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Art Institute reframes Artist Edvard Munch in Major Exhibition Only on View in Chicago
Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863–1944). Evening on Karl Johan, 1892. Oil on canvas. 84.5 x 121 cm (33 1/4 x 47 5/8 in.) The Rasmus Meyer Collection, The Bergen Art Museum, RMS.M.245 (C) 2008 The Munch Museum / The Munch-Ellingsen Group / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

CHICAGO.- The Art Institute of Chicago opens today Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth, a remarkably comprehensive and contextual exploration of the Norwegian artist behind the iconic composition The Scream. On view February 14 through April 26, 2009, Becoming Edvard Munch, which will be presented solely at the Art Institute, will showcase extraordinary loans from Norway, private collections, and leading museums in America and abroad. It brings together approximately 150 rarely seen works, including 75 paintings and 75 works on paper by Munch and his contemporaries. By considering Munch’s oeuvre in relation to his fellow artists—including James Ensor, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Max ...More

Vermeer, Fabritius & De Hooch: Three Masterpieces from Delft Opens
DUBLIN.- The National Gallery of Ireland presents today Vermeer, Fabritius & De Hooch: Three Masterpieces from Delft, on view through May 24, 2009. This small, but exceptional display will explore the outstanding talents of three master painters of the Delft School: Carel Fabritius, Pieter de Hooch and Johannes Vermeer. Fabritius's interest in perspective and illusionism is highlighted in his painting....More

Louvre Museum Presents Yan Pei-Ming's "The Funeral of Mona Lisa"
PARIS.- The Louvre museum presents new work by Franco-Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming. The central piece of the show is the work “The Funeral of Mona Lisa”, placed in a room next to the original Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Pei-Ming’s version shows a giant, grey Mona Lisa with tears in her eyes...More

Sin and Salvation: Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision Opens at Art Gallery of Ontario
TORONTO.- The Art Gallery of Ontario offers visitors a rare glimpse into the life and work of one of the most celebrated artists of the 19th century when Sin and Salvation: Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision opens on Valentine’s Day. William Holman Hunt’s works explored the most critical social and political issues of his day – such as the role...More

Warhol Live Opens Today at De Young in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Over the course of his meteoric career, Andy Warhol used the medium of music to transform himself from fan, to record album designer, to producer, to celebrity night-clubber, to “rock star.” Warhol Live, at the de Young from February 14 to May 17, 2009, presents the first comprehensive exploration of Andy Warhol’s work as seen through the lens of music. From 1949, the year he arrived...More

The Photographs of Homer Page: The Guggenheim Year, New York, 1949-50 Opens Today
KANSAS CITY, MO.- Homer Page, a brilliant but nearly forgotten photographic talent, is reintroduced to the public when The Photographs of Homer Page: The Guggenheim Year, New York, 1949-50 opens today, Feb. 14 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The exhibition of rare vintage black-and-white prints, on view through June 7, will focus...More

The Amon Carter Museum Presents Today Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision
FORT WORTH, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum presents today Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, the first major retrospective in more than 25 years of the photographer’s work. This exhibition features nearly 200 photographs, from Crane’s internationally heralded early studies of human form through her chronicle of Chicago city life to her recent explorations of nature. The exhibition will be on view through May 10, 2009, before moving on to...More

Kunsthaus Bregenz Presents Markus Schinwald: Vanishing Lessons
BREGENZ.- Kunsthaus Bregenz presents today Markus Schinwald: Vanishing Lessons, on view through April 13, 2009. Dancing objects, object-like dancers, marionettes, costumes, fetishes, encoded stories that exist in the no-man’s-land of dance, theater, film, object, and image – the young Austrian artist Markus Schinwald (*1973 in Salzburg) gives the inanimate a personality and transforms people into puppet-like figures. The psychological study...More

Anthony Suau Wins Premier World Press Photo Award
AMSTERDAM.- The international jury of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest have selected a black-and-white image by American photographer Anthony Suau as World Press Photo of the Year 2008. The picture shows an armed officer of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department moving through a home in Cleveland, Ohio, following eviction as a result of mortgage foreclosure. Officers...More

The Aspen Art Museum Presents Artist Mai-Thu Perret's New Theatrically Charged Exhibition: 2013
ASPEN, CO.- The Aspen Art Museum presents Mai-Thu Perret’s new exhibition 2013, through Sunday, April 12, 2009. Mai-Thu Perret makes complex and evocative artwork in a variety of media—from handmade and folksy to cool and conceptual. Her ongoing literary project, The Crystal Frontier—a fictional account of a feminist commune in the New Mexico desert—serves as impetus for a theatrically charged...More

First Ever Retrospective, Valentina: American Couture and The Cult of Celebrity at The Museum of the City of New York
NEW YORK CITY.- An exhibition exploring the life and career of Valentina Sanina Schlee, known professionally simply as Valentina, will open at the Museum of the City of New York on February 14, 2009—Valentine’s Day. Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity, which will close on May 17, is the first retrospective to focus on this legendary American designer....More

Mannerism in Italy and the Low Countries Opens at The Chazen Museum of Art
MADISON, WI.-The Chazen Museum of Art opens today an exhibition of mannerist works, mostly engravings, drawn primarily from its permanent collection. During the fifteenth-century Renaissance, classical antiquity was big news. Artists followed discoveries of Greek and Roman sculpture and visited Rome to see the great antiquities collections, copying and perfecting the techniques and subject matter of the classical models. However, mannerist artists in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy and the Netherlands intentionally went against those classical ideals of beauty, proportion, and symmetry, moving away from the ...More

