- In the Chronicle of Higher Education, Laurie Fendrich makes plain the paradoxes surrounding Dave Hickey and his complaints about the art world.
- Doug Moore of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tells a wonderful, even inspiring story about how the Saint Louis Art Museum works with local schools to encourage students to use art to rethink race, beauty and stereotypes.
- With some help from the Getty Foundation, the George Eastman House is solving a mystery regarding the conservation of some rare daguerreotypes, reports James Goodman in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
- Those first three stories are superb — if you haven’t read all three, you’re missing out.
- In the New York Observer/GalleristNY, Maika Pollack reviews MoMA’s “Inventing Abstraction.”
- Have you digitally interfaced with your art museum lately, asks Christopher Knight. (Who also notes that museum collections should be online.)
- In the NYT, Martha Schwendener reviews a new Montclair Art Museum show that looks at the impact of Georgia O’Keeffe’s first encounter with native New Mexicans.
- On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast: Discussing “Matisse: In Search of True Painting” with Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Rebecca Rabinow. And “Ends of the Earth” curator and UCLA art history professor Miwon Kwon talks Richard Serra’s Shift — and tells us about an apparently missing film of the endangered earthwork that she thinks may turn up somewhere, someday. Download the show, subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, RSS.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
January 7, 2013, 9:30 am