SPECIAL EXHIBITS

Freer Gallery Hosts Chinese Martial Arts, 3-D Technology Gala 2

Freer Gallery Hosts Chinese Martial Arts, 3-D Technology Gala

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will transform into a cultural hot spot for the final “Asia After Dark” after-hours event, featuring a night of exploration and discovery into Chinese martial arts and 3-D printing technology. Guests can explore 3-D scanning and printing with experts from the Smithsonian’s digitization program unit and participate in the creation of a 10-foot-tall replica statue of the Freer’s renowned “Cosmological Buddha.”...
Guggenheim Museum Showcases Gabriel Orozco’s 'Asterisms' 10

Guggenheim Museum Showcases Gabriel Orozco’s ‘Asterisms’

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but artist Gabriel Orozco takes that cliché literally. Orozco’s vast collection of detritus is showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. “Gabriel Orozco’s Asterisms” is a sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items the artist gathered from an athletic field in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Mexico. The refuse Orozco foraged include everyday objects most of us don’t give a second thought to when we see them in the trash or on the streets...
Whitney Hosts Richard Artschwager Review (Photos) 12

Whitney Hosts Richard Artschwager Review (Photos)

Artist Richard Artschwager is the subject of a sweeping career retrospective at the Whitney Museum Of American Art in New York. Artschwager, 88, is associated with the pop-art movement, conceptual art and minimalism. Over the years, his artistic repertoire has expanded to include Formica-covered interpretations of everyday objects such as tables, chairs and mirrors....
Modern Art Comes To Life at Javits Center Art Fair (Photos) 14

Modern Art Comes To Life at Javits Center Art Fair (Photos)

New York’s Javits Center played host to some amazing artwork from over 100 established and emerging painters, photographers, sculptors and artists working in mixed media at the 2012 Contemporary Art Fair NYC, which took place Oct. 19-21. The third annual event also featured speakers who instructed collectors, artists and students about both practical and theoretical art-related subjects....
Fine Art of Doing Lunch on Display at NYC Public Library 16

Fine Art of Doing Lunch on Display at NYC Public Library

How about this for a lunch? Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick and Victoria Jackson sitting around a table plotting petty crimes in “Family Business,” the woefully underrated 1989 Sidney Lumet picture. The world often revolves around lunch, whether it’s a power lunch at The Palm or as simple as a cheeseburger and fries on the run. The New York Public Library examines the ritual in a new special exhibit....
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