Eighteen months ago we announced the launch of Your Paintings, a BBC-hosted site “which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real.” The site, co-funded by The Public Catalogue Foundation, announced it has completed its task. This translates into 3,217 participating venues and 211,861 paintings that are available online.
Now, the BBC and PCF are asking the public to help them tag the paintings.
The Courtauld Institute of Art has launched the Gothic Ivories Project, an online database of over 2800 images of ivory sculptures made in Western Europe between ca. 1200-ca. 1530 (with some neo-Gothic pieces as well). Search specifics, browse works by keyword, location and type, or visit the informational pages for site tips and tools. Additionally, when you become a registered user you can create private or public image folders of your favorite works. Many objects have multiple views and extensive entries.
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!
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).
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.
Public and educational access to the National Gallery of Art’s collection just got a whole lot easier – all of its images believed to be in the public domain are now available for educational use, publication, and “personal enrichment”. NGA Images contains more than 20,000 open access images, searchable and browsable through a very clean interface. Users can save images to a “lightbox”, download a teaching size image (1200 pixels) or download a publication-quality image (after signing in and reading the use agreement) free of charge for any use. The open access policy is available to read here.
Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Los Angeles Art Show, January 18-22, 2012, in the LA Convention Center. This year promises to be the most comprehensive art experience on the west coast, with three distinct shows: the L.A. Art Show: Modern & Contemporary, the L.A. Fine Print Fair and the newly separate Fine Art Show: Historic & Traditional. All this translates into 200,000 square feet of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, installation, and video from around the world.
The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum would like you to temporarily donate your home for The Home Art, Revisited exhibition (May 21-July 17, 2011). This show reprises two previous CAF Home Shows (1988 and 1996) with ten Los Angeles-based artists creating site-specific installations in ten Santa Barbara area residences.
One house is still needed: a home with a pool installation or renovation planned for Spring 2011 (for a participating artist whose proposal includes a pool design). If you are interested in participating in this cutting-edge exhibition, being a part of the contemporary arts scene in Santa Barbara, and gaining a permanent work of art in your backyard, contact Karla at email@example.com or 805-966-5373, x105
Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show, January 16-23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. One of this year’s highlights is a never before seen exhibition of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, courtesy of the Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica. There is also a Symposia Series and a Guest Country Program featuring contemporary art from China.