September 17, 2014: Google Launches 15 New Partners on Cultural Institute, Rick Lowe Wins Genius Grant, and Car Companies are Sponsoring Museums
Today’s Notable News
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced it has received 1,715 submissions for the first stage of the anonymous, international competition to design the proposed museum in Helsinki, Finland.
Russia has issued an arrest warrant for Mustang Wanted, a Ukrainian stuntman who painted the blue and yellow colors of the Ukraine flag on the Soviet star on top of a Stalin-era skyscraper in Moscow. The Art Newspaper reports that the national colors of the two countries are making more of an appearance in public performance art protests against the Russian military actions in Ukraine. (The Art Newspaper)
Google announced that this Wednesday, September 18th, 15 new American partners will launch exhibitions on the Google Cultural Institute, including the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Pueblo Grande Museum, and the National Cowboy Museum. (via Wall Street Journal)
Best of Instagram
Via @stormkingartcenter: “‘Mirror Fence’ (2003) by Alyson Shotz has been refabricated and acquired for our permanent collection! Working with the artist, ‘Mirror Fence’ was refabricated in Starphire mirror and aluminum. ‘Mirror Fence’ is now on view.”
“Kids Reviewing Famous Paintings” (via The Huffington Post)
“Meeting the Artists Along the US-Mexico Border” (via Hyperallergic)
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