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Thank you Marist College, Ed Smith, NA, and all of the talented students for such an inspiring day!
11/14/2019

Thank you Marist College, Ed Smith, NA, and all of the talented students for such an inspiring day!

Professor of Art Ed Smith took a group of students to meet with the National Academy of Design's Director of Collections & Curatorial Affairs Diana Thompson at Marist's NYC Executive Center.

Smith, a working artist, is also a member of the Academy. #nationalacademyofdesign #dianathompson

06/17/2019

At this year’s @venice.art.biennale, artists are using #creative ways to drive home the urgency of #climatechange and #sustainability. Among the highlights is #MarinaAbramović, NA: Rising. 💦Her first #VR project invites users to experience rising #sealevels by visualizing what it is like to be submerged in water. The audience walks into the dimly lit #installation, which has a layer of water hovering above the ceiling. After donning VR headsets in a small room, they are transported into what appears to be an abandoned warehouse, where an avatar of Abramović is standing in a water tank. 💧Water is filling up fast and the #artist is crying for help while explaining the impact of #globalwarming. 💦🌏
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #venicebiennale #climatecrisis #performanceart #change #virtualreality #reality #politicalart #impact #artnews #qz #berlin #contemporaryart #drivechange

As the The New York Times bans satirical illustrations, #Kobra #ArtBasel 2013 has plenty on show, from the 1920s to toda...
06/13/2019

As the The New York Times bans satirical illustrations, #Kobra #ArtBasel 2013 has plenty on show, from the 1920s to today. ➕ Galerie St. Etienne is exhibiting two new #prints by #SueCoe, NA, done specifically for Art Basel and casting a critical eye on #BigPharma. She has been looking at the merger of #Bayer and #Monsanto, which had a large presence in #Basel earlier this year, and how all of these #chemicals are poisoning us and the #environment. ☠️ 😷 Coe can be described as a #journalist artist, #researching her #subjects then #exploring them in depth in a #series of works. ☠️✍🏼💥
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #galeriestetienne #nytimes #cartoon #contemporaryart #satirist #britishamerican #installation #artfair #onview #lithography #illustration #politicalart #trump #ottodix

The Usual Suspects: A View of Abstraction ▫️ Curated by painter and critic #RichardKalina, NA ✨Opening Thursday, June 13...
06/12/2019

The Usual Suspects: A View of Abstraction ▫️ Curated by painter and critic #RichardKalina, NA ✨
Opening Thursday, June 13 at @dcmooregallery ▫️ 6 pm-8 pm. On view through August 9. ▫️ #Abstractart is hard to describe. Sure, you can say it’s “abstract,” but what does that actually mean? 🤔 Some people envision a shock of #paint thrown onto a #canvas, or some squiggly #shapes parading about for reasons no one but #scholars can figure out. But #abstract art can actually contain multitudes, and one way to get a good, #comprehensive dose of it is this Thursday, June 13, when an array of abstract work will be on view at Chelsea’s @dcmooregallery. ✨ The show features 21 #painters of all ages (some are in their nineties!), using their #brushes to form shapes, #colors, and #designs that are vibrant, textured, and detailed, offering vibes ranging from #psychedelic chaos to calm #minimalism. ✖️
📸: Jonathan Lasker, NA “Spiritual Etiquette” (1991), oil on linen, 72x54 in.
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #fineart #contemporaryart #arttalk #artexhibition #dcmooregallery #abstraction #instaart #innovation

The City of #Hiroshima has selected the #winner of the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize to #AlfredoJaar, NA. 🌟🏆Its purpose is to...
06/10/2019

The City of #Hiroshima has selected the #winner of the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize to #AlfredoJaar, NA. 🌟🏆
Its purpose is to acknowledge the achievements of an #artist who has made the greatest contribution to the peace of #humankind in the field of #art in order to spread understanding of the "Spirit of Hiroshima" throughout the world. 💪🏼🌏 Alfredo Jaar is an artist, #architect, and #filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He is known as one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and #innovative artists working today. 🔥🔥
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #jaar #artprize #hiroshima #spiritofhiroshima #socialism #politicalartist #congrats #hiroshimamuseumofart #innovation #contemporaryart #design #onview #artexhibition

#EllsworthKelly, NA forged a distinctive style of #abstraction over his seven decades as an #artist and today he was com...
06/05/2019

#EllsworthKelly, NA forged a distinctive style of #abstraction over his seven decades as an #artist and today he was commemorated with 10 U.S. Postal Service #stamps highlighting his work. #happybirthday 📬💌

