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MoMA Presents Major U.S. Retrospective of Influential German Artist Martin Kippenberger
Installation view of Martin Kippenberger's Spiderman Studio (Spiderman-Atelier)(1996) at The Museum of Modern Art. Wood, metal, plastic, Plexiglas, mirrors, bronze, Styrofoam, painted canvases, vodka bottle, and balsa, 110 1/4 x 120 1/16 x 154 3/4 in. Herbert Foundation. Photo © 2009 Jason Mandella.

NEW YORK, NY.- Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective is the first major retrospective of the work of Martin Kippenberger (German, 1953–1997) to be mounted in the United States. One of the most significant and influential artists of our time, Kippenberger produced a complex and richly prolific body of work from the mid-1970s until his untimely death in 1997 at the ...More

The First BMW Art Car by Alexander Calder to Go to Irish Museum of Modern Art
DUBLIN.- The BMW 3.0 CSL, with which Alexander Calder laid the foundation stone for the BMW Art Car Collection in 1975, will be on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 1 April to 21 June 2009. The car will be displayed alongside a collection of Calder’s jewellery which the artist designed between the 1920s and ...More

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Announces Exhibition of Sarah Sze's Tilting Planet
LONDON.- Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art will present Tilting Planet, an exhibition by American artist Sarah Sze. The work will be on show from Friday 10 April until Monday 31 August in the Level 4 gallery, the largest exhibition space at Baltic....More

Liverpool through a Lens: Work of Rock Photographer Goes on Display
LIVERPOOL.- Atmospheric images of Liverpool’s youthful and exhilarating post-punk era feature in a new exhibition by photographer Francesco Mellina at the National Conservation Centre from 1 May to 31 August 2009....More

Indianapolis Museum of Art Initiates Mission-focused Budget Reductions and Staff Restructuring
INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today a strategic restructuring that includes a 10% reduction in personnel and a 15% reduction in operating expenses. These changes were triggered by the drop in the value of the IMA’s endowment from $382 million to $281 million since the fall of 2008 and ...More

MoMA Deepens Commitment to Collecting, Preserving, and Exhibiting Performance Art
NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art has increased its focus on performance-based art with a range of pioneering initiatives: a new exhibition series, an ongoing series of workshops for artists and curators, major acquisitions, and a retrospective of the work of performance artist Marina Abramovic; in 2010. In recognition of the importance of performance art in contemporary artistic ...More

Notation: Calculation and Form in the Arts to Open at ZKM in Germany
KARLSRUHE.- Notation is dedicated to the multifaceted spectrum of artistic process existing between concept and work. The exhibition places works from all areas of art from 1900 until today in relation to one another: sign systems in literature, music, painting, choreography, architecture, photography, film and in media art. Over 450 positions by more than 100 artists and drawn from ...More

2009 North Carolina Living Treasures: Ceramics by Cynthia Bringle and Norm Schulman Opens
NEW ORLEANS, LA.- The beauty and innovation of contemporary ceramics are featured at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. “2009 North Carolina Living Treasures: Ceramics by Cynthia Bringle and Norm Schulman,” on view until April 30, 2009, will showcase the works of these two craft icons in ceramics. ...More

Aperture Enters 2009 with Two New Hires in Development-Maria Laghi and Kit Baker
NEW YORK, NY.- Aperture Foundation, a renowned non-profit arts institution dedicated to promoting photography in all its forms, is entering the New Year with two new hires in the development department, it was announced today by Juan García de Oteyza, Executive Director, Aperture Foundation. Maria Laghi, who

Exhibition Explores Religious and Political Power of African Figure Sculptures
CLEVELAND, OH.- The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) presents Art and Power in the Central African Savanna, an original exhibition that explores the political and religious power of nearly 60 sculptures created by artists of four Central African cultures: the Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa. Premiering at the Menil ...More

Marc Newson's Lockheed Lounge to be Offered at Phillips de Pury & Company London Design Sale
LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce that Marc Newson's seminal work, Lockheed Lounge, 1985 will be offered at Phillips de Pury & Company's London Design sale on April 30....More

MCA Audiences Continue to Broaden with Another Year of Record Attendances
SYDNEY.- The Museum of Contemporary Art has recorded its highest ever annual attendance figure with 533,353 people visiting MCA exhibitions during 2008. An additional 77,492 people attended MCA exhibitions at regional and interstate galleries....More

Getty Research Institute Launches New Online Cataloging Initiative
LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Research Institute (GRI) announces the launch of Uncovering Archives and Rare Photographs: Two Models for Creating Accession-level Finding Aids Using Archivists’ Toolkit, a cataloging project that will allow ...More

Legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem's 40-Year History Traced in Exhibition at The New York Public Library
NEW YORK, NY.- Through a rich and colorful mix of spectacular costumes, stage props, posters, programs, intimate photographs and video recordings, Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts traces the history of the company, its community outreach, renowned productions and cast of legendary dancers, fans and supporters. The free exhibition is on display in the Vincent Astor...More

Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with Monster Tales and Anime Films
WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will offer a variety of programs, exhibitions and tours to celebrate the 2009 National Cherry Blossom Festival, March 28 through April 12, in Washington, D.C....More

Take a Closer Look at the Work of Local Artists and Collectors During Art in the Afternoon with the Taft Museum of Art
CINCINNATI, OH.- Presented by the Robert S. Duncanson Society, Art in the Afternoon offers guests the chance to step inside the studios of Cincinnati-area artists. Now in its seventh season, this series of four Sunday afternoon salons features local artists and collectors who offer insights into their careers and avocations as they share their passions with their audience....More

Scholars to Discuss Image and Movement March 13 and 14 During Symposium
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- Scholars of film, art, and culture will discuss the complex historical and aesthetic relationships between film and art, and between film studies and art history, on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The "Image and Movement: Film Studies and Art History" symposium will cover key figures such as Sergei Eisenstein, key genres such as ...More

New Online Collection Highlights First Years of Airmail Service
WASHINGTON, DC.- The U.S. commercial aviation industry can be traced to the nation's postal system. In August 1918, the Post Office Department took control of all aspects of airmail service. It created the foundation for a service that would become a fundamental part of American life. From 1918 to 1927, the department built and operated the nation's airmail system, establishing ...More

Art Now: Hurvin Anderson, Peter's Series on View at Tate Britain
LONDON.- Tate Britain is displaying the Peter’s Series, eight new paintings by Hurvin Anderson. These works reflect Anderson’s fascination with places of social interaction, while also engaging with traditions of abstract painting. The exhibition is part of Tate Britain’s Art Now programme, which reflects the latest happenings ...More

As Gerhard Richter Portraits Opens National Portrait Gallery has Best Year Ever for Visitor Figures
LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery enters 2009 on a high, as visitor figures published today show that in 2008 the Gallery received its highest ever number of visits. The Gallery received 1,843,266 visits last year according to figures released today by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. This was ...More

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