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The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that The Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition will be manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology, on view from May 5 through August 14, 2016 (preceded on May 2 by The Costume Institute Benefit). Presented in the Museum's Robert Lehman Wing and Anna Wintour Costume Center, the exhibition will explore the impact of new technology on fashion and how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear.

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Midway through “Treasures From the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting,” you encounter Francisco de Goya’s mysterious full-length, life-size masterpiece “The Duchess of Alba in White” (1795). The official portrait of the duchess, she’s also the unofficial centerpiece of this stunning exhibition of more than 140 artworks. It’s like your hostess coming late to the party. You don’t mind because you’re already giddy—drunk on art—and she’s absolutely ravishing.

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Rock star David Bowie was a goldmine for Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art in late 2014 and early 2015.

A multimedia exhibition that zeroed in on the iconic rock star's life and career drew nearly 200,000 people to the Museum during the show's run — the most for a single exhibition in the MCA's 47-year history. Now the MCA is gearing up for a new show "Pop Art Design" that could hold similar appeal.

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A rare giant of an exhibition will be on view at the Chester County Art Association.

Seventeen seldom-seen N.C. Wyeth paintings will be displayed Oct. 10-18 in the Art Association’s newly renovated Allinson Gallery as part of its Founders Exhibition and 84th anniversary celebration.

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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 11:01

Goya Portraits Go on View at the National Gallery

Spanish painter Francisco de Goya's stark portrayals of Spanish aristocrats, intellectuals and fellow artists in a major new exhibition at the National Gallery in London aims to show him as "the best ever portrait artist."

The exhibition, which opens on Wednesday, brings together from around the world around 70 portraits by the celebrated artist who lived between 1746 and 1828.

The works make up almost half of the 150 Goya portraits that still survive today, and account for a third of his total known output.

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In 2012 the New York Botanical Garden struck gold with the success of its exhibition “Monet’s Garden,” which shattered attendance records as it brought some 373,000 visitors to Bronx.

Then this year’s Frida Kahlo show happened. Before it closes on Nov. 1, “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” is expected to pass the 500,000-visitors mark and set a record. Gregory Long, the garden’s president and chief executive, was surprised. “We thought Frida Kahlo would be a wonderful thing,” he said, “but we never thought it would outdo Monet.”

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:05

An Employee Strike Forces the Musee d’Orsay to Close

Parisian museumgoers anxious to see Musée d'Orsay's new exhibition featuring artistic depictions of the world's oldest profession will have to wait. Due to a strike from workers protesting plans to keep the museum open seven days a week, the institution was forced to remain closed today.

The Musée d'Orsay announced the closure on Twitter. According to the New York Times, the museum is currently negotiating with strikers and does not know when it will reopen.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 12:19

The Met Spotlights Kongo Art

In this Kingdom of Kongo, they make fabrics with a nap like velvet, some of them worked in velvety satin, so beautiful that nothing finer is made in Italy,” wrote the Portuguese explorer Duarte Pacheco Pereira, one of the first but certainly not the last European to wax ecstatic over the sumptuous artistic production of the political power that ruled over the vast territory that today includes part of the Republic of Congo, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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A spectacular exhibit opened Saturday at the Philadelphia Art Museum, inspired by one of the finest works by Peter Paul Rubens.

It’s called “The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian.”

Rubens’ “Prometheus Bound” is the focal point of the exhibit, but it also includes similar pieces, inspired by the Prometheus myth, and how he was tortured eternally for giving humanity the gift of fire. Chris Atkins is Associate Curator at the Art Museum.

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It’s a tidy fantasy that artists birth masterworks in a single assured gesture. It’s equally illusory to think that there are fixed ways for a museum to present an artist’s output. Three thematically related fall exhibitions at the Cantor Art Center explore the various spheres of influence and process in order to illuminate the complexities of making and appreciating art. “Edward Hopper: New York Corner,” “Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed,” and “Artists at Work” are autonomous shows that together open up inspiring new angles from which to view familiar artists.

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