Tag: painting

Recommended Fall Season Art Openings

This Friday the new art season kicks off with a host of openings.  If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry, I’ve got some suggestions for narrowing down the list. Also aiding the wondering gallery-goer is the return of the free “art trolley,” that will stop at locations in River North, West Loop and East Pilsen,... Read more »

Matisse, Interview with Angel Otero

Over the weekend, the Art Institute of Chicago debuted “Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917,” and my interview with Angel Otero, who currently has an exhibition at the Cultural Center, also posted. Installation view of Angel Otero’s “Exquisito” (on right) in “Constellations” at the MCA. Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago | Berlin. Erik Wenzel has... Read more »

Art Institute Debuts "Matisse" this Weekend

From the Art Institute of Chicago: Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 examines the period of Matisse‘s production from his return to Paris from Morocco in 1913 to his departure for Nice in 1917. Though this period spans only five years, it represents a major turning point in Matisse‘s career, the years when he developed his most... Read more »

AbEx Stamps and Jan Tichy

If you are looking for something to do today, say from 11 am to 1 pm, the Post Office will be holding a dedication for their “Abstract Expressionists” set of stamps. More information on the “Continue Reading” page. The dedication will be in the Ryan Education Center of the Modern Wing.  That means you can... Read more »

Abstract Expressionist Stamps!

The Postal Service is continually teetering on some sort of disaster with threats of privatization, ending Saturday delivery and closing post offices (even the mailbox at the end of my street mysteriously vanished last week, I presume it was a victim of downsizing). However, these gloomy prospects haven’t stopped them from launching what look to... Read more »

Artful Wagers on the Super Bowl

As New Orleans Saints get ready to take on the Indianapolis Colts February 7 in South Florida, another competition is already underway.  Arranged (and egged on) by Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes, the respective directors of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) have been feeling... Read more »

Met Visitor Damages Picasso and Other Expensive Mishaps

The news broke this morning that on Friday, January 22, a visitor to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art fell into The Actor, a 1904-05 painting by Pablo Picasso, causing a six-inch tear in the lower right-hand corner. According the Metropolitan Museum the incident occurred when “a visitor attending a class lost her balance. .... Read more »