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New Museum Photo 2019-04-08 19:49

Nari Ward produced "Carpet Angel" in 1993 for his first museum presentation, at the New Museum’s previous home at 583 Broadway. Ward was living in Harlem and using his new neighborhood as thematic source material for his work.

For his first downtown exhibition, Ward drew ...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-29 15:50

"Canned Smiles" (2013) was inspired by an exchange with a European collector who expressed surprise that Nari Ward’s work did not seem particularly happy, though Ward had been introduced as a “Jamaican artist.” For Ward, the cliché of the happy Jamaican artist echoed racist st...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-27 15:10

Working in porcelain-and-stoneware ceramics, Genesis Belanger crafts elegantly smooth and supple forms that often contrast with darkly humorous insinuations relating to subjects such as mass production, chemical dependency, and the absurdity of patriarchy. See her installation "Holdin...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-25 18:32

For the exhibition, "The Anthropophagic Effect," Jeffrey Gibson has produced a new series of garments and helmets employing techniques learned over the course of the residency, crafts practiced by many tribes across this land long before European settlers arrived: http:/...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-24 19:10

Adorning archaeological objects, the figures Coatlicue and Coyolxauhqui represent the deities of the Earth/ Death and the Moon in Mexica (Aztec) mythology, respectively. Both have a complex history, especiallyin relation to the many literal and figurative spacesthey have occupied—as phys...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-23 19:24

Since the early 1990s, Nari Ward has produced his works by accumulating staggering amounts of humble materials and repurposing them in consistently surprising ways. His approach evokes a variety of folk traditions and creative acts of recycling from Jamaica, where he was born, as well as the m...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-22 15:51

Our latest Screens Series showcases artist Helene Nymann, whose work addresses the notion of embodied knowledge. Nymann’s work incorporates dance and other kinds of movement to probe the ways in which bodily memory is stimulated by different textures and physical sensations. On view in our Lower L...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-21 15:22

Nari Ward’s “Spellbound” (2015) comprises a modest piano covered with house keys and Spanish moss. A screen concealed on the back presents a short film depicting people and places in Savannah, GA, focusing on the persistence of cultural traditions in the African-American community there and ...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-20 15:16

"skinonskinonskin" (1999) is a series of digital love letters sent between artists Auriea Harvey, then known online as Entropy8, and Michaël Samyn, then known as Zuper!. The two artists began a romance by exchanging interactive web pages in Flash with audio, text, and ...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-19 16:35

For “T.P. Reign Bow” (2012), a handmade rendering of a tactical platform commonly used by law enforcement to monitor neighborhoods deemed “dangerous,” Nari Ward has added elements like the pictured taxidermy fox with an Afro-tufted tail—an eBay discovery that Ward calls “Cornel” in homage to...

New Museum Photo 2019-03-18 16:02

The New Museum is proud to announce our third Youth Summit, a day of workshops and celebration organized by artists, activists, and collectives committed to community building, including Asian American Feminist Collective, Scope Of Work, Unapologetically Brown Series, and the New Museu...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