Earlier this year, the Brooklyn Museum, citing financial issues, nixed its plans to show “Art in the Streets,” the controversial graffiti and street art exhibition that was shown recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. However, it now appears that at least one artist from that show will still get a major survey in Brooklyn: Keith Haring.
On a muggy Thursday morning in late June, the Brooklyn Museum held a press preview for the exhibition “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior,” which features statues of vibrant, twisting figures frozen in combat.
The museum’s Asian Art curator, Joan Cummins, had just finished explaining to The Observer the exhibition’s organizing principal—the various Read More
The Brooklyn Museum announced three new trustees today, including what the Museum said was the first artist in recent times to serve on the board. The new trustees are New York Law School Professor Tamara C. Belinfanti, Forest City Ratner Executive Vice President David L. Berliner, and Brooklyn arist Fred Tomaselli, whose work Read More
Citing continued financial difficulties, the Brooklyn Museum just announced that it will not host the “Art in the Streets” exhibit currently on display at the LA MoCA, as it had planned to next year.
Via press release:
“This is an exhibition about which we were tremendously enthusiastic, and which would follow appropriately in the path Read More
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The photographic evidence of the day’s journey comes courtesy of Instagram, proving that this truly is the museum of Brooklyn.
Murals and Acquisitions
The Brooklyn Museum has made a rare purchase from a London Gallery, adding to its paintings collection an artwork that was subversive in its time.
The museum has purchased Free Women of Color With Their Children and Servants in a Landscape, by Italian artist Agostino Brunias.
It’s a portrait of the Read More
“Multi-platinum.” “10-time Grammy Award-winning artist.” “World-famous performer.” “Songwriter.” “Entrepreneur.” “Philanthropist.” “One of the best known hip-hop artists of his time.” “Himself in the midst of extraordinary fame.”
According to the press release for his Nov. 18 conversation with Charlie Rose — to be filmed for Rose’s show before a live audience at the Brooklyn Read More
Even outside the huge Basel Art Fair, there was a lot going on in the art world this week: A flurry of criticism for the Brooklyn Museum, Thomas Kinkade gets a DUI, and Jeff Koons’ art car breaks. With Damien Hirst looking to displace puppies and Sotheby’s selling off Polaroid’s collection, this was a week Read More
Late hours, cocktails and music mark the summer art scene.
Rubin Museum of Art
Friday Nights until late evening, ongoing
Named, rather modestly, for the second-tallest mountain in the world, the Rubin Museum of Art’s weekly transformation from Eastern art museum to club lounge is remarkable because it’s actually kind of cool. Read More
Arts and Politics
If city budget planners have their way, there will be less Shakespeare in the Park, shortened museum hours and thousands of layoffs throughout the city.
It is all part of a potentially damaging-and ill-advised-attack on the New York art scene that could leave arts in the city with $30 million less in Read More