Last Friday, Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha won both the popular and juried vote at ArtPrize for her installation “Intersections.” It was the first time in the history of the Grand Rapids-based competition that an artist reaped top honors in both categories.
Great picture of Marilyn Monroe in and unguarded moment
Sunday, January 12, 3pm at the University of Michigan Museum of ArtJoin us on an exploration of the Islamic world through a unique selection of artifacts on loan from the Kelsey Museum of Archeology. Courtney Lesoon, Masters student in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at UM,…
Near & Dear turned 2 today!
In honor of International Women’s Day, did you know that the AMAM houses the archives for one of the most-celebrated female artists of the 20th century? The AMAM was the first museum to purchase a sculpture, Laocoön, by Hesse, in 1970. In gratitude for its recognition of Hesse’s work, and following the artist’s untimely death, her sister Helen Hesse Charash generously donated the artist’s notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, photographs, and letters to the museum. These are preserved for research, teaching and exhibition; scholars wishing to view this material may make an appointment in the museum’s Print Study Room.
Photograph of Eva Hesse, c. 1965
Eva Hesse Archive
Gelatin silver print
Overall: 10 1/16 x 7 15/16 in. (256 x 202 mm)
Gift of Helen Hesse Charash
Frida circa 1926, photo taken by her dad Guillermo.
If you are a Frida Kahlo fan – and really, who isn’t – check out the new exhibit at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City. It opened this past weekend and it takes us inside Frida’s long-locked closet.