Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library June 7, 2012


Vancouver Draw Down unleashes the artist in everyone As far as artist and Vancouver Draw Down organizer Elizabeth MacKenzie is concerned, everyone can draw. Georgia Straight, June 7, 2012

Portrait of an Artist: Richard Henriquez The well-known Vancouver architect has a new exhibit called Narrative Fragments at Winsor Gallery. Georgia Straight, June 7, 2012

Narrative Fragments: Richard Henriquez An exhibition of new sculpture and mixed media works by renowned architect and artist Richard Henriquez. For over 30 years, Henriquez has been working with traditional surveyors tripods to create imaginative mounted assemblages. In addition to these sculptural pieces, the exhibition will feature photography as well as a series of illuminated multi-layered two dimensional works on panes of Plexiglas. Galleries West, June 7, 2012


Victoria’s Royal B.C. Museum takes an intimate look at the royal family in new exhibit With festivities to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in full swing in Britain this weekend, it’s only fitting that Victoria, B.C., gets in on the fun. As the Queen celebrates the 60th anniversary of her reign, Victoria’s Royal B.C. Museum opened a new photographic exhibit on her life on June 1. Georgia Straight, June 7, 2012

Los Angeles

Endless Battles Over L.A.’s Southwest Museum Might – Might – Be Ending Soon “One of Los Angeles’ longest-running and most adversarial cultural disputes – over the future of the Southwest Museum in Mount Washington, and its prized collection of Native American artifacts – has a chance of shifting to a less contentious footing.” Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2012


Dallas launches international programme The museum is offering its expertise in exchange for the loan of works of cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper, June 7, 2012

Corning, New York

Corning Museum to Get New Wing The Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York will create a new north wing with a design by the architect firm Thomas Phifer and Partners that was unveiled on Wednesday. The 100,000-square-foot expansion includes new galleries for the museum’s contemporary glass collection and a large space for glassblowing demonstrations and glass design sessions. New York Times, June 6, 2012

New York

Authenticity Lawsuits Follow On Closing Of NY’s Knoedler Gallery “A $25 million suit over the authenticity of a purported Mark Rothko painting is the latest fallout in the widening scandal, which has ensnared some of the most prestigious names in the New York art world.” ARTnews, June 7, 2012

Dates and Hours Announced for the Next New York Run of ‘The Clock’ In April Lincoln Center announced that Christian Marclay’s much-loved “The Clock’’ — a 24-hour montage of clips from movies and television that depict particular minutes in the day, synchronized with the moment they are shown — is coming to Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium, on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, where it will be shown free. New York Times, June 6, 2012

Washington, D.C.

Corcoran Uproar: Desperate Gambit to Rescue a Foundering D.C. Museum UPDATED The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design‘s newly announced “plans to ensure its long-term stability and attain a new level of vitality and excellence” seem anything but. Indeed, given the desperation and illogic of its announced ideas for addressing its capital and fiscal shortcomings, the survival of this institution seems more precarious than ever. CultureGrrl, June 7, 2012


Lebanese Art Collection To Be Showcased in Beirut Long held in private collections, works by early 20th century Lebanese artists will be on view on Sunday at the American University in Beirut. New York Times, June 7, 2012

Born on this day: Paul Gauguin, 1848

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