Unsynthesized Intuitions: Confronting Discomfort with Adrian Piper

As I left Adrian Piper’s “Concepts and Intuitions” at the Hammer museum, I noticed a series of wooden structures resembling voting booths positioned outside of the exhibit’s entrance. I walked into one of the private booths steadying myself as I prepared to write in the binder that was resting on a shelf in front of … Continue reading Unsynthesized Intuitions: Confronting Discomfort with Adrian Piper

The Getty Acquires Betye Saar’s Artistic Archive and Dedicates $5M for Scholarly Research of African American Art

Last month the Getty Research Institute announced that they have pledged an initial $5M dollar investment to fund an ambitious program dedicated to curatorial research and scholarship of African-American art. The African American Art History Initiative will place the GRI at the center of scholarly research in Black art on the west coast and will … Continue reading The Getty Acquires Betye Saar’s Artistic Archive and Dedicates $5M for Scholarly Research of African American Art

“Project Blue Boy” Gives Visitors a Glimpse Into an Historic Restoration

The Huntington Library acquired The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough in 1921, and it has graced the walls of the Library as one of it’s crown jewels ever since. The piece has never been loaned or taken out of view for an extended period of time, and the only exception was made in 2017 when … Continue reading “Project Blue Boy” Gives Visitors a Glimpse Into an Historic Restoration

Same Ol’ MOCA

In 2009 MOCA had miraculously survived a financial crisis that left them vulnerable to bankruptcy and acquisition. After receiving an infusion of capital that required them to tighten their belts, the museum was anxious to move forward when they announced their new attitude under the guise of a turnaround campaign called “MOCA New”. When that … Continue reading Same Ol’ MOCA

Artist a Day: Kerry James Marshall

  Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve written about Marshall numerous times here, and today I thought I’d go simple and celebrate KJM’s love for love. All of these photos are from Mastry at MOCA last year and it’s a show that I still think of often.   https://cshockart.com/2017/07/02/kerry-james-marshalls-mastry-examines-the-power-of-the-image/ https://cshockart.com/2017/02/28/artist-a-day-challenge-27-kerry-james-marshall/ https://cshockart.com/2017/12/29/the-art-that-helped-me-survive-2017/     Continue reading Artist a Day: Kerry James Marshall