Download Link: Whitney Museum of American Art: history, purpose and activities, 1937 (hosted by archive.org)
Today we are showcasing material that is a bit older than some of the other recent PDF Libary additions, a booklet that covers the history and collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art from its founding up until 1937.
We thought this would be a great item to showcase now because the Whitney has a new building and a new show up comprised of 400 works from its permanent collection. The reviews of the building and the show have been overwhelmingly positive, it looks like this may become a go-to reference for what a sweeping, large-scale museum exhibition should be. There are a lot of great reviews of the show on the web but I particularly like Paddy Johnson’s take over at Art F City.
eBook: Journey into Non–Objectivity
Catalog from the exhibition, “Journey into Non–Objectivity: The Graphic Work of Kazimir Malevich and Other Members of the Russian Avant–Garde,” January 18–February 24, 1980, held at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.
While the images in this catalog are in black and white, this is still a great resource for anyone interested in the history of abstraction. The work in the exhibition, selected from a variety of Russian artists, demonstrates a connection between the early 20th century art movements of cubism and constructivism.
Includes: essays, list of artists and artworks in the exhibition, images, artist biographies, bibliography.
The Reading List is a regular look at some of the art-related essays and articles that have recently appeared on the web.
Cash-Strapped Museums are Selling Their Art: The Smithsonian’s art blog reports on the increasingly common practice of deaccessioning that museums are turning to in order to keep the lights on.
As Pace Expands, New York Galleries Start Dwarfing Museums: Hyperallergic has an awesome chart to go with this article that does a great job of demonstrating how big name galleries have really upped the square footage of their exhibition spaces.
Women on the Verge: Johanna Fateman writes in Artforum about the online exhibition “Body Anxiety” as well as artists Ann Hirsch, Bunny Rogers, and Hannah Black, among others.