July 2023 Art News

“Games, Gamblers & Cartomancers: The New Cardsharps," a summer show in Newport curated by Dodie Kazanjian and Alison M. Gingeras, brings together seventeen buzzy contemporary artists—including Cecily Brown, Rashid Johnson, Sanya Kantarovsky, and John Currin—to revisit the trope of cardplay.
'Van Gogh’s Cypresses' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first exhibition to give the spotlight to the trees in the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). With the iconic work The Starry Night taking center stage, here is a brief history of that work.
Gladiators: A Day at The Roman Games is the first major exhibition on gladiators that has been organized in the UK in over twenty years and takes you to a "day at the games" exploring the reality of gladiators who lived, fought, and died all for public spectacle.
A recent Russian airstrike on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa badly damaged several UNESCO-protected heritage sites including the historic Transfiguration Cathedral, the first Orthodox church in Odesa.
Intimately connected with the conceptual and minimalist art movements, American artist Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) used geometric shapes, lines and curves, along with abstract swathes of color to explore form, ephemerality, and positive and negative space.
In the exhibition Elligible/Illegible at PS122, curators Francisco Donoso and danilo machado explore the complex process of immigration for children applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
Rome’s Trevi Fountain is the city’s largest Baroque fountain and a symbol of the revival of Ancient Roman technology and aesthetics. Connected to the city’s awe-inspiring ancient waterways, the fountain is an architectural wonder.

"From Vera Molnár's early beginnings to her evolution as a prominent figure in the generative art space, explore the transformative impact of her artistic journey of creating computer drawings in the late 1960s, captivated by the interplay between geometry, form, and structured chaos offered by the 'machine imaginaire'. Themes and Variations, by Vera Molnár will be offered through Dutch Auction on 26 July." - Sotheby's

“The Book of HOV” is a sprawling exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library that features among its vast array of memorabilia, art, and clothing, a full-scale replica of Jay-Z’s Baseline Studios, where the iconic musician created some of his most celebrated and beloved songs. Oh, and the exhibition was a complete surprise to Jay-Z.

Acclaimed American sculptor, activist, and arts educator Augusta Savage (1892—1962) was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance who fought for equal rights for African American artists and inspired future generations as a teacher.

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