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Editor's Note: We're pleased to introduce our newest comic contributor, Steven Weinberg, a former Brooklyn artist who has moved to the Catskills. This will be a continuing series.
The indefatigable Detroit Free Press once again has the scoop on the latest developments at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and this time it's the release of Christie's appraisal of the museum's collection.
If the title doesn't tell you everything you need to know about this post … well, then we can't help you …
The New York art world was thrown a free joke when, over the summer, people waited in the rain to get into the Museum of Modern Art's Rain Room, a project by the studio Random International. The line was a capstone to a year of big projects with big draws, one more peak in a now-familiar rhythm: every few months some arts institution offers the "must-see" project of the season.
We've been reading about the boom in Chinese museum building for years now, and this week The Economist joins the slew of Western outlets that have reported on the craze. The piece offers an update on the situation, including a look at the latest numbers.
Ahmed Zaky Abushady was a polymath in the Victorian mold, a preeminent Egyptian literary figure, bee scientist, inventor, and physician who found pathways between modes of thought and scholarship long before "interdisciplinary" became an academic catchall.
In Russia in 2007, a man fell in love with the moon. Or that's the story artist Leonid Tishkov presents in his Private Moon series, where he journeys around the Earth with his cosmic companion: a radiant, six-foot-tall crescent moon...
SAN FRANCISCO — As fleets of shuttle buses take employees to their respective Silicon Valley campuses, resentment and tension grows in the Bay Area. Last week, protesters blocked one such Google bus in an effort to draw attention toShow More Summary
On opening night, I dutifully parked my car in the Omni parking lot as instructed and got inside the double-decker bus that would take me five or so blocks to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). That ride on the top deck took nearly twenty minutes. Show More Summary
In the artist's own words, Happy Hills documents the "predominantly Hispanic workforce who work tirelessly behind the scenes to maintain the beautiful imagery of these affluent areas." His interruptions of the glossy images feel effortless, transforming pictures we overlook but are influenced by every day.
CHICAGO — Thick snowflakes drift from the gray sky above, the energy-sapping inflatable Christmas decorations are in a constant state of blowing across front lawns citywide, and even my parents' German Shepherd needs a sweater. It must be that time of year again, when the last of this season's art exhibitions either close their doors or stick out into January.
The New York Court of Appeals has ruled in the case of Jenack v. Rabidazeh, reversing of a lower court's decision and allowing sellers of objects at auction to remain anonymous.
Sochi 2014, the Russian organization responsible for this year's Winter Olympics and Paralympics in the city of Sochi, has released the event's promotional posters, among them works channeling the spirit of Kazimir Malevich.
The Russian Parliament has passed an amnesty bill that should send the two members of Pussy Riot still serving prison sentences home, the AP reports.
It's sometimes hard to stay positive about development in NYC when Frank Lloyd Wright buildings can disappear in the blink of an eye and everything seems to be turning into condos. However, it's not all bad news, and 2013 had plenty of optimistic progress in architecture and urban design.
When Cleopatra's Needle was commissioned by Pharaoh Thumose III around 1450 BCE for the Heliopolis sun temple, the island that would be Manhattan was mostly woodlands.
When I was little I went to the Whitney Museum over and over to see “Cirque Calder,” Alexander Calder’s three-dimensional cartoon of performers preening, frozen in mise-en-scène. Walking into Calder Shadows, on view at Venus Over Manhattan, I felt the same childish camaraderie with the artist, only this time it held fear of the bogeyman.
As the Smithsonian American Art Museum continues to expand its video game collection (two acquisitions were announced today), so too does the Washington, DC-based institution find itself increasingly dedicated to documenting the broader culture of video game production.
Everyone's favorite triptych will be taking a trip to Portland, Oregon, the New York Times has reported.
George Zimmerman is on a roll. First he gets acquitted of murder; then he gets away with domestic violence; then he gets his guns back (all five of them); and now bids for a painting he made are up to $99,966 on eBay. Is there anything this man can't do?!