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While the story about Vincent van Gogh cutting off part of his ear is well known, the details surrounding the incident have remained murky. Until now, that is. Researcher Bernadette Murphy has discovered a letter from Van Gogh’s doctor, Felix…
Posted on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 12:47
Back in 2014, a building by the influential Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, was severely damaged by a fire. Part of the Glasgow School of Art, the Art Nouveau structure, which was completed in 1909, is widely considered Mackintosh’s crowning…
Posted on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 12:47
1. This Park Avenue masterpiece features interiors by Tony Ingrao. This six-bedroom, 7,300-square-foot residence is located in one of New York City’s most sought after prewar cooperatives. Designed in 1931 by J.E.R. Carpenter—an influential architect responsible for many of Manhattan’s…
Posted on Monday, 11 July 2016 11:34
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired thirty-nine prints produced by Gemini G.E.L.—a legendary workshop and publisher of hand-printed lithographs, screenprints, and etchings. The bequest, which includes works by Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Claes Oldenburg,…
Posted on Monday, 11 July 2016 11:33
A moving portrait of Frida Kahlo straddling the border between the United States and her native Mexico will go on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in October. The painting, which is part of the exhibition Paint the Revolution:…
Posted on Monday, 11 July 2016 11:32
The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present joint exhibitions dedicated to Jasper Johns in 2020. The sweeping, two-part retrospective will cover the influential artist’s lengthy career. The exhibition will be…
Posted on Monday, 11 July 2016 11:31
The Minneapolis Institute of Art announced that it welcomed a record 760,000 visitors in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. The museum, which has seen a steady increase in attendance over the past four years, wrapped up its…
Posted on Monday, 11 July 2016 11:30
Last month, the Watergate Hotel—yes, the Watergate Hotel that served as the backdrop for one of the country’s most notorious political scandals—reopened following an extensive $200-million renovation. Designed in 1961 by the Italian architect Luigi Moretti, the hotel had fallen…
Posted on Friday, 08 July 2016 12:51
The Brooklyn Museum announced that it will be closed until Wednesday, July 13, due to an air conditioning outage. Repairs to the damaged cooling system are currently underway and  sensitive materials from the institution’s collections are being moved to climate…
Posted on Friday, 08 July 2016 12:49
Eric Shiner, who has served as the Director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh since 2011, will join Sotheby’s as the Senior Vice President of its new fine art division. Shiner, who will step down from his post at…
Posted on Friday, 08 July 2016 12:48
The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, which includes the Legion of Honor Museum and the de Young Museum, has named Claudia Schmuckli Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming. The newly created position will be responsible for implementing cutting-edge programming…
Posted on Friday, 08 July 2016 12:47
Peter Paul Rubens’ monumental Lot and His Daughters sold for more than  £44 million at Christie’s in London on Thursday, July 7. The work, which has never been exhibited publicly, was pushed past its undisclosed pre-sale estimate by three lively…
Posted on Friday, 08 July 2016 12:46
Last year, Market Art + Design debuted a revamped identity to elite collectors, curators, and designers who flock to the Hamptons each summer to partake in the panoply of must-attend fairs, parties, and exhibitions. In addition to a new name…
Posted on Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:56
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum in Copenhagen has agreed to return looted artifacts to Italy. The Italian Ministry of Culture has been pushing for the objects’ return for years. The artifacts were once part of a tomb excavated north…
Posted on Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:55
Frieze New York announced that it will shorten its run from five days to four days in 2017. Organizers claim that the adjustment will increase the fair’s focus and will be easier on the participants, especially smaller galleries. Frieze New…
Posted on Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:54
London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has been named the UK’s Museum of the Year by the Art Fund—a charity organization that helps museums and galleries acquire and exhibit significant works of art. The award was presented by Kate Middleton, Duchess…
Posted on Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:53
Back in May, the Ringling Museum of Asian Art in Sarasota, Florida, unveiled its new Center for Asian Art. Designed by the Boston-based architecture firm Machado Silvetti, the Center for Asian Art boasts 6,800 square feet of exhibition space, where…
Posted on Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:52
1. This modern masterpiece by Rudolph Schindler comes with a garden designed by Richard Neutra—The seminal Modernist architect Rudolph Schindler designed this four-bedroom stunner in Los Angeles’ trendy Silverlake neighborhood in 1925. Boasting a cutting-edge design that remains incredibly fresh…
Posted on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:45
The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh will unveil ten new galleries this week. The institution recently underwent a $18 million revamp, which is part of an ongoing transformation. The new galleries will present over 3,000 works from the museum’s…
Posted on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:44
The Avedon Foundation—an entity established by the late fashion photographer Richard Avedon to serve as an archive of his oeuvre—has refused to authenticate a series of unsigned prints from the artist’s last major photo series, In the American West. In…
Posted on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:43
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