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One of the most prominent landscape painters of the 19th century, Albert Bierstadt established his reputation with grand-scale and dramatically conceived “Great Pictures” of the American West that embodied the national agenda of expansionism known as Manifest Destiny. A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie, an 84 square foot canvas that stands as a […]

These newly renovated galleries complete the reinstallation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Greek and Roman Art, which began in 1990. The focal point of the new galleries is the spectacular Leon Levy and Shelby White Court for Hellenistic and Roman art. Accompanying the Court is a series of galleries that trace the […]

Architect Philip Johnson passed away in 2005, and his former home is now opened to the public for the first time. It’s called the “Glass House,” and it’s one of the most celebrated buildings in the history of American architecture.

William Wegman may be best known for photographs of his Weimaraner dogs, but his extensive portfolio also includes paintings, drawings, and videos. From his conceptual art days of making works from dirt, cellophane or typing paper, to his current large format Polaroids of his dogs, Wegman’s work has consistently remained witty, humorous, and ironic.

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Scandinavia, while foregrounding the sensory experience of the work itself. Drawn from collections worldwide, the presentation spans over fifteen […]

Cai Guo-Qiang has literally exploded the accepted parameters of art making in our time. Drawing freely from ancient mythology, military history, Taoist cosmology, extraterrestrial observations, Maoist revolutionary tactics, Buddhist philosophy, gunpowder-related technology, Chinese medicine, and methods of terrorist violence, Cai’s art is a form of social energy, constantly mutable, linking what he refers to as […]

Christie’s is the world’s leading art business with global auction sales in 2007 that totaled $6.3 billion. This marks the highest total in company and in art auction history. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the […]

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s exhibit, Flow, is the first twenty-first century exhibition focusing on art by a new generation of international artists from Africa. These artists are uniquely conscious of, and responsive to, recent African history, global economics and the idiosyncratic culture of the new millennium. Presenting approximately seventy-five works in all media by […]

Today there are more artists working in more genres, using more varieties of material, and moving among more geographic locations than ever before. By exploring the networks that exist among contemporary artists and the work they create, the Biennial characterizes the state of American art today. Many of the projects included in the 2008 Biennial […]

Through 140 masterworks of paintings, woodblock prints, and books, Designed for Pleasure examines—in the context of Japan’s famous floating world—aesthetic, social, and commercial forces active in contemporary art today: fashion, celebrity, marketing, and popular culture. Ukiyo, literally, “floating world,” means something like “going with the flow.” In practice, this implied disporting oneself in the pleasure […]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
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