Posts Tagged ‘Louise Bourgeois’

This Week in Repertory Film: Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Tron, Louise Bourgeois

Tonight: Planes, Trains & Automobiles at NoMa Summer Screen
There's a long weekend coming up; lots of people will be jamming the roads en route to their holiday getaways. The travel tips featured in John Hughes' best film speak for themselves. If you've got travel plans this Independence Day, it's not fireworks or barbecues you need—just [...]

Mapplethorpe Foundation Withdraws Support for Smithsonian Exhibitions

Taking a page from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation says that it will suspend all funding for future Smithsonian exhibitions unless David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly is reinstated in the "Hide/Seek" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Trustees for the Mapplethorpe Foundation met on Wednesday and adopted a unanimous resolution to [...]

Artist Louise Bourgeois Dies at 98

Louise Bourgeois, the subject of a major retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum last year, died of a heart attack yesterday in New York at the age of 98. She was best known for her deeply psychological sculptures inspired by childhood memories, sexuality and relationships. Her most famous works are a series of giant bronze spiders [...]