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An early canvas by the Abstract Expressionist, Willem de Kooning, has been discovered online. The work, which depicts a young boy in a red coat, was acquired for a little over $500 by a Belgian couple who were browsing classified…
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:47
Hearst Castle—the historic estate of newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst, in San Simeon, California—will remain shuttered as wildfires continue to burn about two miles to the east of the landmark structure. All tours of the Castle have been cancelled through…
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:45
During the last three years Historic New England has transformed the Quincy House, in Quincy, Massachusetts, to reflect the period around 1880, when three elderly sisters resided in the historic house. They were the last family members to live at…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:29
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut, is currently hosting the exhibition Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer. The event celebrates the life and work of Wallace Nutting, a popular artist and photographer who also manufactured high-quality reproduction furniture that helped spur the…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:28
On December 8, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London will unveil an exhibition of rarely seen paintings, drawings, and digital works by the late British-Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid. Hadid, who is known for her geometric and decidedly futuristic structures, designed…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:26
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has eliminated eight full-time positions and twenty part-time positions as it readies for a major expansion that will quadruple the exhibition space at its La Jolla campus. The museum will close briefly in…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:24
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation—an organization founded by philanthropists and mega-collectors, Eli and Edythe Broad, to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science, and the arts—has named Gerun Riley as its President. Riley, who has worked with…
Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:20
1. This home by Theodore Pletsch tempers modern design with classical elements. There’s something incredibly unique about this retreat in Pasadena, California. While decidedly modern, with its geometric facade, beamed ceilings, and walls of glass, the residence also features more…
Posted on Monday, 22 August 2016 11:40
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has partnered with the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art to restore an ancient Japanese hanging scroll from its collection. The conservation will take place in the museum’s Asian Paintings gallery, allowing visitors to observe…
Posted on Monday, 22 August 2016 11:39
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta announced that it will mount a major exhibition dedicated to Regionalism—an American art movement that rose to prominence in the 1930s—this winter. Acting in response to the rapid industrialization of the United States,…
Posted on Monday, 22 August 2016 11:38
On September 21, Christie’s New York will offer a collection of furniture, decorative objects, and jewelry owned by Nancy and Ronald Reagan. The sale, which is expected to fetch over $2 million, includes Hollywood Regency furniture by Billy Haines as…
Posted on Monday, 22 August 2016 11:36
The Wildenstein family—the art dealing dynasty that is currently embroiled in a tax evasion case in France—has relisted its Upper East Side townhouse after a deal with the Qatari government fell through. Designed by Horace Trumbauer, the Gilded Age treasure…
Posted on Monday, 22 August 2016 11:35
The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show may be celebrating its thirty-sixth year, but that doesn’t mean innovation has fallen by the wayside. Held August 25-28, 2016, at the Baltimore Convention Center, this year’s fair will feature an exciting new…
Posted on Friday, 19 August 2016 11:02
The New York Public Library’s beloved Winnie-the-Pooh dolls are back on view at the institution after a year-long conservation. The toys, which have resided in the museum’s collection since 1987, belonged to the real-life Christopher Robin—the son of Winnie-the-Pooh creator,…
Posted on Friday, 19 August 2016 11:01
On August 19, Houston’s Menil Collection began screening a rare film by Andy Warhol. Created in 1967, Sunsets was commissioned by the Menil’s founders, John and Dominique de Menil. Warhol shot sunsets in San Francisco, East Hampton, and New York…
Posted on Friday, 19 August 2016 11:01
Jack Lang, who served as France’s Minister of Culture from 1988 to 1992, has voiced his opposition against the ongoing restoration of the Galerie Vivienne—an iconic covered arcade in Paris’ Second Arrondissement. Built in 1823, the Galerie was designated a…
Posted on Friday, 19 August 2016 11:00
A woodcut by the German Renaissance master, Albrecht Durer, has been discovered at the Museum Kunsthaus Kleve. The 500-year-old work was spotted by two students who were inspecting and cataloguing the German museum’s Wörner collection, which includes approximately 5,000 artworks…
Posted on Friday, 19 August 2016 10:59
In her first monograph, designer Gil Walsh proves that when it comes to color, she is fearless. “I want to show that there’s more to life than beige,” says Walsh, who decided to focus on color in the tome after…
Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016 14:32
The NSU Art Museum in Ft. Lauderdale has received a collection of works by female artists from philanthropists David Horvitz and his wife, artist Francie Bishop Good. The gift includes pieces by Cindy Sherman, Louise Bourgeois, and Kara Walker. Seventy…
Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016 14:31
After a ten-year legal battle, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, can keep Adam and Eve—a pair of masterpieces by the German Renaissance painter, Lucas Cranach the Elder. An heir of the…
Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016 14:29
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