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The October 2021 Focus for Reframed is Ghoulish Horror and death in entertainment shows have captivated millions of Americans in the last decade, from Netflix’s most-binged series in 2018, The Haunting of Hill House, and its more recent Midnight Mass, to podcasts including Crime Junkie and Anatomy of Murder. Why are we so haunted by horror?
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is currently home to the largest-ever exhibition of works by E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954), a pioneer of commercial art—the profession known today as graphic design. On view Sept. 10 through April 10, 2022, Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer features more than 150 objects to examine the designer’s impact and legacy across media.
In September 2017, the New York City Council established the city’s first Office of Nightlife (ONL) under the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. The inaugural ONL report dropped in June of this year, with the goal of reframing and reinvigorating the city’s legendary nightlife scene as an economic engine. Included in the report were twenty-three recommendations, but one stood out from all the rest.
After numerous delays due to COVID and personnel changes, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures finally opened on September 30 after a weeklong lead-up that included a gala, an opening night party and a press event featuring luminaries like Tom Hanks.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept/Oct. 2021 – Andrew Jones Auctions will present an outstanding auction event on October 10th: “The Collection of Lady Victoria White” of Beverly Hills, CA. The collection is best described as “English Country House meets California chic."
It has been an eventful couple of years for the art and legacy of Philip Guston (1913-1980). A traveling retrospective was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, the four museums involved decided to postpone it to 2022-23.
Art & Object is excited to announce a new partnership with Sekka Magazine. Founded in 2017 by Manar and Sharifah Alhinai, Sekka is an online arts and culture platform that highlights remarkable stories from around the Arab world.
While Diebenkorn is best known for his signature Ocean Park paintings—watery pale blue skies at play with horizontal geometric patterning that suggest landscapes in the sky—he is also noted for his more conventional figures and work that lives in the mode of the Bay Area Figurative painters, including David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Wayne Thiebaud. 
Architecture of Memory tells the story of the construction and reconstruction of modern Kuwait, and presents Dana Al Rashid’s perspectives on the frequent demolition of buildings and houses that are a testament of the country’s rich architectural heritage, and which form a crucial part of its collective memory and identity.
From honorary sculptures that celebrate athletic valor, to Realist portraits that humanize individual team members, to Abstract prints that raise uncomfortable questions about violence and pain, the following seven artists prove that this American cultural phenomenon is ripe for increasingly-diverse artistic engagement.