Dia Art Foundation Appoints Jeffrey Weiss New Director

  (photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP)  The Dia Art Foundation has appointed Jeffrey Weiss, currently head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, its new director.  Weiss has worked at the National Gallery since 1994.  There he organized such as exhibitions as Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965; Mark Rothko; and Cy Twombly: The Sculpture.

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Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

  Alexander Liberman, Sun II, 1962 Acrylic on canvas, 79.25 inches diameter, private collection Feb. 16 — June 17, 2007 The first comprehensive survey of Op Art by an American museum in more than 25 years, the exhibition examines the development and lasting influence of the international movement exploring perceptual phenomena in painting, sculpture, and light installation. Combining color and abstract patterns, the works produce optical illusions of pulsating movement through precise, mathematically-based composition.  An […]

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Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

    Rivane Neuenschwander, Zé Carioca no. 4, A Volta de Zé Carioca (1960) (Edição Histórica, Ed. Abril). (detail), 2004 Synthetic polymer paint and ink on printed paper, 13 sheets, each 6.25 x 4 inches Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York March 4 — June 11, 2007

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The Optical Edge, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

  Gilbert Hsiao, Encounter, 2006 Sprayed acrylic on wood panel, 42 x 42 inches   Gabriele Evertz, Motion Parallax, 1998 Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches March 8 — April 14, 2007 Curated by Robert C. Morgan, exhibition includes Bridget Riley, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak, Victor Vasarely, Josef Albers, Sandford Wurmfeld, Robert Swain, Gabriele Evertz, Rakuko Natio, Gilbert Hsiao, Soon Ja Han, Jon Groom, Beverly Fishman, Ryszard Wasko, and Michelle Hinebrook.  Curated by Robert […]

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Fisk University to Sell Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley Paintings to Raise Funds

  Marsden Hartley, Painting No. 3 Fisk University in Nashvillle, TN, is planning to sell two works from its collection — Georgia O’Keeffe’s Radiator Building – Night, New York and Marsden Hartley’s Painting No. 3 — to raise funds.  The works were part of Alfred Stieglitz’s personal collection and were donated to the university after his death in 1949 by Georgia O’Keeffe with the intent to challenge segregation by making the collection accessible to African-Americans […]

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Listen Up: McKendree Key: S202 (South Wing) Divided into Cubic Yards, for Clifton Place, Time Out New York & WPS1

  McKendree Key, Pier 17: Space # 2085 Divided into Cubic Yards, 2006 Artist McKendree Key’s assistants, Allie Tsypin and Slaveya Starkov, discuss the process of constructing and the experience of inhabiting Key’s new second floor installation at P.S.1. Key’s exhibition was organized by P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor Nick Stillman and is on view from February 11 – April 16, 2007.

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Hans Wegner: In Memoriam, April 2, 1914 — January 26, 2007

    Hans Wegner was one of the most innovative and prolific of all Danish furniture designers. His work is representative of the excellent craftsmanship and commitment to modern living that made mid-century Danish design internationally popular. His work belongs to the minimalist school, but preserves function. He is perhaps best known for his many beautifully and cleverly designed chairs using the finest of craftmanship.

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