May 2019

In an ever-changing world, artists and designers seek to simultaneously make sense of the change and to shape it. That challenge has never been greater in the industrialized, digitized 21st century, which shifts and grows at an exponentially increasing pace. Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, the museum’s sixth triennial, brings together a wide range of designers engaging with art and science in cutting-edge ways to address one of the major challenges of our time.

NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — Across and within a massive earthen mound wending through two galleries, renowned performer and social activist Annie Lennox will create a site-specific installation comprised of hundreds of artifacts culled from her personal collection of memorabilia, found objects, and personal effects amassed throughout her lifetime. Annie Lennox: ‘Now I Let You Go…’ will be on view beginning SaturdayMay 25. The exhibition opend with a reception from 5:30 to 7:00pm, preceded by a special charity event at 4:00pm to

For Michael Arad and Peter Walker, the original architects of the 9/11 Memorial in New York, they envision healing for the community in the form of the 9/11 Memorial Glade, a redesigned outdoor space to honor the selflessness, courage, and perseverance of the women and men involved in the rescue and recovery effort.
The Princeton University Art Museum recently acquired a significant group of drawings by the renowned American architect and designer Michael Graves (1934-2015). The nearly 5,000 drawings, which come to the Museum from Graves’s estate, span the entire range of his subject matter and design concerns and will form an immensely important resource for researchers, designers and Museum audiences.
The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents has announced it elected Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, effective June 16.
He is revered as one of the greatest artists of all time. For centuries he has typified the perfect artistic genius. His greatest legacy is the surviving works that we can see today - The Sistene Chapel, the Statue of david, the Pieta. Yet, behind the artworks lies a complex and stubborn man. We go beyond the facade to discover the real Michelangelo.
According to a report in the Guardian, the Louvre has declined to include the most expensive painting ever sold in their upcoming blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. The Salvator Mundi has its supporters and critics, but doubts about whether or not it’s an authentic da Vinci didn’t stop its sale at Christie’s for $450.3 million in 2017.
On Christmas day in 1950, the original stone pedestal of Scone mysteriously vanished from Westminster Abbey. Months later, it turned up in Arbroath Abbey, wrapped in a Scottish flag.
The Morgan Library & Museum announces a new exhibition of satirical drawings and prints by renowned artist William Hogarth (1697–1764). Best known for his humorous political commentary, Hogarth’s work engaged a broad audience and agitated for legislative and social change.
You’d expect that the suit used to protect Neil Armstrong from the harsh atmosphere of the moon would endure a little wear and tear. But it may surprise you that nearly 30 years in a display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) has also taken its toll on this iconic piece of American history.