Posts Tagged ‘Anne Truitt’

What Should Go in the Corcoran Legacy Gallery?

Heaven help the curator who’s asked to assemble works for the post-mortem gallery of the soon-to-be Corcoran Contemporary, National Gallery of Art. If a plan is approved for the Corcoran to be absorbed by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, the institution’s Beaux-Arts building will contain something called the “Corcoran Legacy” gallery, [...]

Hirshhorn Museum Staffs Up

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden just announced three new hires. Adam Budak, a curator from the Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria—an institution with a bubble even weirder than the Hirshhorn's—will serve as the museum's new curator of contemporary art. The museum also hired assistant curators Melissa Ho, an art historian from [...]

Helen Frankenthaler Dies at 83

From the New York Times comes the news that Helen Frankenthaler has died. The New York painter will be remembered for a diverse career, but here in Washington, she ought to be known for inspiring one of the most productive periods in the city's art history.
In the early 1950s, as Grace Glueck's obituary recounts, Frankenthaler [...]

National Gallery’s New Acquisitions: McCracken, Paik, Torres-Garcia, Gober, Ligon

The National Gallery announced today the acquisition of new works from a disparate group of artists, several of whom are firsts for their collection. Here's a rundown of the new works you'll be able to see in coming months:
John McCracken, "Black Plank": McCracken has much in common with artist Anne Truitt, whose retrospective at the [...]

The Better-Late-Than-Never Anne Truitt Review

Washington, D.C., may have been her home, but often, sculptor Anne Truitt's mind was somewhere far away. As she worked, she lost herself in childhood memories, but her pillarlike sculptures stood tall like buoys, allowing her to navigate through adulthood's choppy waters. Staid and strong, they made tangible her fraught past in order for her [...]

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