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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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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

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MASS MoCA
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North Adams, MA 01247
T 413.662.2111
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Regular Hours
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. closed Tuesday
Galleries are closed Thanksgiving Day but are open Friday, November 28 – Sunday November 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Galleries are closed Christmas Day but are open 11 AM – 5 PM December 26 – December 31 (including Tuesday, December 30).
Galleries are closed New Year’s Day, and open 11 AM – 5 PM January 2 – January 5.

Summer Hours (June 26, 2009 through September 9, 2009)
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. every day

Galleries ARE open July 4 and Labor Day 10 – 6.

Tours (free with gallery admission)

    Through June 27, 2009

  • Weekdays: 2:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: noon and 3:00 p.m.
    June 27 – September 8

  • Weekdays: 11 a.m., 1 , 2, and 4 p.m.
  • Weekends: 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.

Kidspace
Saturdays and Sundays: noon–4:00 p.m.

Admission
$15 adults
$10 students
$5 children 6–16
Free for children 5 and under
Free to members.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
Simon Starling: The Nanjing Particles
Dec. 13, 2008-Oct. 31, 2009
These Days: Elegies for Modern Times
Apr. 4, 2009-Feb. 28, 2010
George Cochrane: Long Time Gone
Opens May 23, 2009