Museums Fall 2015


1. LONDON (AFP).- Spanish painter Francisco de Goya's stark portrayals of Spanish aristocrats, intellectuals and fellow artists in a major new exhibition at the National Gallery in London aims to show him as "the best ever portrait artist". The exhibition, which opens on Wednesday, brings together from around the world around 70 portraits by the celebrated artist who lived between 1746 and 1828.The works make up almost half of the 150 Goya portraits that still survive today, and account for a third of his total known output. More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/81996/More-than-60-of-Goya-s-most-outstanding-portraits-on-view-at-the-National-Gallery--London#.VhbUK_lVikp


2. BASEL A riot of color roars in Miami to usher in Art Basel season as the exhibition Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann opens October 10 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, the Smithsonian affiliate in Miami (on view through January 3). This exhibition is the first-ever to showcase a vital aspect of the mid-century Modern Master's art, his large-scale public mural
projects. More Information:http://www.broadwayworld.com/miami/article/A-Riot-of-Color-Roars-to-Usher-in-Art-Basel-Season-20151003


3. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The first major exhibition in the United States and the first comprehensive English-language catalogue on celebrated Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako (born Fujikura Yōko in 1947) showcases the artist’s prolific, groundbreaking career and offer new scholarship on her
personal background, her process, and her place in the history of Japanese photography.More Information:http://artdaily.com/news/81977/First-major-exhibition-in-the-United-States-of-the-work-of-Ishiuchi-Miyako-opens-at-the-Getty#.VhbU2flViko


4. MANCHESTER, NH.- Susan Strickler, who has guided the Currier Museum as director and CEO since 1996, has announced her retirement as of June 2016. Upon her retirement, Strickler’s tenure as Director will be the longest in the Currier’s 86-year history. Her visionary guidance converted the
once-small museum to one of regional and national renown.More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/81982/Susan-Strickler--Currier-Museum-of-Art-director-and-CEO-since-1996--to-retire-in-June-2016#.VhbdS_lViko


5. BOLOGNA.- The Museo Civico Archeologico is hosting Egypt. Millennia of Splendour. Beneath the two towers, the splendour of a civilisation that lasted thousands of years and has always
fascinated the entire world, has sprung back to life: the Egypt of the pyramids, pharaohs and multiform gods, but also that of sensational discoveries, captivating archaeology, passionate collecting and rigorous scholarship. More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/82265/-Egypt--Millennia-of-Splendour--opens-at-the-Museo-Civico-Archeologico-in-Bologna#.ViVhRRCrRPM



6.MEXICO CITY.- A series of temporary exhibits called “One piece, one culture” starts with the exhibition “The Calakmul Mask. Universe in Jade.” During its inauguration, Teresa Franco, director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), added that through a single piece highly significant many elements of thought and the worldview of one of the greatest cultures could be explained: the Mayans.More Information:
http://artdaily.com/news/81100/National-Museum-of-Anthropology-in-Mexico-City-exhibits-the-enigmatic-Calakmul-mask#.ViViURCrRPM


7.Thornton Dial, the self-taught Alabama artist whose best-known work — dense, chaotic wall reliefs that exist somewhere between painting and sculpture — recently entered the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is moving into the Manhattan gallery ecosphere. Mr. Dial, 87, will be
represented by the Marianne Boesky Gallery, whose roster includes artists like Frank Stella, the painter Barnaby Furnas and the director John Waters. More Information: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/boesky-gallery-to-represent-thornton-dial/?_r=0


8. CLEVELAND, OH.- The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that the Ministry has authorized the transfer to Cleveland of a significant stone fragment in the National Museum that is now believed to be part of the early Khmer sculpture of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan in the Cleveland
collection. More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/82557/Government-of-Cambodia-to-transfer-significant-stone-fragment-to-Cleveland-Museum-of-Art#.VjfLUq6rRSw