015 National Design Award in the category of communications design. The prizes recognize outstanding American design in 11 disciplines.

Jane Freilicher, “A Poet’s Painter,” 1924-2014

Freilicher was best known for expressionistic rural landscapes and cityscapes, which often combined interior still lifes with exterior views. She was one of few women members of the New York School of painters and poets.

Skowhegan School Unveils Permanent Manhattan Outpost

Almost 70 years after its foundation, the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture has secured a permanent home in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. The new 5,000-square-foot space provides the school with programming and event space, storage space...

Laura Raicovich to Head Queens Museum

Laura Raicovich, 41, has been named the new president and executive director of the Queens Museum, New York, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Her appointment follows the departure of former director Tom Finkelpearl, who left the museum in May to become...

Rick Lowe Wins $625,000 MacArthur “Genius” Award

“My work falls into the category of what I like to call ‘social sculpture,’” Rick Lowe, one of this year’s 21 MacArthur Fellows explained in a video on the MacArthur Foundation’s website.

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