leading sneaker marketplace and the iconic 5th Avenue retailer link
up to offer rare and highly coveted sneakers
GOAT, the global destination for authentic sneakers, has announced its partnership with iconic New York retailer, Bergdorf Goodman. The two brands will enter an exclusive partnership, which includes a curated shopping experience at Goodman’s Men’s Store on 5th Avenue.
and athletic-driven sportswear have been a leading component of the
designer and luxury menswear world, and we see this influence
continuing to be very important,” said Bruce Pask, Men’s
Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman. “GOAT is an innovator
and leader in the resale space with an elevated aesthetic, peerless
expertise, and a focus on customer experience and service, aspects
that we absolutely share, making this a perfectly suited partnership
and an exciting new experience that our customers can only find at
As part of the partnership, rare and highly coveted sneakers such as Chanel’s collaboration with Pharrell on the Adidas NMD Human Race Trail and the auto-lacing Air Mag ‘Back To The Future’ will be on display via a unique visual installation and available for purchase.
in 2015 to bring trust and safety to sneaker reselling, the GOAT
Group offers the greatest selection of sneakers ranging from general
releases to rare exclusives. Through its managed marketplace model,
authentication service and buyer protection, GOAT is the most trusted
option in the industry.
and resale are just at the beginning of their convergence, and as the
global demand for streetwear increases, we will continue to see its
influence in the luxury market,” said Daishin Sugano,
co-founder and CPO of GOAT Group. “Collaborating with
Bergdorf Goodman, the iconic luxury retailer, exemplifies the endless
possibilities in the industry.”
The GOAT installation opens at Bergdorf Goodman’s Men’s Store (745 5th Ave, New York, NY 10151) on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, and will be open through New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 shows (September 6 – 11, 2019).
Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American
History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump” on sale
G. Bunch III, the newly appointed 14th Secretary of the
will embark on a national tour to discuss his new book “A Fool’s
Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and
Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump.” The tour kicks
off in Chicago on Sept.
19 and takes him to seven cities in the U.S. in 2019, with
more dates in 2020 to be announced.
Fool’s Errand is the story of how one man was tasked with
leading the team that created a preeminent cultural institution to
document the African American story and show how that story is the
quintessential American story.
inside account of how Bunch planned and managed more than a decade of
work leading up to the opening of the museum. This story informs and
inspires not only readers working in museums, educational
institutions and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and
business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed—and do it
spectacularly—in the face of major political and financial
the challenges of choosing a construction site, commissioning a team
of architects, raising more than $400 million, designing exhibitions
and building a collection of nearly 40,000 objects, Bunch also delves
into his personal struggles including the stress of a high-profile
book goes on sale Sept.
24, the third anniversary of the museum’s opening. A public
event will be held that day at the museum in Washington, D.C. in
celebration of the anniversary.
the tour stops, Bunch will discuss the book with high profile
journalists and historians including Scott
Pelley, Gayle King
and Henry Louis
“Skip” Gates. The schedule for the 2019 tour is as
Sept. 19 – Chicago Museum of History, Chicago
Sept. 24 – The National Museum of African American History and
Culture, Washington, D.C.
conversation with Scott Pelley, correspondent for the CBS News’ “60
Oct. 1 – The Apollo Theater, New York City
conversation with Gayle King, co-host of “CBS This Morning”
Oct. 14 – The African American Museum in Philadelphia, a
Smithsonian Affiliate (This event is private, but open to the media)
Oct. 15 – The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia
conversation with Scott Stephenson, museum president and chief
Oct. 22 – Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard
conversation with Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Director of the
Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard
Oct. 25 – The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University,
New Haven, Connecticut
Nov. 16 – Nate Holden Theater, Los Angeles
G. Bunch III is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s
National Museum of
African American History and Culture, and now
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Prior to becoming
the director, he served as the president of the Chicago
Historical Society and as the associate director for
curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian
National Museum of American History. Bunch is also co-author
of The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (Smithsonian
Books, 2000) and From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave
Ship São José (Smithsonian Books, 2017).
opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National
Museum of African American History and Culture
has welcomed more than 6 million visitors. Occupying a prominent
location next to the Washington
on the National
Mall in Washington, D.C.,
the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and
most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to
exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and
its impact on American and world history.
