The New Season: Art

Source:   —  September 24, 2017, at 11:34 AM

But step aside, Babe -- in Minneapolis, a giant sculpture in royal blue presently commands all the attention: A giant rooster."A cockerel," said museum director Olga Viso.

The New Season: Art

Anna Werner offers us a see at what'south new in art:

In the land of Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox is king. But step aside, Babe -- in Minneapolis, a giant sculpture in royal blue presently commands all the attention: A giant rooster.

"A cockerel," said museum director Olga Viso. "It'south love a common on a horseback. Instead of a common on horseback, you've this rooster, right?"

"The piece really stands out," said Werner. "You can look it from the highway."

"You can look it from all directions, yup. Yeah. It'south definitely a destination piece that people like to arrive look and stand by."

This large bird anchors the renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center, where Viso oversaw the year-long, $10 million project that features forty-nine sculptures in provocative shapes and sizes.

Werner asked, "Do you discover that having the sculpture garden pulls visitors into a museum they mightn't have otherwise visited?"

"Yeah, exactly. It makes the museum more accessible, more human, more approachable," Viso replied.

Works by some recognizable names fill the nineteen- acre space: Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly … and the museum seeded some new works on the grounds here as well, commissioning installations by artists including Theaster Gates, Nairy Baghramian and Tag Manders -- pieces that welcome visitors in for a stroll.

One work visitors won't look here: the sculpture "Scaffold," a piece representing historic executions sanctioned by the U. south. government, including the hangings of thirty-eight Dakotas at the finish of the tribe'south war with the United States in one thousand eight hundred sixty-second. Native American leaders protested its inclusion, leading to the museum'south decision to remove it.

"Is that caving to public pressure, because you're worried about horrible publicity?" Werner asked.

"No, I think it'south being responsive to the Dakota community here and what it represented," Viso said.

That hasn't stopped visitors from streaming in by the thousands.

And this isn't the only museum sure to invite crowds this fall.

In Ohio, "Rodin - one hundred Years," at the Cleveland Museum of Art, marks the centennial of Auguste Rodin'south death with a showcase of some of the master sculptor'south greatest works (through May thirteen, two thousand eighteen).

In addition to the exhibition in Cleveland, the artist will be feted at museums across the country (portion of the worldwide commemoration of his centennial), including:

  • "Rodin: A Survey" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Sept. 27-Oct. twenty-five, two thousand seventeen)
  • "The Hysterical Material" at the Bright Museum of Art, Univ of Chicago (through Dec. seventeen, two thousand seventeen)
  • "Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime" at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, Pa. (Through Dec. nine, two thousand seventeen)
  • "Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition" at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Granmd Rapids, Mich. (Through Jan. seven,. two thousand eighteen)
  • "Rodin at the Met" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (through January fifteen, two thousand eighteen)
  • "Kiefer / Rodin" at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia (Nov. seventeen, two thousand seventeen-March twelve, two thousand eighteen)
  • "Rodin one hundred" at the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
  • "Séraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin'south Helper to Ceramic Artist" at the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco (Through March one, two thousand eighteen)
  • "Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter" at the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco (Oct. fourteen, 2017-Jan. twenty-eight, two thousand eighteen)
  • "Rodin: The Human Experience" at the Telfair Museums, Savannah, Ga. (Through Jan. seven, two thousand eighteen)

Michelangelo stars in an upcoming exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Johannes Vermeer comes to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C.

  • "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (Nov. thirteen, 2017-Feb. twelve, two thousand eighteen)
  • "Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. (Oct. twenty-two, 2017-Jan. twenty-one, two thousand eighteen)

Maybe the most anticipated indicate this fall is Yayoi Kusama'south "Infinity Mirrors," which travels to The Wide in Los Angeles after record-breaking shows in both Washington, D. C. and Seattle.

  • "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" at The Broad, LA (Oct. twenty-one, 2017-Jan. one, two thousand eighteen) | Book tickets on October two


"Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo" at the Brooklyn Museum, NY City (Through Jan. seven, two thousand eighteen)
Brings together the work of three innovative chroniclers.

"Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait" at The Museum of Modern Art, NY City (Sept. twenty-four, 2017-Jan. twenty-eight, two thousand eighteen)
Explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor.

"Label Rothko: Reflection" at Museum of Fine Art Boston (Sept. twenty-four, 2017-Sept. three, two thousand eighteen)
The exhibition spans the full range of Rothko'south career, from early Surrealist works to his iconic Color Field paintings.

"Hot Metal Modern: Design in Pittsburgh and Beyond" at the Carnegie Art Museum, Pittsburgh (Sept. twenty-six, 2017-Dec. twenty-one, two thousand eighteen)
A showcase of grand design objects from around the Steel City.

"Jimmie Durham: At the Middle of the World" at The Whitney, NY City (Nov. three, 2017- Jan. twenty-eight, two thousand eighteen)
The artist and activist (a political organizer for the American Indian Movement during the one thousand nine hundred seventy) was an active participant in the downtown NY City artistic community in the one thousand nine hundred eighty, later residing Mexico, then Europe.

