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The Storm King Art Center, a sprawling open-air museum and sculpture park located in the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York, has announced that it will launch its first-ever artist residency program in 2015. The 55-year-old institution is partnering…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:46
When the doors of the prestigious Winter Antiques Show opened at the Park Avenue Armory on January 23, 2015, David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles celebrated their fourteenth year of exhibiting with a new, larger booth and for the…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 14:37
A Damien Hirst artwork featuring butterflies stuck onto a surface of wet paint has been sold at Art Stage Singapore for US$1.6 million (S$2.15 million), making it the top sale so far this year. The artwork, titled "Amorous," was sold…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:18
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was clearly one of the superstars of twentieth-century art. He is the best known and most loved of all modern Italian painters. Working at the epicenter of avant-garde experimentation in Paris between 1906 and 1920, he developed…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:13
A recently opened exhibition at the Beaux-Arts Mons, in Belgium examines van Gogh's stay in the Borinage (a depressed coal mining region in southern Belgium) from 1878-1880, a pivotal time during which the artist abandoned his failed attempt at a…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:03
Staff at the National Gallery in London are to stage a five-day strike in a row over the privatization of services. The walk-out, over plans to hand visitor services to a private company, will run from February 3 to 7.…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:58
The Contemporary Art Evening auction at Phillips on February 12 features works by many art world heavyweights including Andy Warhol, Allen Jones, Julian Schnabel, and Antony Gormley, but the star that is likely to steal the show is undoubtedly Ai…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:52
The Milwaukee Art Museum, in partnership with Google, will offer a semester-long Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), beginning on February 10, 2015. This free course will allow participants to: Get comfortable with looking at art by making personal connections with…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:45
The Smithsonian plans to open its first international exhibition space at a new cultural complex being developed at the former Olympic park in London, officials announced Tuesday. The deal would mark the first time in the institution’s 168-year history that…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:38
On February 13, 2015, Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Hollyhock House will reopen to the public. Located in Hollywood’s Barnsdall Art Park, the Hollyhock House was the first Wright-designed residence in Los Angeles. Commissioned by Aline Barnsdall, an eccentric oil heiress,…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 16:26
Police in the Dutch city of Groningen shot and killed a man on Sunday who had threatened and tried to stab pedestrians with two large meat cleavers outside an art museum, AFP reports. According to police spokesman Ernest Zinsmeyer, the shooting…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:11
A survey has found that support for the Guggenheim’s Helsinki project is weak among city councilmembers in the Finnish capital, raising questions about the financial future of the museum’s latest global outpost. The January 16 questionnaire, published by the Yle…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:03
The V&A has experienced record breaking advance ticket sales for the upcoming "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition. 30,000 advance tickets have been sold and pre-bookable tickets for the first five weekends of the exhibition are completely sold out. This breaks…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:47
Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, announced today that Barbara Levy Kipper has pledged to give the Museum nearly 400 items from her exceptional collection of Buddhist ritual objects and Asian ethnic…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:40
As the first phase of the Eames House Conservation Project draws to a close, join Kyle Normandin, associate principal with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates and former GCI project manager; Lucia Dewey Atwood, director of the Eames Foundation's 250 Year Project;…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:32
Jewelry has the ability to convey complex meaning unlike almost any other kind of object. It is and has been: handmade, mass-produced; a possession, a gift, a symbol; a means to reflect social and cultural status, a means to reflect…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:22
It’s about to get more expensive to shop at Sotheby’s. The auction house announced late Monday that it was effectively raising the rates it charges many of its buyers by changing the rate thresholds. The first change in Sotheby’s rate…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:16
On Friday, January 23, 2015, Allan Katz, a collector and dealer of period American folk art and Americana, debuted a new catalogue at the opening of the prestigious Winter Antiques Show in New York City. Brimming with beautifully photographed folk…
Posted on Monday, 26 January 2015 17:26
Tate received annual sponsorship of between £150,000 and £330,000 from BP over a 17-year period until 2006, newly released figures show. Tate was ordered to reveal the numbers by an information tribunal last December and was given 35 days to…
Posted on Monday, 26 January 2015 11:56
How would a guy make a quilt?" Joel Otterson asked himself when he began his foray into the craft. "He would make it out of concrete and stone," he answered. And so he did. Otterson's "quilts" consist of interlinking blocks…
Posted on Monday, 26 January 2015 11:44
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