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East London’s public sculpture walk -- The Line -- will open on May 23, 2015. Drawing comparisons to New York’s High Line, an elevated linear park dotted with public art projects, The Line will follow the Prime Meridian, linking two…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:48
Curious strollers in early-16th-century Venice might have paused by the shop of the great printer Aldus Manutius only to be scared off by a stern warning posted over the door. “Whoever you are, Aldus asks you again and again what…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:39
Tuesday, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art announced its new executive director, Emily Ballew Neff. Neff replaces Cameron Kitchin, who served in the position for 6 years before leaving for the Cincinnati Art Museum. Previously, Neff was the director and…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:35
Elizabeth Taylor jewels are back in the news. Christie's 2011 sale of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor was a landmark event celebrating the iconic Holllywood star's life with back-to-back auctions of her art, fashion, and jewels. The evening jewels sale…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:31
The granddaughter of one of the world’s leading dealers of Modern and Impressionist art, whose collection was looted by the Nazis, is launching her own gallery on New York’s Upper East Side. Marianne Rosenberg, a long time international finance lawyer,…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:13
Once the jewel-encrusted playthings of the Russian royal family, the first Faberge Imperial egg produced in almost a century is set to be unveiled in Qatar, its makers said. Ninety nine years since Faberge made its last Imperial egg, for…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:05
The collector, scholar and legendary gossip Horace Walpole woke one morning in June 1764 in the extraordinary fantasy home he had created near the Thames, west of London. Strawberry Hill had – and now has again after years of careful…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:01
Think Victorian sculpture, and our minds immediately jump to Frederic Leighton’s athlete wrestling a python, one of the highlights of the Tate collection. It features in this exhibition and is a good benchmark for what Victorian sculpture was like —…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:35
Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist As Collector, which opened at the Barbican Art Gallery in London earlier this month, is the first exhibition in the UK to present the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Ranging from mass-produced memorabilia and…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 17:58
Piece by piece, the furnishings of the last Hawaiian queen, Liliuokalani, are returning to Iolani Palace here, on a grassy square wedged between office buildings and populated by egrets. The royal property was dispersed through auctions and giveaways around 1900,…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:55
Cervantes’s "Don Quixote" is considered by many to be among the greatest works of fiction ever written. From the publication in 1605 of the first of two volumes (the second followed ten years later, exactly 400 years ago), the novel…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:48
After a four-year absence, Winslow Homer's "The New Novel" is finally back on view. The painting, one of the most recognizable and important paintings in the combined collections of the Springfield Museums, will be on display as part of a…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:45
An ancient statuette and an 18th-century painting that were stolen from Italy decades ago have been returned to its government after turning up in New York. U.S. prosecutors and the FBI gave the artworks to an Italian official Tuesday. The…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:11
There's a moment in "Mr. Turner," the captivating Mike Leigh movie about the last years in the life of audacious British painter J.M.W. Turner, when the artist is having a heated discussion at the same time that he's busily painting…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:05
A highly-anticipated permanent replacement for the University of Iowa’s flood-devastated Museum of Art building now has an architect on board. Project developer H+H Development Group of Iowa City has identified BNIM Architects of Des Moines and Kansas City as “architect…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:57
The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers say they have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. suing Germany and a German museum for the return of a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated $226 million. The suit, which attorneys said…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:54
On February 27, 2015, an unprecedented exhibition will open at the Gagosian Gallery in New York. Organized in partnership with Paris’ Galerie Patrick Seguin, the show will feature sculptures by the American artist John Chamberlain in visual conversation with two…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 17:22
Asian art is gloriously basking in the sun this year. While 42 extraordinary galleries from around the globe open their doors with one-of-a-kind exhibitions during Asia Week New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of its…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 13:24
The woman, carved from limestone, sits with her arms resting on her pulled-up legs and looks enigmatically ahead. She is regarded as one of Romania’s finest modernist artworks, yet the Bucharest government’s refusal to say whether it wants to buy…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 13:12
With the recent loosening of US restrictions on trade with Cuba, prisoner exchanges and the promise of warmer relations to come, the two countries are closer than they have been for 50 years. But for those Cuban exiles in the…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:25
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