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Samuel Morse's monumental painting of Louvre masterpieces comes to The Huntington

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Samuel F. B. Morse (1791?1872), of Morse code fame, may be better known as an inventor, but he began his career as a painter, and his extraordinary six-by-nine-foot masterwork, Gallery of the Louvre, is on view at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Jan. Show More Summary

Top 4 museums you might not know in Paris

Every tourist has heard of le Louvre, le Musée d?Orsay or le centre Georges Pompidou. Though they are among the top world museums, you might wish during your stay in Paris to discover less famous and less crowded places. Here is ourShow More Summary

The Louvre Pyramid’s Occult Illuminati Conspiracy

Long shrouded in mystery, the massive pyramid of Khufu is the only remaining structure of antiquity’s original Seven Wonders of the World. In total, there are more than 130 pyramids in Egypt today, and while most of their history is well known, there are still controversies surrounding...

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 270,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see […]

Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The famous Louvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world, the Paris attraction announced Tuesday. Foreign visitors represented 70 percent of ticket sales, with Americans,...Show More Summary

Media Nation’s 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 260,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 11 days for that many people to see […]

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 1,400,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 60 days for that many people to see […]

Dylan’s Candy Bar Builds the Louvre, Guggenheim & More Museums with Candy

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Thanks to food artist Caitlin Levin and her photographer collaborator Henry Hargreaves, imitation in candy is now undisputedly the reigning champion of the most sincere forms of… The post Dylan’s Candy Bar Builds the Louvre, Guggenheim & More Museums with Candy appeared first on Selectism.

Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist.  A film by Edward David. 

Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist.  A fi... 2:55 Charlie Chicken is a world-renowned canine artist. He's a rescue dog originally from Puerto Rico whose art has been featured in MOMA, the Louvre, and the Getty. This is his story. TRT: 3 min. [Official selection] Puppy Pound International Festival. Submitted by: eddavid2 Regular Keywords: dog rescue art nyc Views: 14

10 Artists Weigh in on the Art Selfie

The debate over art selfies has escalated to hilarious new heights this year. Jay Z and Beyoncé's publicity shot at the Louvre almost reduced the Mona Lisa to wallpaper. And DIS published a whole book of the popular #artselfie hashtag from Instagram. Which has us wondering: Will selfies ultimately prove the biggest boost to museum... More »

21 French Museums Will Add to Artsy’s Online Collection

Museums including the Louvre will join Artsy, which lets users browse more than 230,000 artworks.

Louvre Spending $67M to Keep You From Getting Lost

Ever waited in a two-and-a-half-hour line at the world's most-visited museum? Its own president has, when he tried visiting the Louvre as a tourist, the New York Times reports. Now, Jean-Luc Martinez is working to make the museum more visitor-friendly—and tougher to get lost in. He's reorganizing its overwhelming...

Museums announce final installation in multi-year American art collaboration

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art have announced the final installation in their four-year collaboration focusing on the history of American art. Show More Summary

UN Investigates Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Parent Company for Labor Abuses

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

A United Nations body is investigating the alleged abuse of laborers on Saadiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates, site of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Louvre Abu Dhabi projects, among other museum and cultural developments.

France to Return 239 Archaeological Artifacts to Egypt

France will return to Egypt 239 archaeological artifacts which were illegally smuggled out of the country, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al Damati said. Al Damati said in a statement that experts from the Louvre Museum had confirmed the authenticity of 239 of the 302 archaeological pieces illegally taken from Egypt to France. Show More Summary

Documentary depicts how Louvre employees saved the Mona Lisa from the Nazis

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

It is a French documentary that British television channels are going to fight over. And they’ll have to act quickly, as Illustrious Yet Unknown (Illustre et Inconnu) has already been sold to scores of countries around the world. Jean-Pierre Devillers and Pierre Pochart’s film – which mixes archive...

Is a photo of a Magritte painting better than the original?

A major Magritte show ran at the Art Institute of Chicago. It was fascinating to see all of his greatest hits in one place, nicely curated and hung. Unlike the Louvre, photography was forbidden, which got me thinking about ideas,...        

Review: 'Diplomacy'

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It's an unimaginably chilling sequence of events. First, 33 bridges over the Seine were to be detonated. Followed by Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Opera and then, with four submarine torpedoes attached to each leg, the Eiffel Tower. Paris as we know it was to be destroyed.

Paris' fate is at stake in the flawless, WWII-set 'Diplomacy'

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It's an unimaginably chilling sequence of events. First, 33 bridges over the Seine were to be detonated. Followed by Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Opera, and then, with four submarine torpedoes attached to each leg, the Eiffel Tower. Paris as we know it was to be destroyed.

Beyonce and Jay Z: They've Totally (Not) Split!

Forget the renewed wedding vows in Paris. Ignore the happy family photo at The Louvre. Who cares about the fact that no credible, named source has gone on record with any real marital strife between Jay Z and Beyonce? This famous couple...Show More Summary

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