August 11, 2014: MOCA North Miami Announces Move, a Review of the Winogrand Retrospective, and William Harnett’s Birthday

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Aug 11, 2014 6:30PM

Today’s Notable News

The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami announced its plans to rename the museum the Institute of Contemporary Art and move to a temporary space in November in Miami’s Design District, reported the Miami Herald.

A bronze sculpture by Henry Moore was unveiled in King’s Cross Station in London. According to The Guardian, the sculpture was selected because it reflects the architecture of the station, is impossible to sit on, and extremely difficult to climb.

The American Ballet Theatre is donating its archives to the Library of Congress, which will be exhibited in “American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years” opening in Washington this Thursday, August 14.

Best of Instagram

Via @kathy__grayson: “Another #summermusthave #evanrobarts Popsicle work on paper too good to resist.”

Good Reads

Photographer Documents the Men and Women Who Choose to Live Off The Grid.” (via Huffington Post)

“Densely installed and spilling out of four galleries, it consists of more than 175 of the artist’s images—more pictures of his than I’ve ever seen at once, and they left me wanting more,” writes Jerry Saltz in his review of the Garry Winogrand retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (via New York Magazine)

Brothers In Law: Royalty Pains” Charles and Thomas Danziger, lead partners of the firm Danziger, Danziger & Muro, specializing in art law, discuss the American Royalties Too Act that would provide artists with compensation for the resale of their work at auction. (via ARTINFO)

Artist of the Day

William Michael Harnett, an Irish-American still-life painter was born on August 10, 1848. Harnett is recognized for his trompe l’oeil paintings of everyday objects depicted in a style that did not conform to the 19th-century notions of high art. Explore more of his works and other still lifes with the Still Life and Representation of Everyday Objects categories on Artsy.

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