Happenings: Top Art News, From America’s New Design Capital to the Passing of On Kawara

This week, we launch the Watermill Center Benefit Auction; we feature Art Southampton and other art happenings on the east side of Long Island in Focus: Hamptons; and we showcase highlights from the permanent collection at the Blanton Museum of Art.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, “Here and Elsewhere” opens at the New Museum; Andrew Schoultz, Elizabeth Huey, Guy Yanai, Kristen Schiele, Michael Theodore, Robert Larson, and Sam Friedman open at Joshua Liner Gallery; Murray Moss opens at Edelman Arts; Golnar Adili, Ivan Forde, Camilo Godoy, Amir Guberstein, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, and Bundith Phunsombatlert open at Lower East Side Printshop; Ryan Garvey opens at Lynch Tham; Bernard Perlin opens at Anna Zorina Gallery; JJ Manford and Max Razdow open at Freight + Volume;  “The Beautiful Changes” opens at RH Contemporary Art; and Keld Helmer-Petersen opens at Yossi Milo Gallery.

… in Los Angeles, Michael Henry Hayden, Julian Rogers, and Ross Sawyers open at ACME, and “DEEP END: Yale MFA Photo 2014” opens at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art.  

… in London, “The Space Where I Am” opens at Blain | Southern;  Gilbert & George, Rachel Kneebone, and “Maid in Heaven / En Plein Air in Hell (My Beautiful Dark and Twisted Cheeto Problem)” open at White Cube; and Maria Vega opens at Hus Gallery.

In the news last week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired an ancient roman urn and 44 glass works by Carlo Scarpa (The New York Times); a Paris court rejected a claim from Guggenheim descendants who demanded that Peggy Guggenheim’s collection be displayed as it was originally presented (The New York Times); a student who lost her entire portfolio in the Glasgow School of Art fire used ashes from the building to create new work (The Guardian); San Francisco was named “America’s Leading Design City,” based on data showing it to have the highest concentration of employed design professionals (ARTINFO); and the Japanese artist On Kawara passed away at the age of 81 (The Art Newspaper).

And, in case you missed it, we featured highlights from the permanent collection at The Walters Art Museum; showcased the “NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial” from the Museum of Arts and Design; and our CEO and founder, Carter Cleveland, shared his predictions for the future of art with the Wall Street Journal. We also featured our guide to the 2014 Liverpool Biennial, highlighted Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Dazzle Ship commission at the Biennial; and shared the top 10 contemporary artists working with ceramics. Additionally, we focused on current shows and artists at our partner galleries including Keith Haring at Guy Hepner, Zang Dali at Klein Sun Gallery, James Verbicky at Joanne Artman Gallery, Sherry Wolf at Richard J Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Seon-Ghi Bahk at Zadok Gallery, and Zezão at Zipper Gallery.

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