By Vitra Design Museum, The Exhibition Featuring More Than 700
By Folk Art And Pop Art, Girard Created A Bold, Colorful, And
Girard (Born in May 24, 1907 in New York City, NY and died
on December 31, 1993 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was one of the most
important and prolific designers of the 20th century. He created
stunning interiors for restaurants, private homes, corporate offices,
and even airplanes! He created textiles, typography, and tableware.
He designed exhibitions, toys, and a whole city street in Columbus,
Indiana. Inspired by folk art and pop art, Girard created a bold,
colorful, charismatic universe. He warmed up modernism with his
whimsical, optimistic patterns and designs.
The Palm Springs Art Museum (101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-322-4800) has announced the West Coast debut of Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. This exhibition, organized by Vitra Design Museum, presents the colorful universe of Alexander Girard through more than 400 objects—textiles, drawings, furniture, graphics, film, and folk art—in a richly layered installation and accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Exhibition visitors will experience one of his best-known interiors—that of the 1957 Miller House in Columbus, Indiana—through a full-scale replica of its iconic conversation pit, which will be a place for repose and public programs.
The show will be on view from November 23, 2019 through March 1, 2020.
Practicing from the late 1920s until the late 1970s, Girard worked mostly for the American furniture company Herman Miller after becoming director of its textile division in 1951. Girard’s clients also included companies like Braniff International Airways and John Deere for which he created fresh new corporate brand identities, which, in the case of Braniff, extended from the planes themselves to the flight crew uniforms and passenger lounges. In addition to Girard’s own designs, this exhibition presents the creative universe from which Girard took his inspiration: folk art from all over the world, which the designer collected throughout his life. A selection of 300 objects from his folk art collection, gifted by him to the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, is also featured in the exhibition.
The Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in 1938 as the Palm Springs Desert Museum at La Plaza in downtown Palm Springs. Natural science exhibits, Cahuilla Indian artifacts, and hiking excursions dominated the institution’s programming.
museum moved several times within the downtown Palm Springs area
before building its first permanent structure in 1958, located on the
southwest corner of Tahquitz-McCallum Way and Indian Ave. Over the
years, fine art gained a greater measure of focus.
By the late 60’s it was evident the 10,000 square foot building was quickly becoming too small. In 1974, architect E. Stewart Williams was commissioned to design the current building for the museum. Further growth resulted in the construction of the Doris and Walter N. Marks Administration Building and the 1996 completion of the Steve Chase Wing and the Education Center.
renovations, and even bigger donations of art, transformed the
institution, which also sharpened its programming with nationally
significant exhibitions. In April 2004, the Board of Trustees decided
to shift the museum’s focus from a multi-disciplinary museum to a
world-class art museum with a vibrant theater program. In evaluating
the current strengths and directions of the museum, it became clear
that the art collections were growing and that the art audience was
expanding – primarily in the areas of architecture, photography,
and contemporary glass.
A study of the area’s other institutions also brought a realization that there were other established organizations providing exhibitions in the natural sciences. One year later, in April 2005, the museum officially changed its name from Palm Springs Desert Museum to Palm Springs Art Museum to reflect its emphasis on the visual and performing arts.
museum remains committed to serving as an innovative community
cultural center, and expanding its exhibitions, programs, and
services in the visual and performing arts.
In 2012, the museum opened a satellite exhibition and education space in Palm Desert (Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260, 760-346-5600), which features an architecturally distinctive building named The Galen that presents ongoing and temporary exhibitions of internationally important art and is surrounded by the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden that features significant sculpture works surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
hub of the museum’s exploration of architecture and design features
related exhibitions and educational programs.
The collection also includes Frey House II, the historically significant residence in Palm Springs that architect Albert Frey designed for himself in 1963 and bequeathed to the museum upon his death in 1998.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Palm Springs Art Museum has 28 galleries, two sculpture gardens, four classrooms, a resource centers, an artists center, five storage vaults, a 85-seat lecture hall, a 433-seat theater, a 1,000 square-foot store, and a popular local bistro.
variety of educational programs and activities will take place in
connection to the Palm Springs iteration; additionally, the museum’s
annual gala and biggest fundraiser on January
26, 2020 will be Girard themed in décor and ambience to bring
even greater attention to the exhibition.
Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe‘s global sponsors are Herman Miller and Maharam. Palm Springs Art Museum’s presentation is organized by Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design, with generous support from Joan & Gary Gand. Additional support is provided by Ellen Donaldson.
luxury travel network Virtuoso®
revealed the winners of the celebrated
2019 Best of the Best awards last night, before more than
1,800 industry leaders at the 31st annual Virtuoso
Travel Week. The ceremony at the 13th
annual Hotels & Resorts Dinner recognized the year’s top
10 hotels and hoteliers in categories ranging from best wellness
program to best dining experience. Four
Seasons Hotel George V triumphed with the most prestigious
prize: Hotel of the Year.
is the leading international travel agency network specializing in
luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization
comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 20,000 elite travel
advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the
Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
upon its preferred relationships with over 1,800 of the world’s best
hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and
premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with
exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More
than (U.S.) $26.4 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a
powerhouse in the luxury travel industry.
a wide-ranging portfolio of more than 1,400 hotels, resorts, villas,
tented camps and private island retreats in over 100 countries,
Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts is the industry’s most renowned
program. Started in 1992 with 20 hotels, today it includes more
five-star properties than any other group.
20,000 professional travel advisors from 50 countries served as Best
of the Best award voters. Editors of
Virtuoso Life, the network’s multi-award-winning magazine,
lent insights to narrow the field of nominees for which the advisors
voted. Winners will be showcased in the September/October issue of
the magazine, reaching 200,000 affluent households.
exceptional contributions of these Best of the Best winners are
emblematic of the caliber of creativity, service and guest
experiences that are the hallmark of the Virtuoso Hotels &
Resorts program,” said
Albert Herrera, senior vice president of Global
Product Partnerships for Virtuoso. “Every year our
winners raise the bar even higher for global luxury hospitality, and
we are proud to honor their accomplishments while expressing
gratitude for the inspiration they provide to us all.“
2019 Virtuoso Best of the Best winners are:
of the Year:
iconic hotel that epitomizes excellence in luxury hospitality and
encourages positive change in its community. Winner:
Seasons Hotel George V,
Paris, France The
property delights guests with impeccable service, fine art and
antiques and stunning floral displays. A new spa features an indoor
pool and dozens of treatments and fitness programs, including a
staff-led jog past landmarks including the
The hotel offers three restaurants: the three-Michelin-starred Le
which each boast a star of their own.
Achievement in Design:
architecture and design of a hotel or component (room or suite,
restaurant, spa, public space, etc.), whether a new property,
renovation, or restoration. Winner:
Hong Kong, China Soaring
65 stories above Victoria
a new art and design district on the Kowloon
Rosewood’s glass tower enhances Hong Kong’s skyline. Inside, Western
and Asian aesthetics blend seamlessly, from the octagonal Chinese
bagua symbol on carpets and walls to copper-mesh-lined French pendant
artwork, and Indian artist Bharti
life-size elephant sculpture.
in hotel dining encompassing outstanding food, wine list, service,
ambiance, or even a stunning view. Winner:
Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa–
Restaurant Le Gabriel, Paris, France The
gilded dining room of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant in a
19th-century mansion-turned-hotel makes an unforgettable impression.
And that’s before chef Jérôme Banctel brings his notable pedigree,
Breton upbringing, and influences from his travels to the table with
modern takes on French classics such as coriander-spiced artichoke
heart and pigeon with cacao and buckwheat.
hotel bar that offers a social meeting spot where innovative drinks,
lively mixologists and servers, and an enticing atmosphere create a
“see and be seen” buzz. Winner:
Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club–
Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar, Surfside, Florida, U.S. Amalfi
Coast bars perfected
the art of aperitivo, and that spirit is exemplified in this stylish
import from Positano’s
hotel. The lounge in the historic hotel’s original ballroom serves
the largest selection of Champagne in the Miami area, plus grappas,
liqueurs, and bubbly-infused cocktails, in handblown Venetian
property that exhibits a commitment to the pillars of sustainable
tourism including environmentally friendly practices, protection of
cultural and natural heritage, and social and economic benefits for
local people. Winner:
One&Only Wolgan Valley,
Wolgan Valley, Australia This
7,000-acre success story shows how degraded ranchland can be restored
to its natural grandeur. Kangaroos, wombats, and other wildlife roam
the resort grounds, which was the world’s first to achieve
internationally accredited carbon-neutral certification. Guest
experiences focus on the outdoors, such as guided glowworm walks,
stargazing, nocturnal animal viewing and tree planting.
Family Program: A
property offering children’s programs, from creative activities to
educational endeavors and active adventures. Winner:
Velas Riviera Maya,
Playa del Carmen, Mexico Families
bond over horseback riding, boogie boarding, snorkeling and more,
then relax at the pool or spa (with a kids’ treatment menu).
