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New York’s Neue Galerie—the fifteen-year-old museum dedicated to early-twentieth century Austrian and German art and design—recently amped up its efforts to ensure that the works in its collection are of sound provenance. The museum’s co-founder, Ronald Lauder, who is also…
Posted on Monday, 08 August 2016 11:04
Tate Britain has revamped its popular J.M.W. Turner galleries—an endeavor that involved reinstalling the institution’s illustrious collection and painting some of the walls a rich red that the artist used in his own picture gallery. The 300 works on view…
Posted on Monday, 08 August 2016 11:03
Over the past few years, the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) has increased its focus on design—a shift that culminated with the organization’s decision to forego its annual summer antiques show for a more interior design-driven event in 2016. While an…
Posted on Friday, 05 August 2016 12:21
Despite its well-documented financial struggles, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it welcomed a record 6.7 million visitors during the fiscal year ending on June 30. The museum tallied up visitors to its three locations—its main building on Fifth…
Posted on Friday, 05 August 2016 12:20
A lively Keith Haring mural located in a building in Morningside, Queens, faces an uncertain future as the structure’s longtime owners might be selling or leasing the property to developers. Haring painted the mural in the 1980s, when the structure…
Posted on Friday, 05 August 2016 12:19
The Hyde Collection in Glen Falls, New York, has received an $11 million gift—the largest donation the institution has received since Charlotte Hyde bequeathed her home and art collection to create the museum in 1952. The gift includes $10 million…
Posted on Friday, 05 August 2016 12:17
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation recently launched an app that allows users to browse the city’s panoply of public art installations. Both permanent and temporary artworks are featured and can be searched via zip code and…
Posted on Friday, 05 August 2016 12:16
In April 2016, Paris’ latest must-stay hotel opened in the city’s stylish Second Arrondissement. Hotel Saint-Marc is located in an eighteenth-century building that once served as the private residence of Duc de Choiseul—a celebrated military officer and diplomat—and later housed…
Posted on Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:56
Miami’s Bass museum (formerly the Bass Museum of Art) will reopen on December 1 following a $12 million, eighteen-month renovation. The contemporary art museum’s new home will feature twice as much exhibition space as its predecessor. The New York-based architect…
Posted on Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:55
A long-awaited catalogue raisonne of Richard Diebenkorn’s work will be available October 18 thanks to a  joint effort between the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation and the Yale University Press. The four-volume tome, Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonne, will feature the California…
Posted on Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:51
Back in May, the UK launched a $14.46 million fundraising campaign to keep an important portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in the country. Thanks to a $9.7 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, that goal has been met. The…
Posted on Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:51
On Monday, August 1, Historic New England announced an exciting new acquisition—a painting of John Codman III by the celebrated American portraitist, John Singleton Copley. The work, which was painted around 1800 in England, has been on loan to Historic…
Posted on Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:49
1. This stylish triplex features a recently discovered mural by Keith Haring. This supremely stylish triplex is located in the American Thread Building—a National Historic Landmark in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. Built in 1896, the prewar gem—a study in…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:41
Millions of dollars worth of art and furniture will be removed from Hartford, Connecticut’s State House. The landmark building was recently taken over by the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which does not have the funds needed to…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:40
Less than a year after it opened to the public, Los Angeles’ Broad museum announced that it has added twenty-nine works to its post-war and contemporary art collection. A third of the acquisitions are by local artists. The institution also…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:39
Thirteen works by the Spanish Baroque painter, Francisco de Zurbarán, will be sent to the United States for the first time. The paintings, which belong to Auckland Castle—a historic estate in northeast England—will head to the Kimbell Art Museum in…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:38
Three of Boston’s most celebrated institutions—Harvard University’s Houghton Library, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the McMullen Museum of Art—are teaming up to mount a shared exhibition of Medieval illuminated manuscripts. The show, which opens in September, will bring together…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:37
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 Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:15
On Friday, August 19, the Yale University Art Gallery will unveil Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830. The fascinating and comprehensive exhibition will present Rhode Island furniture from the colonial and early Federal periods, including elaborately…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:13
Nearly 350 years after his death, Johannes Vermeer continues to inspire and fascinate artists, art lovers, and art scholars alike. The Dutch Golden Age painter is the subject of three forthcoming books—Vermeer, by the Dutch and Flemish art expert Wayne…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:13
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