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As the planning phase for Norway’s forthcoming National Arts Museum draws to a close, images of the institution’s design have been revealed. Designed by Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten, winners of the architectural competition for the new institution, the…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:54
An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images. Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added. The photos and drawings are…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:46
A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could indicate that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought. The cross-hatched engravings inside Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar are the first known…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:36
The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members concerned the degree program will end, while its foundation…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:22
“Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland,” at the Yale Center for British Art, is a strange but memorable pairing. It joins the Magnum photojournalist Bruce Davidson, best known for his aggressive New York street and subway…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:16
The Wedgwood Collection, described as one of the most important industrial archives in the world, could be broken up and sold unless £2.7m is raised in just three months. The Art Fund has launched a public appeal to save the…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 10:59
Padua’s celebrated Scrovegni Chapel, which houses exceptional frescoes by trecento painter and architect Giotto, was struck by a bolt of lightning on August 9. The iron cross on the facade was seriously damaged and subsequently removed. The entire electrical system…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 10:52
Throughout the autumn season visitors to the National Gallery of Denmark can see the museum’s conservators at work, restoring Albrecht Dürer’s 500 year-old masterpiece "The Arch of Honour of Maximilian I." For many years, this artwork by Albrecht Dürer –…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 10:43
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces the completion of a major digitization project that dramatically improves access to the library's online records. Part of a comprehensive $20 million library renovation and improvement initiative, more than 250,000…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 10:40
On September 21, Stanford University will reveal the Anderson Collection, one of the most valuable gifts in its history. Assembled over the course of fifty years by Bay area collectors Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson along with their daughter…
Posted on Monday, 01 September 2014 14:00
Life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1,000 years more recently than what had long been believed, a team of Utah State University scientists discovered about the world-renowned rock art. The team used modern…
Posted on Monday, 01 September 2014 11:27
Contemporary Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's work is to go on show as the launch exhibition of the Blenheim Art Foundation in London. Opening at Blenheim Palace this fall, the exhibition will showcase more than 50 artworks by Ai…
Posted on Monday, 01 September 2014 11:19
The collection of 84 paintings and a sculpture has an estimated price of almost 50 million dollars. The Portuguese government announced on Friday that it will not list 84 painting and a sculpture of the Spaniard artist Joan Miró as cultural heritage. This…
Posted on Monday, 01 September 2014 11:07
As a small-town Midwestern boy in the 1940s, Robert Duncan saved souvenir license plates from cereal boxes, not knowing that he was igniting a passion for collecting painting and sculpture. "The stakes are just higher in contemporary art," says Mr.…
Posted on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:56
Three pieces were stolen from a larger glass sculpture at the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Brian Vogt, CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens, confirmed with 7NEWS that there was a break-in at the Chihuly Exhibit on Aug. 22, and…
Posted on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:50
The Essl Collection which is one of Europe's finest collections of contemporary art is to be liquidated. The 7,000 works will be sold off in London, this October after Karlheinz Essl the owner of the BauMax hardware store chain suffered…
Posted on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:45
The self-taught artist Ralph Fasanella (1914-97), born in the Bronx to Italian immigrants, believed that painting could be a form of labor advocacy. He worked as an ice delivery man, a truck driver, a gas station owner and a union…
Posted on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:20
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, has received a $2.5 million gift from local philanthropist Dan Boone and his late wife Merrie Boone. The generous donation will support and expand the museum’s folk and self-taught art initiatives, including…
Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014 11:35
Sotheby’s auction house is betting big on the latest global art market boom with financial filings showing the house is increasing its borrowing from corporate lenders in order to extend more guarantees to potential consigners. According to an 8-K filing…
Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:39
Olafur Eliasson has relaunched his website with an innovative web-based survey of his artwork. Your uncertain archive presents artworks, exhibitions, works in public space, pavilions, models, books, talks, and research by Olafur Eliasson and his studio. The site encourages chance…
Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:29
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