The LA Times reports that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has put in an offer to take over both branches of the financially-struggling Museum of Contemporary Art. The offer letter, from LACMA Director Michael Govan and the two board co-chairs, was dated February 24 and in response to MOCA’s initial request for a merger of the institutions.
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Tags: California, contemporary, LACMA, museums
Tags: California, contemporary, exhibitions, galleries
It’s that time of year again to mark your calendars for the Annual Los Angeles Art Show, which will be held January 23-27, 2013 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center. This year is even more comprehensive, with four distinct “fairs-within-a-fair” (last year there were three): Modern & Contemporary, Historic & Traditional, Vintage Posters, and the IFPDA Los Angeles Fine Print Fair. All this translates into 200,000 square feet of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, installation, and video from around the world. Information has not yet been posted for events, so check the LA Art Show blog often!
Tags: contemporary, exhibitions, image viewing, museums, panoramas
For those who were unable to get to Kassel, Germany this summer for documenta 13, here’s your chance to virtually experience installations at all venues. The 360°-Tour offers participants numerous ways to navigate the vast system of projects: by visitor’s favorites (with accompanying video), by a room-by-room “walk through” of each venue, by individual works of art chosen from a map, or by artist. Additional projects are web based.
hat tip to Laurie Monahan
Tags: contemporary, exhibitions, image viewing, museums
A new online exhibition, Lost Art, “explores the stories behind the loss of some of the most significant works of modern and contemporary art.” The works of art shown are not only those stolen, but also those which have been destroyed by disasters or neglect, and are all in various states of “loss” — temporary or permanent. The project is curated by the Tate and will post a new work each week. Be sure to use the zoom in/out and click-and-drag functions to get the full effect of the warehouse-like space.
Tags: California, contemporary, exhibitions, galleries, museums, universities
The Hammer Museum will have new hours of operation starting Saturday, June 2. The museum will be open 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Tuesdays through Fridays and 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (the museum is closed on Mondays). Both admission and parking fees will remain the same.
These new hours begin at the same time as the exhibition Made in L.A. 2012, the museum’s first large-scale biennial survey that features work by 60 artists from the L.A. region and exhibited in three venues (Hammer Museum, LA><ART, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park).
Tags: ARTstor, contemporary, exhibitions, museums
ARTstor announced an addition of more than 750 images from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s permanent collections in New York, Bilbao, Venice, and Berlin. This is the first installment of a projected 7,000 total images from the Guggenheim Foundation, which will include not only works of art but also 5,000 installation views from the 1990s to the present from the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Tags: architecture, contemporary, museums
Tags: contemporary, museums
To protest deep cuts in arts funding, Director Antonio Manfredi of the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples has begun burning works of art from the museum’s permanent collection. Manfredi plans a systematic destruction — three a week — of the museum’s holdings as its “1,000 artworks are headed for destruction anyway because of the government’s indifference.” The artists whose paintings were burned on Tuesday supported the action. Watch videos of each protest on la Repubblica.it here and here.
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Tags: California, contemporary, exhibitions, galleries, museums
Nineteen Southern California cultural institutions, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, will bid farewell to Pacific Standard Time with free admission on Saturday, March 31. (Note: The AD&A Museum at UCSB, included on the list, always offers free admission.) Click here for a flyer with links to all participating exhibitions.