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #abstractart #postalservice #honor #color #design #modernart #contemporaryart #mail #uspostalservice #canvas #painter

@dcmooregallery is pleased to announce: Pattern, Crime & Decoration, at @le_consortium in Dijon, France, including work ...
06/04/2019

@dcmooregallery is pleased to announce: Pattern, Crime & Decoration, at @le_consortium in Dijon, France, including work by #ValerieJaudon, NA, @joycekozloff, NA, + @kushnerrobert, NA 🌷🌸 Exhibition on view through October 20, 2019

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #fineart #contemporaryart #france #pattern #crime #decoration #leconsortium #dijonfrance #formalism #mosaic #acrylic #painting #design #feminism #artexhibition #tapestry

IF EVER, an exhibit of new work by Glenn Goldberg, NA. 🔹 Opening Reception: June 8, 3pm – 6pm at the Aidron Duckworth Ar...
06/03/2019

IF EVER, an exhibit of new work by Glenn Goldberg, NA. 🔹 Opening Reception: June 8, 3pm – 6pm at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum 🔹✨ #IFEVER is an #explosion of #visualinformation. The #paintings are substantial works created on large #canvas tarps that quickly muddle traditional readings of painting. The omponents in these pieces read as archetypes from a familiar yet elusive and unknown culture. Avoiding simple symbolic interpretations, elements shimmer with energized surfaces that push their meaning beyond the limitations of the names of the things seemingly represented. The "dog", "bird", "man" or "rabbit" in these works are at once there and not there, not hidden, but not wholly defined by the forms that conjur those names. Also exhibited will be papier mache sculptural objects that are colorful, spirited structures akin to architectural shrines and meditative stupas. 🔹✨
Also opening June 8 is BUGS ABOUT / DIAGONAL SCIENCE, a #series of new #sculptures in the form of life-sized bugs and other intriguing objects exquisitely crafted by #LangdonGraves. Taking #inspiration from various sources, Graves creates hyper-real works assembled from personal and precise vernacular. The works for this exhibit are installed on the museum grounds to create #curious, sometimes bizarre, dynamics between sculptures that initially appear as found objects, only to disclose the nature of their simulacrum upon deeper inspection. 🔹✨
IF EVER runs from June 8 - July 21. BUGS ABOUT / DIAGONAL SCIENCE will be installed on the museum grounds June 8 - September 8. 🔹✨

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #glenngoldberg #fineart #contemporaryart #aidronduckworthmuseum #bugsabout #science #lifesize #onview #openingreception #artnews #elusive #symbolic #exhibition #limitation #color #interpretation #hidden #papiermache

With profound sadness we'd like to inform you of the passing of Everett Raymond Kinstler, NA and a member of the @nation...
05/30/2019

With profound sadness we'd like to inform you of the passing of Everett Raymond Kinstler, NA and a member of the @nationalartsclub for over 70 years. 😥 As one of America’s most celebrated #contemporaryportraitists, he painted eight U.S. #Presidents, six U.S. #governors, more than fifty #cabinetofficers, and a panoply well-known personalities including Marian Anderson, Tony Bennett, James Cagney, Katharine Hepburn, Arthur Miller, Paul Newman, John Wayne, Tennessee Williams, and Tom Wolfe. 🙏🏼 His works appear in the collections of the @metmuseum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, and the White House. ✨ In addition to his legendary skill as a #painter, #Everett was a gifted raconteur, a dedicated #mentor, and a dear friend to many at the NAD and NAC. His generosity of spirit knew no bounds. His #wisdom and good #humor filled us all. How easy it was to strike up a conversation with Ray who made you feel that you were the most important person in the room – and to him, you were! He touched all our lives with his charm, wit, and optimism. It was a privilege to know him. We shall miss him dearly. 😥🔹 A tribute to his extraordinary life is being planned for September.
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #everettraymondkinstler #condolences #rip #fineart #tribute #contemporaryart

#KnoxMartin, NA "Flower Pots" (c. 1970), #acrylic and #graphite mounted on linen, 17 3/8" x 15 1/4", at @hollistaggart 🔻...
05/22/2019

#KnoxMartin, NA "Flower Pots" (c. 1970), #acrylic and #graphite mounted on linen, 17 3/8" x 15 1/4", at @hollistaggart 🔻 May 2 - June 1, 2019 @knoxmartinartist ©️ Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY 🔹🔻🔸