The Kids’ Club
offers 4- through 12-year-olds storytelling, movies, and games, while
teens enjoy karaoke, pool tables, and dancing. Family accommodations
lie near the pool and beach, and a “baby concierge” stocks
everything from strollers to bottles – and arranges sitters too.
A hotel focusing on mind/body balance through excellence in nutrition
or diet programs, fitness and wellness classes, spa experiences, and
inspiring location. Winner:
Arizona Resort & Spa,
Tucson, Arizona, U.S. Miraval
pioneer the modern spa resort, and its flagship property continues to
lead the way. Guests choose from more than 100 workshops, classes,
and activities that include cooking, private and group workouts,
beekeeping, and even equine therapy. Healthy gourmet meals fuel
guests’ paths to wellness, as do rituals including massages and
acupuncture at the Life in Balance Spa.
most noteworthy network addition from April 2018 onward. Winner:
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico This
contemporary retreat offers an abundance of memorable experiences.
Guests sip mezcal and dine at the two restaurants, play the 18-hole
golf course, enjoy Baja-inspired spa treatments, and snorkel and
paddleboard in Santa Maria Bay – a marine sanctuary and one of the
area’s few swimmable beaches.
Virtuoso Hotel Ambassador: An executive (other than
general manager or managing director) who embodies Virtuoso’s power
of human connection and strives for the mutual benefit of network
advisors and their brand, property, or properties. Winner:
Carlos Quereda, Querido Representation Co. During his
decade-long tenure at the Marbella
Club on Spain’s
Costa del Sol, Quereda was inspired by cofounder Count
Rudolf von Schönburg’s ritual of greeting guests and staff,
converting them into lifelong friends of the hotel. Quereda brings
this hospitality to life to satisfy travelers’ quests for unique
properties that embody local traditions and soul.
of the Year:An
experienced manager who demonstrates leadership and vision, a passion
for the industry, a commitment to Virtuoso advisors, and an
appreciation for detail. Winner:
Amanda Hyndman, Mandarin
Oriental Hyde Park, London,
career spans more than 30 years and some of the world’s most
prestigious hotels, including Mandarin’s Bangkok flagship, where she
was the first female general manager. She arrived at the Hyde Park
property in June 2018, one week after a two-year renovation was
completed – and two days before a fire shuttered the hotel. Hyndman
transitioned staff to help with rebuilding, weathering the nine-month
closure with no layoffs. The hotel reopened last spring with Hyndman
and her kindness and commitment at the helm.
more on Virtuoso and its properties in over 100 countries, including
booking a stay online at the global portfolio of luxury hotels, visit
U.S./New York-based Condé Nast and London-based Condé Nast International Are Integrated as One Global Team. New Consumer Marketing Function to Bring Focus on Direct-to-Consumer Efforts With Unified Commercial Team to Better Serve Global Clients’ Holistic Needs
New Leadership Structure is Expected to Help Further Turn the Financial Ship Around As Company Moves Beyond Closing and Selling Off Magazine Titles, Layoffs and Consolidation of Workforce Across All Titles
Long expected, Condé Nast yesterday appointed a new global leadership team designed to accelerate the company’s evolution into a 21st-century media company. The new organizational structure, which combines Condé Nast and Condé Nast International into a unified global team, was created with several guiding principles in mind, including the preservation of local editorial voice and authority, an enhanced focus on the consumer, unification of the company’s ad and commercial sales functions to reflect clients’ local and global needs and the development of new ways to share capabilities and best practices across the company.
Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair, and Wired, among many others. The company’s award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month. The company is headquartered in London and New Yorkand operates in 32 markets worldwide including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S., with local license partners across the globe. Launched in 2011, Condé Nast Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution studio that creates programming across film, television, social and digital video and virtual reality.
“One of my top priorities has been to define our organizational structure so that we can take full advantage of our unique growth opportunities and exceptional content around the world,” said the recently-appointed CEO of Condé Nast, RogerLynch “I’m confident that our new global structure will better enable us to collaborate across teams and markets and, ultimately, deliver unparalleled experiences for our consumers and clients.“
new structure is as follows:
Global Content Functions:: Anna Wintour, U.S. Artistic Director, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S. and (newly-appointed) Global Content Advisor, will continue in her role as U.S. Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S., and will add Global Content Advisor and oversight of Vogue International to her responsibilities. In her expanded role, Wintour will advise the executive leadership team on global content opportunities and act as a resource to editors-in-chief and editorial talent worldwide.
