[Dear Readers, in our tenth anniversary year we will be re-visiting some of our early posts, bringing you interesting information from artblog’s vast archive of published reviews, news and features. Below are two posts from June, 2003.] Inner Visions Originally published by Libby June 12, 2003 The power of internal secrets, and drawers filled with sacred treasures and scientific marvels emanate from the pieces in “Cabinets of Curiosities” at the Wood Turning Center. These finely crafted cabinets are not so much furniture as curiosities in and of themselves, with their secret spaces already filled, and their public faces allusive and ... More » »
News Changes for Warhol Museum The Andy Warhol Museum has announced Eric C. Shiner as its new director. A curator, professor, writer and translator, Shiner has had an academic emphasis on contemporary Asian art – specifically that of Japan. He aims to continue the museum’s plans of traveling its collections around the world and working with Pittsburgh’s business community on an international level.
Philly invades New York this weekend – Mayor Michael Nutter at the New Museum and ICA’s Claudia Gould at a NY Gallery Week panel Mayor Nutter participates in the Sustainable City Mayoral Panel, Friday, May 6, 7-8:30pm ($10), part of the Festival of Ideas for the New City, a symposium May 4-8 at the New Museum, sponsored by the NuMu, NYU, Columbia and other New York organizations. Follow their blog.
We tooled out to the West Collection at SEI with Cate on Friday afternoon to see the 10 finalists for the 2010 West Prize. It was the day on which the big prize would be announced, so we used the opportunity to play a guessing game on who would win. We hadn’t a clue, but that didn’t stop us from handicapping. Cate hadn’t been to the corporate campus so we got the added pleasure of a tour with Director Lee Stoetzel, who took us around to see not only the finalists but the collection as well.