January 2019

San Antonio, TX – Commissioned by the McNay Art Museum from New Orleans-native Anastasia Pelias, mama is comprised of a monumental sculpture immersed within a painted landscape, and is now on view at the Museum. Located on a small hill just inside the North New Braunfels gate, the installation activates the landscape of the museum grounds by creating a space the artist intends to be “a place for people to be, to think, and to meditate.”

Last week Christie's and Sotheby's held their Americana Week auctions, featuring a range of folk art, fine furniture, decorative arts, and other treasures. Featured below are highlights of these sales.

Part two of the inaugural episode of the ArtCurious Podcast explores the world's most famous work of art: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It is iconic, incredible, and unforgettable-- but is the work on view in Paris's Louvre Museum today the real deal?
A 1,000-pound portable fresco at the Philadelphia Museum of Art shows the realities of life on a hacienda.
From February 14-17, Superfine! Art Fair touches down at Magic Box at The Reef in DTLA. Bringing with it a cadre of 250 contemporary artists including both gallery booths and self-represented solo artists, Superfine! is putting a fresh face to contemporary art by bringing transparency and accessibility to the art fair market - something that is rarely done in an industry where the status quo reigns supreme.
Graciela Iturbide, one of the most prolific and insightful documenters of life and culture in Mexico is sharing her vision of a complex nation at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA Boston). Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico features nearly 140 photographs and is the first major East Coast presentation of the artist’s work.
Time Capsule 1970: Rauschenberg’s Currents, will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from Jan. 19 through Feb. 10, 2019.
Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary"—those aspirational history-makers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis.
Friedman Benda announces its fifth annual guest-curated exhibition entitled Blow Up. Curated by FELIX BURRICHTER, the founder and editor of the architecture and design magazine PIN–UP, the exhibition will take the miniaturized domestic ideal of the dollhouse and blow it back up to full size.
Katie Paige, FOG Steering Committee member and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Trustee, has been involved with FOG since its beginning. Paige talks about her mutual passions for social reform and art, what drew her to become involved in FOG and what she’s most excited about at this year’s fair.