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #hollistaggart #knoxmartinartist #flowerpots #radicalstructures #painting #newyorkschool #newyorkgallery #newyorkartist #nycartist #soloshow #painter #sculptor #muralist #poet #contemporaryart #americanart #modernart #contemporaryart

#MarinaAbramović, NA Marina Abramovic Institute tells us why she’s involved in #UnitedStates for #Europe and her reason ...
05/20/2019

#MarinaAbramović, NA Marina Abramovic Institute tells us why she’s involved in #UnitedStates for #Europe and her reason for taking a stand! 🙌🏼 Simply put: “Artists have to unite to fight this nightmare.” 🌎
#Abramović chose a piece of her work, a #photograph of a little girl from #Laos sitting on her lap and holding a gun, to be auctioned for the United Artists of Europe initiative. She worked with #children in Laos, ages 4-10, that experienced the kinds of disaster most of Europe in her lifetime had not – with the exception of her former homeland, Yugoslavia. There were unexploded bombs in the forests and all the children, including the seven-year-old girl seen in the picture, knew how to operate a gun! 🔫😱
This photo was part of an installation she did called, ‘8 Lessons on Emptiness with a Happy End.’ She gave the children #Chineseweapons and at the end, they burned them. Will there be a happy end for Europe? She is certainly not optimistic.⚡️💪🏼For more info: 👉🏼 www.artistsforeurope.org

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #brexit #guns #fascism #populism #trump #performance #contemporaryart #politicalart #brexitbackers #auction #arttalk #initiative #voice #artnews #artauction #london #artexhibition

The world lost a true #legend today! 😢 I.M.Pei, NA and acclaimed #architect who designed the Louvre's pyramid sadly pass...
05/17/2019

The world lost a true #legend today! 😢 I.M.Pei, NA and acclaimed #architect who designed the Louvre's pyramid sadly passed at age 102. 🌹
Some of his other #projects include the @nationalgallery of Art's East Building, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, #BankofChina Tower, City of Dallas - City Hall, and many more. 🙌🏼✨ In person, I.M. Pei was dapper, good-humored, charming and unusually modest. His working process was evolutionary, but innovation was never a conscious goal. ❤️
"Stylistic originality is not my purpose," he once said. "I want to find the originality in the time, the place and the problem." ✨

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #impei #architect #architecture #design #louvre #paris #artist #pragmatic #contemporarydesign #condolences #building #geometry #interiordesign #structure #innovation

How to get into the The Dayton Art Institute for free this week and explore: For America: Paintings from the National Ac...
05/15/2019
How to get into the Dayton Art Institute for free this week

How to get into the The Dayton Art Institute for free this week and explore: For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design! ❤️

Dayton Art Institute will offer free entry on Art Museum Day on Saturday, May 18. General admission will be free and there will be a discount to the special exhibit For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design on Art Museum Day. Buy one regularly priced adult ticket and get second free

@arleneshechet ‘s gestures and jesters 👌🏼 “To get a full view, one has to encircle the sculptures and twist, bend, or tu...
05/14/2019

@arleneshechet ‘s gestures and jesters 👌🏼 “To get a full view, one has to encircle the sculptures and twist, bend, or turn to #discover all the details… the perspective shifts dramatically based on the viewer’s position.”⚡️📖 Read the full review @nadnowjournal or 👉🏼🔗 https://www.nadnowjournal.org/reviews/arlene-shechets-gestures-and-jesters/

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #nadnow #nadnowjournal #artreview #nationalacademyjournal #arleneshechet #renéereizman #susannevielmetter #phoebedheurle #art #artist #contemporaryart #sculpture #sculptor #contemporarysculpture #concrete #bronze #ceramics #wood #femaleartist #queen #losangeles #losangelesart #dtla #gesture #jester #onview #artoftheday

🚨 Do NOT miss Arlene Shechet, NA and #CatherineTaft in conversation at @vielmetter next Thursday, May 23 at 7pm. 🧠👌🏼Arle...
05/14/2019

🚨 Do NOT miss Arlene Shechet, NA and #CatherineTaft in conversation at @vielmetter next Thursday, May 23 at 7pm. 🧠👌🏼Arlene Shechet’s 17 new #sculptures are weirdly engrossing and crazy fresh. ✨ They make for an absolute jawbreaker of a show: deliciously unwieldy, a slow release of intense, kaleidoscopic flavor. 🔥💓
Pictured 👆🏼: Arlene Shechet, Show Off, 2018. Glazed ceramic, resin, paint, wood, 13in. x 13in. x 10in.

