News Articles Library Event Photos Contact Search

Displaying items by tag: journals

Eight notebooks used by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat that have never before been shown in public are due to go on view at the Brooklyn Museum in April. “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks” (3 April-23 August 2015) includes 160 unbound pages from journals the artist filled with sketches and notes between 1980 and 1987. The notebooks come from the collection of Larry Warsh, and another 30 drawings and paintings from other collections will be shown as well.

Tricia Laughlin Bloom, who co-organised the show with the scholar Dieter Buchhart, says the exhibition reveals a side of the artist that tends to be glossed over by the traditional narrative.

Published in News

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents The Surrealists: Works from the Collection, an exhibition dedicated to one of the most significant art movements of the 20th century. The show spans from the mid-1920s to the late 1940s, when Surrealism flourished, and traces the movements roots in Paris to its acceptance by a broader international audience.

The exhibition contains approximately 100 works from the Philadelphia Museum’s collection as well as period journals, catalogues and archival materials. Some of the most celebrated Surrealists are represented in the show including Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Dorothea Tanning. The Surrealists presents a comprehensive survey of one of the most cohesive, long-lasting and idiosyncratic movements of the 20th century.

The Surrealists: Works from the Collection will be on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through March 2, 2014.

Published in News

While a lot of time, thought, and care goes into the creation of exhibition catalogues, their lifespans tends to be short-lived. Unhappy with this accepted cycle, Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, decided to change things. The Museum’s new online resource, MetPublications, allows users to browse more than 600 catalogues, journals, and museum bulletins, including 368 out-of-print publications. It will even be possible to get copies of 140 of those out-of-print catalogues along with paperbound editions with digitally printed color reproductions through Yale University Press.

Spanning from 1964 to the present, topics covered include art, art history, archaeology, conservation, and collecting. MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for almost all of the periodicals and even offers information about the authors, reviews of the books, and links to related publications and art in the museum’s collection. The comprehensive resource will also provide links to purchase in-print books. If a reader is in need of a book but is not close to the museum or the book is not in the Museum’s holdings, MetPublications will direct them to WorldCat, a global library catalogue. Over time, the Met plans to add publications dating as far back as 1870, when then the museum was founded.

While other museums such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art already have scholarly resources online, it is a welcome addition to the Met’s offerings.

Published in News