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Paris’ Picasso Museum will reopen on Saturday, October 25, following a turbulent renovation and expansion. The institution closed in 2009 for what was expected to be a two-year refurbishment, but once underway, the scope of the project expanded. Five years…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 14:10
A newly restored Rembrandt will go on show this week harboring a little-known surprise, a full-scale portrait by the Dutch master hidden from the viewer. Conservators have spent the last three and half years restoring "Portrait of Frederick Rihel on…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:57
During the late 15th and early 16th centuries, Augsburg, Germany enjoyed a cultural golden age. Situated at the confluence of two large rivers and near important Alpine passes, Augsburg had thrived on trade with Italy and enjoyed the influence of…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:45
One hundred tons of inland ice from Greenland melts on Copenhagen City Hall Square as part of a project to highlight climate change. With Ice Watch, Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing direct attention to the publication of the IPCC’s 5th…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:39
Hans Haacke, a father of Conceptual art and one of its chief political firebrands, has often made works incorporating lists, visually unlovely but highly effective ways to show how the world works. If you were to borrow the technique to…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:21
On October 17, France’s Assemblée Nationale rejected an amendment proposed by the center-leaning UDI party (Union des démocrates et indépendants), which set out to make works of art susceptible to ISF (l’impôt de solidarité sur la fortune, or solidarity tax on…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:09
The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today that Samuel F. B. Morse’s monumental painting "Gallery of the Louvre" will embark on a multi-year national tour in January. Kicking off at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:05
After just one edition in Paris, the New York institution Outsider Art Fair (OAF) already feels at home in France—and it's no surprise. Paris, home turf of art brut father Jean Dubuffet, is natural territory for the genre. These days outsider…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 09:59
Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofía will expand into northern Spain after taking over control of the José María Lafuente Archive in Santander. The collection, started by the Santander-based industrialist in the 1980s, contains around 120,000 documents—drawings, books, magazines, catalogues, pamphlets, prints,…
Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014 09:55
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has launched an online gallery that allows web visitors to explore the submissions received for Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.The Guggenheim hopes to construct the new museum in Helsinki’s South Harbor area,…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 16:03
Frans Verbeeck's "The Mocking of Human Follies" (c.1560) was sold at auction last night in Vienna for a staggering £2.3 million. The sum is an all-time record for the artist. It also marks one of the highest selling prices ever…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:30
Damien Hirst’s formaldehyde fish and Piero Manzoni’s white canvas were among the top purchases during Frieze Week in London as the auction houses sold 231.2 million pounds ($373 million) of art. As the biggest week-long concentration of art events in…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:26
The Louvre has commissioned Zeng Fanzhi to create a new work taking Eugène Delacroix's masterpiece "Liberty Leading the People" (1830) as inspiration. The resulting painting, entitled "From 1830 to Now, No. 4," now sits next to Delacroix's original at the Louvre, creating a compelling…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:22
The program for the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale was revealed today by its curator, Okwui Enwezor, and Paolo Baratta, the organization’s president, at a conference at the Biennale headquarters at Ca’ Giustinian. Enwezor, a curator, writer, critic and…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:13
A bicorne that belonged to Napoléon I will be the star lot at a two-day auction of Napoleon memorabilia from the collection of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. The black felt hat with two horizontal points has become emblematic of…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:06
Douglas Hyland, who has led the New Britain Museum of American Art through two major expansions, tripled its collections and more than doubled its endowment, will retire as the museum's director after its new addition is complete next fall.Hyland, 65,…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:00
In a formal ceremony that witnessed the performance of a creation of a unique work by artist Qin Feng, Christie’s officially opened their new exhibition space and office in Shanghai at the historic Ampire Building, near the Bund. “When James…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:56
The man who runs London's Tate Modern - an art gallery in a former power station that looms over the River Thames - was named on Thursday the most powerful figure in the world of contemporary art. Nicholas Serota has…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:50
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has elected four new members to its board of trustees, the latest sign of growing confidence in the museum under new director Philippe Vergne. Prominent L.A. artist Mark Bradford is among the…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:45
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a vibrant modern and contemporary art museum in Buffalo, New York, is gearing up for its first expansion in over fifty years. Earlier this month, the 152-year-old institution announced that it will hold a series of…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:19
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