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Matilda McQuaid talk "Textile Variations" at the BGC

posted on 07 Mar 2013 02:06 by Sara Spink

Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, gave an engaging talk a few weeks ago at the Bard Graduate Center. Her presentation afforded a unique insider's view on the nature of the Cooper-Hewitt's collection and its intended display upon the museum's 2014 reopening. Image courtesy Cooper-Hewitt museum website The...

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Frank Gehry At Work, Leslie Feely Fine Art

posted on 05 Mar 2013 19:39 by Sara Spink

Upcoming at Leslie Feely Fine Art: Frank Gehry At Work. The press release I wrote for the exhibition follows: Monaco Urbanisation En Mer project model, 2007. Plexi, mylar, and gatorboard. 24 x 16.5 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Leslie Feely Fine Art, LLC. Photo credit: Gehry Partners. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRANK GEHRY AT WORK April 11 – June 30, 2013 A selection of Frank Gehry...

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Neue Galerie's German Expressionism

posted on 21 Feb 2013 03:53 by Sara Spink

It was a pleasure to peruse the German Expressionism exhibit at the Neue Galerie, which highlights an artistic movement central to the institution's collection and showcases some of its most prized works. A few of these I have seen before under other circumstances, but a recontextualization such as this allows for new connections and fresh perspectives on even these familiar pieces. A selection of...

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At the Met—Matisse: In Search of True Painting

posted on 14 Feb 2013 04:13 by Sara Spink

From the outset, this exhibition promises—and then eloquently delivers—an explication of Matisse's creative process. This it does with great clarity through a relatively concise but compelling selection of 49 paintings that juxtaposes—in groups of 2 or 3—various renditions of identical or similar subjects. The ensuing comparisons effectively demonstrate—both visually and through accompanying...

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Call me a nerd but...

posted on 23 Oct 2012 17:59 by Sara Spink

this is why social media are awesome: when I talk to museums, they talk back. It's pretty great. // Doesn't take much! Previous post: Morgan Library Josef Albers Home Next post: Metropolitan Museum Henri Matisse

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