Thursday, March 12, 2009

Take a cab

WaPo's Chief Art Critic Blake Gopnik does something that he has never done in the city that he writes for and instead he takes a stroll through the galleries and spaces of Paris. Read it here.

And earlier, something that he also has never done for his own hometown: a review of gallery shows worth noting... in New York. Read that here.


To DC area artist Matt Seesow, who has been invited to participate in the 43rd annual "Meeting of Naive Artists" in Trebnje, Slovenia in June.


Crystal Bridges to Be Delayed?

The opening of Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges museum of American art may be delayed by a year or so, the Associated Press reports.

The museum itself has not announced a delay to the original 2010 opening date, but Bob McCaslin, the mayor of Bentonville, where the museum is being built, said in a recent state of the city address that the museum would open in 2011. A subcontractor for the project, designed by Moshe Safdie, said that the job "will run through 2011."
Read the story here.