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Hot Exhibitions This Year

From Boston to Seattle there are some exciting museum shows coming this season. This New York Times article details some of the best including shows for artists including Dale Chihuly, John Marin, Picasso, Rembrandt, Pissarro, and Helmut Newton.

Call us prejudiced, but we are excited about the show “Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph” which will be at the Georgia O’Keeffe museum here in Santa Fe from May to September. The show looks at the relationship between painting and photography using work by Chuck Close Thomas Eakins, David Hockney and of course, O’Keefe herself. For more information on the show check out the O’Keefe Musuem website.

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Martin Puryear – One of our favorite artists

Occasionally we like to share glimpses into the work of some of our favorite contemporary artists. Martin Puryear’s sculpture is eloquent, enigmatic, poetic and finely crafted. Here is short video about Puryear’s 2008 exhibition at the Fort Worth Modern:

If you want to see more check out this PBS Art 21 episode. Puryear’s segment appears at 2:30 – 14:50.

Google Art Project

Paul Cezanne, "Still Life With Apples"

There must be some serious art lovers at Google. The recently released Google Art Project allows you to visit museums around the world, walk in specific rooms in those museums and then examine paintings at great, make that amazing, detail.

Some of the museums included in the project are The Tate, MOMA, The Uffizi Gallery, The Hermitage, The Metropolitan Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum.

You should really check this marvelous site out but make sure you have plenty of time to spend – its addicting.

DNG LiVE Broadcast

We’ve been exploring ways to broadcast live events fom the galleries for a while. We finally worked out all the technical bits and went live last night from the Jamie Chase show opening. We had a great response and plan to do more live broadcasts featuring artists interviews, mud wrestling (it could happen) and other tasteful culturally relevant things.

If you missed the live broadcast last night you can watch the re-broadcast by clicking here.
Watch your DNG email newsletter or our home page for info on upcoming DNG LiVE events.

The Art of Being Santa Fe

Great article – The Art of Being Santa Fe – in today’s New York Times. The article highlights this ever amazing city with all its quirks, tradition and ever evolving art scene.

A superb reference if you are planning a trip to our city different.

You Don’t Have To Be A Rockefeller to Collect Art

Herb Vogel was a postal worker and his wife Dorothy was a librarian, yet they amassed one of the largest and most influential art collections ever assembled in the US. The PBS series, Independent Lens, is airing a documentary tonight titled, “Herb and Dorothy”. The film details how this extraordinary couple turned their fervent love for art into a passionate obsession. Most of their collection now resides in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The value of their collection is estimated to be in the millions and contains works by many of the leading artists of the latter 20th century.

Read the director’s account of her fascination with the Vogels and more about the film: Read Now

Click this link to read more about the program and find air times for your PBS station: “Herb and Dorothy”

Big (like really BIG) Puppets in Berlin

Remember when you were a kid and you saw a marionette performance? How, if the puppeteers were experienced at their craft, the puppets were transformed from wood into life – a very magical thing. Now imagine if the marionettes were several stories tall; giants moving through the streets of your city. Slightly scary maybe and amazingly cool.

A French street theatre troupe, Royal de Luxe, created a story celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall that features two gigantic marionettes controlled with cranes and steel cables instead of strings. The result is a surprisingly moving piece of performance art that includes the wow factor of “how did the hell did they do that.”

There is a great still photo pictorial of the event at Boston.com that describes the event as the giant marionettes make their way through the streets of Berlin.

To see a video of the event watch below. The narration is in German but the images speak for themselves.