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On Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 4PM, Jay Robert Stiefel, a lawyer and well-known collector and historian of American decorative arts, will give a lecture entitled “Leather Apron Men: Benjamin Franklin & Philadelphia’s Artisans” at Yale University in New Haven,…
Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015 10:11
A rare Leonardo da Vinci manuscript from the collection of Microsoft founder Bill Gates is coming to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) this summer. The "Codex Leicester," one of only 31 Leonardo notebooks known to exist, features the artist and scientist's…
Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015 10:03
It’s the beginning of a long-term relationship Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Hyundai. The Southern California institution and the Korean automaker announced a 10-year partnership today which is part of the larger Hyundai Project. The move marks LACMA’s…
Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015 09:50
Pablo Picasso is best known for his paintings, bold works such as “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” and “Guernica” that profoundly influenced the course of modern art. This fall, the Museum of Modern Art plans to showcase a less-celebrated aspect of Picasso’s…
Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015 09:43
On March 25th "Landscapes of the Mind. British Landscape Painting. Tate Collection, 1690-2007" was presented for the first time ever in Mexico City, an exhibition organized by Tate in association with Museo Nacional de Arte, as part of the celebrations…
Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015 09:36
When a dozen weather-worn wood sculptures from southeastern Nigeria debuted in a Paris gallery in 1974, they were radically different from any African art that had been exhibited in the West. After that brief assembly, the carved Mbembe figures mostly retreated from public view to…
Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015 09:27
When the Whitney Museum of American Art opens its new building in Manhattan’s meatpacking district on May 1, it’s the big things everyone will notice first: the sweeping views west to the Hudson River; the romantic silhouettes of Manhattan’s wooden…
Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015 09:23
In his seminal book, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam (Rizzoli), Todd Merrill, a New York-based dealer of mid-to-late 20th century design and studio furniture, describes Karl Springer as having a “flair for glamour without ostentation.”…
Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:19
A rare early Italian Renaissance painting that has never been exhibited in public before has been gifted to the National Gallery, and has gone on display. "Christ Carrying The Cross" has been presented to the National Gallery by Angus Neill,…
Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:15
One of the most comprehensive displays of works by Diego Velázquez is opening this week at Paris’s Grand Palais. Showcasing 119 artworks from museums around the globe, it will cover the breadth of his career. But pulling together this large…
Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:10
For the past 15 years, Málaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, has pushed to promote its connection to the great painter, as part of its efforts to turn itself into an arts center. Now, the cultural ambitions of this southern…
Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:05
London's Serpentine Galleries have revealed the design for the institution's 15th annual summer Pavilion. Madrid-based architects SelgasCano have released preliminary images showing an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of translucent, multi-colored fabric membrane made of EFTE panels woven through. Visitors…
Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:01
Any Andy Warhol fan with money to spare can bid on the official lease of Andy Warhol’s first New York City studio, outside of his own house on 159 East 87th street next week. The lease, which over the years has seen some wear…
Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:57
Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the launch of a new online video series, The Artist Project, in which 100 artists respond to works from The Met's vast collection, which spans more…
Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:49
Everything but the kitchen sink would be one way to describe the staggering array of possessions owned by Lauren Bacall that go under the hammer in New York next week. From fine art to kitchenware, from avant garde to the…
Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:45
Bill Traylor (1853-1949), one of the most celebrated self-taught artists, spent most of his life as a sharecropper on the Alabama plantation where he was born. Traylor’s talent as an artist emerged suddenly after he left the plantation for Montgomery,…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 16:38
At the 11th hour, a British heritage organization has renewed a bid to save a major Brutalist building from destruction. Twentieth Century Society filed a report with English Heritage last week arguing for the preservation of Robin Hood Gardens, Dezeen reported. The Alison and Peter…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:53
Christie's auction house has announced it will offer a 1955 masterpiece by Pablo Picasso for an estimated $140 million. "Women of Algiers (Version O)" will hit the auction block on May 11. The vibrantly colorful work features a scantily attired…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:45
An oil painting thought to have been created by French Impressionist Claude Monet has been proven to be genuine through scientific testing. "A Haystack in the Evening Sun" had not previously been authenticated because the work is largely unknown and…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:42
Among the surprises in the British Museum’s exhibition on Greek sculpture is an important early 20th century bronze copy which most archaeologists assumed had been destroyed during the Second World War. It is a reconstruction of the famous Doryphoros (spear-bearer),…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:38
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