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While New York's Museum of Modern Art has settled its union dispute, the ongoing staffing crisis at London's National Gallery of Art seems poised to continue, with a strike involving all union workers set to begin on August 17. The Public and…
Posted on Friday, 31 July 2015 08:30
An artist must realize he is truly prolific when his works start cropping up on tableware. Such is the case for Jeff Koons, the art-world pop star whose candy-color–steel balloon creatures have visited the Met’s roof, Versailles’s gardens, and the…
Posted on Friday, 31 July 2015 08:25
From the Belvedere in the Vatican to Villa d’Este in Tivoli and the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italian gardens are imbued with Renaissance traditions, bending nature to create works of art. For its latest High Jewelry collection, Bulgari found inspiration…
Posted on Friday, 31 July 2015 08:22
The Whitney Museum of American Art has received a $2 million gift from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to support its award-winning education programs, Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney, announced today. Over the next…
Posted on Friday, 31 July 2015 08:17
As a teenager, Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, born in 1936 in Algeria, was already designing “Paper Doll Couture House,” replete with miniature accessorized frocks and people-scaled programs on which his sisters, playing clients, would write their clothing selections. “It’s like…
Posted on Friday, 31 July 2015 08:14
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts announces that it will be the recipient of a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) Implementation Grant will be in the amount of…
Posted on Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:05
He is one of the great draftsmen of the impressionist era, acclaimed for strongly structured compositions and a masterful use of line. But when Edgar Degas discovered the printmaking technique known as monotype, everything changed. As a major exhibition due…
Posted on Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:00
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London announced that its Europe 1600–1815 galleries would finally open on December 9 following a £12.5m restoration, with £4.75m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project has been delayed due to a “complicated build”,…
Posted on Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:48
After a nine-month search, evaluating candidates from across the country and overseas, the High Museum of Art has chosen Randall Suffolk, currently the director of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., to serve as the Atlanta museum’s new…
Posted on Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:45
A five-story, cast-iron building in New York's SoHo neighborhood was designed by Nicholas Whyte in 1870. Almost a century later, artist Donald Judd bought 101 Spring Street and the address has been associated with him, his family, and his oeuvre ever…
Posted on Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:39
Three Maine museums have received nearly $1 million in federal funding to improve storage at the Monhegan Museum and Maine Historical Society and reinstall the collection at the Portland Museum of Art. The PMA received $400,000 from the National Endowment…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 15:01
Extraordinary work by glass luminary Dale Chihuly is shown at Museum of Glass through January 4, 2016. Creating a vibrant display, the exhibition features Chihuly’s own contemporary versions of Italian Art Deco Venetian sculptures. Chihuly’s Venetians were developed from the…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:55
It's almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program — and decided to stay there for thousands of years. "Power and…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:52
A rare medieval panel by Italian artist Giovanni de Rimini has been saved for the nation thanks to a donation from a US businessman and philanthropist. Scenes From the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints, painted around 1300-1305, was…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:48
Tate Britain has hired the founder of Nottingham Contemporary to replace director Penelope Curtis, who presided over an often controversial five years at the organization. Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, said Alex Farquharson had established Nottingham Contemporary “as one…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:45
The Katonah Art Museum opened a unique exhibit from the art collection of the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation this past Saturday featuring five self-taught artists: James Castle, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Bill Traylor, and Willie Young. They all come from…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:42
The creation of three shades of blue hues — Prussian, cobalt and ultramarine — in 18th and 19th century European art, spanning from the Rococo period to Impressionism, is the subject of a colorful exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum,…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:00
Last September, Arnold Lehman announced that he was retiring from his post as director of the Brooklyn Museum, a job he has held since 1997. Today, however, it became clear that his retirement won’t last very long, with Phillips announcing that he has…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:57
Cosmetics heir and museum patron Ronald Lauder has enlisted the  Washington, D.C. lobbying firm American Continental Group (ACG) to assist in his campaign to get museums to return Nazi-looted art to the heirs of its original owners, reports O'Dwyer's, based…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:48
Tate Modern will next year present shows devoted to two giants of 20th-century art, the American artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg. Announcing its 2016 program, Tate also revealed that the works of Francis Bacon will be on display at…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:45
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