• Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
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    MoAD

    Situated in the hear of San Francisco's Yerba Buena arts district, MoAD, is one of the few museums to focus on the African Diaspora. MoAD is an institution that is dedicated to building a creative community that inspires, educates, and connects people of all ages and backgrounds. The Museum of African Diaspora not only promotes and explores artistic contributions made by people of African descent but also strives to promote cross cultural communication.
    June 06, 2018 10:07 AM
  • Dia Art Foundation
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    Dia Art Foundation

    Dia Art Foundation is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of artists. Dia fulfills its mission by commissioning single artist projects, organizing exhibitions, realizing site-specific installations, and collecting in-depth the work of a focused group of artists of the 1960s and 1970s.
    May 01, 2018 02:46 PM
  • Divine Bodies

    Bringing historical paintings and sculptures from mainly Hindu and Buddhist traditions together with contemporary photo-based work, Divine Bodies invites you to ponder the power of transformation, the possibility of transcendence and the relationship of the body to the cosmos.The exhibition is organized into thematic sections that encourage us to look at objects not only as artworks but also as devotional images and ask, “How can we see the human in the divine and the divine in the human?” The first section, Transience and Transcendence, reveals the implicit connection between time and eternity. Over 100 interviewees in David and Hi-Jin Hodge’s video work Impermanence reflect on how human lives, although transitory, can have meaning. Hauntingly beautiful photographs by artist Gauri Gill of ephemeral graves in the desert, as well as a Tibetan thangka that captures both the decease of the historical Buddha and his attainment of immortality, also speak to life and its eventual end. Embodying the Sacred considers the body as a powerful form of communication, presenting a provocative juxtaposition of sculptural portraits of the Buddha from China, Indonesia, India, Thailand and Pakistan. A sensual bronze Shiva from Tamil Nadu, a beautiful gilded copper White Tara from Nepal, a stone sculpture of the ferocious Thunderbolt Tara and humorous depictions of the gods in Vivan Sundaram’s series Khajuraho bring to life the exhibition’s third section, The Many Aspects of Divinity. Pamela Singh’s composite photographs taken in urban landscapes also evoke this theme by simultaneously suggesting the presence and absence of the artist. Divine Metamorphosis, the final section, groups together several distinct bodily forms of a single Hindu or Buddhist deity, suggesting the centrality of transformation to our understanding of the divine. The Hindu god Vishnu is depicted in various forms, from cosmic pillar to wild boar to flute-playing Krishna, while photographs by Dayanita Singh from the series Mona Ahmed document the lived reality of self-transformation in India’s eunuch community. Ultimately, these diverse images of gods and goddesses, buddhas and bodhisattvas, humans and their landscapes — past and present — lead us to reflect on how to find meaning in an impermanent world. (Photo: Head of a Buddha, c. 300 - 500, Pakistan, Peshawar valley, former kingdom of Gandhara, stone (schist) © Asian Art Museum)
    March 19, 2018 05:26 PM
  • Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

    Experience infinity: From her immersive infinity rooms to mesmerizing paintings and playful sculptures, Yayoi Kusama welcomes you to participate in her extraordinary and innovative explorations of time and space.Infinity may be a difficult concept to grasp, but it is easy to contemplate when you step inside one of artist Yayoi Kusama’s iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms in the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Rich with key works from the contemporary Japanese artist’s significant 65-year career, this major exhibition also shows the evolution of her immersive, multi-reflective installations, in which she invites you to share in her unique vision.Immerse yourself in six of these kaleidoscopic environments where you will be endlessly reflected within fantastic landscapes. You’ll also see Kusama’s mesmerizing and intimate drawings, her early Infinity Net paintings in which nets organically expand along the surface of a canvas like cell formations, and her surreal sculptural objects. These key works join more than 90 works on view, including large and vibrant paintings, sculptures, works on paper, as well as rare archival materials.The 88-year-old artist continues to work at a brisk pace in her Tokyo studio. The exhibition features the North American debut of numerous new works. Her most recent painting series, My Eternal Soul (2009–present), may be the greatest surprise. Exuberant in colour and paired with sculptures that bear titles such as My Adolescence in Bloom, they mark a striking progression in the use of Kusama’s signature symbol of the polka dot. Also on view in North America for the first time is the recently realizedInfinity Mirror Room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016 , a field of yellow, dotted pumpkins spreading into infinity.In addition to the paintings, sculptures, drawings and environments, viewers will encounter posters, letters, cards, and invitations that relate to Kusama’s early exhibitions and events—including her first solo show, which took place in Seattle—a slideshow of Kusama’s performances as well as an interview with the artist filmed on the occasion of this exhibition.(Photo: Yayoi Kusama with recent works in Tokyo, 2016. Courtesy of the artist © Yayoi Kusama, Photo by Tomoaki Makino)
    February 06, 2018 04:58 PM
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    Musée Meunier Museum

