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Jorge Daniel Veneciano Leaving Museum of Arts and Design After Only Five Months

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Go See – Cleveland: 'Paul Gauguin: Paris 1889' at the new Rafael Vinoly designed Cleveland Museum of Art through January 18th, 2010

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Sackler Family Donations Raise Ethical Questions Over Museum Endowments

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

AO Preview – Miami Art Week in Miami Beach, December 5th – 10th, 2017

Monday, December 4th, 2017

British Museum Terminates Deal for Abu Dhabi Loan Project

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Amanda Ross-Ho: “My Pen Is Huge” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Through October 14th, 2017

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Rem Koolhaas’s OMA to Design Expansion for New Museum

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Queens Museum’s Laura Raicovich Profiled in NYT

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair, October 5th – 8th, 2017

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Egg-Shaped Mini Museum Arrives in LA

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Yayoi Kusama’s Tokyo Museum Opens to Public

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

New Plans for Public Art Emerge from Ashes of Barry Diller’s Hudson Island Proposal

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Miami Arts Institutions Emerge from Hurricane Irma with Little Damage

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Takashi Murakami Merchandise Causes Rush at MCA Chicago Show

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

New York City’s Arts Institution Boards Remain Overwhelmingly White, Report Finds

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Yayoi Kusama Opening Her Own Museum in Tokyo

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Met Museum Turns Over Ancient Bull’s Head Thought to be Looted

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Getty Museum Acquires Major Collection of Drawings

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Castello di Rivoli Museum to Safeguard Cerruti Collection of Contemporary Art, Valued at $600 Million

Monday, July 17th, 2017

NYT Runs Piece on Artists’ Vision for a Stronger Met Musuem

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Hepworth Wakefield Wins Art Fund Museum of the Year Award

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Boulder Museum of Art Faces Major Staff Departure in Protest Over Working Conditions

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Met Appoints President Daniel H. Weiss to Run Museum

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Broad Museum to Host Jasper Johns Retrospective

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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