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The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is in the midst of a year-long centennial celebration. Founded in 1916 by Sherrill Whiton, a distinguished architect and author of the classic tome Elements of Interior Decoration, the institution has grown…
Posted on Friday, 27 May 2016 10:59
Kimberli Meyer will step down from her post as Director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture after fourteen years with the institution. The West Hollywood-based center for art and architecture is headquartered in architect Rudolph M. Schindler’s House…
Posted on Friday, 27 May 2016 10:58
The Pérez Art Museum’s collection is growing thanks to a number of recent purchases and donations. In addition to over 100 contemporary works that were donated by local developer Craig Robins, the Miami institution has acquired a large-scale sculpture by…
Posted on Friday, 27 May 2016 10:56
Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is partnering with Indiana University to digitize its collection of ancient sculptures. The goal is to have the museum’s collection of Greek and Roman statuary available online by 2020. Indiana University has enlisted students in its new…
Posted on Friday, 27 May 2016 10:55
Christie’s will bolster its presence in China via a new exhibition space in Beijing. The auction house has had an outpost in the city for many years, but the new venue, which is expected to open this fall, will provide…
Posted on Friday, 27 May 2016 10:54
Beginning on June 21, Los Angeles residents will have a rare chance to enjoy a stunning collection of Outsider Art. The exhibition, titled Broaden Your Vision: Outsider Art 101, which features works by an array of well-known Outsider artists, including…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:58
The Bronx Museum of Art has launched a $25 million renovation campaign. The project will involve expanding the institution’s existing building to accommodate its growing number of visitors. The renovation will be helmed by Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:58
Lucinda Barnes, who has served as Chief Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive since 2014, will retire on June 29. Barnes played a pivotal role in the institution's move to its new Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed building, which…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:56
The Danforth Art Museum and Studio School has been told that it will have to vacate its Framingham, Massachusetts, building as soon as September 1 after the structure’s boiler failed to pass state inspection. The Danforth, which has occupied the…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:55
A six-foot sketch by the English Romantic painter John Constable will lead Christie's 250th Anniversary sale on June 30 in London. The study for a painting in Constable’s Stour Valley series (the finished work hangs in the Huntington Library, Art…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:54
1. Executive Residence by John B. Murray Architect This stately residence masterfully combines the best of the past and the present. Grand architectural details, including ornate moldings, gracefully arched doorways, and soaring ceilings, are enhanced by a stunning collection of…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:10
A new Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné by scholar Martin Harrison will be published on June 30. Featuring 584 paintings, many of which reside in private collections, the five-volume tome will provide an unprecedented look at the evolution of Bacon’s work…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:08
Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has indicted former Morgan Stanley executive and well known energy investor, Morris Zukerman, for failing to pay over $4.5 million in taxes on a number of Old Master…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:07
The Courtauld Institute of Art in London has received a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund—an organization that uses money raised by the country’s National Lottery players to help protect and preserve heritage sites. The $13 million boost will…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:06
On Thursday, May 19, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum nabbed a rare painting by the artist for $3.3 million. The Barns, Lake George, which was offered at Christie’s in New York, depicts a group of structures on the New York property…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:04
1. Rock Hudson’s mid-century retreat offers total seclusion. Between 1951 and 1955, Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson lived in this secluded post-and-beam retreat perched high above Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills. Designed around 1950 by Ralph Bowerman, the mid-century gem features…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:32
Six months ago, members of Qatar’s royal family entered into a legal dispute with the billionaire collector Leon Black over Pablo Picasso’s 1931 work Bust of a Woman, which depicts the artist’s mistress and muse, Marie-Therese Walter. While Bloomberg has…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:31
On Wednesday, May 25, Sotheby’s will auction a number of important anti-slavery documents, including a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment—both of which were signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The 13th Amendment being offered is one of…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:29
Christie’s and the British Museum recently teamed up to return a 17th century Safavid bowl to the National Museum of Afghanistan. The ornate tinned-copper vessel was lost during the country’s civil war of the 1990s. In 1994, the piece was…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:28
A painting by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat—two of modern art’s most iconic figures—will be offered for sale on June 7 at Sotheby’s Paris. The work, which is expected to fetch in excess of $1 million, is being offered by…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:26
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