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Earlier this year, BP ended its sponsorship of the Tate Gallery—a controversial partnership that had spawned a spate of headline-grabbing protests, especially after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Despite recently distancing itself from the Tate, the oil company…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:12
The Art Institute of Chicago has announced plans to open a dedicated gallery for its rarely seen architecture and design collection.  Zoë Ryan, the museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design, is spearheading the initiative. The institution’s holdings include objects by…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:11
At first glance, it is just an old family photograph (Fig. 1). As it turns out, the informal snapshot, inscribed across the top margin, “Sally. Milton March. Vermont/ ’35,” is one of the few archival documents that connect the modern…
Posted on Monday, 01 August 2016 14:04
To commemorate its fiftieth anniversary, the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, Iowa, has acquired a winter scene by Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses. While she is often referred to as a folk artist, Moses creates works that…
Posted on Monday, 01 August 2016 14:02
J. Tomilson Hill, the billionaire vice chairman of the Blackstone Group and president and CEO of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, has announced plans to open a private museum in Manhattan in fall 2017. Hill and his wife, Janine, are passionate…
Posted on Monday, 01 August 2016 14:00
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has announced the subject of its fall exhibition. Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion aims to make fashion, and the process of collecting it, more approachable by charting its evolution through the centuries. The exhibition will…
Posted on Monday, 01 August 2016 13:59
One of Robert Rauschenberg’s most iconic combines—a term coined to describe his groundbreaking works that merged aspects of painting and sculpture to create an entirely new medium—will go on view at Tate Modern in December. Monogram, 1955-1959, which features a…
Posted on Monday, 01 August 2016 13:58
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA)—an esteemed organization dedicated to preserving the history of Nantucket Island and fostering an appreciation of its historic significance—has revamped its fundraising plan for 2016, placing a greater emphasis on design. The new approach includes the…
Posted on Friday, 29 July 2016 10:59
The Victoria & Albert Museum has unveiled plans for its outpost in East London. The institution, which will be known as V&A East, will be built at Olympicopolis—a culture and education development located at Olympic Park, where the 2012 summer…
Posted on Friday, 29 July 2016 10:57
Taikang Life—one of China’s biggest insurers—has acquired a 13.5% stake in Sotheby’s, making the firm the auction house’s largest shareholder. The company’s shares are estimated to be worth around $233 million. Taikang Life’s head, Chen Dongsheng, is the founder of…
Posted on Friday, 29 July 2016 10:56
The Austrian city of Linz has been ordered to pay $10 million to the heirs of art collector Olga Jäger who loaned four artworks by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele to the Lentos Kunstmuseum  in 1951. In 2006, Jäger’s heirs…
Posted on Friday, 29 July 2016 10:55
Agnes Husslein-Arco has been dismissed as the director of the Belvedere Museum in Vienna after ten years with the institution. Husslein-Arco violated the museum’s code of conduct by charging inappropriate expenses to the institution as well as hiring museum employees…
Posted on Friday, 29 July 2016 10:53
The Hampton Designer Showhouse kicked off with a Gala Preview Party on Saturday, July 23. This year’s showhouse—a traditional Shingle Style abode—is presented by the celebrated shelter magazine, Traditional Home. Twenty-five top interior designers and decorative artists, including Melanie Turner…
Posted on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:21
Paintings by Salvador Dali and the Polish Art Deco painter, Tamara de Lempicka, have been recovered seven years after they were stolen from the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art in Spanbroek, Netherlands. According to art detective Arthur Brand, the thieves…
Posted on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:20
A new documentary by the Dutch producer and writer, Pieter van Huystee, explores the fascinating work of Hieronymous Bosch—an early Netherlandish painter known for his highly detailed works, which are filled with fantastical imagery. The film centers around the exhibition,…
Posted on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:19
A Boston mobster-turned-pastor recently told authorities that paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 are buried under a concrete floor in Florida. Alonso Esposito (formerly Robert “Bobby” Luisi Jr.), who is currently enrolled in the Witness Protection…
Posted on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:18
On Tuesday, July 26, furniture and architectural details from the famed Four Seasons Restaurant went up for sale in New York. The auction was organized by Wright and netted a whopping $4.1 million, soaring past the $1.3 million pre-sale estimate.…
Posted on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:16
1. Central Park West Family Home by Amy Lau Design. This bright and bubbly family home puts a fresh spin on mid-century style. While the residence does feature classic modern furnishings, including an Eero Saarinen Tulip dining set, designer Amy…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:36
The film studio, Whydah Productions, has announced that it will begin working on a film about the heist that took place at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts in 1972. While the thieves made off with works by Paul Gauguin,…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:35
It was recently revealed that Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, quietly sold off a painting by the early American Modernist, Florine Stettheimer, as well as a work by the celebrated illustrator, Rockwell Kent, several years ago. The works were part…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:34
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