Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

In the Fall of 2015 I had the pleasure of visiting Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Highlights from my time in the Museum can be seen below:

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Louise Bourgeois “Quarantania” 1947-1953, cast 1990 From an edition of 6 Painted bronze and stainless steel “I had children around my waist. This is the origin of Quarantania. I was carrying my packages.” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Jeffrey Gibson “What We Want, What We Need” 2014 (Found punching bag, glass beads, artificial sinew, copper jingles, nylon fringe, and steel chain) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Adolph Gottlieb “Trinity” 1962 Oil on canvas (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Emma Marie Cadwalader-Guild “Free” 1876 Basswood (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Jeff Koons Hanging Heart (Gold/Magenta), 1994-2006. High-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating and yellow brass. (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Alma Thomas “Lunar Rendezvous-Circle of Flowers” 1969 Oil on canvas (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Alfredo Ramos Martin “Florida Mexicana” 1936 Oil on canvas (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Louise Bourgeois “Maman” 1999 Bronze, stainless steel, and marble (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Roxy Paine “Yield” 2011 Stainless steel (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Kerry James Marshall “Our Town” 1995 Acrylic and collage on canvas (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

Art on Paper

March 5-8, 2015, Pier 36

The first weekend of March welcomes a new art fair in lower Manhattan!

art on paper launches Thursday, March 5 on NYC’s Pier 36 with modern and contemporary art by 55 exhibitors from around the world. The medium focused fair will feature paper-driven sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and photography. In addition to the art work there will be food and drinks by the city’s best restaurants and a programming schedule of entertainment, presentations, talks, and tours. It will certainly be a dynamic destination this weekend!


Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925


Must we then renounce the object altogether, throw it to the winds and instead lay bare the purely abstract?

-Vasily Kandinsky, 1911

The above quote lies at the entrance to Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 and centers the show in its topic of abstraction. In celebration of the centennial of the bold new art form, Museum of Modern Art examines the relationships among artists, composers, dancers and poets that created the new modern language for the arts. A wide range of artistic works such as sound poems, films, photographs, sculptures, paintings and books are represented in the show and indicate some of the most influential works in abstraction’s early history to indicate the intricate fabric of the years in which art was invented. The art world would not be the same today with out the “radical idea” of abstract art!

Link to the exhibition website that includes a wonderful diagram linking the relationships:

Live on the edge, with the arts of course!

Video on the Edge: Xaviera Simmons for MoMA Artists Experiment

Xaviera Simmons is a an artist who produces installations, sculptures, photographic, audio, and performative works. Her works are in major collections including Deutsche Bank, The Guggenheim Museum, The High Museum of Art, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Simmons received a BFA in photography from Bard College in 2004 after spending two years of walking pilgrimage retracing the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade with Buddhist Monks.She was a 2011-12 artist-in-resident at The Studio Museum in Harlem, recipient of The David Driskell Prize, a Jerome Foundation Travel Fellowship and an Art Matters Fellowship.

Click below to watch a wonderful video by Xaviera Simmons for her work with MoMA’s Artists Experiment.

Xaviera Simmons at MoMA Artists Experiment


Live on the edge, with the arts of course!