Oren Katzeff, President of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), will expand the company’s digital video, film and television operations to create best-in-class video content experiences for audiences worldwide. The company has been increasing its focus on video content and currently generates 1.1 billion video views per month. Under Oren’s leadership, CNE will now be the core of our global network of video teams, supporting the growth of our video businesses in all markets.
David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief of The New Yorker, will also continue to report directly to Lynch.
Global Operations Organization: Wolfgang Blau, President, International & Chief Operating Officer will oversee all non-U.S. markets, as well as selected global strategic functions, including Product & Technology, Data, Licensing, Global Editorial Operations, Business Development, and Delivery & Business Transformation. This organization will ensure day-to-day operational excellence and capability sharing across the business.
Global Commercial Organization: Pamela Drucker Mann, Global Chief Revenue Officer & President, U.S. Revenue, will lead a new global revenue organization that brings together the company’s U.S. and international ad sales, creative and agency, B2B marketing and client service capabilities. Jamie Jouning, promoted to Chief Client Officer, will report to Drucker Mann and oversee key global accounts, multi-market deals, and central digital ad operations. Drucker Mann will define ad sales and ad product strategies globally, and work closely with Jamie and the central team and commercial leads in the company’s worldwide markets to drive overall ad, agency, and B2B revenue and share best practices.
Consumer Marketing Organization: Condé Nast is creating a new consumer marketing organization that will be led by a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and will bring added focus to the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts. As the company expands its consumer offerings, this team will be charged with developing best-in-class capabilities and consistency across consumer experiences on every platform. The team will also be responsible for consumer revenue, with a core focus on subscriptions and memberships. In addition, the team will have responsibility for global brand management, consumer research, and insights and global audience development, ensuring a data-driven approach to the company’s efforts. The search for a CMO to lead this new organization will begin immediately.
Corporate Functions: The company is also globalizing its three corporate functions to leverage skills, expertise and standardize processes and best practices: People, Finance and Communications. The company will begin an immediate search and selection process for these and other open roles. Until new leaders are identified, teams will maintain their existing reporting lines and responsibilities.
bringing added focus to our direct-to-consumer efforts and will build
a new consumer marketing function that will be charged with
developing best-in-class subscription and membership capabilities,
and maintaining the authenticity of our iconic global brands,”
Lynch continued. “And by transforming our sales organization
into a unified global team, Condé Nast will be better positioned to
serve the holistic needs of our clients around the world and make it
easier for them to do business with us.“
new structure and appointments take effect immediately.
Announcing the groundbreaking new photo exhibit that explores the use of walls across civilizations and over centuries – plus, “Light the Barricades,” a companion multi-site public art installation
Space for Photography,
L.A.’s premier destination for photography, explores the creation and
use of walls over centuries and across civilizations with its new
Defend, Divide, and the Divine.
show also includes the companion interactive public art installation
located at three separate locations around the city, before coming
together for presentation on the plaza just outside the Photo Space
for the duration of the
Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology, traditional prints by some of the world’s most renowned photographers, and a selection of emerging photographic talents as well. The venue, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees, is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, creating a new paradigm in the world of photography.
October 5, W|ALLS:
Defend, Divide, and the Divine examines the artistic,
social, and political use of walls throughout history. From the
Berlin Wall and
Jerusalem’s Western Wall,
to the Great Wall of
China – as well as barriers built in India, Nigeria,
Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland, and along the United
States’ southern border – the exhibition delves into our long
history of building walls and defining territories.
exhibit is divided into six sections: Delineation,
Invisible. In each section, the work of photographers and
artists – who have trained their eye on walls of all kinds
throughout the world – will examine their architectural role in
society, and the effects they have on the people who live near them.
The section meanings overlap and change over time, much like the
walls themselves – erected for one reason, their appearance and use
is altered and modified, reflecting the civilizations that have grown
and evolved around them. The show is curated by Dr. Jen Sudul
Edwards, the Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the
Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
features more than 70 artists, including Carol
Guzy, Moises Saman, SHAN Wallace, Banksy, JR, John Moore, Marina
Abramović, and Tanya
Aguiñiga. Many of these featured photographers and artists
will be included in a new, original documentary commissioned by the
Annenberg Foundation exclusively for the exhibition.
Annenberg Space for Photography has a long history of exploring our
shared humanity around the world,” said Annenberg
Foundation Chairman, President, and CEO Wallis Annenberg.