    The Musée Meunier Museum is the former home and studio of artist, painter, sculptor and draughtsman Constantin Meunier (1831-1905). On display are works created between 1875 and 1905, which concentrate on various social and industrial aspects of life in Belgium. This period saw the artist tackle these important themes first through drawing and later through sculpture, which cemented his importance in the history of Realism. The museum, home to over 700 works, gives an insight into the life and career of the artist, and features key works, such as his painting The Broken Pot and sculpture The Hammerer.
    September 22, 2017 09:40 AM
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    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), formerly the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of India’s leading art and history museums. Located in southern Mumbai, the museum occupies a Grade I Heritage Building and was awarded the 2010 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for the preservation of its beautiful Indo-Saracenic architecture. Numbering some 60,000 objects, the collection’s particular strength is its ancient Indian art and Indian miniature paintings. The CSMVS also boasts a prodigious collection of other far eastern art, including Tibetan and Nepalese decorative objects; Chinese and Japanese porcelain, ivory, and embroidery and ancient Buddhist artefacts excavated from the Mirpurkhas site by renowned archaeologist Henry Cousens.
    September 21, 2017 02:27 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
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    Detroit Institute of Arts

    The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the most extensive and treasured art collections in the US, with more than 65,000 works spanning the history of artistic practice globally from the earliest civilisations to the present day. The DIA is especially well known for its Detroit Industry cycle of frescoes painted inside the museum’s central hall by the pioneering Mexican modernist Diego Rivera, depicting labourers at Ford Motor Company’s River Rouge Plant. Throughout the 20th century the DIA acquired numerous notable European works including Bruegel the Elder’s The Wedding Dance, The Annunciation by Rembrandt, a van Gogh self-portrait and Matisse’s The Window.
    August 29, 2017 10:42 AM
  • Exterior View, Albertina
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    Albertina

    The Albertina takes its name from Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, the owner of the palace in the late 18th century. Until recently, the museum’s primary strength was its fine print rooms, which feature one of the world’s most comprehensive historical collections of works on paper. In 2007, its stature was considerably enhanced with the permanent loan of works from the Rita und Herbert Batliner Foundation – one of Europe’s greatest private collections of modern art. Since then, the Albertina has become an important destination for those interested in the early movements of the 20th century, particularly French Impressionism, post-Impressionism, German Expressionism, Fauvism and the Russian avant-garde.
    August 25, 2017 12:48 PM
  • Rosengart Collection Lucerne, exterior
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    Rosengart Collection

    This collection, comprising more than 300 works by 23 different beloved Modern artists, was lovingly assembled by Swiss art dealer Siegfried Rosengart and his daughter, Angela, who followed in his business and was a close friend of Pablo Picasso. Works by the Spanish master are one of the great strengths of the museum's holdings, which include 32 of his paintings, mainly from his later years, in addition to nearly 100 drawings, watercolours, prints and sculptural works. Also of great interest are 125 wonderfully resonant watercolours, drawings and paintings by Paul Klee, drawn from all of his creative periods, as well as fascinating sketches by Paul Cézanne, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.
    August 08, 2017 02:57 PM
  • Musée Wiertz exterior

    Musée Wiertz

    Dedicated to Belgian Romantic painter, sculptor and writer Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865) and located in his former home and studio, the Musée Wiertz presents a significant collection of the artist’s frequently monumental paintings, portraits and self-portraits. Highlights include the eight-metre-long Greeks and Trojans Fighting over the Body of Patroclus and possibly Wiertz's best known painting, The Two Young Girls (La belle Rosine), which explores life and death. The museum became part of Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in 1868.
    August 08, 2017 02:29 PM
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