Yayoi Kusama

In 1965, Yayoi Kusama used mirrors as reflective devices in her work. They would become a dominant feature of her Infinity Mirror Rooms, bringing Kusama worldwide admiration. Visitors to the installations see their reflection extend into infinity while simultaneously having intimate and individualized experiences. Now in her ninth decade, Kusama’s imagination remains richly creative. Infinity …

Designer Ruth Carter

On June 18, 2022 The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop) in Seattle, Washington, will open the Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design exhibit. More than 60 costumes from over a dozen films (including the Oscar-winning Black Panther) will be displayed. Carter’s original sketches and artwork will also be featured, illuminating her powerful process and …

Assembly: New Acquisitions by Contemporary Black Artists

A triumph of artistic variety, Assembly: New Acquisitions by Contemporary Black Artists will be at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art’s Huntington Gallery through September 4, 2022. The temporary exhibition spotlights paintings, photographs, textiles, and more from 12 different Black artists from 1980 to 2019. While diverse in style, much of the curation ties to Southern …

Photographs by Women Artists

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is now hosting Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, an exhibition that presents 90 photographic works by female artists from the last 100 years. The exhibit will be on view from April 16 to October 2, 2022. Drawn exclusively from the Museum’s collection, thanks to a …

Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler

In 2021, the Blanton Museum of Art opened up Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print. The show, a generous gift by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, was open until February 2022. It was an experience both Austinites and tourists hopefully put on their must-do list. Painter Helen Frankenthaler Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) is recognized …

New YouTube Series Takes Families on a Virtual Tour of Getty

Families can now take a dynamic ride through Getty’s collections, laboratories, gardens, and more with Becoming Artsy. This new YouTube series, hosted by Jessie Hendricks, brings viewers along while Hendricks explores the world of art. The first season is filmed at the Getty Center and Getty Villa, where Hendrix interviews various Getty museum professionals. She …

Her Flag Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

When visual artist Marilyn Artus realized 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, she knew something both extraordinary and large-scale needed to happen. From the mind of this self-proclaimed “suffrage era nerd” came Her Flag, a nationwide art and travel project that celebrates women winning the right to vote and recognizes the 72-year …

Elisabet Ney museum

We all have an artist inside that lives to break boundaries and redefine the rules of society. Adhering to this calling is precisely what Elisabet Ney did. Ney was a sculptor who constantly challenged her role as a woman. As an artist in the 19th and early 20th centuries, her viewpoints were revolutionary. Although Ney …

Made by Her on Hulu

Did you know that despite women making up 51 percent of the American population, fewer than eight percent of statues in the United States are amazing females? Frustrated by this statistic, the streaming service Hulu has embarked on a new public art project with visual artist Saya Woolfalk. Titled Made By Her: Monuments, the effort …

Disney costume archives

In honor of the characters that make up the Disney realm, The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has created a new exhibition in partnership with Walt Disney Archives. Entitled “Heroes and Villains: The Art of Disney Costume,” it explores the vision, process, and craft used to create the costumes worn by some of the biggest …

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