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Housed in The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., in collaboration with Paris’s Musée Picasso, a collection of 79 masterpieces — about half of which have never been shown in America — are on display. Instead of focusing on an era in Picasso’s life, as many exhibits do, this one centers on the inspiration he drew from one particular region: the Spanish-French border.
There could hardly be a better opening to “Skyscraper Gothic,” the small but charming exhibition now on display at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.
It took a pandemic to get our critic to explore the exquisite art in his own backyard. Here’s what he discovered.
“In a difficult year, people wanted a vision,” said Adam Levine, who took the helm at the Toledo Museum of Art in the middle of the lockdown last May, and where a total overhaul of the institution’s strategic plan is now underway. “People wanted something to be excited about for the future.”
The New York Times – Overlooked No More: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Whose Art Chronicled Black Life
She believed that life for her people in America was an act of near-superhuman perseverance, and she was determined to capture that history in every medium she could.
Nine of PRBI’s member firms, including Blue Water Communications, are reaching significant milestones in 2021. These achievements show the strength of the international network.
The late artist Aminah Robinson dedicated her life to recovering America’s lost history. At last, she’s finding a bigger audience. A sprawling show of her work is on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, an institution that was close to her heart. – Sarah Cascone, writing about Raggin’ On: The Art of Aminah Robinson’s House and Journals.
“And so we’re going to have to change that image of quilting we have in our heads, the one where matronly figures with prim buns bend over fabric scraps. The medium has been revolutionized. Or rather, in fact, it was always revolutionary.” – Karen Chernick, writing about TMA’s Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change.
NPR’s Susan Stamberg invites us to take a little trip, virtually or otherwise, to The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Medical school professors put together “Confronting Epidemics: Perspectives from History, Ethics, and the Arts” in a matter of days after the school’s sudden closure in mid-March. In developing the course, the instructors worked with M. Jordan Love, a curator at the Fralin who consulted on imagery to help students understand how societies have understood prior pandemics.
Art Bridges, Alice Walton’s foundation dedicated to expanding access to American art, has announced a $5 million commitment in support of museums impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.