University of Oregon student curates exhibition of 1950s French artist books

University of Oregon History of Art and Architecture graduate student, Emily Shinn, curated the exhibition “Fernand Léger’s ‘Cirque’ and the ‘livre d’artiste’” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Shinn worked under the guidanc eof  Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate Curator, to complete this M.A. terminal project.

“I think the exhibition, my experience behind the scenes, and the final product open to the public, will provide a much needed example of an MA terminal project in Art History,” says Shinn. “It demonstrates the relationships possible for students between the Department of the History of Art & Architecture and the JSMA.” (Art Daily)

Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art at Lehman College Art Gallery

When students enter the Lehman College Art Gallery in the Bronx, NY to see the current exhibition,  “Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art,” they are asked “What’s your fantasy structure?”

“None of the artists in the show are trained architects,” gallery director Bartholomew Bland said, “but they all engage in building in a sort of way that I think is very imaginative and sort of appeals to the dream that we all have about the perfect home, or the perfect building, or the perfect place we would want to spend time.”

“Castles in the Sky” is the product of Bland’s interest in “18th century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi and 19th century American painter Thomas Cole” and “where artists go in their minds.” The exhibition is up through January 26, 2018.  (The Riverdale Press)

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David LaChapelle’s ‘Burning Down the House’ is a portrait of late fashion designer Alexander McQueen that appeared in Vanity Fair in 1997.
(Courtesy of David LaChapelle)

Wolfsonian-Florida International University showcases commissions produced for world fairs, private homes, clubs, and ocean liners

The Wolfsonian­–Florida International University is presenting a special exhibition co-organized with The Wolfsoniana, the museum’s sister institution in Genoa, Italy, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy in Miami. Made in Italy: MITA Textile Design 1926–1976, on view November 16, 2018–April 28, 2019. Pulling works from both the Wolfsonian and Wolfsoniana collections in a rare joint presentation, Made in Italy reflects the expert craftsmanship and full diversity of MITA’s production over its five-decade span. (Art Daily)

 

Image above: Rug design, 1927. Fortunato Depero (1892–1960), designer. Collage on paper Loan, MITA Archive of M. A. Ponis, on loan to The Wolfsoniana–Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

Review of “The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.” at John Jay College

The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.” features a diverse range of artists addressing depictions of sexual violence in the history of art, and the psychological implications for the women involved. The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery is the primary fine art gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. (The New York Times)

CAA Conversations Podcast: Amy K. Hamlin and Karen J. Leader on “Art History That”

The CAA Conversations podcast is back with new episodes. This week, Amy K. Hamlin, associate professor of Art History at St. Catherine University, and Karen J. Leader, associate professor of Art History at Florida Atlantic University, discuss Art History That. Launched in 2014, Art History That curates, crowdsources, and collaborates on the future of art history.

Amy K. Hamlin is Associate Professor of Art History at St. Catherine University. Karen J. Leader is Associate Professor of Art History at Florida Atlantic University. They are the co-founders of Art History That, and are co-authoring the book Art History That: Initiatives for the Future of a Discipline.

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Call for Exhibition Proposals: The Wright Art Center at Delta State University

The Wright Art Center at Delta State University is pleased to accept exhibition proposals from individual artists, collaborative groups, and curators. Works in any media by artists at any stage in their career will be considered, with preference given to emerging and mid-career artists whose work presents a novel and thought-provoking approach to making and thinking about art. Proposals will be evaluated on artistic merit, conceptual integrity, and accordance with our mission. Continue reading “Call for Exhibition Proposals: The Wright Art Center at Delta State University”

Casanova as Case Study: How Should Art Museums Present Problematic Aspects of the Past?—ARTnews

Casanova as Case Study: How Should Art Museums Present Problematic Aspects of the Past?

One exhibition at the Legion of Honor shows how curators and institutions are rethinking the ways they organize and frame exhibitions on figures whose behavior is considered inappropriate, or even criminal, today. At a time when museums are cancelling shows by artists facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, the Legion of Honor presented the show as an opportunity to talk about power, wealth, identity, self-invention, and social media.

Citizen Salon: A Crowd-Sourced Exhibition from Penn’s University Art Collection

Citizen Salon: A Crowd-Sourced Exhibition from Penn’s University Art Collection

Citizen Salon turns the traditional exhibition-organization model on its head by using crowd-sourcing as a foundation for curation. Members of the public are invited to select an artwork from an online database that they would like to see in the exhibition. The resulting data and commentary will shape the scope of the exhibition and its programming. To participate, please visit: http://artcollection.upenn.edu/cs/