"Elderly Masters Now" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Nov. three, 2017-Feb. nineteen, two thousand eighteen)
Treasures from one of this country'south most remarkable collections, featuring works by Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt and Monet.


"Chicago Architecture Biennial," Chicago (Through Jan. seven, two thousand eighteen)
Free exhibition featuring one hundred forty+ architects and artists, the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America.

"Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil" at the Art Institute of Chicago (Oct. eight, 2017-Jan. seven, two thousand eighteen)
This exhibit devoted to the Brazilian artist focuses on her synthesis of avant-garde aesthetics and Brazilian subjects.

"Through the Eyes of Picasso" at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KS City, Month (Oct. twenty, 2017-April eight, two thousand eighteen)
This traveling exhibition, focusing on Picasso'south deep-seated interest in African and Oceanic art, makes its sole stop in the U. S.

"Monet: Framing Life" at the Detroit Institute of Arts (Oct. twenty-two, 2017-March four, two thousand eighteen)
Works by the artist and by fellow Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created during the formative years of the Impressionist movement.

"Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age" at the OK City Museum of Art (Oct. twenty-eight, 2017-Jan. two thousand eighteen)
Traveling exterior of Grand Britain for the first time, this marvelous new exhibition presents some of the most necessary works from the Victoria and Albert Museum'south outstanding collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings.

"Keith Haring: the Finish of the Line" at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Nov. seventeen, 2017-March eleven, two thousand eighteen)
In one thousand nine hundred eighty-seventh, Keith Haring created a massive temporary mural at the Cranbrook. Thirty years later, the museum revisits that landmark work, providing a compelling overview of the latest few years of the legendary Str artist's career.


"Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale" at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (Through Oct. twenty-two, 2017)
This exhibition brings together three of the internationally renowned British photographer'south most celebrated bodies of work, dating between one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight and 2011.

"Stuart Davis: In Full Swing" at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark. (Through Jan. one, two thousand eighteen)
Featuring more than eighty paintings and drawings, from a boss in the American modern art movement.

"Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Like I've for the Pumpkins" at the Dallas Museum of Art (Oct. one, 2017-Feb. twenty-five, two thousand eighteen)
This installation is one of the artist'south signature Infinity Mirror Rooms.

"Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma" at the Menil Collection, Houston (Oct. thirteen, 2017-Feb. twenty-five, two thousand eighteen)
The London-based artist creates work that addresses the growing unease of an ever-expanding world, one that's as technologically networked as it's politically fractured by war and exile.

"Frank Stella: Experiment and Change" at the NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Nov. twelve, 2017-July eight, two thousand eighteen)
This mammoth retrospective will feature three hundred artworks, including paintings, relief sculptures, and drawings, created over Stella'south prolific six-decade career.

"Prospect New Orleans" (Nov. eighteen, 2017-Feb. twenty-five, two thousand eighteen)
A citywide triennial of contemporary art emphasizing collaborative partnerships. More than seventy artists are scheduled to participate, including Kara Walker, Rashid Johnson, Kader Attia and Alfredo Jaar.


"City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man" at the NV Museum of Art, Reno (Through Jan. seven, two thousand eighteen)
Explores the remarkable legend of how the legendary NV gathering evolved through collaborative ritual, from humble countercultural roots on San Francisco'south Baker Shore into the world-famous desert convergence it is today.

"Abstract Expressionism: Looking E from the Distant West" at the Honolulu Museum of Art (Through Jan. twenty-one, two thousand eighteen)
The exhibition presents major works by American masters alongside those by Asian-American artists, including Ruth Asawa, Saburo Hasegawa, Isamu Noguchi, and Hawai'i art icons love Satoru Abe, Isami Doi, Tadashi Sato, and Tetsuo Ochikubo.

"Question Bridge: Black Males" at Oakland Museum of Art (Sept. twenty-nine, 2017-Feb. twenty-five, two thousand eighteen)
Intimate videos of a diverse grouping of one hundred fifty black men across the United States are woven together and arranged to simulate face-to-face conversations between participants.

"Teotinuacan: City of Water, City of Fire" at the de Youthful Museum, San Fransciso (Sept. thirty, 2017-Feb. eleven, two thousand eighteen)
Explores how artworks from the ancient city in Mexico shape our understanding of Teotihuacan as an urban environment.

"Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect" at the Seattle Art Museum (Oct. seventeen, 2017-Jan. fifteen, two thousand eighteen)
On the one-hundredth anniversary of the artist'south birth, this retrospective examines Wyeth'south 75-year career by featuring one hundred ten of his works.

"Alexander Calder: Scaling Up" at SFMOMA, San Francisco (Oct. thirty-one, 2017-Aug. 19, two thousand nineteen)
The exhibit takes a see at the tiny scale and surprisingly tactical beginning to the artist'south most sizable works.

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