December 23, 2014: National Museum of Women in the Arts Receives Simone de Beauvoir Prize, Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 2014 Grantees, and Anish Kapoor Gets Solo Show at Versailles

Closing

In New York … 
Sigmar Polke: The Distance to Things - The Proximity to Things” and “Saint Clair Cemin: Myth and Math” close at Paul Kasmin Gallery; “David Rathman: Up To You, Down To Me” closes at Morgan Lehman Gallery; “Michael Bevilacqua: Game Over: Walking through the Graveyard Whistling” closes at Kravets Wehby Gallery; “Pedro S. de Movellán: Contour: New Kinetic Sculpture” and “Sam Messenger: Fracture” close at Maxwell Davidson Gallery; “Michelle Lopez: Banner Year” closes at Simon Preston.

In Milan … Martin Basher and Henry Codax, and “Nico Colón: High Tide” close at  Brand New Gallery.

In Paris … David LaChapelle: Land Scape” closes at Galerie Daniel Templon; Guillaume Bresson closes at Galerie Nathalie Obadia; “Mathieu Pernot: Ligne De Mire” closes at Galerie Eric Dupont.

In Los Angeles … 
Western Project’s 11th anniversary exhibition closes.

Today’s Notable News

The National Museum of Women in the Arts has been awarded this year’s Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom; the Washington, D.C. museum is the first American organization to receive the prize. (via ARTnews)

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the list of recipients for its 2014 Painting and Sculpture Grants, among them Dyani White Hawk, Shoshanna Weinberger, Kevin Snipes, Yashua Klos, and Aaron Spangler. Each grantee will receive $25,000. (via Artforum)

Sculptor Anish Kapoor will be featured in a solo show next summer at Versailles, in a series of solo exhibitions that have included Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. (via The New York Times)

ICA Boston has named Dan Byers as its new senior curator. Byers is currently curator of modern and contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. (via Artforum)

Best of Instagram

Via @sundaramtagore: “Xu Bing at St. John the Divine, New York City. Divine. #xubing #stjohnthedivine”

Good Reads

Women’s Worth: The Price of Being a Female Artist(via ARTnews)

The Fight for Japan’s Modernist Architecture(via Hyperallergic)


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