The Whitney of the Future [click here to watch Video produced by Sam O'Hare Aero Film / Music by Trevor Gureckis, Score by Found Objects, Score Mixed/Mastered by Fritz Myers]  will be Downtown in the Meatpacking District—a former industrial neighborhood of New York City now a destination for vanguard architecture, design, fashion, restaurants, and soon…an extraordinary museum.

The Whitney Museum of American Art was founded by sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and opened its doors in 1931 in Greenwich Village. 

It was the first museum to focus exclusively on art and artists of the United States.

In 1954, the Museum relocated to an expanded space on 54th Street which it quickly outgrew, and moved to its current location on Madison Avenue and 75th Street in 1966.

WUM NEWS MIAMI–From the same producers of Miami Project, Art Market San Francisco, Texas Contemporary, Seattle Art Fair, Market Art + Design, Art Market Productions is launching this coming Thursday, March 3rd, 2015 its latest fair iteration but this time, the producers are using lower case letters to brand a paper fair: art on paper.

WUM NEWS MIAMI–Thirty two artists are participating at the Coral Gables Museum this week during ARTCycle Miami 2015– an art event aimed to raise awareness for riders and drivers in a city that is known for its unfriendliness towards those traveling by bike.

ARTcycle [March 6th-May24] will work with artists to create sculptures and installations by intervening bikes or other art-related work which will be showcased at the Museum to promote awareness for bike safety.

Next month, The Wolfsonian–FIU will launch a three-part exhibition series exploring the history of Miami Beach through works in the Museum’s rare book and special collections library. 

Showcasing rarely displayed brochures, postcards, photographs, magazines, and other ephemera, the three-focused installations trace the course of the city’s development in the first half of the 20th century from the Second World War back to the tourism and Art Deco booms of the 1920s and 30s.

Via The Spiritual Journalist

In Washington D.C., the formerly Washington Design Center was recently demolished to build a $400 million art institution, the  Museum of the Bible located just two blocks south of the National Mall.

The monumental eight-story building is funded by craft store chain  "Hobby Lobby" President Steve Green.

According to NPR, "Green is a Pentecostal known for donating to conservative evangelical universities and developing a public school curriculum based on the Bible.

WUM NEWS MIAMI–The Pérez Art Museum Miami has announced that three Florida-based artists will have solo exhibitions throughout this year: Argentinian-born artist Victoria Gitman (Hallandale); Venezuelan-born artist Eugenio Espinoza (Gainsville), and L.A.-born artist Nicolás Lobo (Miami).

Victoria Gitman's "Desiring Eye" will open tonight Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 7PM with an Art Talk [Free with Museum admission] led by PAMM's Curator René Morales.

Skarstedt Chelsea has announced an exhibition entitled "Heaven and Hell" by American artist Keith Haring on view from March 5th to April 18th, 2015.

The exhibition will uniquely present 5 major works on canvas, all at a monumental scale and dating from 1984-1985, exposing a lesser-known side to the iconic artist. 

Heaven and Hell, recalls William Blake’s 18th century poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - a study in opposites of good and evil, angels and devils.

Locust Projects is inviting little artists age 4-13 to participate in "Little Lab" [Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 11AM to 1PM], a hands-on program where children are guided to create an art project amidst Locust's Project Room exhibition entitled "Sounding Room with Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Valerie George."

Snacks are included.

Via MASS MoCA on Instagram

Published this morning in YACHUA's blog is Sol LeWitt's flawless Wall Drawing 419 which was taken from the MASS MoCA's Instagram account.

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA [Est. 1999] is one of the world's premier centers for making and showcasing art. 

With more than 120,000 people annually visiting the Museum, it is considered as a platform to showcase all that is surprising, challenging and fresh.

The Design District-based nonprofit Locust Projects has announced that it will launch next month the first activation of "Locust Library" with Line Script Diary, L.S.D.– a quarterly journal– that combines text-based works with contributions from local and international artists and writers.

The scope of texts is limited only to the physical constraints of the journal's format, in an effort to commission, cultivate, and distribute forms of experimental written language.
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