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‘Eggs Benedict': Milwaukee museum to display portrait of Pope Benedict made of condoms

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

he Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday. The museum said that about 200 callers have complained about the...

Museums and Looted Art

Kanishk Tharoor ('Museums and looted art: the ethical dilemma of preserving world cultures' Guardian Monday 29 June 2015) asks "how can western ‘universal’ museums acquire and display artefacts without stoking the illegal arts tradeShow More Summary

'Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends opens' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856?1925) created portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. Because these works were rarely commissioned, he was free to create images that were more radical than those he made for paying clients. Show More Summary

Detroit Institute of Arts names Ellen Hanspach-Bernal as the new conservator of paintings

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Detroit Institute of Arts announces that Ellen Hanspach-Bernal is the new conservator of paintings. As paintings conservator she is responsible for the care of the museum?s encyclopedic paintings collection ranging from early European to Contemporary. Show More Summary

BAM/PFA's new building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro will open January 31, 2016

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Located at the intersection of Oxford and Center Streets, directly across from the UC Berkeley...Show More Summary

Miami’s Wild Museum of Sex

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Miami’s World Erotic Art Museum is every bit as raunchy as you would hope, with penises, vulvas, and the Kama Sutra carved into a four-poster bed.

Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI Made of Condoms Draws Complaints in Milwaukee

The archbishop of Milwaukee does not approve of a portrait recently acquired by the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Watch Classical Sculptures Spring To Life Through The Magic Of Projection Mapping

Watch these frozen faces blink and cry through the magic of projection mapping. Walk through any good art classical museum, and the statues can seem so real, it's almost as if they'll come to life if turn your back on them. At France's Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, for at least one night, that's exactly what happened. Read Full Story

Why Does Egyptian Art Look So Flat and Static?

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Anyone who's ever been to a history museum or even seen a cartoon rendering of an ancient Egyptian tomb will recognize the common artistic perspective of flat, forward-facing figures whose faces are in profile. You also have probably...Show More Summary

As The Recent Met Show Proves, Museums Need To Step It Up Around Native Art

“That a show of that size and scope wouldn’t include Native American curatorial partners is indicative of a museum system that has for centuries seen Indigenous people as subjects. In the United States, where most of the large encyclopedic art museums were formed in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, legacies […]

Van Gogh to Pollock: Exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum presents art world rebels

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The exhibition brings together paintings and sculpture by 68 artists who shaped the course of modern art. The collection is drawn from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York ? which has one of the most respected collections...Show More Summary

Major loan from the National Galleries of Scotland on view at the Kimbell Art Museum this summer

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

This summer, the Kimbell Art Museum is hosting the major international loan exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, a selection of 55 paintings from Scotland?s premier art collections? the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Show More Summary

Recycled, Repurposed, Reborn: Collage and assemblage at the McNay Art Museum

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Organized as a collaboration between the McNay?s curators, Recycled, Repurposed, Reborn focuses on collages on paper, panel, and canvas, as well as wall-hung and free-standing assemblage sculptures and hybrids of the collage and assemblage aesthetic. Show More Summary

'Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting' on view in Philadelphia

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a ground-breaking exhibition examining the early struggles and ultimate triumph of the artists who became known as the Impressionists and the role played by the visionary Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel in their success. Show More Summary

The Museum of Modern Art presents Untilled by Pierre Huyghe in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Modern Art presents Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude] (2012), a recently acquired sculpture by Pierre Huyghe (French, b. 1962) in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden from June 16 to mid-August 2015. Show More Summary

New Aldrich exhibition focuses on the nature of light in the context of digital technology

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents Shallow Sun, an exhibition of new photo and video works by artist Penelope Umbrico that traces a ricocheting trajectory through photographic history. Shallow Sun is presented inside and adjacent...Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Edwin Austin Abbey scene from Shakespeare

“King Lear”, Act I, Scene I; Edwin Austin Abbey In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, use zoom link or download arrow under image. Also, larger, somewhat brighter image on Wikimeda Commons. Usually the Met’s images are pretty accurate, but I happen to like the one from Wikimedia Commons a little better in this case, so […]

Kids - Contemporary Kids - Four Seasons

30 Jun-04 Jul For a cheap and creative way to enjoy the school holidays drop in to the Museum of Contemporary Art and prepare to enjoy/endure four seasons in one day....

Kids - Junior Art School - Colour Mixing with Province

Tue 07 Jul The Museum of Contemporary Art is running two workshops with artists Louise Pike and Anne-Louise Dadak from design studio Province on the basics of painting...

Happy Pride, And Here’s Some History Of Censorship Of LGBTQ Art

“The artist’s digital print was included in the 2001 show ‘CyberArte: Tradition Meets Technology’ at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, but religious activists fervently called for its removal. The print, which visually referenced queer Chicana culture, was also censored in exhibitions in Cork, Ireland, and Oakland.”

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