Understanding the Other: Aga Kahn Museum Debuts in Toronto Suburb

Below, an excerpt from Michael Z. Wise’s article about the new Aga Kahn Museum in Toronto, which was published in the December 2014 issue of ARTnews. The full story is on newsstands now. The museum’s setting, in a suburb 20 minutes by car northeast … Read More

The Palermo Botanical Gardens.ESCULAPIO/WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: Palermo Edition

“A Connecticut art dealer faces sentencing Tuesday for fraud involving the sale of an imitation Marc Chagall lithograph.” [Newsday] Osman Khan of Paddle8 discusses the auction house shakeup. [Bloomberg] It’s looking like the 2018 edition of Manifesta will take place … Read More


George W. Bush: ‘Never Paint Your Wife or Your Mother’

The Los Angeles Times reports that George W. Bush gave an interview to CNN on Sunday in which he discussed his painting. From the Times: Bush’s portrait of his father is featured in the new book. In the CNN interview, … Read More

News The Talent

Hirshhorn Museum Hires Stéphane Aquin as Chief Curator

Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today that it has tapped Stéphane Aquin, the curator of contemporary art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, to be its new chief curator. Aquin, who has been with the MMFA since … Read More


Abstract Expressionist John Grillo Has Died at 97

Abstract Expressionist painter John Grillo died of a heart failure at age 97 on November 26, just over a month after a five-decade retrospective of his work at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Born in 1917 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Grillo became … Read More

On View
Nora Ezell, Star Puzzle, 2001, cotton/polyester blend. COURTESY MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

From Montgomery to Montclair: 30 Quilts Visit the Garden State

The Montclair Art Museum is on a roll. Earlier this year the institution, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, presented “Robert Smithson’s New Jersey,” a scholarship-packed exhibition about the Earth artist’s work in the Garden State. Now it … Read More


When Is It Better to Donate Art Rather Than Sell It?

Over in The Wall Street Journal today, Daniel Grant looks at when it’s better to give a work to a museum rather than sell it. He actually crunches the numbers on this, in a section I’ve excerpted below, and it’s … Read More

Catherine Opie's Portlandia portrait.

Catherine Opie Did the Posters for Portlandia Season Five

Catherine Opie, known for her tough portraits that often celebrate queer culture, has designed the posters for the fifth season of the IFC television series Portlandia. They feature the show’s stars, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, at right, as depicted by … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Filomeno, Amulet (Green Akrep), 2013.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE LELONG

9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week

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Features Profiles
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Double Take: Jane and Louise Wilson

Being identical twins has had its trials for British artists Jane and Louise Wilson. Besides it being the first thing people comment on, “you come with all those clichéd perceptions about twins,” says Louise, 47. “Come on, you’re thought of … Read More

"Liberty Leading the People" by Eugène Delacroix.

Morning Links: ‘Petite Révolution’ Edition

The Louvre has begun its $67 million makeover to make it feel more accessible to visitors in what amounts to what new president Jean-Luc Martinez calls a “petite révolution.” [The New York Times] Remember the 83-year-old woman in Borja, Spain … Read More

Art of the City
The show is on view through Sunday, December 21.

Brant Sets Down in the East Village, Opening With a Dan Colen Blowout

Collector Peter Brant’s decision to use Walter De Maria’s palace of a home and studio in the East Village as an exhibition space, for a show of new work by Dan Colen, seems likely to elicit some strong reactions. I had two, and they have … Read More

Matt Keegan, Untitled (Neon), 2014, powder-coated steel, 32⅞" x 22½" x 4". LANCE BREWER/©MATT KEEGAN/COURTESY ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Matt Keegan and Anne Truitt at Andrea Rosen

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Hane, Freilicher, Nasturtiums and Petunias II, 2003.

Poetry Project Celebrates Jane Freilicher in New York Tonight

Just a quick note that, if you’re going to be in New York this evening, at 8 p.m. the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the East Village will be holding an event in honor of Jane Freilicher, the … Read More