The Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This retrospective will be on display at the museum from May 3 through September 14, 2014, and will feature the original artwork from the entire first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, published by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter […]
A triangular-shaped, glass-walled labyrinth designed by acclaimed artist and Kansas City native Robert Morris is being installed in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This dynamic sculpture will provide visitors with an intimate experience, enticing them to interact with the art by winding through the glass maze. The installation […]
The Cartoon Art Museum presents Raw Fury: The Art of Mike Zeck in a career retrospective on display from April 5 to August 10, 2014. This exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of the fan-favorite artist’s most iconic artwork ever assembled, including The Punisher, G.I. Joe, The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars, and Captain […]
WHEN: Friday, March 28, 2014 10:00am: Media check-in and refreshments 10:30am: Remarks by newly appointed MOCA Director Philippe Vergne MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson Exhibition curator and former Director, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Ann Goldstein Executive Director, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Mary Clare Stevens 11:00am-1:00pm Exhibition preview, photography and interviews WHERE: The Geffen Contemporary […]
The third and last Director’s Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2013-2014 season features the work of artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (pronounced Rick-rit Tee-rah-vah-nit), born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in […]
No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia is the first touring exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, a multi-year collaboration that charts contemporary art practices in three major geographic regions—South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting recent works by artists from the region, […]
Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections
Crocker Art Museum
january 26 – april 20, 2014
This exhibition celebrates the work of internationally acclaimed California native Sam Francis (1923–94), one of Abstract Expressionism’s top practitioners and California’s most accomplished artists. Featuring a colorful range of the artist’s paintings and unique works on paper, this survey highlights different periods of the artist’s work as represented in extraordinary public and private California collections.
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 24 – May 14, 2014
In January 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major New York museum retrospective devoted to this socially motivated artist. Weems has long been acclaimed as one of the most eloquent and respected interpreters of African American experiences, and she continues to be an important influence for many young artists today. Featuring more than 120 works—primarily photographs, but also texts, videos, and an audio recording—as well as a range of related educational programs, this comprehensive survey offers an opportunity to experience the full breadth of the artist’s oeuvre and gain new insight into her practice.
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
November 14, 2013 – May 11, 2014
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades, will originate at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University on Jan 30, 2014, before embarking on a national tour.
Despite the broad appeal of his paintings, Motley is one of the least visible 20th-century artists. Many of his most important portraits and cultural scenes remain in private collections; few museums have had the opportunity to acquire his work. With a survey that spans 40 years, Archibald Motley introduces his canvases of riotous color to wider audiences and reveals his continued impact on art history.
From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY – Beyond the Icon
Michener Art Museun
October 28, 2013 – January 26, 2014
This exhibition traces the unique path Grace Kelly took from Philadelphia to Monaco, inviting viewers to discover the life of Grace Kelly (1929-1982) beyond the fairy tale. This exhibition brings us up close to the stage and screen legend, fashion icon, princess, United Nations advocate for children, and international spokesperson for arts and culture.
David Douglas Duncan
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Oct 25 – Jan 26, 2014
The Kansas City-born photographer David Douglas Duncan, recognized internationally as one of the greatest photojournalists in the 20th century, has given The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 161 photographs. Two of the photographs were taken during the Korean War; all the others were taken over a period of nearly two decades at the home of Pablo Picasso.