Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library June 24, 2014

North Vancouver

Presentation House Gallery a go for waterfront More than 10 years after its reputation outgrew its humble home at Chesterfield and Third Street, Presentation House Gallery is set to become a “landmark structure at the gateway to North Vancouver.” North Shore News, June 20, 2014

Victoria

Robert Amos: Book aims to capture artist’s story The long-awaited book Pat Martin Bates: Balancing on a Thread has been published. Author Pat Bovey’s labour of love for eight years, it is worth the wait. Times-Colonist, June 20, 2014

Winnipeg

Celebrated Greek and Roman Antiquities Coming to WAG April 2015 The Greek and Roman gods and goddesses are coming to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Dionysus, Hera, Poseidon, Zeus, and many more will be here in April 2015 when the WAG presents Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. Galleries West, June 20, 2014

Saskatoon

REMAI MODERN ART GALLERY OF SASKATCHEWAN…. IS BECOMING After an extensive, nine-month strategic planning process involving artists, community stakeholders, donors, board members, government officials at both municipal and provincial levels, and many other groups, a new brand is born from the former Mendel Art Gallery. Remai Modern CEO, Gregory Burke, is pleased to officially announce today that the new gallery currently under construction will be known as Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan. Galleries West, June 20, 2014

Toronto

Clay is (so) gay : How that slogan is rebranding The Gardiner Museum, just in time for WorldPride Toronto Clay is (so) gay : How that slogan is rebranding The Gardiner Museum, just in time for WorldPride Toronto. National Post, June 20, 2014

Artist’s pop-up clinic treats urban ennui Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’s Sanatorium offers playful approach to psychological healing. The artist’s installation, commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum and set to open Saturday in Toronto’s Power Plant gallery, invites city-dwellers to experience the therapeutic applications of interactive art. CBC, June 24, 2014

Toronto, it’s time to shut down the Chicago love-in Let’s shut down the Chicago love-in and be proud of who we are. Globe and Mail, June 20, 2014

Los Angeles

Happenings | A Secret Chalet Off Hollywood Boulevard Where the L.A. Art World Gathers Just off the Walk of Fame there’s an airy new space, conceived by the artist Piero Golia, for the L.A. art community to let its hair down. New York Times, June 23, 2014

Miami

The Collections | The Top 10 Attractions at Design Miami/Basel These noteworthy projects from up-and-coming talent, introduced at this year’s fair, are worth a closer look. New York Times, June 23, 2014

London

UK National Gallery’s Director To Retire “The National Gallery in London is on the hunt for a new director after Nicholas Penny announced his intention to retire after six years … in which visitor numbers reached record highs. The Guardian, June 23, 2014

Monet’s ‘Nympheas’ Kicks Off Summer Sales in London “Nymphéas,” from 1906, sold for $54 million at an auction at Sotheby’s in London. New York Times, June 23, 2014

Paris

Louis Vuitton chairman announces October opening for his museum Bernard Arnault, France’s richest man and a prolific art collector, will launch the Frank Gehry-designed art centre with three days of free admission. The Art Newspaper, June 23, 2014

Dubai

Canadian Modernism moves to the desert The appeal of this look extends beyond the boundaries of modernism’s North-Atlantic homelands. The Dubai real-estate developer Emaar Properties, for example, is betting that contemporary Canadian design, adapted to the emirate’s climate and culture, will attract the interest of at least a few affluent people from Iran, India and elsewhere who do business in Dubai. Globe and Mail, June 19, 2014

Cheryl Siegel

Librarian/Archivist

Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St. Vancouver BC, V6Z 2H7 604-662-4709

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