“The W|ALLS exhibit will encourage visitors to
explore the complex and multifaceted use of walls and challenge
preconceived notions of why we build them. With Light the
Barricades, we’re also offering public spaces for reflection and
the Barricades is the Annenberg
Space for Photography’s first foray into public art. From
September 6 through September
22, the walls will be installed at three locations across Los
Angeles– the Annenberg
Community Beach House in Santa Monica,
Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, and the Natural
History Museum of Los Angeles County in Exposition
installation consists of three 8′ x 27′ solar-powered walls
illuminated from within (similar to a photographer’s lightbox) at all
hours and features a fable on one side and a station for visitor
reflection on the other. Created by Candy Chang (the artist
behind the popular Before
art project) and James A. Reeves, Light
the Barricades was
inspired by the I
one of the oldest Chinese texts. Each wall will feature a word in
large text that represents an emotional barrier: Resentment,
Judgment, and Doubt. Offering an engaging opportunity for
contemplation – both physically and emotionally – these walls
shine a light on the difficult emotions that face individuals every
we considered how walls are used today, our first thought was the
advertising that covers our cities. We want to translate the language
of billboards into a contemporary ritual for contemplation, perhaps
even a moment of humility,” said Candy
Chang and James A. Reeves. “We selected the
topics of resentment, judgment, and doubt not only because these
emotions are largely universal, but they feel especially resonant
today. They echo the psychosocial dynamics defining the current
American mood. By reckoning with these barriers at a personal level,
perhaps we can become more compassionate in our public life.”
the Barricades‘ three separate lightboxes will ultimately be
presented together as one installation at the Photo Space in Century
City for the duration of W|ALLS: Defend, Divide and the
Divine, from October
5 through December
a former Angeleno, I have visited the Annenberg Space for Photography
often, and have learned much about the beauty and difficulties in our
world through its illuminating shows,” said curator
Dr. Jen Sudul Edwards. “Photography documents the
human condition with a visual language broadly understood, capturing
even the most delicate, complicated, urgent, and uplifting
circumstances. The Annenberg Space for Photography offers a place to
come together and contemplate our shared history and humanity; I’m
honored to have been invited to curate W|ALLS and Light
the Barricades and to contribute to that
Annenberg Space for Photography will also offer a variety of public programs to coincide with the exhibition, including unique workshops, educational and participatory panels, and conversations, as well as field trips, family activities, and more.
J.M.W. Turner, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, A Survey of Sub-Saharan African Art, Terry Adkins, Rina Banerjee, Jitish Kallat, Mel Ziegler, A Study of Medieval Bologna, and More
The Frist Art Museum has announced its 2020 schedule of exhibitions. In the Ingram Gallery, the year begins with J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime, an exhibition of works by one of the greatest landscape painters of all time.Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow StyJ.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublimele highlights Mackintosh’s artistic production and locates it within the unique context of late nineteenth-century Glasgow. African Art from the New Orleans Museum of Art features ancestral figures, masks, and ceremonial costumes from one of the most important collections of traditional Sub-Saharan African art in the United States.(The Frist Art Museum is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.)
an exhibition of works by Jitish
the dramatic interactive installation Covering
Ziegler: Flag Exchange invites
consideration of worn and weathered American flags as symbols of our
country’s identity, history, and future. Rina
Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World is
the first major U.S. survey of the artist’s work and includes
installations, sculptures, and paintings that explore themes of
multiple identities. Medieval
Bologna: Art for a University City focuses
on illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and sculptures made in Italy
at the end of the Middle Ages.
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery,
the Frist presents Terry
Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar,
a survey of the late artist’s multidisciplinary practices, which
explores the intersection of music, art, and African American history
through sculpture, prints, and video; and the text-based works of
who examines the historic intersection of language and racism in her
Conte Community Arts Gallery,
the Frist presents The
Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later commemorating
the city’s historic natural disaster in photographs and oral
Count: First-Time Voters,
which honors the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th
Amendment with visual representations of diverse group of
Nashvillians’ first voting experiences; and 2020
Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art
the eighth biennial showcase of the finest two-dimensional artwork by
high school students across the state.
