Fine Arts

  • Charles Giuliano Heads and Tales

    Pictures at an Exhibition

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 27th, 2018

    Arthur DeBow did a super job of curating and installing my retrospective Heads and Tales at Gallery 51 in North Adams. Some 150 plus friends and strangers passed through.

  • Wayne Hopkins and Cathy Wysocki at Eclipse Gallery

    Cuckoo's Call on View In North Adams

    By: Eclipse - Jul 28th, 2018

    Cuckoo's Call, is an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Wayne Hopkins and Cathy Wysocki that reflects on the sea of humanity, ever restlessly heaving up and down. It opens at the Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams on August 3 and runs through September 3.

  • North Adams Down Street Art

    Again: August 30 / September 27

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Aug 14th, 2018

    Since 2008 North Adams' DownStreet Art celebrations have become a monthly summer-time destination for Berkshire residents and visitors alike. Serious, fun, cultural activities and art mix and match during this day. The celebrations have always happened on the last Thursday of the month.

  • MASS MoCA Announces The Fall Line-up

    Art, Music and Theater Highlight Fall Season

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 16th, 2018

    Museum Director Joseph Thompson and Director of Performing Arts, Sue Killam, announced the MASS MoCA 2018 fall line-up. The variety of events includes experimental theater, music, word and comedy in North Adams..

  • Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900

    Revisionist Exhibition at Clark Art Institute

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 16th, 2018

    Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900, is an ambitious, scholarly but problematic exhibition at the Clark Art Institute. It has been drawing large crowds and ends on 3 September.

  • Cross-Section at Eclipse Mill Gallery

    North Adams Fiber Artists

    By: Eclipse - Aug 22nd, 2018

    Cross-Section, the inaugural exhibition of North Adams Fiber Artists (NAFA), will open at the Eclipse Mill Gallery on September 7 and run through October 8. The gallery is located in a 40 unit artist/ loft building ar 243 Union Street in North Adams.

  • Color Spaces by Berkshire Artist Jane Hudson

    At The Left Bank, North Bennington, VT

    By: Hudson - Aug 24th, 2018

    Over the past two years, Jane Hudson has been exploring the relationship of color and form, reflecting on the work of early Modernists, e.g, Kandinsky, Miro and Sonia Delaunay. The medium is gouache wherewith one may explore the washes of watercolor as well as the opacity of denser media (acrylic, oil). This versatility allows for the layering of color within active geometric forms.

  • Remembering Photographer Arthur Tcholakian

    Armenian Artists in America

    By: Martin Mugar - Aug 30th, 2018

    Richard Tashjian was the founder of the Armenian Artists Association of America a group of mostly New England artists of Armenian extraction that banded together to bring their work to the attention of the larger Boston community. With my Armenian heritage I qualified as a member and joined the group.

  • Crystal Bridges a Landmark Museum of American Art

    Founded by Alice Walton in Bentonville Arkansas

    By: Susan Cohn - Sep 16th, 2018

    The largest work of art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is the museum itself, which serves as an anchor for the examination of architecture as art. The design of pods floating over a pond is the creation of Moshe Safdie.

  • David Hockney's California Dreaming

    Subdued Met Retrospective of a Pioneer of Pop

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 31st, 2018

    While described as a retrospective in eight galleries with just 60 paintings, 21 portrait drawings and five of his ground-breaking “Joiner” photo collages the David Hockney exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a bit of a tease. Now 80 when Hockney depicted homosexuality during the 1960s it was still illegal in Great Britain. He left for the laid back lifesyle of LA in 1964 and now commutes between continents. The exhibition is on view through February 25.

  • Centerbeam at ZKM/Karlsruhe, Germany

    Exhibition and Symposium until October 1st

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Aug 11th, 2017

    The exhibition to celebrate 'Centerbeam’s' 40 th anniversary has been open since mid May in Karlsruhe. On September 2nd ZKM will host ten representatives of the original participants on location or via skype. The symposium should deliver lively discussions of the past and perhaps a way forward to recreate 'Centerbeam,' a third time, in the near future.

  • A Study in Contrast Two Museums in Lisbon

    National Tile Museum and MAAT Bookend Art and Culture

    Two Libon Museum
    By: Mark Favermann - Dec 30th, 2017

    These institutions visually and physically reflected Portuguese art and culture, one embracing the nooks and crannies of history while the other exhibited a vibrant openness to contemporary urbanity.

  • Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed

    Riveting Selection of 43 Works at Met Breuer

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 29th, 2018

    With just 43 works Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at Met Breuer through February 4 provides a small but succinct view of his work. He was a prolific artist, creating approximately 1,750 paintings, 18,000 prints, and 4,500 watercolors, in addition to sculpture, graphic art, theater design, and photography. More than half of the works on view were part of Munch's personal collection and remained with him throughout his life.

