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The most comprehensive career retrospective in the U.S. to date of the work of Frank Stella, co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will debut at the Whitney this fall. Frank Stella: A Retrospective brings together the artist’s best-known works installed alongside lesser known examples to reveal the extraordinary scope and diversity of his nearly sixty-year career. Approximately 100 works, including icons of major museum and private collections, will be shown. Along with paintings, reliefs, sculptures, and prints, a selection of drawings and maquettes have been included to shed light on Stella’s conceptual and material process. Frank Stella: A Retrospective is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in association with Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with the involvement of Carrie Springer, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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More than 480,000 people visited Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A, making it the most visited paid-for exhibition at the Museum ever. The exhibition was the only major UK retrospective of the work of the visionary fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, widely celebrated as one of the most innovative designers of his generation. 

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was originally presented at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2010. The exhibition has been open at the V&A since March 14, operating for more than 1,000 hours for public opening and private events.

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‘Hokusai,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is an absolute dream. Almost immediately—in this phenomenal retrospective of more than 230 works by Japan’s most famous artist—it is easy to see why Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) continues to be universally revered. Hokusai was, in turns, a romanticist, a classicist and an expressionist; a reverent traditionalist and a pioneering, crowd-pleasing populist.

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The first exhibition of works by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is due to open in Russia next month at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. "Alexander Calder: Retrospective" (June 8 - August 30) includes 52 works drawn from the New York-based Calder Foundation, along with several key pieces on loan from private collections based in Russia.

“Remarkably, there have been very few exhibitions with Calder’s work in Russia,” says Alexander Rower, Calder’s grandson and president of the Calder Foundation.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat's first retrospective in Canada opens in Toronto this weekend, with nearly 100 large paintings as well as drawings, sculptures, and video filling the halls of "Now's the Time," (a Martin Luther King quote/the title of a painting) at the AGO.

More impactful and comprehensive than past shows like the Brooklyn Museum's "Street to Studio," the exhibit witnesses the curators separate Basquiat's works into nine sections that successfully represent the themes and stylistic variety of the multifaceted 1980's American artist. The show's only downfall may come from Toronto itself.

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The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will be open on Friday nights in the coming months to give people more opportunity to visit the large Late Rembrandt exhibition. The exhibition opens on February 12th. 

The exhibition includes more than a hundred paintings, drawings, and prints and is the first retrospective the Rijksmuseum offers of Rembrandt’s work between approximately 1652 and 1669.

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Tate Britain has announced that it will host London’s first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in nearly fifty years. “Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for the Modern World” will open on June 24, 2015, and run through October 25, 2015. After the exhibition closes, it will travel to the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands (November 2015 – April 2016), and the Arp Museum in Rolandseck, Germany (May – August 2016).  

Born in Wakefield, England, in 1903, Hepworth studied sculpture at the Leeds School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she befriended fellow sculptor Henry Moore.

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Officials at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City always knew its Yayoi Kusama exhibition, which ends on January 18, 2015, would be popular. “Infinite Obsession,” based on the 2012 retrospective organized by the Whitney Museum in New York and Tate Modern in London, drew large crowds as it traveled through Argentina and Brazil this year. However, the numbers of visitors for its final stop in Mexico has surpassed all expectations, and the museum has been struggling to keep up.

The Tamayo’s attendance has gone from an average of 5,000 visitors per month to around 2,100 visitors per day. “It has been a challenge,” the museum’s chief of security Alfredo Esoíndola Vélez told the newspaper "El Universal."

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Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary  Art/Boston (ICA), announced today the appointment of Eva Respini as Barbara Lee Chief Curator. Respini is currently Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, where she organized the critically acclaimed retrospectives Cindy Sherman and Robert Heinecken as well as exhibitions with artists Klara Liden, Anne Collier, Leslie Hewitt, and Akram Zaatari. She will assume her new position at the ICA in March 2015.

“Eva Respini brings a combination of scholarship and a 21st-century sensibility to image-making, technology, and the role of the museum of the future,” says Medvedow. “She offers a rich understanding of contemporary art and is a creative and intelligent leader in her field. We look forward to the contributions that she will bring to the museum.”

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:15

Allentown Art Museum Celebrates Pop Art Prints

From the Fabulous '40s through the Swinging '60s to now, Pop Art's style has endured.

Earlier this year, the Allentown Art Museum explored the beginning of Pop Art's story in "British Pop Art Prints," which revealed how American Pop Art grew from a movement that started in London in the late '40s and early '50s by British artists such as Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi.

Then came the Americans — Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg — who rose from relative obscurity in New York to become some of the world's best-known artists, and had an influence on everything from design to fashion and film.

The museum explores that story in "American Pop: The Prints," an exhibit of works from the museum collection and Muhlenberg College that serves as a companion exhibit to "Robert Indiana from A to Z," a retrospective of work by one of the Pop movement's founding fathers.

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