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Important paintings by Mattia Preti and Gilbert Stuart acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Two important paintings, one by 17th-century Italian painter Mattia Preti and the other by 19th-century American portraitist Gilbert Stuart, have been acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and are on view in the galleries in time for the holidays. Show More Summary

American monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection on view at the Chazen Museum of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

American Monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection is an exhibition of unique prints from the permanent collections of the Chazen Museum of Art and the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY; all gifts from the Baker-Pisano Collection. Show More Summary

Robert Indiana and American pop exhibitions on display at the Allentown Art Museum

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

In anticipation of hosting the special exhibition Robert Indiana from A to Z, curators at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley went into the vault to select a medley of complementary Pop hits from the Museum?s permanent collection. Show More Summary

Museum of the San Fernando Valley could herald 'cultural renaissance'

The room is dim and ominous: Faded soldiers' uniforms and a frayed American flag flown over Iwo Jima in the mid-1940s hang on a wall above a binder listing nearly all the San Fernando Valley residents who died in World War II.

Ancient Culture, Shellfish and Pissing Monkeys

Silly brain rot set in a museum According to the Wall Street Journal: The first floor of the American Museum of Natural History still reeked of smoke when the museum’s emergency team swept in to assess the damage from a fire that forced the evacuation of some 4,000 people. Show More Summary

Contemporary perspective on the American West debuts at the Denver Art Museum

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Denver Art Museum is celebrating the American West with a presentation of Western art and film at the museum. The DAM is featuring William Matthews: Trespassing in January and screening a documentary about Colorado-based artist William Matthews? journey as he prepared for his solo exhibition. Show More Summary

Canadians in the Shadow of Matisse

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

KLEINBURG, Ontario — With a much-lauded show of cut-outs at MoMA and a group exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Henri Matisse seems to be experiencing (yet another) moment in the North American art scene. Canada’s McMichael Collection...Show More Summary


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Forty-year retrospective highlights the accomplishments of Dance Theatre of Harlem

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne announces Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts, an exhibition that highlights the many accomplishments of African Americans and other minorities who dared to overcome social norms and prejudices to pursue their passion and pave the way for future generations of world class dancers. Show More Summary

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago opens exhibition celebrating Richard Hunt's career

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents MCA DNA: Richard Hunt, an exhibition celebrating Hunt?s life and artistic achievements, and timed to coincide with the artist turning eighty in 2015. Richard Hunt (American, b.1935),...Show More Summary

A Christmas Story House and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio

For many Americans the 1983 film 'A Christmas Story' is the Platonic ideal of holiday entertainment, and the actual home used in the film is now restored to its cinema quality. There is even a museum devoted to the singular movie directly across the street. Show More Summary

Bristol-Myers Squibb donates N.C. Wyeth painting to Brandywine River Museum of Art

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Brandywine River Museum of Art announced the generous gift of an N.C. Wyeth painting. The painting, Public Health and Morale (circa 1943) depicts an idealized American family against a backdrop of busy wartime factories, with a squadron of military airplanes over head. Show More Summary

Hello! Exploring the Superweird world of Hello Kitty

5 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

An exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum showcases the beloved 40-year-old British girl known as Hello Kitty Read the rest

How Museum Hack Transforms Museum Tours: Interview with Dustin Growick

6 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

A new company in New York, Museum Hack, is reinventing the museum tour from the outside in. They give high-energy, interactive tours of the Metropolitan Museum and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The tours are pricey,Show More Summary

Asian Americans, a Popular Tool in Anti-Black Propaganda

Last week I spoke on a panel at the Museum of Chinese Americans titled, "MOCACITIZEN: Let's Talk About Ferguson and Asian America." During this time of civil unrest and injustices around the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, it'sShow More Summary

Michael Anthony Will Be Untitled’s Chef When It Reopens Downtown

Michael Anthony Earlier this fall, Danny Meyer's food operation at the Whitney Museum of American Art closed in advance of the institution's move to the Meatpacking District, and it's now been announced that Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern's esteemed chef, will serve as executive chef and managing director upon its reopening. Show More Summary

Honda opens Heritage Center museum in Marysville, Ohio

1974 Honda Civic CVCC, on display at the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio. Photos courtesy American Honda Motor Co. In 1977, Honda announced its plans to build a motorcycle manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio, and a year later it became the first Japanese manufacturer to construct a production facility in the United States. In […]

The Baltimore Museum of Art's textile gallery returns with early American embroideries

last weekArts : Artdaily

In conjunction with the grand opening of the renovated American Wing, the Baltimore Museum of Art presents Lessons Learned: American Schoolgirl Embroideries on view through May 2015. The exhibition features more than 20 samplers andShow More Summary

‘Hobbit’ Rules; ‘Bullets’ Fire Up China; ‘PK’ Lands; ‘Museum’ Opens Doors: Intl BO

Highlights: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (WB) at top of the ranks with $105.5M — passes $350M worldwide; Gone With The Bullets cumes $48.5M in four China days; India's PK (UTV) scores record North American bow; Night AtShow More Summary

Art Institute exhibition of Bridget Riley is first in an American museum in 15 years

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Art Institute of Chicago is the first American museum in nearly 15 years to present a solo exhibition of the work of British Op Art artist Bridget Riley. The exhibition, which runs from November 11, 2014, through March 8, 2015, features...Show More Summary

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