Frist Art Museum’s 2020 Schedule of Exhibitions (Titles and dates
subject to change)
Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later
10–May 17, 2020
Community Arts Gallery (Organized
by the Frist Art Museum)
Nashville Flood: Ten Years Laterwill
reflect on the historic 2010 flood in which a record-breaking
rainfall caused the Cumberland River to crest almost twelve feet
above flood stage. Thousands of homes and business were damaged or
destroyed, and twenty-six people in the region died, eleven in
Nashville. This exhibition will examine the event’s immediate and
long-term impact on the city through photographs and excerpts of oral
histories from the Nashville Public Library’s flood archive and The
with a focus on ten different zip codes, corresponding to Antioch,
Belle Meade, Bellevue, Bordeaux, and other locations in addition to
downtown Nashville. A section of “now and then” photos will
illustrate the recovery, or lack of progress, in each area.
Volunteerism, rescue efforts, inequities in disaster relief, and the
rebuilding process will be addressed.
Turner: Quest for the Sublime
20–May 31, 2020
in cooperation with Tate)
Mallord William Turner (1775–1851)
was a central figure in the Romantic movement and is considered to be
among the greatest landscape painters in Western art. Long admired
for his ingenuity, originality, and passion, Turner strove to convey
the feeling of awe aroused by nature’s immensity and power—its
palpable atmospheres, pulsating energy, the drama of storms and
disasters, and the transcendent effect of pure light. On view in
for the Sublime are
seminal oil paintings, luminous watercolors, and evocative sketches
selected from Tate’s Turner Bequest. The exhibition conveys
highlights of the artist’s career, from vertiginous mountain scenes
and stormy seascapes to epic history paintings and mysterious views
Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar
20–May 31, 2020
Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
at the Frist Art Museum and the Carl
Van Vechten Art Gallery at
Fisk University (Organized
by Fisk University Galleries and the Frist Art Museum)
Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar is
a survey of the late artist’s multidisciplinary practice, which
explored the intersection of music, art, and African American history
through sculpture, prints, performance, and video. Co-organized and
co-presented by the Frist Art Museum and Adkins’s alma mater Fisk
University forty-five years after his graduation, the exhibition will
feature works influenced by his time at Fisk, where he was mentored
by Harlem Renaissance pioneer Aaron Douglas, and signature “recital”
installations that pay tribute to musicians Bessie Smith and Jimi
Hendrix, both of whom had ties to Tennessee.
13–June 28, 2020
by the Frist Art Museum)
internationally acclaimed Indian artist Jitish Kallat (b. 1974) is a
Mumbai native who produces installations, paintings, photographs, and
sculptures that often recall historic acts of speech. This exhibition
features his 2012 work Covering Letter, a haunting interactive
digital projection of a 1939 letter from Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf
Hitler that pleads for peace weeks before the outbreak of World War
II. In a darkened gallery, visitors will walk through the mist screen
on which the letter is projected, breaking the words apart. Covering
Letter was one of the works selected for India’s pavilion at this
year’s 58th Venice Biennale.
Ziegler: Flag Exchange
13–June 28, 2020
by the Frist Art Museum)
1956), the Paul
E. Schwab Chair of Fine Arts Professor at Vanderbilt University,
is renowned as a social and community engagement artist whose work
seeks to foster discourse and the sharing of ideas relating to
history, politics, and society. Flag
an installation of fifty American flags—one from each
state—suspended row after row from the ceiling and surrounding a
stage where museum visitors and special guests are invited to speak
or present performances relating to the meaning of the flag in their
own lives. The flags themselves symbolize a nation that has survived
tumult and stress. They were collected from 2011 to 2016, when
Ziegler periodically drove across the United States with a supply of
new American flags, offering a broad spectrum of society—from
suburban residents to farmers and small business owners—an
opportunity to receive new flags in exchange for their old torn and
weathered ones. Displayed in a gallery, the symbolism of rows of
tattered, irregular flags encourages reflection on America’s
identity, history, and future.
Count: First-Time Voters
23–October 4, 2020
Community Arts Gallery (Organized
by the Frist Art Museum)
August 18, 1920, the Tennessee state legislature voted to ratify the
19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which guarantees and protects
women’s right to vote. As the 36th state to approve the amendment,
Tennessee completed the two-thirds majority needed to make it the law
of the land. We
Count: First-Time Voters honors
the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment,
guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote by
highlighting the history of voting in the United States and the first
voting experiences of a diverse group of Nashvillians. Selected
individuals will share their stories with local artists—including
Beizar Aradini, Megan Kelley, Jerry Bedor Phillips, Thaxton Waters,
and Donna Woodley—who will create visual representations of these
voting experiences in a range of mediums.
