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  • Interpretation in art
    An artist’s surprising interpretation of his work
    Likely you’ll never guess sculptor Aristide Maillol’s reason for raising the hand of his monumental female nude called “The Mountain” - now featured in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new sculpture garden. The reason is...
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway
    Vigeland Sculpture Park in Norway is world's largest of one artist
    Vigeland Sculpture Park featuring about 200 stone and bronze sculptures of human figures created by Gustav Vigelandlies within Frogner Park, a short bus or subway ride west from Oslo’s City Center. Enormous statues reflecting men and women...
  • Sam Hernandez: "Martyr with a Red Arm" and "Primary Sources"
    Sam Hernandez: "Focus on the Object" at Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
    The famous critic R. P. Blackmur in his equally famous essay, "Language as Gesture," observed that "in sculpture we arrest or fix in physical mass and space those human or animal movements, or those essential shapes of body or...
  • World premiere of musical 'Little Dancer' at Kennedy Center
    World premiere of musical 'Little Dancer' at Kennedy Center
    The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Little Dancer a musical based on the story of the young ballet student who posed for the enigmatic sculpture by Edgar Degas, Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans.Part fact, part fiction, this world...
  • Jewelry by Shana Kroiz: Regal earrings, SNAG
    Brooklyn Museum to host American Fine Craft Show this weekend
    The American Fine Craft Show takes place at the Brooklyn Museum this weekend, November 22 and 23. This annual fair is a great way to not only get to know the artists behind the creative crafts that will be on display, but it’s an even better...
  • Red Bull Art of Can-North Entrance
    In Millennium Park, Red Bull charges
    On Nov. 7, 2014, Red Bull’s Art of Can debuted in Chicago’s Millennium Park. This red bull is other than an angry bull or an embarrassed bull; it is the popular energy drink—Red Bull. (Red Bull may have been the first energy...
  • Holy Vessel, Zaliah Zalkind
    Sculptures to join other works at American Fine Craft Show
    The American Fine Craft Show, a regularly-occurring fair that takes place in New York City every year, is back again – this time at the Brooklyn Museum. Opening on November 22 for the entire weekend, the AFCS will feature close to 100...
  • Armen Agop sculpture
    ArtPrize entries are still viewable in Grand Rapids
    For 17 days each fall ArtPrize takes over downtown Grand Rapids. There is art everywhere, from coffee shops to museums, from street corners to the Grand River. Most of the art is packed up and taken away shortly after the winner’s...
  • "Rememory" Best in Show 2014 by Magda Glusek
    Clay Arts Vegas: "What Goes Bump in the Night" closes and "Self Aware" opens
    Clay Arts Vegas has had another extraordinary show close only to have another open. For the month of October, Clay Arts Vegas hosted many sculptures from around America of a scary context. Magda Glusek's "Rememory" won Best in Show...
  • Cylinder-Alpha1
    Cylinder at School of the Art Institute holds marble
    The cylinder sculpture in front of Chicago’s School of the Art Institute has marble (stone) as its main, construction material. This cylinder points north and south. (The School of the Art Institute is between the east-west streets of Monroe...
  • A portrait of Abraham Lincoln
    Abe Lincoln in Napa Valley
    Having an itinerary when you travel is generally a good thing, but it can be rewarding to go off script too. So it was for me on a recent Saturday afternoon in Napa when I decided to venture down a street I had never been before and happened upon...
  • Cubi VII Front Vertical View
    Cubi VII overhangs Art Institute lawn
    In the Art Institute’s (The Art Institute is at 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.), northern garden there is an interesting sculpture by David Smith (1906-1965). This unique sculpture is Cubi VII.David Smith created this stainless steel...
  • Sex toy sculpture
    Christmas tree sculpture resembling giant sex toy causes outrage in Paris
    A large, green, inflatable sculpture is causing controversy in Paris due to its uncanny resemblance to a giant sex toy.The 80ft high object, titled 'Tree', has so outraged Parisians that US artist Paul McCarthy was attacked in the street...
  • Step into the art of Rita McBride
    Step into the art of Rita McBride
    The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is opening two new exhibits to kick off their fall season. They will feature “Rita McBride: Public Tilt” and “This is how we walk on the moon: Colten Jacobson”. Both exhibits...
  • Terracotta Daughters by Prune Nourry (install view)
    Gender Lines, Battle Lines: Prune Nourry's Terracotta Daughters in New York City
    Hollow eyes stare back from the terracotta bodies that stand at attention, clad in armor and arranged in meticulous lines. Unmistakably referencing the Chinese national treasure collection of terracotta warriors collection in Xi'an,...