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Tate Britain has acquired a portrait of Frederick Howard, the Fifth Earl of Carlisle, by the eighteenth century painter, Joshua Reynolds. The work, which has descended in the Howard family, has always hung in Castle Howard—a sprawling estate in Yorkshire.…
Posted on Friday, 12 August 2016 09:12
A monumental exhibition dedicated to Caravaggio’s influence on his contemporaries and followers, including Orazio Gentileschi, Valentin de Boulogne, and Gerrit van Honthorst, will open in the UK next year. The show, which will go on view at the National Gallery…
Posted on Friday, 12 August 2016 09:11
Designing a small space is never easy, but add a large collection of antiques and the process becomes even trickier. For such a project, a designer with a keen eye and a knack for editing is essential. Luckily for an…
Posted on Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:48
Archaeologists have uncovered a mosaic floor dating back to the fourth century in Cyprus. The exquisitely detailed scene depicts a chariot race at the hippodrome in ancient Rome. Few such scenes exist in the world and this particular mosaic is…
Posted on Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:47
Norman Rockwell’s son and granddaughter have launched a petition asking the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to stop promoting and selling the biography American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell. The controversial tome by Deborah Solomon was…
Posted on Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:46
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the sixth Duke of Westminster, passed away earlier this week, leaving behind one of the most important Old Master collections in the UK. The Grosvenor fine art collection includes works by Diego Velazquez, George Stubbs, and Rembrandt,…
Posted on Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:46
Banff—one of Canada’s most popular resort towns—will rebuild a pavilion designed by the legendary twentieth century architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The Prairie Style Banff Park Pavilion was damaged by a flood in 1939 and later demolished. The  Banff City Council…
Posted on Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:44
Simple Gifts: Shaker at the Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NYOn view through June 25, 2017 This exquisite exhibition highlights the Met’s collection of Shaker furniture and textiles, most of which came from Faith and Edward Deming Andrews—pioneering…
Posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:46
Sotheby’s announced that its earnings and revenue exceeded expectations during the company’s last quarter. In spite of the dipping global art market, Sotheby’s reported revenue of $298.7 million, surpassing its $291 million forecast. The promising results led to a surge…
Posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:46
A fire broke out on the roof of a historic building owned by the art collector/real estate mogul, Aby Rosen. The structure, once known as the Germania Bank Building, sustained minimal damage. Rosen acquired the building at 190 Bowery from…
Posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:44
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida, has received $5.8 million worth of art from longtime trustee Maria Cox and her late husband, Donald. The gift includes works by Frank Stella, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, and Joan Mitchell. In…
Posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:43
London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has acquired a rare ceramic bowl by the influential post-war potter, Hans Coper. The work, which dates back to the 1950s, was in danger of being exported, but the V&A was able to secure the…
Posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:41
1. Las Hamacas by Juan Montoya Design This tropical retreat by Juan Montoya manages to be both vibrant and beautifully serene. The sprawling beachfront home features dazzling hues (hello, lemon yellow bedroom) as well as subdued tones that recall the…
Posted on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:14
Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation will host a conference on Henri Matisse this fall. Held October 13-15, the event will bring the world’s foremost Matisse scholars to the institution, where the artist’s lasting legacy will be discussed via a robust program of…
Posted on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:13
Curatorial staff at the National Gallery in London recently discovered scratches on two sixteenth-century paintings in  its collection. The marks, which are believed to have been caused by fingernails or a ring, were described as minor. However, the mysterious nature…
Posted on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:12
A monumental exhibition dedicated to the British artist, Francis Bacon, will open at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao on September 30. The show, Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velazquez, is based on an exhibition that was on view at the Grimaldi…
Posted on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:11
The Milwaukee Art Museum will move its art library and archives to a historic mansion known as the Judge Jason Downer House. Designed by the architect Edward Townsend Mix in 1874, the Victorian Gothic style structure is listed on the…
Posted on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:10
1. Ava Gardner hosted Frank Sinatra at this mid-century stunner. This secluded mid-century residence was once home to the silver screen siren, Ava Gardner. Designed by the celebrated California architect, Edward Fickett, in 1959, the home is set on a…
Posted on Monday, 08 August 2016 11:06
The Greenwich Historical Society will undergo a $13.5 million renovation that will involve combining its three lots into one and turning a historic, two-story home into a visitor center. The Historical Society aims to bring the complex back to the…
Posted on Monday, 08 August 2016 11:05
Researchers in Australia have revealed a hidden portrait under Edgar Degas’ Portrait of a Woman thanks to powerful X-rays used to examine the work’s many layers. Experts believe that the portrait depicts Emma Dobigny—one of Degas’ most popular muses. Researchers…
Posted on Monday, 08 August 2016 11:05
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