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
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
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
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 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
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
The High Museum of Art today named Dr. Kirsten Pai Buick the 2015 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize. Named for the renowned African-American artist and art scholar, the Driskell Prize was founded in 2005 as the first nationalShow More Summary
When you think of museums, you probably picture large works of art or historical artifacts. But there’s one museum in Sweden that focuses on a completely different type of subject – beer. It might not seem like a subject that could easily lend itself to a full museum exhibition. But beer isn’t what it used...
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future, on view at LACMA?s satellite gallery in Charles White Elementary School in MacArthur Park through June 13. The exhibition explores the work of Los Angeles?based...Show More Summary
24 Jun-05 Jul Kaldor Public Art Projects and Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) are teaming up to bring Marina Abramovi? back to Australia, for a two-pronged...
Lobsters are mermaids to scorpions. In a recent video for the Mashable series The Watercooler, Sesame Street favorite Cookie Monster shares some deep food-related thoughts while touring various New York City art museums. Cookie shares his thoughts on onion rings, cookie dough as sushi, and the true nature of lasagna.
On May 7, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will present this year's big Costume Institute exhibit—China: Through the Looking Glass, an examination of how China has, as the museum states, "fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, resulting in highly creative distortions of cultural realities and mythologies. Show More Summary
The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates the Chinese New Year as well as the 100th anniversary of its Department of Asian Art with New Beginnings: Lunar New Year Festival. The family-fun festivities... To view the full story, click the title link.
A new museum and art gallery opens in south London tomorrow at a cost of £4 million. The Bethlem Museum of the Mind in Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, aims to record the lives and experience of people with mental health problems and celebrate their achievements (CLICK). Show More Summary
The stark room with black walls is dark except for the fluorescent glow of three circular screens, each 3 feet in diameter. They play videos of a man and a woman, filmed from above, inhabiting a 12-foot-tall tank filled with nearly 2,000 gallons of water. The liquid rises and falls as it...
Dioskouroi featuring in the Schinoussa Archive and on display in New York MMA New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has been displaying a pair of Roman statues (on loan since 2008). The reported (but unauthenticated) collecting history attempts to place the pieces in a Mithraeum at Sidon with their discovery in the 19th century. Show More Summary
Carnival Evening, Henri-Julien-Félix Rousseau Zoomable image on Google Art Project; high-res file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. When I was younger, I had a poster of this painting on my apartment wall, and I still enjoy its presence here in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rousseau is often considered […]
Taking the “new” out of “neo-pop” with pieces like We’re Off to the Outskirts of Hope. COURTESY OF SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM When Kimerly Rorschach took the job as director at Seattle Art Museum a few years ago, she said SAM needed more contemporary Asian art. Show More Summary
Between 1800 and 1900, the Germanic world underwent a number of profound intellectual, social, economic and political changes. The writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Industrial Revolution, the formal unification of Germany, and the rise of psychoanalysis all shaped modern life and its representations in art. Show More Summary
The Snite Museum of Art announces the acquisition of a significant portfolio of 28 prints by the quixotic Irish artist James Barry (1741?1806). Rich in symbolism and technically inventive, these new additions to the collection promise...Show More Summary