  • Dak'Art African Contemporary Art Biennale

    Dakar, Senegal from May 3 - June 2

    By: Dakar - Mar 16th, 2016

    Dak’Art 2016 is inspired by the theme “The City in the Blue (La Cité dans le jour bleu)” and will be curated by Simon Njami who was also named as the fair’s new artistic director. As inspiration from the theme, Njami selected the extract of Léopold Sédar Senghor’s poem: “Your voice cries out for the Republic - let us raise up that city in a blue daylight: Of equality for brotherly peoples. So we sing in our hearts. “We are here, Guélowar!”

  • Centerbeam of CAVS/MIT Reintroduced at ZKM

    40 Years Post documenta 6 at Kassel, Germany

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Jun 03rd, 2017

    The exhibition: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of 'Centerbeam,' A Performative Sculpture by CAVS, can be seen at ZKM, Karlsruhe/Germany, until October 1st. The museum is also presenting in an adjacent gallery Aldo Tambellini’s, 'Black Matters.' He was one of the 21 artists, who participated in the spectacular, collaborative and participatory outdoor sculpture.

  • Guggenheim Bilbao at Twenty

    An Inspiring Success Story

    By: Zeren Earls - Nov 06th, 2017

    The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao recently concluded a year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary under the concept "Art Changes Everything", inspired by the major changes that the city of Bilbao and its residents have experienced since the Museum's opening on October 19, 1997, while at the same time underscoring the transformational capacity of art. I felt fortunate to be able to visit this cultural treasure during a tour of the Basque region of northern Spain in late September.

  • Holiday Tour of NY Museums

    From MoMA to the Met

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 10th, 2016

    Here is a cheat sheet of ranked museum exhibitions if you plan to be in NY for the holidays

  • DeYoung Museum Celebrates Summer of Love

    Special Exhibition Has Flowers in Its Hair

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 06th, 2017

    The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll is celebrated at the De Young Museum in San Francisco through August 20. Fifty years ago kids from all over the nation flocked to Haight Ashberry with flowers in their hair. This amazing exhibition displays the artifacts of that phenomenon.

  • MASS MoCA Expansion

    To Unveil Memorial Day 2017

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 31st, 2016

    Led by museum director, Joe Thompson, we joined a 'hard hat tour" of the final phase of MASS MoCA renovation and construction. The $65 million project will be completed with a Memorial Day, 2017 weekend of opening celebrations.

  • Ai Weiwei Shown in Three NY Galleries

    Lisson, Mary Boone and Jeffrey Deitch

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 13th, 2016

    In three concurrent New York gallery exhibitions- Lisson, Mary Boone and Jeffrey Deitch- the dissident Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, has created poignant and roiling new works. This is a massive project by arguably our greatest living artist.

  • Puck Magazine Exhibition in Chicago

    19th Century Humor Magazine at Driehaus Museum

    By: Nancy Bishop - Jul 06th, 2016

    Puck, the 19th century literary-political-humor magazine, was revolutionary in ridiculing everything about Gilded Age society through cartoons created by gifted artists of the period. With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age is the new exhibit from Puck magazine on view at the Driehaus Museum, a magnificent 19th century mansion just off Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

  • Autumn de Forest at Butler Institute of American Art

    Juvenile Has First One Man Show

    By: Nancy Kempf - May 19th, 2016

    Although just fourteen August de Forest is being given a one woman show at the Butler Institute of American Art’s Mesaros Gallery in Youngstown, Ohio. She is from a family famous for its artists and museum professionals.

  • Lester Johnson In Provincetown

    ACME Fine Arts Exhibition Opens on May 20

    By: ACME - Apr 12th, 2016

    The watercolors and ink works making up the exhibition were selected from the artist’s estate by ACME Gallery Director David Cowan. Collectively they chronicle Johnson’s response to the landscape that surrounded him during his summers in the art colony during the 1950s, and reveal how the sights of Provincetown informed the development of his unique and important visual voice.

  • Nick Cave at MASS MoCA

    Preview of October Installation

    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 13th, 2016

    African American artist, Nick Cave, creates ritual, fetish costumes Sound Suits which transform and vitalize issues of gender, identity and race. With curator Denise Markonish he discussed an installation that will open at Mass MoCA on October 15 in the vast Building Five.

  • Vermont’s Eclectic Shelburne Museum

    How Sweet It Is

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 12th, 2018

    Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) founded the Shelburne Museum which has 150,000 objects and 39 buildings on 45 acres. Her father Henry Osborne Havemeyer was known as The Sugar King. With his wife Louisne they created a vast collection donating 2,000 objects, including French Impressionist masterpieces, to the Met. Electra married polo champion James Watson Webb II of the Vanderbilt family. Well before the controversies of the Berkshire Museum, in 1996, the Shelburne Museum sold $30 million of its art to pay expenses. During the winter just five buildings are open. We viewed two special exhibitions in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education which opened in 2013. It was a lively and intriguing experience.

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