August 25, 2014: Mass MoCA Plans Expansion, Blockbuster Exhibits to Open in London, and Dorothea Tanning’s Birthday

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Aug 25, 2014 6:21PM


In September, Joseph Mallord William Turner opens at the Tate Britain and John Constable opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum in what The Guardian is calling “Britain’s greatest art rivalry.”

Today’s Notable News

Mass MoCA will double its exhibition space and expand its campus across 26 buildings in a plan to help revive the economy of North Adams, Mass. (via New York Times)

The Royal Geographical Society in London has lowered the price of a collection of Thomas Baines’ early paintings of Australia by 35 percent after a deal with a buyer fell through earlier this month. (via The Art Newspaper)

Swedish artist Dan Park was sentenced to six months in prison for works the court said depicted racism. (via The Guardian)

Best of Instagram

Via @osgemeos: “We just started our largest wall to date for the Vancouver Biennale”

Good Reads

Meet Casey Jane Ellison, the Comic Artist Behind the Only All-Female Art Show” (via Huffington Post)

Richard Estes: A Modest American Visionary” (via Wall Street Journal)

Son Discovers His Father’s Life of Crime is Now a Work of Art by Warhol” (via New York Times)

Artist of the Day

Dorothea Tanning was born on this day in 1910. Tanning was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor who began her career as a Surrealist, and later created color planes she called “Insomnias.” She was influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and her husband, the Surrealist Max Ernst.

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