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From great-grandmother’s quilt to George Washington’s watch seal, we venerate things from bygone days as tangible links to our personal and national histories. Among the varied artifacts from earlier generations, silver is particularly potent in recording lives lived long ago.…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:04
Kean University has acquired three properties designed by the late American architect, Michael Graves. The properties—all located in Princeton, New Jersey—include Graves’ home and studio. The architect had donated the properties to Princeton University in his will, but the institution…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:02
The Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, New York, has named Chris Siefert as its new Deputy Director, filling a vacancy left by Scott Howe back in February. Siefert previously served as the Deputy Director of the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh.…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:56
Palm Beach’s Norton Museum of Art will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, following a month-long closure. The institution has been shuttered since May 30 as it prepares for a $100-million expansion project helmed by the London-based architecture firm, Foster +…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:55
The California-based painter, Wayne Thiebaud, has donated a number of important works to UC Davis’ forthcoming Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. The bequest spans Thiebaud’s varied career and includes landscapes, figurative works, and the artist’s signature…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:52
1. This Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece is on the market for the first time—The legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed this 2,674-square-foot residence for Paul Olfelt, a radiologist, and his family, in 1958. Completed in 1960, the home was built…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:04
The Centre Pompidou in Paris has sent a stunning selection of works from its collection to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. The exhibition, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou: Timeline 1906-1977, features one work for each year in its seven-decade span.…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:04
A shocking new report published by London’s Commission for Looted Art in Europe revealed that after World War II, looted artworks were returned to high-ranking Nazi officials, including Hermann Goring and Martin Bormann, rather than the families they were stolen…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:02
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland has unveiled its new, 11,500-square-foot building. The structure, designed by the Japanese architect Toshiko Mori, features 5,500 square feet of exhibition space, a central courtyard, and walls of glass. This is the…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:02
The Waldorf Astoria—an iconic luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan—will close in 2017 for a considerable renovation. The Art Deco landmark, which was bought by the Chinese holdings company Anbang Insurance Group Co. back in 2015, is expected to remain shuttered…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:58
When it launched in 2010, Masterpiece London was the talk of the town thanks to its spectacular mix of art, antiques, and design. Dubbed a “cross-collecting fair,” the event brings together modern and classic material seamlessly—a model that has been…
Posted on Monday, 27 June 2016 07:35
On June 24, the Musée Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Québec in Quebec City debuted its new Pierre Lassonde pavilion. The five-story structure doubles the museum’s exhibition space and also includes an auditorium, a café, and an eco-friendly rooftop garden. The…
Posted on Monday, 27 June 2016 07:34
For the past twenty years, Linda Gertner Zatlin, a professor of English at Morehouse College in Atlanta, has been tracking down works by the English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. Zatlin has used her findings to put together a catalogue raisonne of…
Posted on Monday, 27 June 2016 07:33
Paris’ Kraemer Gallery has pulled out of the esteemed Biennale des Antiquaires amid allegations that gallerist Laurent Kraemer sold fake  Louis XV chairs chairs to the Palace of Versailles. Kraemer was arrested, along with Bill Pallot, a chair specialist, earlier…
Posted on Monday, 27 June 2016 07:31
Bill Cunningham, the iconic fashion photographer who chronicled four decades worth of street style for The New York Times, has passed away. Cunningham, who suffered a stroke recently, was 87. Donning a uniform of khaki pants and a blue jacket,…
Posted on Monday, 27 June 2016 07:30
Apartments go on the market every day in New York City, but there are some real estate gems that don’t come along very often. A residence in a Beaux Arts townhouse designed by Carrère & Hastings (1895‒1924) is one such…
Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016 11:04
The Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam was forced to move displays to higher ground as high rainfall caused water to seep into the institution's basement. The museum’s underground display houses a collection of archaeological artifacts and design objects created…
Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016 11:01
The Dallas Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have jointly acquired two works by the Minimalist artist Walter de Maria—Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, a floor-based sculpture from the artist’s Large Rod…
Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016 11:01
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has announced that it will mount a retrospective of the career of Louise Lawler in 2017. Lawler, whose career spans four decades, is best known for her photographs of other artists’ work…
Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016 11:00
Benjamin Doller will join Lisa Dennison and George Wachter as the third chairman of Sotheby’s America. Doller, who will assume his new post immediately, has been with the auction house since 1979, working his way from a cataloguer to vice…
Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016 10:54
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