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1. Chicago Residence by Amy Lau Design For this 3,000-square-foot townhouse, designer Amy Lau was tasked with creating a space that was livable, while also primed for entertaining. She carefully selected striking yet inviting furniture that would allow for larger…
Posted on Friday, 26 August 2016 10:05
Londoners have a rare chance to see a play written by Pablo Picasso in 1941. Desire Caught by the Tail—produced by LUXE—will be staged at the Nunnery Gallery in East London. Written in Nazi-occupied Paris, the Surrealist play is absurd…
Posted on Friday, 26 August 2016 10:04
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has acquired a work by the French post-Impressionist painter, Emile Bernard. The 1891 canvas, Portrait of Madame Lemasson, is the first work by Bernard to enter the Clark’s collection. The painting was once…
Posted on Friday, 26 August 2016 10:04
On Wednesday, August 24, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled central Italy, claiming 267 lives and severely damaging the affected area. In the wake of the devastating disaster, the country’s Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, announced that state museums and archaeological sites…
Posted on Friday, 26 August 2016 10:02
The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art has announced plans to digitize its illustrious modern art collection. Widely considered one of the finest collections of Western art outside of Europe and the United States, the institution owns landmark works by such…
Posted on Friday, 26 August 2016 10:02
For Shawn Henderson, there’s one thing that’s non-negotiable for each of his projects: No matter how sleek and contemporary the envelope, the decor must contain vintage. “Adding vintage pieces is always a part of my process and it's a conversation…
Posted on Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:05
As the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, Manus x Machina, comes to a close, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to extend its hours for the show’s final weekend. The institution will remain open until midnight on September 2 and…
Posted on Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:04
On November 10, Sotheby’s London will offer a painting by the celebrated Irish painter, Jack Butler Yeats, from David Bowie’s illustrious art collection. The late singer acquired the 1955 work, titled Sleep Sound, at Sotheby’s in 1993. The canvas, which…
Posted on Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:03
The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, has begun offering free admission to local residents. The move, which went into effect on August 24, is intended to make the institution more accessible to the Hartford community. The Wadsworth, which is the…
Posted on Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:01
The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, has received a $1 million gift from the G.A.C. Halff Foundation—a local nonprofit whose trustee, Marie Halff, is also an emeritus trustee at the museum. The bequest will be used to establish…
Posted on Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:59
As Essential as Dreams: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither, Menil Collection, Houston, TX, On view through October 16, 2016—As Essential as Dreams showcases works from a monumental promised gift of Outsider Art to the Menil…
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:50
On Wednesday, August 24, Italian officials announced that the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi was unharmed by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that shook the country’s Lazio and Marche regions. The thirteenth-century structure, which is decorated with frescoes by Cimabue, Giotto,…
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:48
Tate Liverpool will mount the first solo exhibition dedicated to the French artist, Yves Klein, in more than two decades. The show will bring together around thirty major works—many of which have never been displayed in the UK. Klein, who…
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:47
An early canvas by the Abstract Expressionist, Willem de Kooning, has been discovered online. The work, which depicts a young boy in a red coat, was acquired for a little over $500 by a Belgian couple who were browsing classified…
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:47
Hearst Castle—the historic estate of newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst, in San Simeon, California—will remain shuttered as wildfires continue to burn about two miles to the east of the landmark structure. All tours of the Castle have been cancelled through…
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:45
During the last three years Historic New England has transformed the Quincy House, in Quincy, Massachusetts, to reflect the period around 1880, when three elderly sisters resided in the historic house. They were the last family members to live at…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:29
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut, is currently hosting the exhibition Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer. The event celebrates the life and work of Wallace Nutting, a popular artist and photographer who also manufactured high-quality reproduction furniture that helped spur the…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:28
On December 8, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London will unveil an exhibition of rarely seen paintings, drawings, and digital works by the late British-Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid. Hadid, who is known for her geometric and decidedly futuristic structures, designed…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:26
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has eliminated eight full-time positions and twenty part-time positions as it readies for a major expansion that will quadruple the exhibition space at its La Jolla campus. The museum will close briefly in…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:24
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation—an organization founded by philanthropists and mega-collectors, Eli and Edythe Broad, to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science, and the arts—has named Gerun Riley as its President. Riley, who has worked with…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:20
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