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These days, exhibitions of the American artist Mark Rothko's work are huge crowd-pullers, and his paintings fetch record sums at auction. Now the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is presenting a new exhibition of Rothko’s work, forty years after the last such…
Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:49
The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, which offers a nine-week summer residency for artists in Skowhegan, Maine, opened a permanent New York space on 18 November. The new Chelsea-neighborhood location features two floors and 5,000 sq ft. of space,…
Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:38
Among the lesser-known idiosyncrasies of the Frick Collection is that it has never had a painting by John Singer Sargent, the in-demand Gilded Age portraitist. But Sargent’s “Lady Agnew of Lochnaw,” a supremely stylish dark-haired beauty afloat in a voluminous…
Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:34
The Park Avenue Armory has announced an ambitious lineup for the 2015 season including mammoth installations, artist commissions, and cross-disciplinary collaborations from artists including Philippe Parreno, Olafur Eliasson, Laurie Anderson and Marina Abramovic. The season launches in March with FLEXN,…
Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:27
The Guggenheim has named architect and scholar Troy Conrad Therrien as Curator, Architecture and Digital Initiatives. As the first person to hold this position, Therrien will contribute to the development of the museum’s engagement with architecture, design, technology, and urban…
Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:18
Ed Ruscha’s art exudes humor and honesty. What you see is what you get. Subsequent viewings won’t reveal hidden depths in it. And they make you feel really good. Perhaps, that’s the reason why Parisian art dealer Thomas Bompard asked…
Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:11
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla is planning to expand its museum space to make room for more art. The museum’s current building is big enough to exhibit 50 to 75 works of art. Close to…
Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:02
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has received a gift of 75 works of contemporary art from the collection of the computer programmer and philanthropist Peter Norton. This is the first in a series…
Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:54
A new arts center will make its Miami Beach debut at 32nd Street and Collins Avenue in December 2015. Founded by Alan Faena, an Argentine hotelier and real estate developer, the 50,000-square-foot Faena Forum will be dedicated to the development…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:56
A new bill introduced in Washington, DC last week seeks to block looted Syrian cultural heritage from entering the US. The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act asks Congress to appoint a cultural property protection czar and establish emergency…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:28
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced today that Don Bacigalupi will be the organization's founding president. He'll be leaving his current job as president of Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, to join the…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:21
"Forbidden Games” is an exhibition of 167 of the 178 photographs David Raymond donated and sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2007. The show, which runs through Jan. 11, 2015, includes works taken from 1920 through the 1940s…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:11
James Abbott McNeill Whistler's iconic 1871 painting "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1," better known as "Portrait of the Artist's Mother," is coming to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum in March as part of an exchange with the Musée d’Orsay…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:04
The Smithsonian Institution has announced the details of a new $2 billion plan to renovate the area of museums and gardens in its South Mall campus, including a “revitalization” of the Castle, its administrative headquarters. Under the design by the…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:58
Three unique mosaics, dating to the second century BC, have been unearthed in the ancient Greek settlement of Zeugma, in southeast Turkey, according to the "Greek Reporter." The mosaics, which were found in excellent condition, were unearthed after five years of…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:52
The Museo del Prado presents "Danaë and Venus and Adonis : Titian's Early Poesie for Philip II," an exhibition that will showcase the first two "Poesie" created by Titian following their recent restoration. The artist painted these works in the…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:40
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center recently made a major acquisition: "Pasturing Horses," an eighteenth-century scroll painting by Japanese artist Soga Shohaku. The painting is a key addition to the Art Center’s impressive collection. James Mundy, the Anne Hendricks Bass…
Posted on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:35
Back in 2013, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, acquired Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson House from Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino, a husband-and-wife architect-designer team. The only catch was that the house was located in Millstone,…
Posted on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:00
The Catholic Church is often seen as an institution perpetually at odds with modernity, clinging to Latin as its official language and maintaining its all-male hierarchy, topped by an absolute monarch in the form of the pope, centuries after such…
Posted on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:35
Christie’s auction on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 will be 'Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale', in London; will feature a remarkable portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck of the musician Hendrick Liberti. The work was in the collection of…
Posted on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:29
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