Happenings: Top Art News, from the Art Institute of Chicago’s René Magritte show to the endangered Frank Lloyd Wright House

Artsy Editorial
Jun 30, 2014 2:35PM

This week, we feature highlights from the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 - 1938;” and a selection of must-see summer shows.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Jean Dubuffet and Miquel Barceló open at Acquavella; Gilbert & George open at Lehmann Maupin; “Emerging to Established Part 2 - A Group Show” opens at Krause Gallery; and “A Machinery for Living” opens at Petzel Gallery

… in Los Angeles, “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910” opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

… in London, Louise Lawler opens at Sprüth Magers; Fiona Banner, Mohamed Bourouissa, Victor Man, and Margaux Williamson open at Frith Street Gallery; and the Artists’ Film Biennial opens at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

In the news last week, German art consultant Helge Achenbach was arrested on suspicion of fraud after accusations that he was overpricing art (ARTINFO); Claude Simard, artist and cofounder of Jack Shainman Gallery passed away (Artforum); UNESCO added 29 new sites to the World Heritage List (New York Times);and a Frank Lloyd Wright house was listed as an endangered historic place by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (Hyperallergic).

And, in case you missed it, we featured highlights from the British Museum’s permanent collection, we launched our second summer city guide, focused on London; we explored ten artists inspired by picnics; we shared a recap of Art Basel Week and Sheila Hicks’ love of color; and we highlighted current shows and artists at our partner galleries including Awol Erizku’s “The Only Way is Up” at Hasted Krautler; Mark Katano at Stephen Wirtz Gallery; Eric Fischl at KM Fine Arts; Ken Strong at Wentworth Galleries; Franklin Evans at Ameringer McEnery Yohe; and Faith Ringgold at ACA Galleries

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