All posts tagged: art galleries

Mondrian and his studios: Tate Liverpool

This summer blockbuster at the Tate Liverpool is co-curated by our very own  departmental tutor and lecturer, Michael White. Having opened on 6th June until 5th October 2014, ‘Mondrian and his studios’ explores not only the significance of Piet Mondrian’s work in the development of abstract art, but also the relationship between his paintings and the space around them. The exhibition demonstrates the contrast between the artworks Mondrian created in Amsterdam, Paris and New York, as we see the development in his ideas and the impact of his different surroundings.  A life size reconstruction of Mondrian’s Paris studio allows visitors a chance to absorb themselves in Mondrian’s world.  Together with a companion exhibition, Mondrian and Colour which runs at Turner Contemporary until September 21st, the exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of Mondrian’s death. This exhibition is definitely worth a visit! Go Michael and the rest of the team!

#AskaCurator day – get your questions answered!

Today twitter will be inundated with people voicing questions and queries to gallery and museum curators.  Connecting experts in venues both large and small directly to people of the public, the public who help maintain these venues by attending exhibitions and events, #AskaCurator day invites both parties to ask the questions that they seek answers to – and all through the medium of twitter! What is great about this is that there seems to be little chance for curators and the public to properly interact, and is a great means for those who don’t normally have access to particular museums or galleries to gain that insight they so long to have. #AskaCurator day is open to absolutely everyone – museums, galleries, historic or cultural buildings, theatres – and the public can ask them anything they’re curious about or want more information on. There will be over 525 museums and galleries in around 34 countries taking place in this online event. Click here to see which venue and institution has signed up:  http://www.mardixon.com/wordpress/2013/08/who-to-ask-on-september-18th-for-askacurator-askacurator/ This is a fantastic opportunity, …