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Upstate Art Weekend

Upstate Art Weekend

Upstate Art Weekend is upon us, moved up from Labor Day Weekend to now smack in the summer season signaling its place firmly in the art calendar. The other, perhaps more telling signifier of this multi-county event? The sheer number of participants…

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Documenta + European Biennials

Documenta + European Biennials

It’s a great summer season when the best-known biennials, documenta and Manifesta, arrive in the same year. But they aren’t the only show in town, errr, on the continent. In fact, this year there is a slew of fascinating forays into exhibition making that utilize the...

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Post-Basel Trips: South of France

Post-Basel Trips: South of France

The south of France is clearly the land of movie stars and fast cars—and Cezanne and Van Gogh, but don’t let the Impressionist canon color your rosé lenses. In fact, contemporary art has found a home in the provencal paradise of France’s Mediterranean provinces. And...

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Post-Basel Trips: Hydra + Athens

Post-Basel Trips: Hydra + Athens

About 40 miles south of Athens lies perhaps the most coveted Post-Basel destination on the Summer art circuit: Hydra! Say it with us: Eeeeeedraahh. The island of Hydra is host to a handful of annual contemporary exhibitions and clamored-after invites just an hour and...

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A Chat With Eleanor Acquavella

A Chat With Eleanor Acquavella

Julie Baumgardner Acquavella isn’t a name that needs all too much explaining. The Picasso people, to some, though the catalog of master paintings that this dynasty handles doesn't start with Modernism. And now, it doesn't stop at Freud, whom the gallery famously...

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Post-Basel Trips: Venice Biennale and Italy

Post-Basel Trips: Venice Biennale and Italy

While the crowds in Venice during the Biennale’s opening three days sold the story that everyone in the arts was there, in fact, post-Basel, the Cecilia Alemani-curated show is still a top destination. And for good reason—head to our Instagram to see just why!Basel...

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