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Hockney Hartley Whitney Wilkins

“I like to live in the now.”

David Hockney’s exhibit opens at the Tate on February 9th as the fastest selling show in Tate exhibition history. It will come to the Metropolitan Museum of Art November 2017-February 2018.

In 2013 I wrote about “A major retrospective of David Hockney’s work completed over the last decade, A Bigger Exhibition (San Francisco, de Young Museum), has generated voluminous press and praise, mostly for his legacy of embracing new technology. Oh, and how old he is now, somehow compelling him to create before time runs out…(See a good overview of the de Young exhibit on Newshour but listen at 4:24 dispensing this cliché while introducing another. When hasn’t Hockney investigated any series, media or pursuit without daunting and constant focus?)”


Marsden Hartley’s Maine will open at the The Met Breuer (former Whitney) March–June 2017. It will be at Colby (partnered with the Met) this summer. Cape Ann Museum has fantastic Hartleys.

The first Whitney Biennial presented at the new Whitney opens March 17 – June 11, 2017. Although there are no working artists residing in MA that are on the checklist, two artist filmmakers born in Massachusetts were selected: Robert Beavers and James N. Kienitz Wilkins.

Round Up of Top 2013 Local and National Art Stories: Aplomb

image004Local and national common threads include advocacyaplomb, and access. Oh, and Amazon. December 5, 2013 was a huge news day. Here, aplomb (awards and institutions)

Part Two: PLOMB

Gloucester, MA:  the Gloucester HarborWalk designed by Cambridge Seven Associates took home an impressive array of local, regional, and national awards in 2013. Click this HarborWalk design page link and once there click the dash for ‘award winning walk’ to read more about the details.

2013 Highlighted with other Innovative MA Placemaking Spaces, Ma Smart Growth Alliance, ABX

2013 Pioneer in Partnership Award, Essex National Heritage Commission

2013 Eminent Waterfront Center Excellence on the Waterfront Awards

2013 Prestigious Gold MUSE Award from the American Alliance of Museums

2013 Golden Shoe Award from WalkBoston

2013 One of many key parts for downtown Gloucester receiving a 2ndMassachusetts Cultural Council Cultural District designation

2013  Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award from the Massachusetts Municipal Association


Gloucester, MA: The stellar Cape Ann Museum raises millions for upgrades

Gloucester, MA: Worth repeating, Gloucester has two cultural districts Rocky Neck and downtown’s Harbortown. Who knows, there could be five in Gloucester with all that is vibrant and historic within its Magnolia, Lanesville and Annisquam villages. The twoGloucester districts have been partnering with Rockport, and Essex. On the Northshore there is also Newburyport and Lynn. Salemand Ipswich can’t be too far off. Soon launching, the Cape Ann Cultural District mobile App will help pinpoint and navigate all four districts’ cultural destinations and other points of interest. The City of Gloucester and the towns of Essex and Rockport were awarded a grant from the MCC for the development of this new App.  The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and seARTS are key partners (join both!) The bulk of the required matching funds were provided by the City of Gloucester, through the Office of Mayor Carolyn Kirk and by partner organizations and municipalities.

AAA article and hot off the press Kim Smith’s wonderful Mott article

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