auarthistory.wordpress.comAU Art History Student Amanda Chadbourne Wins Best Graduate Student Presentation in the Humanities at the 28th Annual Mathias Student Research ConferenceCongratulations to Amanda Chadbourne, second year MA Candidate in Art History, for winning Best Oral Presentation in the Humanities by a Graduate Student at the 28th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias S…
openculture.comDownload 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim MuseumFor at least half a decade now, New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been digitizing its exhibition catalogs and other art books. Now you can find all of the publications made available so far — not just to read, but to download in PDF and ePub formats — at the Internet Archive.33
washingtonpost.comPerspective | New museum chief fiercely promotes African art, but faces a more prosaic problem at homeAugustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford faces challenges because African culture too often has been overlooked or denigrated, if not stolen, in a European-centric environment and his museum's attendance is falling.
mitpress.mit.eduWhat Was Contemporary Art?Not only does contemporary art have a history, but all works of art were once contemporary to the artist and culture that produced them. Contemporary art in the early twenty-first century is often discussed as if the very idea of art that is contemporary is new. Yet all works of art were once contemporary. In What Was Contemporary Art? Richard Meyer reclaims the contemporary from historical amnesia, and gives the contemporary its own art history. By exploring episodes in the study, exhibition, and reception of early twentieth-century art and visual culture, Meyer retrieves moments in the history of once-current art and redefines “the contemporary” as a condition of being alive to and alongside other moments, artists, and objects.A generous selection of images, many in color—from works of fine art to museum brochures and magazine covers—support and extend Meyer's narrative. These works were contemporary to their own moment. Now, in Meyer's account, they become contemporary to ours as well.1
artforum.comJames Yood (1952–2018)Chicago-based arts writer and educator James Yood, who once distilled the role of the critic as one who fulfills a responsibility “to look and think as hard as possible,” has died. A committed and eloquent assessor of Chicago artists, Yood was a professor of art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he also directed its New Arts Journalism program.In addition to being a regional correspondent for art ltd magazine, Yood was a regular contributor to Artforum, Aperture, GLASS Quarterly, and Visual Art Source, among other publications. Yood also taught9
openculture.comFrida Kahlo Writes a Personal Letter to Georgia O’Keeffe After O’Keeffe’s Nervous Breakdown (1933)Click for larger image Important twentieth-century painters, as every student of art history learns, didn't tend to sail smoothly through existence. Those even a little interested in famed Mexican self-portraitist Frida Kahlo have heard much about the travails both romantic and physical she endured in her short life.44
forbes.comHow Dominique Lévy Built An International Art GalleryDominique Lévy opened her eponymous art gallery in New York in 2013 before opening a second gallery in London a year later. In 2017, Dominique Lévy partnered with Brett Gorvy to create Lévy Gorvy. We spoke about her career path, collecting art and why it's critical to remain curious.