Japanese American National Museum Presents Gokurosama: Contemporary Photographs of the Nisei in Hawaii
LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Japanese American National Museum will open the traveling exhibition, Gokurōsama: Contemporary Photographs of the Nisei in Hawai‘i, a collection of recent images of Japanese Americans who were born before World War II, today, Saturday, February 14, 2009, in its Pavilion in Little Tokyo, and running through May 24, 2009. This exhibition is on loan from the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Beginning in 2002, photographer Brian Y. Sato began shooting members of the Nisei (American born Japanese American) generation, acutely aware that this important group was passing quickly. Sato managed to shoot more than 70 Nisei from all over the state of Hawai`i. All of the portraits are in black and white....More

Mike Hoolboom: Imitations of Life at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts
NASHVILLE, TN.— The Frist Center for the Visual Arts opens today Mike Hoolboom: Imitations of Life in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery. Working on the fringe of contemporary filmmaking, Toronto artist Mike Hoolboom has gained international acclaim for works that poetically explore cultural desires, memories and visions of the future. In dissecting and reconstructing existing films, Hoolboom strives to give new meanings to this visual language, not by adding to it, but by mixing and recycling things already filmed. The artist will discuss his work at an Artist’s Perspective talk Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Frist Center. The exhibition is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and will be on view through June 7, 2009....More

Time and Tide: The Changing Art of the Asmat of New Guinea
MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- An exhibition of rare material from the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas, opens today at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). Only recently available to broader audiences, Asmat art has made an international splash with its vivid colors and bold forms. The exhibition “Time and Tide: The Changing Art of the Asmat of New Guinea” features seventy-two objects that focus on the distinct and powerful aesthetic sense of the Asmat people of southwestern New Guinea and its expression in a number of art forms, especially sculpture, fiber arts, and decorative painting. Featured artworks range from the ceremonial to the utilitarian—shields and spears, spirit masks, woven bags, drums, openwork carvings, and figural sculpture—each one conveying the exceptional graphic impact and sophistication of the Asmat aesthetic. The exhibition has been organized by the MIA in collabora...More

Museo di Capodimonte Presents Works of Albert Oehlen
NAPLES, ITALY.- For the first time in an Italian museum, the works of Albert Oehlen will be presented at the Museo di Capodimonte. The artist will present a collection of his new work which reflect the latest results of his research following his constant exploration of the methods and the meaning itself of painting. "Albert Oehlen developed a way to treat the language of art in order to take it outside of its own semantic needs. He has always understood how to construct ...More

2009 Scholastic Art Award Winners at The Nevada Museum of Art
RENO, NV.- The Nevada Museum of Art hosts the 2009 regional Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards presents a wonderful opportunity for northern Nevada high school and junior high school students to showcase their artwork in a regional competition. Regional Gold Key winners and American Visions nominees will have the opportunity to submit their "live" artwork for a month-long exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art. In addition to the exhibition, senior art portfolio submissions will be eligible for scholarships opportunities provided through the generous support of US Bank and Wild Women Artists. In 2009 the museum received over 1,000 entries....More

Artist Malcolm McClay to Speak at Flatscape Video Art Series
BATON ROUGE, LA.- Internationally acclaimed political artist, Malcolm McClay has been added to Baton Rouge Gallery's 2009 Flatscape Video Art Series (Subversion: Anarchy, Art & Activism), as a featured speaker on Saturday, Feb. 28. The February 28 installment of Flatscape entitled "Illegal Evidence: Art Against Authority" will feature a McClay (speaking about his experience as an artist and activist) along with a screening of three very distinctive works of video art that examine anarchist and activist elements in illegal installation art, artistic sabotage as well as guerrilla artists caught in the act....More

Park Avenue Armory Launches Annual Program to Commission Works Catalyzed By Its Vast Drill Hall
NEW YORK.-Park Avenue Armory announced today the next step in its evolution as a dynamic arts institution with the launch of an annual program in which an artist will be commissioned to create a work of epic scale catalyzed by the Armory's vast drill hall. The inaugural artist will be Ernesto Neto who is known for creating immersive installations that invite viewers to engage with and often literally enter the work. Incorporating materials such as spices, fabric, beads and shells, Neto's interactive pieces go beyond the visual, heightening and expanding the visitor's sensory experience. The Neto commission will open on May 14, 2009 and will run until June 14, 2009....More

12th Annual International SOFA New York Fair: Strong Asset Class of Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design
NEW YORK, Long considered the world's premier fairs for outstanding contemporary decorative arts and design, the next edition of SOFA, the 12th annual international Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in New York City will feature an unrivalled range of arts and design with consistently demonstrated asset class values in today's international markets. Slated for April 16-19, 2009 with an Opening Night Preview Gala on Wednesday, April 15 at the historic Park Avenue Armory, SOFA NEW YORK regularly draws record numbers of collectors, curators, art advisors, architects, interior designers and new enthusiasts....More

Edward Burtynsky: The Residual Landscapes Opens at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
BANFF, ALBERTA.- The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is thrilled to unveil its new feature exhibition, Edward Burtynsky: The Residual Landscapes, showcasing 25 years of the photographer's inspiring and thought-provoking large-scale photographs. Edward Burtynsky is one of Canada's most respected and celebrated photographers. He's made it his life's work to document humanity's impact on the planet. Burtynsky's riveting images, as beautiful as they are disturbing, capture views of the earth altered by mankind. A mountain of tires, a river of fluorescent orange sludge from a nickel mine and a massive man-made canyon carved deep into the earth to reach its oil riches – these are just some of the many eye-opening images in this moving exhibition....More

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