MUSEUMS

Mary Corse Among Highlights as Whitney Museum Switches to Summer Hours

Mary Corse, David Wojnarowicz and Kevin Beasley are among the artists whose works will be featured at the The Whitney Museum of American Art this summer. The museum said it will keep its doors open all week during July and August to accommodate an influx of visitors. Ordinarily closed on Tuesdays, the museum will be open all week, starting July 3, from 10:30 am to 6 pm Sunday through Thursday....

Met Unveils Glory of Mexican Art From Flourishing, 18th Century Era (Photos!)

Mexico is too often stereotyped as a dusty backwater to the United States, but when the U.S. was still a collection of British colonies, Mexico had imperial pretensions and a flourishing culture that produced dramatic artworks rivaling European Masters. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan has unveiled a new exhibit that captures the glory of Mexico’s 18th century milieu, during a period when it was known as “New Spain.”...

Guggenheim Presents First Hilma af Klint Solo Exhibition in United States

ilma af Klint (1862–1944) began her career with conventional studies at Tekniska Slolan and the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm, but her distinctive abstract paintings were inspired by her deep interest in the occult and the spiritual world. Her radical abstract paintings will go on display at the the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City in the fall, marking the first solo exhibition in the United States, the museum announced....

Met Stands Fast Against Creeping Fascism Over Balthus Painting (Photo)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’s premiere repository of art and culture, is standing fast against a coterie of critics, including neo-Fascists, who are demanding the removal of a Balthus painting titled “Therese Dreaming.” The painting depicts a young girl leaning back on a chair with her leg propped up and a far-away look on her face. Critics say it sexualizes the subject because her underwear is visible and the pose is “suggestive.”...

Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop art has long been thought a uniquely American movement led by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. But Pop flourished around the globe, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art has assembled an exhibit reflecting the bold, thought-provoking imagery of the period. The exhibition, tilted “International Pop,” chronicles Pop’s emergence as an worldwide movement during an era of social and political upheaval....

Art Museums Create Plan to Safe Harbor Art Objects Threatened by War

Art museums under the auspices of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) have created a plan to safeguard rare art and antiquities that are threatened with destruction in war zones. The move was prompted by attacks on ancient, historic sites in the Middle East. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City joined arts organizations around the world in February to universally condemn the destruction of priceless antiquities by Islamic extremists in the Iraq city of Mosul....

Met Museum ‘Strongly Condemns’ Mosul Antiquities Destruction

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City joined arts organizations around the world today (Feb. 26) to universally condemn the destruction of priceless antiquities by Islamic extremists in the Iraq city of Mosul. The extremists from the Islamic State (IS) used sledge hammers, drills and other power tools to smash ancient statues and sculptures....