- Kevin Byrne is just about halfway through his stint as the newest 24/7 resident of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. I visited the museum the day before he moved in and was immediately gripped with envy over the cool stuff that he was about to experience. Follow Kevin’s exploits here.
- The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas provided a welcome respite from my National Novel Writing Month grind with a great presentation by artist Brad Kahlhamer as part of the museum’s Jerome Nerman Lecture Series. Still viewed as the new kid on the block of the Kansas City museum scene, it has already become one of my favorite places to creatively recharge.
- The Brooklyn Museum opens “HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” on November 18, 2011, the noticeable difference being the inclusion of “A Fire in My Belly” by David Wojnarowicz which was removed from the exhibition’s run at the National Portrait Gallery after decidedly dubious religious protests.