Posts Tagged ‘art galleries’

365 Days of Art: December 1 – Day Without Art

December 1, 2014

December 1 has been acknowledged since 1989 as a Day Without Art, in order to remember artists who have died from AIDS. Many museums and galleries have closed, held vigils, hung walls with black, sent staff to volunteer at AIDS organizations, held special AIDS-related exhibitions, or otherwise used this as a day for mourning and […]

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365 Days of Art: November 9 – Pollock’s First Solo Show Opens, John Meets Yoko at Gallery, Emma Thompson’s Journey Opens in NYC

November 13, 2014

November 9, 1943 Jackson Pollock’s first solo show opens at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery. He has not yet painted the dripping works for which he’ll be most famous. November 9, 1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at her art opening at Indica Gallery in London. The work above impresses Lennon; after climbing […]

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365 Days of Art: October 20 – Peggy Guggenheim Opens Art of This Century Gallery

October 20, 2014

October 20, 1942 Peggy Guggenheim opens the Art of This Century art gallery at 30 W. 57th Street in New York. A press release calls gallery a “research laboratory for new ideas” that will “serve the future instead of recording the past”. Guggenheim specializes in the work of European modernists and Surrealists like Picasso, Mondrian, […]

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365 Days of Art: July 13 – Peggy Guggenheim Arrives in US with Plans to Open Art Gallery

July 16, 2014

July 13, 1941 Peggy Guggenheim arrives in the US from Europe with plans to open an art gallery. This simple-sounding plan leads to the creation of Art of This Century, probably the most influential art gallery ever, with her artists becoming commercially successful, and introducing the fine arts into pop culture. She is known for […]

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365 Days of Art: July 1 – De Kooning Begins Teaching, Lennon’s 1st Exhibition Opens, and A Crowd Protests Mapplethorpe’s Cancellation

July 1, 2014

July 1, 1948 Willem de Kooning begins teaching at Black Mountain College, an experimental art college near Asheville, North Carolina. Famous colleagues include Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham. July 1, 1968 John Lennon’s first art exhibition, with Yoko Ono, entitled You are Here, opens in London. July 1, 1989 On the […]

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365 Days of Art: June 11 – Dieter Roth Exhibition Receives Humorous Review

June 11, 2014

June 11, 1970 Dieter Roth’s first US exhibition receives a tongue-in-cheek review in the International Herald Tribune, which says that the gallery owner “will sell it to anyone with $21,000 and a bad cold”. The reason for the bad cold is that the exhibition stinks. Literally stinks. Inspired by an artist whose work Roth thinks […]

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365 Days of Art: June 8 – Augusta Savage Opens Gallery

June 8, 2014

June 8, 1939 Augusta Savage opens an art gallery on 125th Street in Harlem called the Salon of Contemporary Negro Art. The opening reception is well-attended, with 500 people of both races there, and there is buzz surrounding this well-known artist. The unfortunate thing is that residents of Harlem have no money for art, and […]

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365 Days of Art: March 6 – Gallery Forgets to Mail Invites So Almost No One Attends Gorky’s Opening

March 6, 2014

March 6, 1945 The exhibition Arshile Gorky opens at the Julien Levy Gallery, featuring paintings created during the previous year, including How My Mother’s Embroidered Apron Unfolds in My Life. André Breton, who helped Gorky title the paintings, writes a glowing foreword for the catalogue. Here’s the kicker: because Levy had forgotten to mail out […]

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Transcendental Landscapes

November 20, 2013

In college, I painted quite a few landscapes. We went outside every day, rain or shine, and painted the hills and trees of our rural campus. I got pretty good at it; I even sold a few, but nothing transcendental. After the second semester, my professor told me what I already knew: that they were […]

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Re•Place, Collages by Maura McGurk at Majestic ARTS Presents

June 14, 2013

A selection of my collages–traditional and digital, including some brand-new–will be on display at Majestic ARTS Presents in Seattle. This will be my debut exhibition in Seattle, and I’m excited to introduce myself and my work. ON VIEW July 12-26, 2013 OPENING RECEPTION Friday, July 12 6-9 pm MAJESTIC ARTS PRESENTS 129 NW 85th Street […]

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55 Galleries in One Day!

November 15, 2012

While walking in Chinatown today, I stopped to help a man who had just dropped his Rollerblades on the sidewalk. As I bent down and picked one up, I recognized the man; he leads art tours every Saturday afternoon in New York City. We started chatting, and he showed me his notes from his afternoon […]

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Road Trip: Harvest Gallery Wine (and Art) Bar, Dennis MA

August 9, 2011

What does Dorothy say in the Wizard of Oz: that you really don’t need to search any further than your own backyard? Well the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar is a hidden gem in Dennis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. I’d never heard of it, even though I’ve been visiting my parents in West Dennis for years. […]

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Inappropriate Use of the Family Values Card

April 4, 2011

I suppose it was just a matter of time before someone played the family values card where my work was concerned. There are many legitimate reasons why artwork might not fit with a particular venue–you have abstract work while they want to show landscapes, it’s too big, too small, too political, not political enough, does […]

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ArtWeLove and Sarah Trigg

April 2, 2011

My recent trip to Arizona made me remember how much nicer people are to each other outside of NYC, and how hungry I was for pleasant interpersonal connections–at the grocery store, on the phone, passing by…the reason I bring this up just now is because I had a wonderful experience with a company called ArtWeLove, […]

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Day Job at The Drawing Center

January 14, 2011

The Day Job exhibition, as a concept, resonated with me because I’m still in a state of exuberance-decompression-worry (it depends on the day) over recently having left my own day job, in an office. This was a varied and interesting show, and here are some of my favorites: Dawn Hunter, a professor of art. About […]

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