Exhibitions in the artzine on artrepublic.com
This constantly updated section features reviews of the latest art exhibitions at many of the world’s most popular public galleries. Soon you’ll want to pack your bags and head off in search of the world’s finest art.
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Turner Contemporary gallery at Turner Contemporary
Margate’s new Turner Contemporary gallery is one of the largest and most important spaces for art outside London. The building was designed by internationally acclaimed architect, David Chipperfield, winner of 2007 RIBA Stirling Prize and RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture,
Museums Collection at Museu Picasso
Barcelona's biggest tourist attraction, the Picasso Museum, is testimony to the artist's vital formative years, which were spent in the city. Although some visitors are disappointed, as it contains none of his well-known works, it is a great way to appreciate the formation of a genius, rather than to see him at his peak. By the time he moved to Paris in 1904, he'd already painted his greatest Blue Period works, and was well on his way to becoming the most acclaimed artist of the century.
Gallery Collection at Galleria degli Uffizi
By the 15th century the Medici family, who had by then helped established the world of banking, were a powerful force in Florence. With their power and money they became patrons to some of the most important Rennaisance artist including Botticelli.
Museum Collection at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is home to an impressive holding of modern and contemporary art. It has one of the world's largest collections of Kandinsky, as well as major holdings of works by Brancusi, Calder, Chagall, Delaunay, Klee, Miro, Picasso, and many other artists of this century.
Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House
The history of this building is rich with events and people dating from the middle of the sixteenth century when the site was first developed for the 1st Duke of Somerset. After he was executed the house became a royal palace, fell into disrepair at the beginning of the eighteenth century and work started to rebuild it beginning in 1776, taking 33 years to complete.
Gallery Collection at Art Gallery of New South Wales
During the 1870's an Academy of Art was set up in Sydney which was to become the Art Gallery of New South Wales in the next decade. The collection it contained was made up of contemporary Australian art as well as some British art such as Ford Maddox Brown's work 'Chaucer at the Court of Edward III'. In 1906 Holman Hunt's 'Light of the World' was displayed for a month attracting over 300,000 visitors.
Modern Art Collection at Pompidou Centre
After two successive hangings (Big Bang and the Movements of Images), the Pompidou Centre is once again re-hanging its modern art collection (1905-1950s) on level 5. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary (in 2007) of the Pompidou Centre, this re- hang will highlight the extensive monographic collections that make it so unique.
The Museums Collection at Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston was the first art museum in Texas and began as the Public School Art League, founded March 24, 1900. In the subsequent years the MFAH has become a multifaceted institution including The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, Rienzi, the Beck Building, and the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.
The Museums Collection at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art reopened in its new home in midtown Manhattan on November 20, 2004, unveiling the reinstallation of its preeminent collection of modern and contemporary art in an elegant building designed to provide the ideal environment for the viewing of art. The reopening commemorates the Museum’s 75th anniversary and heralds the completion of the most extensive rebuilding and renovation project in MoMA’s history.
Museums Collection at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
When Baron Heinrich Thyssen declared that he wanted to move his art collection from Switzerland, countries were falling over themselves to house what is considered to be the second, after Queen Elizabeth II, most important private collection in the world.