'Assassin's Creed' Art Collectors and Nicolas Cage's Bugatti: Last Week in Art

Plus an artist seeking spare menstrual blood, Hello Kitty exhibitions, and Nick Cage's coupe.

by Sami Emory
Sep 7 2015, 12:20pm

Assasin's Creed II art collecting, via

+ You can collect art in Assassin’s Creed II[A.V. Club]

+ Forensic fine art: New York Academy of Art students are pitching in to help reconstruct and sculpt the 1,200 unidentified remains in the city’s medical examiner’s office. [CBS

+ John Baldessari is one of the eleven recipients of the National Medal of Arts. [LA Times]


+ A portrait of Bill Cosby made from rapeseed was banned Minnesota State Fair. Too soon? [City Pages]

+ Calling all fashion fanboys and girls: SCAD is launching a fashion museum on October 1st: SCAD FASH. [WWD]

Taylor Swift's dress has been donated to the collection, via

+ An update to the controversial George Lucas Museum design will be revealed in the next couple weeks. [Curbed Chicago

+ Olafur Eliasson ROCKS: the unstoppable artist is designing an underwater art gallery, accessible by diving under his man-made waterfall in Copenhagen. [The Art Newspaper]

+ Up for auction: Nic Cage’s 1954 Bugatti coupe—one of the six of such cars ever produced. [artnet]


+ LGBT rights and histories come center stage in the Center for Civil and Human Rights’s LGBT Institute Museum. [Washington Times]

+ The under-celebrated female artists of Abstract Expressionism will (finallly) be spotlighted in an upcoming exhibition. [Denver Art Museum]

+ Cooper Union’s vaulted art and architecture school education may once again come free of charge. [Hyperallergic]

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, an exhibition dedicated to the history of the plush-toy phenomenon, opens in November at EMP Museum. [EMP]

+ Artists participating in Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul’s 14th Biennial, commemorate the Armenian genocide as tensions in the country reach a pitch. [The Art Newspaper]

+ Artist Poppy Jackson is asking for your spare menstrual blood for her latest artwork. Donate now! [Dazed Digital]

+ For the first time, Takashi Murakami’s personal collections of art and objects will go on show at the Yokohama Museum of Art. [The Art Newspaper


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