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Works by Maya Hayuk adorn the lobby walls of the Hammer Museum

New installations and world-class classics at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles

[Maeve walks down memory lane and into one of her favorite museums, taking us through the Hammer Museum’s permanent collection and one site-specific piece. –theartblog editors] When I was in Los Angeles last month, I had the pleasure of visiting the Hammer Museum. It was always one of my favorites when I was living in the city, and upon visiting it recently, I can say definitively that it is my favorite museum in L.A. The variety of the classical and cutting-edge art and the quality of the installations make the Hammer Museum an absolute must-see for any art lover. It ... More » »

Vincent Van Gogh ‘Rain’ 73.3 x 92,4 cm, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Most visitors to Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA, through May 6, 2012, then at the co-organizing museum, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa,   May 25 – Sept. 3, 2012) will be excited simply to see a large number of paintings by Van Gogh; he’s the artist most guaranteed to draw crowds and to send them home happy.  This doesn’t pretend to be a survey of his work. It is, rather, a carefully-curated theme exhibition about an aspect of Van Gogh’s work that has, until now, been unexplored: the artist’s novel exploration of the ... More » »

June in Amsterdam: Beldan Sezan’s ‘Zakkum’ etc.

I love Amsterdam and have been visiting a close friend there regularly since 1998, but if you’ve never been to the city, this is not a good time to go. Much of the city is torn up because of large construction projects: at the train station (whose entrance is entirely obscured behind hoardings, below, and interior is also undergoing work); on major streets, where they are building a subway; and at both the Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum. Both museums have a small selection of their collections on view, which is probably sufficient for tourists, but not for readers of  artblog.  ... More » »