Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library January 7-10, 2011
Legendary musician Brian Eno reveals his artistic passion in ...
Eno comes to Vancouver's Vogue theatre on Monday to present An Illustrated Talk, part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's culture series. Vancouver Sun, January 8, 2011
One of the most intelligent musical minds of the past (and current) century, Brian Eno, visits Vancouver on January 10th to share An Illustrated Talk with our forward-thinking population. International Arts Initiatives and the Vancouver Art Gallery present this unparalleled experience. Vancouver Observer, January 8, 2011
Brian Jungen blurs the lines of definition
Brian Jungen at Catriona Jeffries Gallery. Jungen’s most recent major exhibition was Strange Comfort at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C. Not only was that the first time his contemporary art was exhibited in an institution dedicated to historic works by first nation artists, it was the NMAI’s first exhibit by a living artist. Vancouver Sun, January 7, 2011
This article profiles lectures and exhibitions including Brian Eno, Brian Jungen, Ken Lum and WE: Vancouver. National Post, January 8, 2011
Mexican art warms VanDusen
January is a great month to take a walk in VanDusen Botanical Garden. The yellow witch hazel is blooming and some of the trees, notably the white barked Himalayan birches and orange-barked Stewartia, look outstanding. Vancouver Sun, January 7, 2011
Describing a large blank TV screen he once passed as "a missed opportunity," British musician Brian Eno debuted an art exhibit inspired by that vacant electronic canvas in Calgary on Thursday. The longtime artist and experimental music pioneer has brought his ever-evolving multimedia visual and sound-art installation 77 Million Paintings to Calgary's Glenbow Museum. CBC, January 6, 2011
Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum says the recently completed display of China's terracotta warriors was its biggest success in years.
Between its opening in June and its close just after new year's, 355,196 people visited the ROM to see The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army, officials said Thursday. CBC, January 7, 2011
The film, A Fire in My Belly, was pulled from an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington after a Catholic organization and several politicians complained it offended Christians. Gallery 101, on Bank and MacLaren Streets, will become the first Canadian venue to show the film made by gay activist David Wojnarowicz who died of AIDS in 1992. CBC, January 11, 2011
Moncton's Klu'Skap Gallery is staging the first major retrospective of work by New Brunswick Mi'kmaq artist Roger Simon.
Simon's reputation has soared since his tragic death just over a decade ago. His paintings now sell for thousands of dollars and are displayed all over North America and as far away as Russia. CBC, January 6, 2011
Eli Broad unveils new L.A. museum design
Billionaire Eli Broad unveiled plans Thursday for the future home of his 2,000-piece art collection and a hoped-for catalyst for the continuation of downtown Los Angeles's halting renaissance. CBC, January 7, 2011
Gardner Museum Restores In Search Of Masterpiece "The Gardner Museum is notorious for having, among its dozens of superb treasures, many pictures bought by Isabella Gardner in the belief that they were autograph paintings by recognized masters, but which turned out to be copies or fakes." Boston Globe, January 9, 2011
Egypt Threatens To Take Back Central Park Obelisk
"The Egyptian government official charged with protecting his country's ancient monuments is threatening to take back an iconic obelisk in Central Park unless New York City takes steps to restore it." Yahoo! (Reuters), January 9, 2011
"While the lousy economy has forced cities to lower their sights, it has provided clarity about what really matters. The smart places are investing their limited disposable income in low-cost, high-impact projects that improve the quality of life for people who actually live in them." Philadelphia Inquirer, January 9, 2011
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