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What it feels like to be read a bedtime story by Adrienne Clarkson

It’s not every day that a former governor general reads you a bedtime story. But then Adrienne Clarkson loves to delight. Get cozy as the beloved Canadian reads the Maurice Sendak classic Higglety Pigglety Pop! The post What it feels like to be read a bedtime story by Adrienne Clarkson appeared first on

Looking back on the many lives of Robin Williams

Jaime Weinman examines the comedian and actor's incredible career and personal history The post Looking back on the many lives of Robin Williams appeared first on

What it feels like to be a graffiti artist

If you’ve ever been tempted to pick up a spray can, watch this. Ottawa graffiti artist Eric Desarmia shows off his craft as he spray paints a gorgeous gypsy head, the newest addition to a graffiti-covered wall. The post What it feels like to be a graffiti artist appeared first on

What it feels like to dance like National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez

See what it’s like to lace up pointe shoes and pirouette like Canadian ballerina Sonia Rodriguez. The National Ballet of Canada principal dancer (and wife of skating legend Kurt Browning) takes you for a twirl. The post What it feels like to dance like National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez appeared first on

More than 60 of Goya's most outstanding portraits on view at the National Gallery, London

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

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,...Show More Summary

George Eastman House in Rochester announces new name: George Eastman Museum

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The George Eastman Museum has today announced its new name and launched a new website at Formerly George Eastman House, the institution encompasses one of the world?s foremost museums of photography and cinema and the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Show More Summary

First major exhibition in the United States of the work of Ishiuchi Miyako opens at the Getty

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The first major exhibition in the United States and the first comprehensive English-language catalogue on celebrated Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako (born Fujikura Y?ko in 1947) showcases the artist?s prolific, groundbreaking career...Show More Summary

First major U.S. monographic exhibition on Andrea del Sarto opens at the Frick Collection

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Andrea d?Agnolo (1486?1530), called Andrea del Sarto after his father?s profession as a tailor (sarto), transformed sixteenth-century Florence through his art and influence. Through his large and prolific workshop, one of the most significant of the age, he enriched his native city with portraits, altarpieces, and fresco paintings. Show More Summary

The Sven Gahlin Collection totals £4,560,716 at Sotheby's; Double pre-sale estimate

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Today at Sotheby?s in London, the single owner sale of The Sven Gahlin Collection, an unparalleled collection of Indian miniature painting, doubled pre-sale expectations with a total of £4.6m (est. £2-2.8m). Estimates for the 157 lots on offer ranged from £500 to £80,000, but many works achieved far in excess of their estimates. Show More Summary

Very rare four-rotor Enigma Machine leads Sale of Cipher Machines at Bonhams

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Examples of key machines in the history of 20th century cryptology from Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia are on offer at Bonhams Scientific, Technological and Mechanical Music Instruments in London on Tuesday 27 October. Led by...Show More Summary

Crimes of the Art

8 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

On this week’s art crime blotter: Forever 21 rips off an artist's work for a T-shirt design, a museumgoer snaps off part of a Dale Chihuly sculpture, and two Goyas go missing.

Phillips to offer important collection of 32 Lucian Freud etchings during Frieze Week

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Phillips will offer at auction a rare and important collection of 32 etchings by Lucian Freud, one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century and a modern master of printmaking. The group spans the majority of the period from...Show More Summary

Susan Strickler, Currier Museum of Art director and CEO since 1996, to retire in June 2016

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Susan Strickler, who has guided the Currier Museum as director and CEO since 1996, has announced her retirement as of June 2016. Upon her retirement, Strickler?s tenure as Director will be the longest in the Currier?s 86-year history. Show More Summary

Small is Beautiful: Christie's announces sale of quality works with accessible prices

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Christie?s announces Small is Beautiful, the second annual online sale of its kind, which is now live until 20 October 2015, and offers discerning collectors the opportunity to buy quality works with accessible prices across categories. Show More Summary

Art critic and curator Marc-Olivier Wahler appointed advisor to de Appel arts centre

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Marc-Olivier Wahler (b. Neuchâtel, 1964) has been appointed as temporary advisor to de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, as of today. The internationally oriented Swiss has previously been director of contemporary arts institutions including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2006 ? 2012) and the Swiss Institute in New York (2000 ? 2006). Show More Summary

British artist Glenn Brown to be Gagosian Gallery's featured artist at Frieze

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Glenn Brown, one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation, will be Gagosian's featured solo exhibition at the Frieze Art Fair opening on Wednesday 14 October 2015. The exhibition will feature an entirely new aspect of Brown?s work - a selection of drawings on paper, polypropylene, and panels - together with exhibiting new sculptural work. Show More Summary

Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson to sell his personal collection through Heritage Auctions

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, a Baltimore Oriole for all 23 years of his storied career and the player considered by many the greatest third-baseman to ever play the game, will offer his personal collection of historic career mementos at Heritage Auctions in an online only auction, Nov. Show More Summary

WIELS presents the retrospective exhibition Interregnum by Stan Douglas

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

WIELS starts its new cultural season in October ? a little later than normal due to renovation works ? with the big retrospective exhibition of Canadian artist Stan Douglas. Stan Douglas (b. 1960, Vancouver) is best known for his visually absorbing and sophisticated films and video installations. Show More Summary

Whyte's forthcoming auction of History & Literture will comprise of over 300 lots

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Henry Grattan, the great Irish parliamentarian is commemorated by a statue on the left of Dublin?s Parliament Building, hidden among trees which was erected in 1775. He is portrayed mid-speech, remembering is gifts as Irish a ?superb orator ? nervous, high-flown, romantic?. Show More Summary

Sotheby's to sell a special-edition watch by IWC to benefit the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s Geneva and Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen will offer a stunning unique piece, which will be auctioned during Sotheby?s sale of Important Watches on 10 November 2015 in Geneva. The Pilot?s Watch Double Chronograph Edition ?Le Petit Prince? (Ref. Show More Summary

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