Detroit Institute of Arts hires Samuel H. Kress Fellows in Conservation and European art

The Detroit Institute of Arts has hired two Samuel H. Kress Fellows. Becca Goodman joined the museum’s Conservation department in September as its first Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Painting Conservation. Theresa Christensen begins Jan. 22, 2019 as the Kress Fellow in European Paintings. Both positions are funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Goodman will treat a large late Medieval altarpiece that has not been on view for nearly a century due to its condition. She also plans to conduct a survey of the frames in the collection and will continue her study of the DIA’s masterpiece “The Wedding Dance” by Pieter Bruegel, which she began as a graduate intern at the DIA. In addition, she joined and treated a small portrait on panel that was broken into two separate pieces before it entered the collection, and thoroughly researched

Detroit Institute of Arts hires Samuel H. Kress Fellows in Conservation and European art

The Detroit Institute of Arts has hired two Samuel H. Kress Fellows. Becca Goodman joined the museum’s Conservation department in September as its first Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Painting Conservation. Theresa Christensen begins Jan. 22, 2019 as the Kress Fellow in European Paintings. Both positions are funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Goodman will treat a large late Medieval altarpiece that has not been on view for nearly a century due to its condition. She also plans to conduct a survey of the frames in the collection and will continue her study of the DIA’s masterpiece “The Wedding Dance” by Pieter Bruegel, which she began as a graduate intern at the DIA. In addition, she joined and treated a small portrait on panel that was broken into two separate pieces before it entered the collection, and thoroughly researched

New exhibition celebrates winter holidays through the art of children’s picture books

Before the winter solstice, as the days grow shorter, people of every culture long for the return of light. This fall/winter season Norman Rockwell Museum explores the commonality and distinctiveness of people through the art and stories found in children’s holiday picture books created by six award-winning illustrators. Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration is on view at the Museum from November 17, 2018 through February 10, 2019. Featuring over 40 original artworks representing traditional winter holidays, the exhibition has been organized by Norman Rockwell Museum, and curated by Barbara Rundback, the Museum’s Assistant Curator. Illustrating Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, Harriet Ziefert’s Hanukkah Haiku (2008) uses a traditional Japanese poetic form to commemorate the eight nights of the holiday, as illustrated

New exhibition celebrates winter holidays through the art of children’s picture books

Before the winter solstice, as the days grow shorter, people of every culture long for the return of light. This fall/winter season Norman Rockwell Museum explores the commonality and distinctiveness of people through the art and stories found in children’s holiday picture books created by six award-winning illustrators. Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration is on view at the Museum from November 17, 2018 through February 10, 2019. Featuring over 40 original artworks representing traditional winter holidays, the exhibition has been organized by Norman Rockwell Museum, and curated by Barbara Rundback, the Museum’s Assistant Curator. Illustrating Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, Harriet Ziefert’s Hanukkah Haiku (2008) uses a traditional Japanese poetic form to commemorate the eight nights of the holiday, as illustrated

Exhibition at Galerie Ron Mandos features new works by Kendell Geers and Krištof Kintera

These two extraordinary exhibitions, running simultaneously at the gallery, include new work by both artists. Geers and Kintera come from very different backgrounds but both artists maintain a practice firmly rooted in social and political awareness. Kendell Geers is internationally acclaimed for his politically engaged work, investigating themes such as colonialism, power structures, activism and his personal background as a white South African. In Voetstoots, his first exhibition in the Netherlands in over two decades, he explores the links between colonialism and modernist languages. From the artist statement: “The very same values, morals and principles that defined the colonial enterprise and apartheid, also shaped European culture and modernism. Voetstoots takes avant garde languages and repositions them in an age of political examination.

Exhibition at Galerie Ron Mandos features new works by Kendell Geers and Krištof Kintera

These two extraordinary exhibitions, running simultaneously at the gallery, include new work by both artists. Geers and Kintera come from very different backgrounds but both artists maintain a practice firmly rooted in social and political awareness. Kendell Geers is internationally acclaimed for his politically engaged work, investigating themes such as colonialism, power structures, activism and his personal background as a white South African. In Voetstoots, his first exhibition in the Netherlands in over two decades, he explores the links between colonialism and modernist languages. From the artist statement: “The very same values, morals and principles that defined the colonial enterprise and apartheid, also shaped European culture and modernism. Voetstoots takes avant garde languages and repositions them in an age of political examination.

Alison Jacques opens Branko Vlahović’s first exhibition in the United Kingdom

Alison Jacques is presenting the first exhibition in the United Kingdom of the Croatian sculptor, Branko Vlahović (b. 1924, Bjelovar, Croatia; d. 1979, Zagreb, Croatia). The exhibition comprises of work from the 1960s, bringing together key examples of Vlahović’s plaster sculptures alongside large-scale, monochrome drawings. It is only recently that Vlahović is recognised as a pioneer of Minimalism in Croatia. His work is an example of important Minimalist sculpture produced outside of the dominant Modernist canon. Without contact with his American peers, Vlahović was independently producing work of a radically reduced sculptural sensibility. Following a traditional sculptural education, Vlahović’s work gravitated towards pure geometric forms which intentionally negated subject matter. The works in the exhibition are important examples

New exhibit combines poetry with graphic design to celebrate San Antonio’s tricentennial and poetic legacy

The City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture presents a new exhibit in commemoration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial that is currently open and runs through April 25, 2019. “30 Poems for the Tricentennial: A Poetic Legacy” combines poetry with graphic design to commemorate the more than 300-year history of San Antonio. It features poems submitted by 30 San Antonio poets that have been interpreted by 19 locally-based visual and graphic artists into two-dimensional art installations. The free exhibit is on display at the Culture Commons Gallery, 115 Plaza de Armas, 78205. “As the first major city in Texas to appoint a Poet Laureate, San Antonio has a deep respect and long-standing appreciation for poetry,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. “This year of our Tricentennial, it is more fitting than ever that San Antonio’s

Maggots, licorice and cobra hearts at Sweden’s ‘Disgusting Food Museum’

Cheese teeming with squirming maggots, sheep's eye juice and mouse wine: the "Disgusting Food Museum" explores why a dish seems delicious to some, but for others is stomach-churning. On show for three months at an old slaughterhouse in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, the exhibit -- created by Samuel West, who previously served up the Museum of Failure -- promises to shock the senses. "Disgust is always subjective because it comes with what we grew up with. It's kind of an indoctrination," says museum director Andreas Ahrens. "If we grew up with something, we don't find it disgusting," he says. To highlight the point, the exhibition puts foods from around the world on an equal footing, so lobster and foie gras are presented in the same way as chewy kiddie sweets and rabbits' heads. Gastronomic explorers are warned