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World's oldest psychiatric hospital. the Bethlem Royal Hospital, opens new museum

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The world's oldest psychiatric institution, the Bethlem Royal Hospital outside London, this week opened a new museum and art gallery charting the evolution in the treatment of mental disorders. The original hospital was founded in 1247 in what is now central London and the name spawned the English word "bedlam" meaning chaos and madness. Show More Summary

Gift of $10 million to Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago by Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, today announced the extraordinary gift of $10 million from Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund to create the Griffin Galleries of Contemporary Art. ?Ken has been a consistent and generous supporter of the arts in our community,? said Madeleine Grynsztejn. Show More Summary

The Frick Art & Historical Center presents Impressionist to Modernist masterworks of early photography

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

On Saturday, February 21, Impressionist to Modernist: Masterworks of Early Photography opens at The Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze. Featuring an international group of artists, this exhibition captures?though more than 70 works? a pivotal time in the history of the development of the medium of photography. Show More Summary

John Baldessari to receive medal award from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

For over five decades, John Baldessari has influenced generations of artists as both an educator and creator. No matter the medium?be it painting, prints, video, mixed media works, or sculpture?his interest lies ?in what gets us to stop...Show More Summary

The so-called Crosby Garrett helmet

The 'Crosby Garrett' helmet on display in the British Museum© David Gill My article on the so-called Crosby Garrett helmet that appeared in the Journal of Art Crime is now available on This documents the varying accounts of the discovery, reporting, 'restoration', sale, and display.

Art Movements

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: The sale of Ai Weiwei's gold-plated zodiac sculptures sets a new auction record for the artist, an artist charged with robbing a bank may get a museum exhibition, and Manhattan's so-called "Flower District" is the new Chelsea... apparently.

Ohio museum returns 16th c. astrolabe to Germany

Germany giveth and Germany taketh away. Last month the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announced it had acquired Napoleon’s brother’s exquisite spiral chandelier from a Hamburg art dealer. Two days ago the museum announced it would voluntarily return an exquisite 16th century astronomical instrument to the Gotha Museum in Germany after being presented with evidence [...]

Major contemporary artists donate works to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

last weekArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s announced that its spring auctions of Contemporary Art in New York will feature an outstanding selection of works generously donated by artists in support of MOCA ? The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Approximately...Show More Summary

First solo museum exhibition of Seattle artist Rodrigo Valenzuela on view at the Frye Art Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

Frye Art Museum is presenting Future Ruins, the first solo museum exhibition of multi-award-winning Seattle artist Rodrigo Valenzuela, who has created a significant body of work since his first exhibition in the United States a mere four years ago; his video productions and photographic works have attracted increasing national attention. Show More Summary

Exhibition of works by self-taught artist Theo Ellsworth opens at the Missoula Art Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

Theo Ellsworth is a self-taught artist, comics creator, and elaborate storyteller. He is a painter, sculptor, mixed-media artist, as well as an illustrator. Missoula Art Museum is sharing a cross-section of more than 50 original illustrations to celebrate his first solo museum exhibition. Show More Summary

For the record

"Holoscenes" exhibit: In the Feb. 18 Calendar section, an article about the "Holoscenes: Quaternary Suite" exhibit by Lars Jan at the Pasadena Museum of California Art said that the show includes circular video screens 3 feet in diameter. The video screens are 71/2 feet in diameter.

Will Santa Monica Museum of Art leave the city?

If there’s an art world equivalent of the endangered species list, the Santa Monica Museum of Art is officially on it, at least in its current habitat at the Bergamot Station arts complex.

Will Santa Monica Museum of Art leave the city?

If there’s an art world equivalent of the endangered species list, the Santa Monica Museum of Art is officially on it, at least in its current habitat at the Bergamot Station arts complex.

Art Critics Really Said This

Last week I sat in the audience and listened to husband-and-wife art critics Roberta Smith (New York Times) and Jerry Saltz (New York Magazine). They were in town at the invitation of Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. (The photo here was...Show More Summary

Art+Feminism announces its second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Yesterday, Art+Feminism announced that its second announced its second annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at New York’s Museum of Modern Art on 27th March from 4pm to 10pm GMT. The event is designed to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, as well as encouraging female editorship of Wikipedia’s content. Show More Summary

Toledo Museum of Art to return 16th-century scientific instrument to Germany

last weekArts : Artdaily

A lavishly-designed, 16th-century scientific instrument will be returned to Germany in March, the Toledo Museum of Art announced today. The 450-year-old astrological compendium or astrolabe was a multifunctional device used to tell time...Show More Summary

Major antiquities collection of over 350 works donated to Israel Museum by Robert and Renée Belfer

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, today announced a transformative gift of more than 350 works of art and artifacts from antiquity by Robert and Renée Belfer, New York. Considered among the most significant private holdings of antiquities...Show More Summary

35 Artists Donate Works to Benefit Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

last weekArts : ArtsBeat

Thirty-five works, from artists including Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari, Jeff Koons and Ed Ruscha, will be auctioned at Sotheby's to benefit the museum.

Royal Museums Greenwich acquires artist Wolfgang Tillmans photographic prints

last weekArts : Artdaily

Royal Museums Greenwich has acquired three photographic prints from the ESO series by Turner Prize winning artist and fine art photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans. The three works depict the process of capturing astronomical images, a theme...Show More Summary

Denise Grünstein exhibition opens at Sweden's Nationalmuseum

last weekArts : Artdaily

An exhibition on and by photographer Denise Grünstein will open at Nationalmuseum on 19 February. The exhibition is based on the art project that the photographer ran in the empty museum building earlier this year. The suite of images is entitled 1866 after the year in which the museum opened and it is being shown for the first time. Show More Summary

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