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Lord Jacob Rothschild -- a member of the prominent British banking family -- has been selected to receive the second annual J. Paul Getty Medal in recognition of his broad contributions to museology, philanthropy, conservation and art historical research. The…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:36
The Italian minister for culture and tourism, Dario Franceschini, has announced a series of “revolutionary” reforms, which could mean that leading museums such as the Uffizi in Florence and the Accademia in Venice gain independence on a par with many…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:13
Artists can be eccentric, but the quirks of the Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo are legendary. He is said to have been terrified of thunderstorms and so pyrophobic that he rarely cooked his food, subsisting mostly on hard-boiled eggs…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:01
Studio Philippe Apeloig have designed the visual identity for the new Louvre Abu Dhabi (LAD) designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Apeloig chose to symbolize the building’s spiritual dimension and recreate its very particular climate. The challenge was to evoke the…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:55
Lydia Yee will join Whitechapel, the century-old London gallery, as its new chief curator, the gallery has announced. Since 2007, Ms. Yee has been a curator at Barbican Art Gallery, where she’s presented exhibitions such as “Bauhaus: Art as Life”…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:47
Eva Beuys, the widow of Joseph Beuys has changed her tune about the trio of artists who used the remnants of her late husband’s Fettecke (1982) to make schnapps. Despite telling Bild on Wednesday that she had no interest in pursuing legal action…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:33
For the second year in a row, Dior will sponsor the Guggenheim International Gala. The annual benefit is a two-night event that is scheduled to take place on Nov. 5 and 6 in New York City. This year, the event,…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:27
The Trustees of the Boston Athenæum announced today the appointment, by unanimous vote, of Elizabeth E. Barker as Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum. Dr. Barker will assume her position on October 1, 2014. She succeeds Paula D. Matthews,…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:04
The Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University announced that it has received three significant gifts from separate donors. The bequests greatly increase the museum’s holdings of works by the postwar artist Richard Diebenkorn, Pop art pioneer Andy Warhol,…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:48
It looks like some pretty big congrats are in order for one of Arizona's own. On Tuesday, July 22, The National Endowment for the Arts announced that President Barack Obama would be awarding the National Medals of Arts as well…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:52
Thought the Gurlitt saga had finally come to an end? Think again. Officials assigned to the task force charged with proofing the 1300 some works found in now-deceased collector, Cornelius Gurlitt’s Munich apartment announced on Thursday in Berlin that yet…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:46
The National Academy in New York has announced that it has added 13 new visual artists and architects to its ranks. Among the elected 2014 National Academicians are Ida Applebroog, Jane Dickson, Martin Puryear, Edward Ruscha, Joan Semmel, Stanley Whitney,…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:27
Tucked into concert halls and hidden in plain sight across the Lincoln Center campus is a modern-art collection worthy of a museum. But many visitors walk right past these gems. The collection includes 41 paintings and sculptures by modern masters…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:05
On July 18, the High Museum of Art unveiled a large-scale, interactive design installation “Mi Casa, Your Casa” by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena in the center of the Woodruff Arts Center’s campus on the Carroll Slater…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:40
A painting by Henri Matisse stolen more than a decade ago in Caracas and later recovered in an FBI sting is on display again in the Venezuelan capital. The "Odalisque in Red Pants," worth around $3 million, was exhibited Tuesday…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:16
The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington received a surprising setback in court this week when a judge ruled that members of a group opposing the institution's planned takeover deal with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:02
A rendering of the new Museum for African Art, with its soaring four-story wall, curved ceiling of rare Ghanaian wood and elaborate spiraling staircase, still sits on an easel in an unfinished concrete skeleton facing Central Park. But those distinctive…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 09:49
The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York is giving thanks to generations of benefactors with the exhibition “Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts.” Since the institution was founded in 1930, its permanent collection has grown primarily through…
Posted on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:45
A bite of the apple is said to have gotten Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Now the Norton Simon Museum wants another bite at the apple as it tries to have a legal threat to…
Posted on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:28
After two years on the job, Karen Kemp has resigned as executive director of the Albany Museum of Art. Her resignation was confirmed Tuesday morning by museum Board of Trustees Past President Steve Hinton, who is handling day-to-day operations and…
Posted on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:18
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