Julie Mehretu returns to Detroit

“Julie Mehretu: City Sitings,” Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI. Through March 30. Julie Mehretu, born in Ethiopia and raised and educated in Michigan and Rhode Island, explores the unwieldy issues of mobility, social organization, political entanglement, and global competition in her large abstract paintings. Mehretu is interested in the lifespan of cities–how they are … read more… “Julie Mehretu returns to Detroit”

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Art for the centrally isolated at Cornell

“Recent Acquisitions: Contemporary Art,” The Herbert F. Johnson Museum Of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Through Septmeber 30. Arthur Whitman reports at Big Red and Shiny: “To those well-versed in contemporary art, the selection of work in ‘Recent Acquisitions’ is likely to have a wearisome familiarity. Many or perhaps most of the artists will … read more… “Art for the centrally isolated at Cornell”

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