Negligible Off Season Free AdmissionsBy: - Dec 18th, 2014
As of January One the Clark will no longer be free during the off season. It is offering token free days but adult admission is full freight at $20. Add another $10 to see special exhitions. Which is still more generous than Mass MoCA which has a single annual free day. It sends the wrong PR and marketing message to the local community. What price can you put on being a welcoming good neighbor?
Playwright/Actor Kuntz Disrupts Narrative ExpectationsBy: - Dec 07th, 2014
Set in a cage and creatively dramatizing different presentations forms, "Necessary Monsters" by John Kuntz is a play that tells a fragmented story. Its title figuring into at least four story lines. “Necessary Monsters” is the name of a romance novel, a horror film, a bit of film noir, and a children’s television show. This is an unusual production that is part dream sequence, part pill-induced hallucination and serial killer nightmare. It is a provocative thinking person's entertainment.
School of Paris Museum and Gallery ExhibitionsBy: - Dec 17th, 2014
The School of Paris, particularly Picasso and Matisse, with sidebars on Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Leger are the heart and soul of museum and gallery exhibitions during the busy holiday season. These show provide invlauable insights to the issues of cubism and abstract art in the 20th century.
At MoMA through February 4By: - Dec 15th, 2014
During the busy holiday season The Museum of Modern Art is featuring the blockbuster exhibition of the artist’s triumphant and inventive last works Henri Matisse: The Cutouts. The exhibition drew some 500,000 visitors last summer to London’s Tate Modern.
Otto Piene – Artist and MenschBy: - Dec 17th, 2014
The Guggenheim Museum in New York will close the ZERO exhibition on January 7, 2015. It is a comprehensive survey, highlighting more than 40 artists from 10 countries in Europe, South America and Japan. They were members of major artist groups and developments post WWII during the 1950s - 1960s.The second part of this article is dedicated to Otto Piene at CAVS/ MIT - and all who came to work or knew him and The Center.
Between and Rock and a Hard PlaceBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
Long before knowing anything about art I made a Duchampian assisted ready made as a Christmas present for mom. She was thrilled at its invention but wondered what it was.
Made Readymades by Robert GoberBy: - Dec 19th, 2014
The merry Dada prankster Marcel Duchamp changed the definitions of art with his Found Objects, Ready Mades and Assisted Readymades. The Robert Gober show at MoMA requires a new category, Made Readymades.
Outtakes of Giant Sugar Sphinx at Sikkema JenkinsBy: - Dec 19th, 2014
At the age of 28 Kara Walker won a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Now middle aged she has enjoyed success with work focusing on ante bellum slavery and more recently the triangle trade in slaves, molasses and rum. Our critique about her show at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery has more to do with marginal execution than its polemical subject matter.
Happy Ending Mar Jon Stewart's Directorial DebutBy: - Dec 19th, 2014
Jon Stewart's film detailing to imprisonment and interrogation of Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) in Iran during the 2009-2010 presidential election. In his debut as a director Stewart has a ways to go.
Diamond as Big as the RitzBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
Mom and Dad had different approaches to Christmas Shopping. She started in August and took months to build up a secret stash. He was strictly last minute and never could find the time. Gifts of cash and booze pre wrapped.