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #arleneshechet #glazedceramic #resin #paint #arttalk #freeevent #beauty #sculpture #la #downtownla #onview #contemporaryart #vielmetter #laprojects

Our deepest condolences on the passing of #ThomasNozkowski, NA. 😢 He was recognized for his richly colored and intimatel...
05/13/2019

Our deepest condolences on the passing of #ThomasNozkowski, NA. 😢 He was recognized for his richly colored and intimately scaled #abstract #paintings and #drawings that pushed the limits of #visuallanguage. 🔴▪️Pictured 👆🏼Thomas Nozkowski, Detail of Untitled (7-7), 1992, Oil on canvas with grease crayon, 16 x 20 in., NA diploma presentation, December 19, 2007

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #rip #abstractpainter #contemporaryart #nozkowski #perception #condolences #symbolism #diploma #fineart #oilpaint #pace

DANCE WITH ME 💃🏻🕺🏾A group #exhibition curated by @kylestaver, NA Opening Sat, May 11, 2019 at @zurcher_gallery—#national...
05/09/2019

DANCE WITH ME 💃🏻🕺🏾A group #exhibition curated by @kylestaver, NA Opening Sat, May 11, 2019 at @zurcher_gallery

#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #zurcher #groupshow #artexhibition #kylestaver #openingreception #contemporaryart #danceparty #booksigning #nycart #nyc #fineart #dancewithme #painting #drawing #artnews #onview

It’s a Bus! 🚌 Did you get a chance to see #RedGrooms, NA monumental sculpture at Frieze Art Fair New York? 🙌🏼It was a fa...
05/06/2019

It’s a Bus! 🚌 Did you get a chance to see #RedGrooms, NA monumental sculpture at Frieze Art Fair New York? 🙌🏼
It was a familiar sight: Busy #NewYorkers lining up to board an #MTA bus. You just usually don’t see it inside the big white tent at #FriezeNewYork. The life-size #sculpture, aptly titled The Bus (1995), was presented by London’s Marlborough Gallery in the fair’s Spotlight section, dedicated to solo presentations of work by overlooked figures. 👥 The sculpted straphangers, some reading #books or #newspapers, others dozing off or chatting with one another, aren’t #portraits. They were inspired by all the #weird and wonderful #people you meet in New York. ✨🔥
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#nationalacademy #nationalacademician #frieze #nyc #sculpture #contemporaryart #artgallery #artfair #nycart #marlboroughcontemporary #subway #figurative

Plan your weekend visit to Randall’s Island!👟👟 This Sunday (May 5th) in the Matches Fashion Lounge at 12:30PM, @friezear...
05/03/2019

Plan your weekend visit to Randall’s Island!👟👟 This Sunday (May 5th) in the Matches Fashion Lounge at 12:30PM, @friezeartfair New York will present a conversation between William T. Williams, NA and Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, @diaartfoundation. "Transcending the Social – 1970 and Today" considers the role of #abstraction and #formalism in an age of social awareness. Following the conversation, #WilliamTWilliams will be visiting Booth D10. @michaelrosenfeldgallery ▪️🔳◽️

#WilliamTWilliams #Frieze #FriezeArtFair #FriezeNewYork #michaelrosenfeldgallery #nationalacademy #nationalacademician #contemporaryart #geometry

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yes, I am still painting! but my new film,... "Dreaming Tango" is finally done, audio edited, kits made. Now just keeping my fingers crossed that it will be welcome into some film festivals:-) Here is the final public page with info, stills, trailer etc. Sending you all best best wishes.
stimulating things coming out of the NAD under the leadership of Maura Reilly
https://vimeo.com/291819733 Here is a link to a video of a lecture I gave at the Nevada Museum of Art on July 20, 2018. The presentation was one of a grouping of events that opened this traveling exhibit, which continues in Nevada through January 6, 2019
https://vimeo.com/287757634 Vimeo: "Simone Dinnerstein and Simon Dinnerstein: A Conversation on the Mysteries of Art and Family" Moderated by Cindy Rhys, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, June 20, 2018; Opens exhibit, The Lasting World: Simon Dinnerstein and The Fulbright Triptych, July 20, 2018 - January 6, 2019. Video by Ken Dworkin.
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CALLING ALL PASTEL ARTISTS! Don't miss the annual Pastel Society of America MATERIALS FAIR. Free and open to the public. Saturday, September 16 10am-4pm National Arts Club 15 Gramercy Park South NYC
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