Three exhibitions, HAUTE, Suzanne Erickson and Bari Ziperstein, curated by Roman Stollenwerk open at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art from January 25-March 6, 2010.
Join us for a reception on January 26, 2010, 6:00-8:00 PM.
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January 17, 2010
January 6, 2010
Kenneth Noland, whose brilliantly colored concentric circles, chevrons and stripes were among the most recognized and admired signatures of the postwar style of abstraction known as Color Field painting, died January 5, 2010, at his home in Port Clyde, Me. He was 85. The cause was kidney cancer.
January 3, 2010
A major Olmec exhibition will inaugurate the new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion when it opens in October (exact date TBA) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Only two major exhibitions of Olmec art have been seen in the United States -- one at Princeton, the other at the National Gallery -- both in the mid-1990s. Many American museums, including LACMA, have some important Olmec objects on view, but the great survey collections are all in Mexico.
"Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico" is one of a half-dozen shows coming this year to museums in L.A. in celebration of the bicentennial of Mexico's 1810 independence.
According to a LACMA spokesman, among them are presentations on muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros (Autry National Center of the American West), contemporary devotional painter David Mecalco (UCLA's Fowler Musuem) and peripatetic Conceptual artist Felipe Ehrenberg (Museum of Latin American Art).
And at the Getty Villa, classical antiquity will be set next to the Aztec empire, with major loans from Mexico City's incomparable National Museum of Anthropology and Museo del Templo Mayor. "The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire," March 24–July 5, 2010.