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Watch What Happens When an IKEA Painting Is on Display at a Dutch Art Museum

last weekNews : NewsFeed

One man said he would pay the equivalent of $2.6 million for the approximately $10 painting

LACMA's 50th anniversary gifts include its first work by Bernini

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired its first work by the great Italian Baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini – the bust of an unidentified man that’s being donated by the Ahmanson Foundation.

A Museum Designed For Taking Selfies (And Touching And Climbing On The Art)

A Manila venue called Art in island “helps jaded museum-goers regain a healthy perspective on art by allowing them to touch, sit on, and climb 3D approximations of paintings like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. With portions of each work slightly altered or left out entirely, the art isn’t […]

Art Museum that Encourages Selfies Opens in the Philippines

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

If you're liable to grumble about kids these days with their iPhones and their selfie sticks, the Art in Island museum that just opened in the Philippines is not for you. Art In Island features originals as well as models of iconic art—like...Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Helen Searle still life

Still Life with Fruit and Champagne, Helen Searle In the Smithsonian American Art Museum; there is a somewhat larger version of the image on Wikimedia Commons, but it’s unfortunately not well focused. Careful you don’t get stung reaching for a grape.

New York's celebrated Museum of Modern Art store: A pioneer in retail innovation

last weekArts : Artdaily

While some museums are still somewhat skittish about selling souvenirs, New York's celebrated MoMA leads the way in retail innovation, its design boutiques almost as popular as the artwork on display. The museum opened its first shop in 1939 -- a simple sales counter on the MoMA premises on 53rd Street in Manhattan. Show More Summary

Museums may be a feast for the eyes -- but what about the belly? Museums move towards better food

last weekArts : Artdaily

Visitors to museums are long used to feasting their eyes on sumptuous works of art -- but having to resort to little better than snack food for sustenance between galleries. Now, though, the temples of culture are increasingly turning...Show More Summary

Museums open doors on Twitter with #MuseumWeek; Interactions will be stored in time capsule

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Louvre, New York's MoMA, the National Gallery of Australia, the Tokyo National Museum, Shakespeare's Globe in Britain and more than 1,400 other museums around the world are coming to Twitter next week. From Monday, art institutions...Show More Summary

The Prince of Wales attends meeting at the Freer and Sackler Galleries to discuss 2016 exhibition

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Prince of Wales visited the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art, Wednesday, March 18. The Prince of Wales was there in his capacity as founder of Turquoise Mountain, a non-profit created to rebuild Kabul, Afghanistan's historic Old City and to rejuvenate the country's arts and crafts. Show More Summary

Long Beach Museum of Art announces $2 million gift from Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Sylvia Hartman

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Long Beach Museum of Art has received a $2 million gift, the largest single gift in the Museum?s 65-year-history, from Philanthropists Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Sylvia Hartman. The Hartmans have been long-time supporters of the Museum and Mrs. Show More Summary

New Contemporary Art + Design Wing opens at the Corning Museum of Glass

last weekArts : Artdaily

On March 20, The Corning Museum of Glass will open the doors of its new Contemporary Art + Design Wing?the largest space in the world devoted to the display and creation of contemporary art and design in glass. The $64-million expansion,...Show More Summary

A Portable Museum Makes Art on the Go

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

LONDON — Dr. Brad Butler, radical filmmaker, contemporary artist, and international traveller, is bantering with the down-to-earth staff of a bustling London café.

Tunisia’s Bardo museum, attacked by terrorists, is home to amazing Roman treasures

last weekNews : BlogPost

The Bardo museum in Tunis, which was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday, may not be as famous as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the British Museum. But it houses one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient mosaics. “The collection of mosaics — that is, pavement mosaics and wall mosaics — is unequalled,” […]

Tunisia’s Bardo museum, attacked by terrorists, is home to amazing Roman treasures

last weekNews : BlogPost

The Bardo Museum in Tunis, which was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday, may not be as famous as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or the British Museum. But it houses one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient mosaics.Read full article >>

“Starf@#king”?: Björk at the MoMA

It’s hard to remember a major show at a major American museum generating so much angst as Björk at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Some arts sites quickly began aggregating art critics’ aggravation over almost every detail of the show. Show More Summary

5 Theories About the Greatest Unsolved Art Heist Ever

On March 18, 1990, two police officers—or so they seemed—walked into a Boston museum and left with $500 million worth of paintings. They have never been found. Read more...

Google's street art collection doubles in size

If you're the sort who's more excited by graffiti and murals than paintings hanging in a museum, today's your lucky day. The Google Art Project has doubled the size of its street art collection to a total of more than 10,000 images, including spruced...

The Odd Museum At The Ends Of The Earth That Has Become An Unexpected Hit

“To the shock of Tasmania’s patricians, some of whom can trace their lineage to the early settlers, and to the surprise of most of the island’s 500,000 largely working-class residents, the Museum of Old and New Art has been a huge success.”

Dutch pranksters display IKEA art in museum, fooling everyone

Leave it to the Netherlands to prove that art is all about context. A team of Dutch pranksters took a cheap, mass-produced print from IKEA and displayed it in a fancy art museum, telling patrons that it was by the artist Ike AndrewsShow More Summary

At Least 8 Dead After Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

Eight people are dead after a shooting at an art museum in Tunisia on Wednesday, near the country's Parliament building. Two of the attackers, who originally took others milling around the National Bardo Museum hostage, are now reported dead, as is an officer who took part in the raid. Seven... More »

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