Martin Creed Heads to Park Avenue Armory, Chris Burden LACMA Lights Turn Off—and More

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Talk: Martin Creed Public Art Fund Talk at the New School In 2012, Martin Creed rallied thousands to ring bells together in celebration for the London Olympics in his piece Work No. 1197, All the Bells in a Country Rung as Quickly and Loudly as Possible for Three Minutes. One of the U.K.’s biggest names in Contemporary Art, he’s kicking off the Spring 2015 Public Art Fund talks at the New School this Wednesday. A release on the New School’s website says he’ll chat about about his work in a “performative lecture.” — Alanna Martinez The New School, the Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, New York, 6:30 p.m.

Artist Martin Creed. (Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Martin Creed will have his biggest U.S. show ever at the Park Avenue Armory, opening June 8. Mr. Creed’s installation will also be the arts space’s most ambitious solo show by an artist.

With SFMOMA’s grand reopening around the corner, the museum is getting ready in style. Four architectures have been invited to design jewelry for the museum’s store based on the new, sleek expansion designed by Norwegian firm Snøhetta and its stark contrast to the existing Mario Botta building.

The Okhotsky Sea Ice Museum in Japan canceled this year’s photography award after it was discovered that the winning entry featured a man standing atop a dead beached whale.

Max Hollein has been tapped to be the next director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg, and a group of A-list backers, are putting €8.5 million towards the preservation of Venice’s Jewish ghetto, an area of the historic city founded 500 years ago.

Chris Burden’s iconic Urban Light installation at LACMA will be turned off temporarily for two months for some restoration work. Don’t worry, it’ll be turned back on after it gets a new paint job.

Martin Creed Heads to Park Avenue Armory, Chris Burden LACMA Lights Turn Off—and More