November 19, 2014: The Skowhegan School Opens NYC Location, Black Mountain College Immortalized in Song at BAM, and a New Center for Latin American Art and Culture to Open in Miami

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Nov 19, 2014 11:17PM

Opening

In New York … “Madame Cézanne” opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

In Paris … Haïti: Two Centuries of Artistic Creation” opens at the Grand Palais; “RELOADED” opens at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Closing

In New York … Alfredo Scaroina closes at Unix Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

Laurie Anderson will debut a new multimedia performance piece at The Park Avenue Armory in October 2015. Titled “Language of the Future: The Line,” the work will be a site-specific environment combining sound, image, and action. (via ARTnews)

The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture has opened a permanent New York space, in a building designed pro bono by Skowhegan alum Alan Wanzenberg. Located in Chelsea, the new space is 5,000 square-feet spread over two floors. (via The Art Newspaper) 

On the topic of new buildings, The Faena Forum, a 50,000 square-foot art center, will open December 2015 in Miami. Designed by Rem Koolhaas, the center will promote Latin American culture as related to art, technology, science, politics, and urbanism. (via Artforum) 

Opening tomorrow at BAM, “Black Mountain Songs,” a choral performance celebrating the spirit of Black Mountain College, will make its world premiere. The legendary art school gave the world such icons as Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham. “Black Mountain Songs,” performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, is organized by Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry and The National’s guitarist Bryce Dessner. Performances run through Sunday. (via The Wall Street Journal)

Best of Instagram

Via @sikkemajenkins: “Unwrapping the fist of the sugar sphinx. Kara Walker’s exhibition ‘Afterword’ opens Friday, Nov 21. #karawalker #karawalkerdomino #sugar #sphinx #afterword #installation #sikkemajenkins”

Good Reads

Buying a Banksy: A Guide to the Graffiti Superstar’s Booming Market(via The New York Observer)

Museum Shows Its Most ‘Liked’ Paintings in Crowd-Curated Exhibition #SocialMedium(via The Huffington Post)

Artist of the Day

Prominent fashion photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe was born on this day in 1895. Her photographs, striking black-and-white compositions, were often featured on the covers and pages of Harper’s Bazaar, where she worked for over two decades.

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