September 22, 2014: Rose Wylie wins John Moores Painting Prize, Final High Line Section Debuts, and Alma Thomas’ Birthday

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Sep 22, 2014 7:49PM


In London…James Clar and “Towards Tomorrow” open at Parasol Unit.

Today’s Notable News

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has partnered with Artsy to create a competition for aspiring curators to mount their own exhibit. Students are asked to submit proposals for online exhibitions focusing on the work of Rauschenberg and can include work by other artists. Learn more.

Rose Wylie has won the John Moores Painting Prize for her work PV Windows and Floorboards (2012). (via The Guardian)

Architect Jean Nouvel’s designs for the National Art Museum of China, in Beijing, have been unveiled. The plans call for 130,000 sq. meters of space, an indoor garden, and a large-scale water feature. (via The Art Newspaper)

Glenn Ligon designed a tote to benefit the Studio Museum in Harlem’s youth education program. (via Wall Street Journal).

The third and final section of the High Line opened Sunday, September 21st, and includes sculptures by Adrian Villa Rojas. (via New York Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @nashermuseum: “#Rauschenberg AND #Miro! The museum is filled with amazing new art. We hope to see you soon.”

Good Reads

Rock Star in All His Permutations” A review of the David Bowie Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. (via New York Times)

Art Glass Offers Clear Advantages to Collectors” (via Wall Street Journal)

How the Gotham Typeface Came to Define our Era” (The Huffington Post)

Artist of the Day

Alma Thomas, an African-American expressionist painter, was born on this day in 1891. In 1921, she became Howard University’s first Fine Arts graduate, and in 1924 she began a 35-year career teaching art at a D.C. junior high school. Thomas developed her signature work in her 70s—large, abstract paintings with bright colorful patterns. Two of her paintings were selected by First Lady Michelle Obama to be exhibited in the White House during Obama’s presidency.

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