Contemporary Art Museums Around the World

This is an overview of the centers, institutes and museums around the world that specialize in contemporary art. EUROPEAN CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUMS Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London (England) Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (England) Nykytaiteen museo Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art), Helsinki (Finland) Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö (Sweden) Malmö Konsthall (Sweden) […]

Timeline of Art History: United States & Canada, 1900 ad – present

List of significant American art, artistic events and influences that mark the last century of American art. ARCHITECTURE 1900 In the design of the Ward W. Willitts House in Highland Park, Illinois, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) creates the “Prairie Style,” a modernist aesthetic for architecture and design that complements the Midwestern landscape. DANCE 1903 San […]

Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum Shows Broad Collection

Through September 2008, BCAM at LACMA will show its inaugural installation. The newly opened Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA holds some of the most iconic artworks from the last four decades—most from the famed Broad Collections. Reflecting Eli and Edythe Broad’s practice of collecting artists in depth, BCAM’s 60,000 sq ft gallery space (about […]

Famous Vogel Collection of 2500 artworks to be gifted in 2008/2009

A dream is coming through for 50 art institutions around the nation, as the renowned Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection of 2500 works of contemporary art is gifted and distributed among America’s 50 states, art museums around the country are getting excited. The Dorothy & Herbert Vogel Collection’s focus of the collection is on conceptual […]

National Gallery Vision 2100

For today’s audiences, 20th-century art is old and 19th-century art – ancient. Can galleries overcome this challenge? questioned Michael Archer in ‘How modern art became history’, an article published in The Guardian on March 28. He applauds the policy of Nicholas Penny, the newly appointed director of the National Gallery in London, UK, to move […]

America’s Top Museums & Art Galleries L-Z

J. Paul Getty museum, Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, New York City Museum of Fine Arts Boston Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. The museum display the art from many cultures and from different […]

America’s Top Museums & Art Galleries A-K

My list of US-based art museums and public galleries, in alphabetical order. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Housed in a renovated seven-floor warehouse building, the Andy Warhol museum displays more than 500 works of art in film, paintings, prints, and drawings, offering a comprehensive presentation of the development of Warhol’s work. The artworks displayed are drawn […]

Who Needs TV When You Can Watch a Painting? -2

Continuation of part 1 of the article by : Sometimes a painting really draws you in. Growing up, being fascinated by the Civil War and looking at illustrated histories of it, there was always a specialness to the naval battle scenes. I could spend hours looking at the pictures and playing the scene in my […]

Art Patron William Bowmore, who gifted $17+ million to museums, died.

William Bowmore was a life-long art patron and one of Australia’s most generous philanthropists. He died at age 98 on January 9. Bowmore’s fine art gifts to the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) and other Australian museums such as the Newcastle Region Art Gallery have been valued to be in excess of $17 million. […]

Abstract Art Defined

The article below is really about defining abstract art. It is not an easy definition, however the article does provide an introductory guide to this art genre. The Beauty of an Abstract Painting “Have you ever been to an art museum and looked at an abstract painting? Did you find yourself asking what was this […]