January 2018 Art News

Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) presents Teenie Harris Photographs: Service and Sacrifice, open January 27–May 28, 2018. The exhibition is the latest from CMOA’s Teenie Harris Archive, focusing on Harris’s work documenting the experiences of black soldiers.

ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2018 – The High Museum of Art continued to expand its collection in 2017 with the addition of artworks in all seven curatorial departments, including major acquisitions that demonstrate continued commitment to exploring the diverse artistic and cultural perspectives of art from the American South. Recently acquired works build on the Museum’s existing strengths and represent important growth across periods and genres. The acquisitions will be featured prominently in a collection reinstallation planned for fall 2018.

Louise Nevelson: Black and White

Pace Gallery
537 West 24th Street, New York

February 1 through March 3, 2018

Pace Gallery presents an exhibition of works by leading Abstract Expressionist Louise Nevelson. Arne Glimcher, Pace Gallery Founder, has worked with Nevelson and her estate for the last 55 years, and is honored to “present such incredible work to new audiences.”

While sharing her earliest influences and what led her to become an artist, Barbara Kruger explains the origins of her 2017 Performa commission, "Untitled (Skate)," a site-specific installation at Coleman Skatepark in New York City’s Lower East Side. Growing up in a working class family in Newark, New Jersey before landing a job as a designer for Condé Nast publications, Kruger considers how her design experience lent a fluency and directness to the development of her text-driven work. "Money talks. Whose values?" says Kruger, quoting some of the panels installed in the skatepark.

Art critic Alastair Sooke and Christie’s Harriet Drummond examine other sublime examples from a series made by Turner in Switzerland in the 1840s. More than 150 years after his death, J.M.W. Turner’s reputation stands as Britain’s favourite artist. ‘He shocked his contemporaries with loose brushstrokes and vibrant colours,’ says art critic Alastair Sooke as he walks through galleries at Tate Britain, an institution he describes as ‘the storehouse of Turner’s artistic legacy’.

Art fair curator Touria El Glaoui is on a mission to showcase vital new art from African nations and the diaspora. She shares beautiful, inspiring, thrilling contemporary art that tells powerful stories of African identity and history -- including works by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj and Zimbabwean painter Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. "It is really through art that we can regain our sense of agency and empowerment," El Glaoui says. "It is through art that we can really tell our own story."

Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker examine The Seated Scribe at Musée du Louvre.

Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens

China Institute Gallery
100 Washington Street, New York

February 8 – December 2, 2018 

Exciting Addition of Three Major Works of European Art to Its Renowned Collection

Acquisitions Include a Rare 17th-Century Masterpiece by Jacques Blanchard and Significant Works by Modern Masters Piet Mondrian and Pierre Bonnard

Before/On/After: William Wegman and California Conceptualism

At The Met Fifth Avenue

January 17–July 15, 2018

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