I was greatly surprised by Tyler Green’s recent blog post “The Baltimore Museum of Art’s shameful rentals” in which Green strongly criticizes the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) for sending its “best works” to other museums and charging exhibition loan fees.
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The hunt for great art was on for Trevor Schoonmaker at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.
by Isalyn Connell A recent study done by the Anderson Economic Group in anticipation of the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum’s opening at Michigan State University cites the Nasher Museum as one of many comparable institutions with “similar markets or targeting similar audiences.” The Group’s report highlights the [...]
In late July of this year, noted collector Herbert “Herb” Vogel passed away. He and his wife Dorothy were civil servants of modest means liiving in New York City who managed to build a most impressive contemporary art collection. Their story was told in Megumi Sasaki’s documentary Herb & Dorothy, which screened at the Nasher Museum in 2009.
One-quarter of Earth’s population is without light and Eliasson hopes Little Sun will provide much needed light “where energy is unavailable or unreliable, not affordable or not sustainable.” Little Sun is a wearable objet d’art, a solar powered light that emits 5 hours of so-called “little sunlight” after 5 hours of sunlight charging. This lightweight creation boasts a 3 year lifespan and is an affordable and healthier solution than kerosense lamps.
Mona Lisa and her iconic, mysterious and angelic smile has spanned the centuries from the Italian Renaissance into our current cultural zeitgeist. It is no wonder, then, that even an upside-down and zoomed-in view of the Mona Lisa made up of 5184 spools of thread taking up an entire gallery wall was instantly recognizable to me from twenty feet away at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.
By Shannon Connelly Ghanaian sculptor, El Anatsui sources thousands of reusable objects, puts them together and creates extraordinary works of art. These repurposed materials includes wood, aluminum wrappings, bottle tops, and other discarded items. These artistic traditions from Ghana and Nigeria express cultural, social and economic histories of West Africa. [...]
Last Friday, a few Nasher Museum staffers took a field trip to the “Rembrandt in America” show at the N.C. Museum of Art and followed senior curator Sarah Schroth around. We loved listening to her talk about the line of a jaw, the thickness of paint, the black-on-black style that shows off Rembrandt’s ability to paint fabrics and textures. Sarah brought us to one of her favorite paintings, “Lucretia,” (pictured above) a young woman depicted moments after she has plunged a dagger into her heart.
“Look at that sleeve!” Sarah said. “I mean, is that perfection, or what?”