Category Archives: Make the Time

Agnes Martin, Aspiration, 1960, ink on paper, 11 ¾” x 9 ⅜”, Photo by J R via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. Agnes Martin, Aspiration, 1960, ink on paper, 11 ¾” x 9 ⅜”, Photo by J R via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Make the Time: Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim

Tomorrow a major retrospective of artwork by Agnes Martin (1912-2004) will open in the famous rotunda at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. It is a brilliant space to enjoy the subtle variations in her minimalist and expressive … Continue reading

Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, Horizontal Aspens, 1958. Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, Horizontal Aspens, 1958.

Make the Time: Ansel Adams at the Wittliff Collections

Photographs by the American master photographer Ansel Adams currently are on view at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. These iconic images are from the outstanding collection of Lynn and Tom Meredith. Adams is best known for his majestic … Continue reading

Xu Bing, Book from the Sky, 1987-1991, Ink on Paper, Photo by Sally Whitman Coleman. Xu Bing, Book from the Sky, 1987-1991, Ink on Paper, Photo by Sally Whitman Coleman.

Make the Time: Xu Bing at the Blanton

Contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing’s groundbreaking work of art, Book from the Sky, currently is on view at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX. Belonging to a group of artists who emerged from the Cultural Revolution with an … Continue reading

Graffiti by SLOKE, Photo by Rob Larsen (drunkenfist.com), Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. Graffiti by SLOKE, Photo by Rob Larsen (drunkenfist.com), Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Make the Time: Graffiti Artist SLOKE at testsite Austin

If you are free on a Sunday afternoon in the near future, check out Nathan “SLOKE” Nordstrom: FATCAPPED at testsite in Austin. SLOKE is famous for his wildstyle graffiti, which is characterized by intricate and complex lettering that is virtually … Continue reading

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Portrait of Marie-Antoinette with the Rose, 1783, oil on canvas, 44.5” x 34.3”, Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Portrait of Marie-Antoinette with the Rose, 1783, oil on canvas, 44.5” x 34.3”, Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Make the Time: Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun at The Met

An exhibition of works of art by the brilliant French portraitist Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun currently is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Because her primary patrons were members of the French aristocracy, Le Brun had to flee France … Continue reading

Mark Rothko, No. 13 (White, Red on Yellow), 1958, oil on canvas, 95 1/4 × 81 3/8 in., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Mark Rothko, No. 13 (White, Red on Yellow), 1958, oil on canvas, 95 1/4 × 81 3/8 in., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Make the Time: The Art Story

There is a terrific website that has basic information about modern and contemporary art. The Art Story (www.theartstory.org) has helpful details about artists, movements, and art criticism. It also has a few timelines to assist in putting these art movements in … Continue reading

Archibald J. Motley Jr., ‘Blues,’ 1929, oil on canvas, 36 × 42 inches, Collection of Mara Motley M.D., and Valerie Gerrard Browne, Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne. Archibald J. Motley Jr., ‘Blues,’ 1929, oil on canvas, 36 × 42 inches, Collection of Mara Motley M.D., and Valerie Gerrard Browne, Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

Make the Time: Archibald J. Motley, Jr. at The Whitney

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr. now is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Motley was one of the first black artists to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where … Continue reading

Kehinde Wiley, Shantavia Beale, c. 2012, oil on canvas, Photo by Garrett Ziegler via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License. Kehinde Wiley, Ms. Waldorf Astor, c. 2012, oil on linen, Photo by Garrett Ziegler via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License.

Make the Time: Kehinde Wiley in Fort Worth

From September 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016, a selection of artworks from Kehinde Wiley‘s 14-year career will be on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Wiley is best known for his contemporary twist on Old Master portraiture, … Continue reading

Piero di Cosimo, Italian Renaissance Art Piero di Cosimo, 
The Discovery of Honey, c. 1499, 
oil on panel, 31.2” x 50.6”, 
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Make the Time: Piero di Cosimo at the National Gallery of Art

Don’t miss the retrospective exhibition of works by Piero di Cosimo, Florentine Renaissance master, at the National Gallery of Art. The last time there was an exhibition of Piero di Cosimo’s work in the United States was 1938. Piero di … Continue reading

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, The Celebrated Dealer Nishimura Exposing an Art Forger, 1875, color woodblock print, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Photo in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, The Celebrated Dealer Nishimura Exposing an Art Forger, 1875, color woodblock print, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Photo in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Make the Time: Art Forgery Exhibition

Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World, an exhibition about art forgeries, is making its way around the country. It has been to Springfield, MA; Sarasota, FL; and Canton, OH, and will be on view at the … Continue reading

Fernand Léger, The Village, 1914, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 × 39 1/2 in., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, Purchase, Leonard A. Lauder Gift, 2013, Photo via The Metropolitan Museum of Art Fernand Léger, The Village, 1914, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 × 39 1/2 in., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, Leonard A. Lauder Gift, 2013, Photo via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Make the Time: Cubism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

At long last, Leonard A. Lauder’s essential collection of 81 Cubist paintings, collages, drawings, and sculptures is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you are anywhere near New York City between now and February 16th, 2015, you … Continue reading