Art

Best of 2018: Art

12.29.18

Reached the end of Best of 2018 and that is Art. I haven’t seen a lot of it this year, but in 2019 I will make up for it! Here is a small list of art museums who in my artistic opinion that had exhibitions that showed some really great art. Plus, there is an article from Vulture by Jerry Saltz

Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC

Delacroix

French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century. Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms. Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art. This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this amazing artist ever held in North America.

The Met exhibition overreview

The Met Fifth Avenue / 

The exhibition will be held  at The Met from SEPTEMBER 17, 2018–JANUARY 6, 2019

Liberty Leading the People (1830), Louvre, Paris by Eugene Delacroix

 

 

 

MoMA Modern Museum of Art 

Charles White A Retrospective

“Art must be an integral part of the struggle,” Charles White insisted. “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. … It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” Over the course of his four-decade career, White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African Americans—what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity”—was unwavering. Using his virtuoso skills as a draftsman, printmaker, and painter, White developed his style and approach over time to address shifting concerns and new audiences. In each of the cities in which he lived over the course of his career—Chicago, New York, and, finally, Los Angeles—White became a key figure within a vibrant community of creative artists, writers, and activists.

MoMA overview

MoMA / 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 / www.moma.org

by Charles White

 

 

Smithsonian American Art Museum

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
MARCH 30, 2018 – JANUARY 21, 2019
Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)
 

FoldHaus, Shrumen Lumen, 2016. Photo by Rene Smith.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.

Smithsonian American Art Museum & Renwick Gallery 

 

 

High Museum of Art

WITH DRAWN ARMS: GLENN KAINO & TOMMIE SMITH

On view through February 3, 2019

Tommie Smith (center) © Time & Life Pictures/ Getty Images.

 

 

YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS

On view through February 17, 2019

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins by Yayoi Kusama

High Museum of Art

  • 1280 Peachtree St NE 
    Atlanta, GA 
    30309
  • www.high.org
  • 404-733-4400

 

 

The 10 Best Art Shows of 2018 

Including an abstract pioneer and presidential portraiture.
 
Hope you enjoyed the best of art. Can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring. 
 
 

Featured image: Photo-Illustration: Maya Robinson/Vulture and Photos by Fredrik Nilsen/ © Robert Gober, Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery (Gober); Object Studies, Courtesy of 56 Henry (Talmadge); © 2018 Kehinde Wiley, Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery (Wiley); Courtesy of the Artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome (Frazier); Albin Dahlström, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (af Klint).

 
 
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