What happens when a museum organizes a street fair? You get booths devoted to handmade sodas, honeybees in the city and the bicycle as paintbrush, in an event underwritten by Goldman Sachs, Audi, American Express and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Porn star and all-around Renaissance talent Sasha Grey launched her new photography book,Neü Sex(Vice Books, $30), at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles with back-to-back book signings this week, one for the A-listers and a second for the fans
Art Basel -- otherwise known as the international art-fair conglomerate Messe Schweiz, or MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.) -- has agreed to buy a majority ownership stake in Art HK, the three-year-old Hong Kong International Art Fair founded in 2008 by Tim Etchells.
Fans of New York artist Orly Genger, who is celebrated for massive installations of knotted rope as well as her collaborations with jewelry designers, are sure to catch “Big Open Empty,” May 6-June 25, 2011, at Larissa Goldston Gallery in Chelsea.
The Association of Art Museum Curators celebrates its tenth birthday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 16, 2011, when over 450 curators from across North America gather to award the first Philippe de Montebello Award for Distinguished Service to none other than Philippe de Montebello himself. [Image: Angela Conner, Philippe de Montebello, 2009]
* Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum, slated to open on Nov. 11, 2011, in Benton, Ark., has received another $800 million towards its endowment from the Walton Family Foundation, reports Culture Grrl. [Image: Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum]