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On November 4, Christie’s London will offer works from the collection of the late architect and designer David Collins. Collins, who passed away in 2013, was known for his affinity for shades of blue and his masterful use of texture.…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 13:50
The Blanton Museum of Art announced Thursday the creation of its National Leadership Board, which will replace the role of its Museum Council in providing feedback to the on-campus museum. Kathleen Stimpert, Blanton director of public relations and marketing, said,…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:14
Seventy paintings that span the 15th to the 20th centuries from the collection of the Spanish investor Juan Abelló and his wife Ana Gamazo, including works by El Greco, Francisco Goya, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, are due to go…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:08
Guess what? If you walk into the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, at the southeast entrance of Central Park, you will encounter something unusual, even strange: four huge sculptures by internationally famed Chinese sculptor Sui Jianguo. It is the first time a Chinese artist's…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:04
The Hammer Museum announced on Wednesday exhibition plans for winter and spring that include the first L.A. solo show for Mexican artist Pedro Reyes and the first American show for the London-based Heatherwick architecture studio. Another first: "Charles Gaines: Gridwork…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:48
“Women who visit the salons on a regular basis develop a sense of discrimination and appreciation,” the cosmetics magnate Helena Rubinstein once wrote. “It is like visiting museums and recognizing the work of famous artists.” She was talking about her…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:40
For its 2014-2015 season, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has asked artists Nicole Cherubini, Mario Garcia Torres, Iman Issa, Shana Lutker, and Gary Simmons to create site-specific projects in the museum. In creating the commissioned works, the artists have…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:36
High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system. Angels, sybils and prophets in blues, pinks and golds,…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:33
The gavel will not come down on the first lot of New York's major fall auctions until Tuesday, but records have already fallen and more are virtually certain once the bidding actually begins. With a global pool of collectors competing…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:21
On November 11 and 12, Sotheby’s will offer an unprecedented line-up of celebrity portraits by Andy Warhol during its Contemporary Art sales in New York. Led by a luminous portrait of Elizabeth Taylor titled “Liz #3 (Early Colored Liz),” the…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:00
Amazing discovery. A multi-million dollar restoration project at the Washington Monument in Baltimore reveals a rare find. Marcus Washington was one of the first to see what’s been hidden for a century. For the past ten months, it’s been work…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:32
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced Wednesday that the front portion of its new Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center will open Jan. 14. A new entrance facade will be flanked by an arrival court filled…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:31
The High Museum of Art announced today that Michael E. Shapiro, the Museum’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director since 2000, will leave the position next year, after 15 years as director. Shapiro has been part of the High’s…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:21
The famous Cranach Altar (1555) which is located the Weimarer Stadtkirche, Germany has finally been restored to its former glory. The altar is considered a masterpiece of German Reformation-era art and will be unveiled on October 31st; Reformation Day -…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:15
This city may not have a reputation as being on the cutting edge of the international arts scene, but Melissa Chiu may be about to remedy that in her new role as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:11
Leading curators have given their preliminary verdict on Okwui Enwzor’s curatorial vision for the 56th Venice Biennale, which opens next spring (9 May-22 November). At a recent press conference, Enwezor, the director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, outlined…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:04
The Milwaukee Art Museum has hired a new curator to oversee its design and decorative arts collection. Monica Obniski will join the staff as the Demmer curator of 20th and 21st century design in January. She will lead the effort…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:56
From ancient cave drawings to Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines, birds have always played a central role in art and imagination. “For millennia, humans have been fascinated by birds,” says Joanna Marsh, curator of “The Singing and the Silence: Birds…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:53
On Saturday, November 1, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York will present the world premiere of a Joseph Cornell film that was recently discovered in its own collection. Cornell, a celebrated exponent of assemblage, was also an…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 15:59
Sotheby’s ten-day auction of the Collections of Andy Warhol in 1988 dispersed 179 watches the artist had owned. Some have resurfaced over the years and last year a Patek Philippe Ref. 2526 owned by the artist sold at Christie’s New…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:45
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