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On May 1, Pulitzer Arts Foundation celebrates the opening of its newly constructed galleries with solo exhibitions of Alexander Calder, Richard Tuttle, and Fred Sandback, and the debut of the program series "Press Play."

Presented in the Pulitzer’s light-filled upper galleries, "Calder Lightness" conveys a sense of weightlessness through the artist’s iconic hanging mobiles, standing mobiles, and constellations.

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Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:48

The Stedelijk Museum Names New Chief Curator

Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum has appointed Bart van der Heide as its new chief curator. He takes up his new post February 1, replacing Nicole Delissen.

It's a bit of a homecoming, as van der Heide was once assistant curator at the museum. He later went on to serve as curator at Cubitt Gallery in London and at Witte de With in Rotterdam. Most recently, he was director of the Kunstverein Munich. Among the artists featured in his past shows are Trisha Baga, Bernadette Corporation, Keren Cytter, Harun Farocki, Ian Kiaer, Tobias Madison, Richard Tuttle, Tris Vonna-Michell, Rebecca Warren, Cathy Wilkes, and Haegue Yang.

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On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, will unveil its reinstalled collections of post-war and contemporary art. Featuring work from 1945 to the present, the collections will be housed in three dedicated galleries that have been newly renovated and refurbished over the past year.

The Wadsworth’s illustrious post-war and contemporary holdings will be divided between the Huntington Gallery, where mid-century abstract painting and sculpture by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Tony Smith will be displayed; the Hilles Gallery, which will feature works by Robert Rauschenberg, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, and Richard Tuttle; and the Colt building’s mezzanine gallery, where one of Sol LeWitt’s famed wall drawings will be on view as well as works by other minimalists and conceptualists.

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This October, the UK’s largest ever survey of the contemporary American artist Richard Tuttle will take place in London. It will include a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, a large-scale sculptural commission at Tate Modern, and a new publication. The project, titled “I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language,” was conceptualized by the artist and focuses on the importance of textiles across his body of work and into the latest developments in his practice.

Tuttle, who came to prominence in the 1960s, has worked in a range of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and furniture. Using humble, everyday materials such as cloth, paper, rope, and plywood, Tuttle creates subtle, intimate works that elude historical or stylistic categorization. He began experimenting with textiles in 1978 during a residency at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Tuttle employed his interest in the silkscreen printing process and made a series of clothing -- "Shirts" in 1978 and "Pants" in 1979. Functional in nature, the articles of clothing play with line, volume, pattern, and shape -- attributes the artist continues to explore.

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The Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, ME announced that it has received 320 works from the collection of Dorothy and Herb Vogel. The gift, which includes works by Julian Schnabel and Richard Tuttle, will greatly enhance the museum’s modern and contemporary art holdings and is among the most significant donations the institution has received in its more than 200-year history.

The late Herb Vogel and his wife, Dorothy, began collecting art in the early 1960s and went on to build one of the most notable collections of minimal, conceptual, and post-minimal art. Following the gift to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Dorothy said, “This donation represents a true highlight in the giving of our collection. I take pleasure knowing that artworks included here, by leading American artists, have the capacity to inspire many generations of audiences, from students to locals, to a broad range of international visitors.”

The gift is one of the largest contributions of works from the Vogels’ collection since the couple made a major donation to Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art in 1992.



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