Modern Mexican art, contemporary New York abstraction and probing photographs of the American West head up the summers offerings at Kansas Citys art museums. Meanwhile, Its a big summer for art in St. Louis, where the St. Louis Art Museum will open a 211,431-square-foot wing designed by David Chipperfield.
Tale of the Eye: The Art of Lester Goldman, which closes Sunday at Village Shaloms Epsten Gallery, touches on various points in the late Kansas City artists career and his vast exploration of subjects and media.
A 1918 work by Edwin Blashfield, The Call of Missouri, was displayed for years at the Kansas City Public Library. It disappeared in 1983. A six-year search found it online on sale for $650,000.
Ann Hamilton and her former teacher, Cynthia Schira, have teamed up for a joint exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. An Errant Line derives its most compelling moments from the human drama of the presepio.
The local art world will remember Byron Cohen, who died May 10 at the age of 72, as a dealer who loved his work and was also good at it. Cohen was an avid art collector before retiring from real estate development to become a dealer.
Bleak minimalist sculptures and paintings feature unstretched canvas, thick paints, trash bags, rags, scrap wood, art magazines and cardboard, carefully stacked and glued into compositions that refer to both piles of trash and the aesthetics of early abstract art movements.
Shirley Helzberg adds Nelson-Atkins to her long list of leadership posts, and a Kemper daughter steps into her fathers shoes at museum.
New abstractions by Nicole Mauser at The Beggars Table Church and Gallery top the list of May First Fridays attractions. Mausers Crossroads exhibit, Lacuna, includes a series of collages inspired by a malfunctioning film projector.
With a new festival season upon us the 28th Brookside Art Annual runs Friday through Sunday were going to review the etiquette of art shows, with tips from artist/writer Rice Freeman-Zacherys blog.
The piece by Andi LaVine Arnovitz is titled Wearing Our Worries or Dress of the Jewish Mother. The Kansas City-born artist draws appreciative laughs from her Jewish Community Center audience when she tells how women with their own fears come up to her to exclaim: I have two or three of those in my closet!
In her new film, NV in KC, artist Judith Levy presents a send-up of a fictional conceptual art project that involves ranking Kansas City artists and institutions.
In a flabbergasting act of cultural vandalism, New Yorks Museum of Modern Art is set to destroy the building next door, the former American Folk Art Museum, because it doesnt look right.
The group show Floor Plan, on display through May 5 at Plug Projects, opens old debates about art and design. The show features works by Kate Faler, Michael Fujita, Dan Funderburgh, Brian Giniewski, Gary Katchadourian, Tom Lauerman and the creative team of Rie Egawa and Burgess Zbryk
If youre interested in the nude form, the Nelson-Atkins Museum is an excellent venue. Insides not so bad, either. Turns out the iconic Shuttlecocks have been an unauthorized prop for posing young ladies, sans clothing.