Restoring The Last Remaining JAWS Shark For The Academy Museum

Restoring Bruce for The Academy Museum

As the quarantine restrictions begin to lift around the world, museums are once again opening their doors to the public. This includes the long-awaited Academy Museum in Los Angeles, scheduled to open September 30, 2021. The uniquely designed structure by architect Renzo Piano (a remodel and addition to the original May Company Building), will house beloved artifacts from the Motion Picture Industry. One will be able to peruse galleries of real props, matte paintings made for backgrounds, original costumes, scripts and more from the greatest movies of all time. Read more

Pop Art and Impressionism Meet At Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Monet's Garden Goes Pop Exhibit

Florida’s Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are featuring their latest immersive exhibition “Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop!” at their Downtown Sarasota, FL campus from February 13 through June 27, 2021. In addition to sharing some of the Pop Artist’s interpretations of the French impressionists works, the grounds have been turned into a living homage to them both. Read more

Some Assembly Required Model Kit Sculptures by Michael Johansson

michael johansson sculptures

We love artist and sculptor Michael Johansson’s monochromatic sculptures. Made to look like the contiguous plastic molded parts that come with hobby toys and models, these life-size sculptures are made of welded metal and spray paint. Read more

Quelle Fête! Melting Disco Balls by ROTGANZEN

quelle fete melting disco balls by rotganzen

Quelle Fête is a series objet d’arts created by design firm ROTGANZEN that can be seen in public venues as an art installation, as part of a collaborative furniture collection and are sold separately on a smaller scale. The object represents a playful image of days gone by and a melancholic reminder of the glamour nights of disco. The amorphous shapes are covered, through painstaking creaftmanshop, with a carefully arranged glittering skin of mirrored glass tiles. The once iconic shape of the disco ball is reborn with new character and meaning in an ode to the happy days of way back when. Read more

Alex Prager Wraps The Hyundai Card Music Library In Her Artwork.

Alex Prager Hyundai Music Card Library Installation

Because it’s outdoors and the elements eventually destroy the work, the Hyundai Card Music Library in Seoul, Korea commissions an artist to wrap the building with artwork every five years. Los Angeles’ Alex Prager is the latest artist whose photographs, Hitchhiker and Big Valley, are embellishing the walls and ceiling of the building’s plaza. Read more

Elmgreen & Dragset’s The Hive At New Moynihan Train Hall

The Hive at moynihan train hall

The new and beautifully designed Moynihan Train Hall is home to The Hive, one of three permanent art installations in Penn Station’s expansive new 92-foot-high skylit concourse. Commissioned for the Moynihan Train Hall, the ceiling suspended sculpture by Scandinavian-born art duo Elmgreen & Dragset is sure to cause a few stiff necks. Read more

Unusual Christmas Artist Installations You Should Not Have Missed.

christmas artist installations

There’s so much to see around this time of year. Like crows, our heads turn at every glittery, shiny display. Buildings, balustrades and balconies are wrapped in twinkling lights and street-facing windows proudly display trimmed trees for all to see. But with so many holiday decorations, tributes and installations all over the world, you might have missed some of the most unusual and spectacular global Christmas artist installations, so we have them here for you. Read more

Living Statues Ironically Celebrate Trump’s Stupidest Decisions

Trump Statue initiative Living Statues

The first installment of three popped up in and around Washington D.C. in mid-July, the second installment of three appeared along Portland’s waterfront yesterday. They look like life-size gold statues depicting some of President Trump’s most divisive decisions, but in reality they are local performers painted gold and are part of commercial director Bryan Buckley’s Trump Statue Initiative. Read more