Wednesday December 4, 2013
European art gallery at the Portland Art Museum. Image courtesy Portland Art Museum.
Art museums are great little worlds unto themselves. Each with a unique history and mission, but all with the purpose to share their art collections with the public.
Here are some recently added art museum profiles along with their job listings information.
- The Portland Art Museum in Portland Oregon opened to the public in 1892, and is the seventh oldest art museum in the United States.
- The Newport Art Museum in Newport, Rhode Island was established in 1912, and is the only museum to focus on the art and artists of Rhode Island.
- The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina was established in 1950.
Sunday December 1, 2013
Famed auctioneer Tobias Meyer in action at a Sotheby's auction. Photo © Michael Nagle/Getty Images.
Recently, several art sources such as Art Info announced that its long-term head of contemporary art, Tobias Meyer, will soon be leaving Sotheby's, where he was principal auctioneer.
Even though Meyer was employed at Sotheby's for over 20 years, and was responsible for several record-breaking sales, the pressure for the highly-respected auctioneer to snare coveted artworks to boost lagging sales had been too great. A penetrating article in Newsweek paints a picture of the immense strain Meyer suffered.
Arts professionals have been bemoaning this issue over the past few years - that the contemporary art scene is being usurped by high rollers, and that art is becoming more and more about money, and less and less about value.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in North Carolina. Image courtesy the Nasher Museum.
Art museums are great places to work in. Fine Art has recently added the following museum profiles to its growing database of art museums around the world. Besides providing the basic information such as mission, history, location and hours, the profiles include employment information and details on how to apply for a museum job.
Wednesday November 20, 2013
Bowl, Iran, Late 12th-early 13th century, Persian. Fritware with opaque turquoise glaze and over-painted decoration, h x diam: 3 3/8 x 8 inches (8.57 x 20.32 cm). Image courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri is currently hosting Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists, an exhibition which features Islamic art from the 9th century to the 21st century. Only 28 works are on display but show the strong connections between tradition and the modern worlds.
Artists in the exhibition include international and U.S.-based artists, such as Shirin Neshat, Ahmed Mater, and Rashid Rana. Besides contemporary artworks such as photos and videos, the exhibition includes traditional ceramics, textiles, and miniature paintings. One notable work is by by artist Asheer Akram who made a Pakistani cargo truck in Kansas City and it is installed outside near the Bloch Building.
Shirin Neshat, 'Stories of Martyrdom', 1994, black and white RC print and ink,framed: 59 x 41 x 2 inches (149.86 x 104.14 x 5.08 cm). Image courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum.
Learn more about the Nelson-Atkins Museum and check out their job listings.