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The Texas Department of Transportation has reached an agreement with the foundation Ballroom Marfa to preserve Elmgreen & Dragset’s iconic conceptual installation “Prada Marfa.” Ballroom Marfa, a non-profit organization that doubles as a contemporary cultural arts space, has been battling…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:50
The Portland Art Museum announced this morning that Bruce Guenther, the chief curator and Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will retire on October 20. Since joining in 2000, Guenther has been a driving force in…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:10
The Blue Moon Diamond, one of the world's biggest, most perfect blue diamonds, goes on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on Saturday. That's 12 carats of internally flawless gemstone. The diamond, a saturated blue, is…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:06
A previously unseen letter written by Pablo Picasso, complete with sketches, has gone on display in western France. The letter, to his friend the French poet Max Jacob, comes from a private collection and is displayed at the fine arts…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:54
After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:28
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh made a guest appearance on the "Antiques Roadshow" as it was revealed that she is a big fan of the show. The show was filmed in the summer at Hillsborough Castle, The Queen's…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:13
Brooke Kamin Rapaport, the curator who shepherded an art world set piece in Madison Square Park on Friday, called what was being installed “the great levitating sculpture.” The sculpture was “Points of View” and consisted of three extremely tall, extremely…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:07
Anselm Kiefer is a bewildering artist to get to grips with. The word that comes up most often when his work is discussed is the heart-sinking and slippery "references". His vast pictures, thick with paint and embedded with objects from sunflowers…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:58
First there was singing and dancing. And then the complaining began. A storefront art installation in Anacostia that is part of 5x5, the city-wide public art festival, will be removed after community members complained that it looked like junk. The…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:51
An exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art has become the most successful exhibition held to date at the Tate with more than 560,000 visitors. The Tate Modern show was the first in its history to attract more than half a…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:42
On Saturday, September 13, the twelfth annual London Design Festival opened to the public. The nine-day celebration of contemporary design promotes London’s creativity, drawing in the city's greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers, and educators. The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) serves…
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 16:09
Critics think they have the last word, but sometimes art keeps talking. In 2008, while organizing the Jewish Museum’s boisterous survey of Abstract Expressionism, “Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning and American Art, 1940-1976,” the curator, Norman L. Kleeblatt, noticed that two…
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:41
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is going east — far east, for The Costume Institute’s spring 2015 exhibition, to be titled “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion.” Incorporating the realms of fine and filmic art…
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:32
Documenting ancient rock art for a living isn’t for everyone. The hours are long. The office is a dusty, rust red landscape that is regularly baked in 40C heat. The work material is often surreal, seemingly indecipherable. But for the…
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:17
Tate and the Terra Foundation for American Art announced the appointment of Alex J. Taylor as Tate's new Terra Foundation Research Fellow in American Art. "Research plays a fundamental role in Tate’s mission to increase the public’s knowledge, enjoyment, and…
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 11:53
Diane Keaton is paying Nashville a visit next year. The Academy Award winner will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville, taking place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at Music City Center.
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 11:07
The Flemish Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens and the beautiful Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia, the sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands, shared an artistic vision in service of the Catholic faith. In the 1620s, Eugenia commissioned Rubens to create 20 massive…
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:57
The Peabody Essex Museum announced a $5 million pledge Thursday from the Lynch Foundation, adding to the museum’s already impressive endowment. The money will be used to establish continuity for the museum’s changing exhibition program, featuring exhibits like the recently…
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:52
The inscription of several Le Corbusier buildings on the Unesco’s World Heritage List is once again under discussion. According to Le Figaro, the president of the Association of Le Corbusier Sites, Marc Petit—who is also the mayor of Firmini, a…
Posted on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:44
Bloomberg Philanthropies, the nonprofit founded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced that it is expanding its funding for cultural institutions’ digital projects. The foundation is committing $17 million to six museums to help increase visitor engagement and…
Posted on Friday, 12 September 2014 16:02
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