Posts from April, 2010

New Chief for Frick Reference Library


The Frick Collection announces the appointment of Dr. Stephen J. Bury to the post of Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian and the Frick Art Reference Library.  Dr Bury has been at the British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom, as the Deputy Director and Head of European and American Collections, Maps, Music and…


Joan Mitchell Remembered in a Three-Day Symposium


A three-day symposium in New Orleans celebrates the life and work of Joan Mitchell April 9-11, 2010.  Co-organized by Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, this gathering will feature art historians, friends of Mitchell and film screenings.  Additionally, three exhibitions bring together the three major bodies of her work: paintings at…


Artists Design Themes for Google’s Chrome Browser


Chrome, Google’s flashy new web browser, is now offering themes designed by artists such as Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, Tom Sachs and Dale Chihuly. What’s a theme?  It’s the thing behind the webpages you are looking at.  All you usually see is that little strip on top, a gray bar.  New themes by artists, designers…


Tribute to Victor Pesce, 1938-2010


Victor Pesce: Selections, 1978-2010, on view at Elizabeth Harris Gallery


Charles Parness at the National Academy


This was an artcritical PIC in April 2010.


Mercedes Matter at the Weisman Gallery, Pepperdine University


There’s an internalized severity to her art; its fierce angularity suggests an appetite for sensual abandon constrained by geometry, argues HEARNE PARDEE