the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style
26–September 27, 2020
the end of the nineteenth century, the Glasgow
Style emerged as the major manifestation of Art
Nouveau in Britain and established Glasgow as the
Second City of the Empire. This exhibition showcases Charles
Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928)—the greatest exponent of the
Glasgow Style—as an architect, designer, and artist, and
contextualizes his production within a larger circle of designers and
craftspeople in the major Scottish city. Mackintosh worked most
closely with his wife, Margaret
Macdonald (1864–1933); Margaret’s sister, Frances
Macdonald (1873–1921); and Frances’ husband, James
Herbert McNair (1868–1955). They met as students at the
progressive Glasgow School of Art in 1892 and together were known as
influences from the Arts
and Crafts Movement, Celtic
Revival, and Japonism,
Glasgow artists created their own modern design aesthetic synonymous
with sleek lines and emphatic geometries expressed in a wide range of
materials. The exhibition presents 165 works of fine and decorative
art, including architectural drawings, books, ceramics, furniture,
posters, textiles, and watercolors, drawn from Glasgow’s most
significant public and private collections.
the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Styleis
a touring exhibition co-organized by Glasgow
American Federation of Arts.
Support for the US national tour is provided by the Dr.
Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.
26–September 27, 2020
Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
by the Frist Art Museum)
(b. 1984) explores the historic intersection of language and racism
in her multimedia practice. She often manipulates and reprints
existing written documents—such as the leading daily newspaper in
Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1960s or the U.S. Department of
Justice’s report on the Ferguson, Missouri, police department—to
critique the accuracy and completeness of official records. Collins’s
artist book America:
features 100 different versions of “My
Country ‘Tis of Thee”
written since Rev.
Samuel F. Smith published
the original lyrics in 1831. The multiple reinterpretations of this
patriotic anthem—most in support of a particular political or
social cause—offer opportunities for reflection on what it means to
be an American, a particularly resonant topic during a presidential
Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
24–October 25, 2020
by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the San José Museum
1963) creates richly layered works made from materials sourced
throughout the world to reflect the splintered experience of
migration, identity, tradition, and culture often prevalent in
diasporic communities. In a single sculpture, one can find African
tribal jewelry, colorful feathers, light bulbs, Murano glass, and
South Asian antiques. This is the first major survey of Banerjee’s
work in the United States and includes large-scale installations,
sculptures, and paintings produced over two decades. While the works
can be enjoyed as vividly colored and sensuously layered sculptures,
they also address themes of multiple identities, feminism, the impact
of colonialism, cultural appropriation, and globalization.
Art from the New Orleans Museum of Art
23, 2020–January 17, 2021
by the New Orleans Museum of Art)
The exhibition features more than eighty objects, including ancestral figures, masks, ceremonial costumes, headdresses, ritual objects and reliquary guardian figures, drawn from one of the most important collections of traditional sub-Saharan African art in the United States. Created by artists from Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Ghana, these works of art are made from wood, ivory, stone, terra cotta, beadwork and brass. Displayed thematically—with contextual and archival photographs and video—the exhibition illuminates the various ways in which objects facilitate ancestral veneration, as well as the transmission and interconnection of artistic style.
Bologna: Art for a University City
20, 2020–February 14, 2021
by the Frist Art Museum)
is the first museum exhibition in the United States to focus on
medieval art made in the northern Italian city of Bologna. Home to
the oldest university in Europe, Bologna fostered a unique artistic
culture at the end of the Middle Ages. With its large population of
sophisticated readers, the city became the preeminent center of
manuscript production south of the Alps and it helped bring about a
revolution in the medieval book trade. Manuscripts circulated in a
thriving market of scribes, illuminators, booksellers, and customers
operating mostly outside traditional monastic scriptoria. The
university initially specialized in law, and many law books were
illuminated in Bologna with brightly colored scenes. University
professors enjoyed high social status and were buried in impressive
stone tombs carved with classroom scenes.
approximately 65 objects in the exhibition span from 1250 to 1400,
from the first great flowering of manuscript illumination in Bologna
to the beginnings of the construction and decoration of the ambitious
Basilica of San Petronio in the city’s Piazza Maggiore. Lenders
include the Cleveland Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Lilly
Library, New York Public Library, and University of Chicago Library.
exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with seven essays, and,
while it is on view, the Frist Art Museum will host the Andrew Ladis
Trecento Conference, a biannual event that brings together historians
of medieval and Renaissance art from around the world.