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The Art Gallery of Toronto (AGO) has announced that it will host the first-ever major retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s (1960-1988) work in Canada. The show, which will run from February 7, 2015 to May 10, 2015, will feature over 140…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 14:58
Officials from the Museum of Fine Arts are investigating after they discovered spray painted images of Homer Simpson and other graffiti on the exterior walls of the building, as well as on the base of the statue that greets visitors at…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 11:01
Cibo, an integrated brand experience agency, today announced they have been selected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) as their experience design partner to help shape the museum’s digital future as part of its major expansion to…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 10:50
London’s Mayfair is set to get another new addition come September. Former directors of Haunch of Venison Ben Tufnell and Matt Watkins announced on Monday that they will open Parafin gallery in September 2014. The gallery will be located at…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 10:42
UK culture secretary Sajid Javid called the staff and students of the Glasgow School of Art an inspiration on a visit to the art school yesterday, July 24. The school’s historic Mackintosh Building tragically went up in flames on May 23, and both the building and…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 10:27
A Greek police officer was among nine people arrested for the suspected smuggling of ancient artefacts, including a statue valued at about one million euros, police said Thursday, AFP reported. The 49-year-old officer was employed by the department in charge…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 10:20
The Guggenheim Museum presents Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911 in the museum’s Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The exhibition features an intimate presentation of sixteen early paintings and woodcuts by Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France), highlighting…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 09:45
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth has acquired the painting, Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813), by artist Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825). It’s the first work by Peale to enter the museum’s collection, a…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 09:41
Citing a sluggish art market, Delaware Art Museum leaders now expect to raise only $19.8 million by selling three works of art. That amount is enough to retire the museum's construction debt from a 2005 facilities expansion. But it's not…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 09:28
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new initiative in New York City this month, proposing a municipal identification card that could be available to all city inhabitants next year. The card would be beneficial to New Yorkers who don't have…
Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014 09:25
In January 2015, the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, will close for thirteen months in order to implement the second phase of the conservation of its iconic Louis Kahn-designed building. The structure, which opened in 1977,…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 14:04
Lord Jacob Rothschild -- a member of the prominent British banking family -- has been selected to receive the second annual J. Paul Getty Medal in recognition of his broad contributions to museology, philanthropy, conservation and art historical research. The…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:36
The Italian minister for culture and tourism, Dario Franceschini, has announced a series of “revolutionary” reforms, which could mean that leading museums such as the Uffizi in Florence and the Accademia in Venice gain independence on a par with many…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:13
Artists can be eccentric, but the quirks of the Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo are legendary. He is said to have been terrified of thunderstorms and so pyrophobic that he rarely cooked his food, subsisting mostly on hard-boiled eggs…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:01
Studio Philippe Apeloig have designed the visual identity for the new Louvre Abu Dhabi (LAD) designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Apeloig chose to symbolize the building’s spiritual dimension and recreate its very particular climate. The challenge was to evoke the…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:55
Lydia Yee will join Whitechapel, the century-old London gallery, as its new chief curator, the gallery has announced. Since 2007, Ms. Yee has been a curator at Barbican Art Gallery, where she’s presented exhibitions such as “Bauhaus: Art as Life”…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:47
Eva Beuys, the widow of Joseph Beuys has changed her tune about the trio of artists who used the remnants of her late husband’s Fettecke (1982) to make schnapps. Despite telling Bild on Wednesday that she had no interest in pursuing legal action…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:33
For the second year in a row, Dior will sponsor the Guggenheim International Gala. The annual benefit is a two-night event that is scheduled to take place on Nov. 5 and 6 in New York City. This year, the event,…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:27
The Trustees of the Boston Athenæum announced today the appointment, by unanimous vote, of Elizabeth E. Barker as Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum. Dr. Barker will assume her position on October 1, 2014. She succeeds Paula D. Matthews,…
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:04
The Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University announced that it has received three significant gifts from separate donors. The bequests greatly increase the museum’s holdings of works by the postwar artist Richard Diebenkorn, Pop art pioneer Andy Warhol,…
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:48
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