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The Outings Project Brings Museum Artworks to Urban Streets

20 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

French artist Julien de Casabianca was visiting the Louvre when an otherwise unremarkable portrait caught his eye. “I saw a young woman in an abandoned painting in the corner, she was bored,” Casabianca told me in an email written in French. Show More Summary

David Vitter Is Sick Of Europeans And Their Stupid Coins

WASHINGTON -- The European continent has gifted some of history's greatest cultural icons to the world. The Louvre. The Colosseum. The Cologne Cathedral. Plato, Dante, Gibbon. The Clash. But Europe has also committed great crimes. In particular, Europeans go around paying for things with coins valued in whole units of currency. Show More Summary

Find Nikolai’s Roof, Table 1280 and Aqua blue in this Picture -- The High Museum Wine Auction March 25-28

Mona Lisa is stuck at the Louvre. What a shame she’ll miss the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction framing Wednesday, March 25 through Saturday, March 28, but that means more Monet for the rest of us. Generating more than $22 million over...Show More Summary

Japan - Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre getting limited retail release

- available for purchase at the National Art Center in Tokyo - available from March 20th to June 1st - this is during the “Louvre Museum: Genre Painting – Scenes from Daily Life” exhibition - 3,900 Yen (+taxes) - software itself will be identical to the eShop version Link, Link

RepiTitiationes ~ 03.03.15

Spécial exposition Victoire de Samothrace les 5 et 8 mars à 20h dans "Entrée libre" @France5tv avec Ludovic Laugier pic.twitter.com/TeCpp11xtf — Musée du Louvre (@MuseeLouvre) March 2, 2015 A rare Christian tattoo was found on this naturally...Show More Summary

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

2 weeks agoArts : 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

“A Turning Point In Cultural History”: Why The Louvre Abu Dhabi Is Worth Celebrating, Despite Its Dark Side

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Jonathan Jones: “Nothing excuses the inhuman working conditions that have been reported. But I suspect that when it opens, this audacious new museum will be admired as a world destination and artistic treasure house. And so it should be. For the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a turning point in cultural history.”

Gigi Hadid is Overalls Chic During Louvre Visit with Model Pal Devon Windsor

Gigi Hadid is looking chic as ever in a cropped pair of leather G-Star overalls while sightseeing with friends on Sunday (March 8) in Paris, France. The 19-year-old supermodel-in-the-making visited the famous love-lock bridge, Louvre Museum, and L’Avenue restaurant with friends including Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor, musician Fai Khadra, and his sister Haya. Gigi [...]

#HSTBT | The Theft that Made the ‘Mona Lisa’ the Most Famous Painting in the World

It’s said that the eyes on the Mona Lisa follow a person no matter where they stand while inside the Louvre – tracking, tracing and perhaps judging one if not all of the six-million yearly visitors that she attracts who … The post #HSTBT | The Theft that Made the ‘Mona Lisa’ the Most Famous Painting in the World appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Big Final Push To Finish Abu Dhabi’s Louvre Museum In 2015

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The 5,000-strong workforce is expected to swell to 7,500 over the coming months. “We shall deliver the building at the end of 2015,” its architect Jean Nouvel tells The Art Newspaper. “Then a few months will be needed to set up the inner structures and hang the works,” he says. The museum’s official opening date, […]

Fragonard’s Coresus Sacrificing Himself to Save Callirhoe

The High Priest Coresus Sacrificing Himself to Save Callirhoe, Jean-Honoré Fragonard Image on the Web Gallery of Art; original is in the Louvre. Uncharacteristic of the frivolity of the work for which he is best known, Fragonard has here tackled a history painting. The work was originally meant as a guide for a tapestry that […]

Fight! Fight!

Free entry at Louvre due to angry archaeologists The protest was prompted by growing concern over the use of private companies to protect France’s heritage, which they say has had catastrophic effects over the last 10 years. “We demand that archaeology is taken out of the commercial sector,” said Michon. They focused on a sector called “preventive archaeology,” [...]

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that is its own work of art

pic People tend to flock to art museums to behold amazing sculptures, beautiful paintings, and other gorgeous works of art. In the United Arab Emirates, art fans will soon gather to admire the museum itself. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, http://www.louvre.fr/en/louvre-abu-dhabi

Damning Reports: It's Still Terrible to Be a Construction Worker at the NYU, Louvre, and Guggenheim Projects in Abu Dhabi

Site of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. All photos by Marwan Naamani courtesy of Getty Images Yesterday Human Rights Watch released a damning new report on worker's conditions at the Abu Dhabi satellites of the Louvre, the Guggenheim Museum, and NYU....

Human Rights Watch Releases Damning Report on Labor Conditions in Abu Dhabi

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Today Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its third report on violations of the rights of migrant workers on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, where the Guggenheim and Louvre museums are planning outposts and New York University is planning a campus.

Museums and Universities Are Using Forced Labor to Build in Abu Dhabi

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Guggenheim. The Louvre. NYU. All have signed on to build outposts on an island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. And according to a new report from Human Rights Watch today, the development where these institutions will be located is being built with forced labor. Read more...

Watch: The Dirty Secret Behind the NYU, Louvre, Guggenheim Projects in Abu Dhabi

(New York) – Serious concerns about workers’ rights have not been resolved for a high-profile project in Abu Dhabi that will host branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums and a campus of New York University (NYU), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Show More Summary

Angered Archaeologists Allow Thousands to Enter the Louvre for Free

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

On Thursday about 100 peeved archaeologists took over the lobby of the Louvre in Paris, blocking the ticket booths for nearly five hours and allowing visitors to enter the museum without paying admission.

Free visits at Louvre as French archaeologists protest; 100 protesters block the ticketing area

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

French archaeologists protesting the privatisation of their profession gave visitors free entry to the renowned Louvre museum in Paris Thursday. Around 100 protesters blocked the ticketing area for around four hours in the afternoon, said union member Fabrice Marty. Show More Summary

'American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life' opens at the Louvre

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The final installment of the ?American Encounters? exhibition series co-organized by the musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art, the exhibition ?The Simple Pleasures of Still Life? explores the rise of still-life painting in 19th-century America. Show More Summary

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