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George Lucas continues the search for a location for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, most recently giving up on Chicago’s lakefront in June because of lawsuits from Friends of the Park. Museum locations have long been a challenge, and…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 20:24
85 works by Spanish artist Joan Mirὸ estimated at $39 million will remain in the country after the Portuguese government proposed their sale to foreign buyers. The paintings came under state ownership in 2008 when the government nationalized the failed…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 20:18
Though fewer in number than The Met originally anticipated, thirty-four people have been laid off at the museum in continued efforts to meet budget objectives. This is on top of the fifty staff members who took buyouts in July. While…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 20:16
Only one of 36 surviving works by Vermeer, the “Music Lesson” (1660-1662) was last in The Netherlands in 1996 as part of a traveling exhibition. It returns to its homeland in the exhibition “At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his…
Posted on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:03
After eight years at the helm of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Wim Pijbes became the new Museum Voorlinden’s general director. Three weeks after the private museum opened, which houses the modern and contemporary art collection of chemicals magnate joop van…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 23:42
Islamic extremist Ahmad al-Faqi al Mahdi has been sentenced by the international criminal court in The Hague for ordering the razing of nine mausoleums and the 15th-century Sidi Yahia mosque in the ancient city of Timbuktu. This is the first…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 23:32
Jeff Koons’ “Coloring Book,” a colorful 18-foot-tall mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture of a piglet, isn’t exactly what Sacramento Kings fans expected to see outside their new sports arena.
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 23:18
Devoted largely to musical instruments that play automatically, the collection dates from the 18th to the early twentieth century. Housed in a former church, visitors can actually play the larger baroque street organs, which bellow their thunderous sound, explore the…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 22:44
After its first comprehensive renovation, the gallery housing Harvard Museum’s historic glass flower collection has reopened, being largely unchanged since the 1920s. The 4,200 flora, all made entirely of glass, were crafted between 1887 and 1936 by a father-and-son team…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 22:09
What does artist David Hockney think about what makes a masterpiece, how great artists of the past have approached their craft, and a number of other topics relevant to art history? You’ll have your chance to find out with the…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 01:09
After decades in the making, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture opened to the public during a three-day celebration this past weekend, which included a dedication on Saturday by President Obama. The museum’s opening in the last months…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 01:07
When Fidel Castro and Che Guevara discussed thier desire to educate the people in a show of power for the revolution—the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools) was born. Housing an art school that reflected the new socialist Cuba…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:58
Artist and architect Anish Kapoor has collaborated with developers to create the “blackest black” pigment, which he now owns exclusively. Comprised of microscopic stems of color that trap nearly 97% of the light, the pigment is the blackest material in…
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:54
It took the sleuthing of BBC1’s “Fake or Fortune” presenter Bendor Grosvenor, also an art historian, to realize that a painting owned by a museum in Wales for 150 years, and identified as a copy, was actually an original work…
Posted on Monday, 26 September 2016 22:59
The Great Wall in China, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the subject of much discontent after news has spread of botched restoration of a section dating back 700 years. This previously unrestored five-mile stretch, among its most…
Posted on Friday, 23 September 2016 18:41
In 2013, looters entered the Mallawi Museum in Minia, Egypt, shot staff and a security guard, and absconded with or vandalized 1,000 objects from the collection. Information on the missing artifacts was distributed and in the ensuing years nearly all…
Posted on Friday, 23 September 2016 18:40
The allure of fast cars and sleek lines will continue to attract enthusiasts, but the high-end consumer spending on classic vehicles may be waning. Indicators suggest that while the average auction prices were up last year, the overall volume of…
Posted on Friday, 23 September 2016 18:38
Following an undercover sting operation at the Metropolitan Fine Arts and Antiques store in New York City on September 22, three antiques dealers were arrested for selling ivory works of art without a license. This is the result of a…
Posted on Friday, 23 September 2016 17:22
When a gallery receives an infusion of $42.5 million, naturally the donor is recognized. In the instance of the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York, this comes in the form of a name change—to the Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum. Investor and…
Posted on Friday, 23 September 2016 16:22
As part of a trilogy of special exhibits to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday year, visitors to Windsor Castle are now able to view “Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe.” Among the attire on view…
Posted on Friday, 23 September 2016 03:04
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