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Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent reveals the fascinating story behind its 17th-century collection

18 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The MSK houses more than 60 Dutch paintings from the 17th century, a period known as ?The Golden Age? by its northern neighbours. On the occasion of ?Gent Kleurt Oranje?, this rich collection comes under scrutiny: when was it established...Show More Summary

Legendary Lebanese Museum Reopens After Makeover

During the Sursock Museum’s $15m (£9.8m) renovation, workers dug a cavernous exhibition hall four stories under the mansion, and built a 166-seat auditorium, workshops for painting restoration and a library housing books, archival photographs, and news clippings. Sursock’s original rooms have been restored with the help of an international group of artisans.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Is Rebuilt Anew, Piece by Piece, in Arkansas

Bachman Wilson House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Image copyright Tarantino Studio; courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. In Bentonville, Arkansas, a house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for a New Jersey couple more than 60...

The Gorgeous Interiors of Pre-Soviet Moscow Given a New Life

The renovation of the Stulovs' Lodging House, a vintage building constructed in 1913 and currently parst of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts complex, launched in 2015 and is well underway.

George Eastman House in Rochester announces new name: George Eastman Museum

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The George Eastman Museum has today announced its new name and launched a new website at Formerly George Eastman House, the institution encompasses one of the world?s foremost museums of photography and cinema and the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Show More Summary

Exhibition on view at Reynolda House Museum of American Art named among best exhibitions worldwide

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

An exhibition of American Impressionism which opened Saturday, Oct. 3 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art has just been named one of the 28 best exhibitions around the world. ?The Artist?s Garden: American Impressionism and theShow More Summary

The art of architecture

Leighton House, studio-home of Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830–96), is one of my favourite museums, and always a treat to visit.… The post The art of architecture appeared first on The Spectator.

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s pending upgrade will comprise a top-heavy stack of wooden boxes

The Vancouver Art Gallery revealed the conceptual design for its new building this week, an amazing sculpture clad in wood that will house the museum’s vast collection within a few years. Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron has been working

Turning Students Into Makers

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh People are getting more and more into making things. From the White House to the coast of Australia, there’s excitement about opening up access to high-tech tools that can give physical shape to new ideas. Show More Summary

Rose Art Museum opens satellite gallery Rosebud

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has open?ed? Rosebud, a new satellite gallery featuring works from the Rose Art Museum's collection of video art.? ?Housed in an unassuming empty storefront at 683 Main Street in downtown Waltham, this innovative collaboration takes art out of the museum and into the community. Show More Summary

Edith Wharton House Museum Retires Debt

The Mount says it has made final payments to its lenders and no longer carries any debt, bringing to a close a financial saga that might have come from the pages of a novel by its onetime owner.

Step Inside The Homes Of Famous Artists Who Live With Art

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your favorite artist's bedroom looks like? Have you fantasized about the sculptures and paintings that might adorn her living room, turning an apartment or house into a habitable museum? Have...Show More Summary

One Man, 90 Instruments

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Brazilian-born musician Joe Penna came to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix to play some of 6,000+ instruments housed there from roughly 200 of the world's countries and territories.His sweet one-man cover of Misirlou (theme from Pulp Fiction) features 75+ instruments, including a yak jawbone and a special appearance from MIM's own octobasse. Show More Summary

Guggenheim relatives lose French court case over art treasures Peggy Guggenheim museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The descendants of heiress and art collector Peggy Guggenheim lost their case in a French court Wednesday over her extensive collection of works housed in an 18th century palace on Venice's Grand Canal. The French branch of the family launched legal action against the New York-based Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, which manages the collection. Show More Summary

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Slavery to Freedom Museum in Maysville, Kentucky

This early brick Georgian townhouse sits inconspicuously in the historic downtown of Washington, Kentucky. The building now houses the Harriet Beecher Stowe, Slavery to Freedom Museum, but also goes by the name of the Marshall Key House. Show More Summary

Telephone museum destroyed by raging flames in Butte fire

A telephone museum housed in mountains near the town of San Andreas was among the hundreds of homes and buildings destroyed by raging flames from the 70,760-acre Butte fire.

As The Broad Museum Opens, Teachers Gather To Protest Eli Broad

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Protesters are expected to gather outside Eli Broad’s new $140 million museum that houses his 2,000-piece contemporary art collection Sunday, to call on the billionaire to halt plans to back a charter school plan that could enroll half of the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.”

Around Town - Vaucluse House Museum Centenary Open Day

Sun 11 Oct The beautiful colonial mansion Vaucluse House is celebrating one hundred years as a public museum. The stately home boasts magnificent formal rooms, ornate...

A Quick, 24-Hour Guide to Making Your Way Through Florence

Florence is romantic, captivating and refined. Its streets are lined with decadent restaurants, upscale stores and historic attractions. It is also home to the fashion houses of Gucci, Pucci, and Ferragamo and boasts museums with world-class art. While... via

Baking Bread with a Portuguese Grandmother

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

Housed in an 18th century baroque building, we leave behind the contrasting sleek interior of the bread and wine museum and step back onto the cobbled streets of the charming village of Favaios, where locals are taking respite from the intense July heat under red cafe umbrellas. We stroll towards […]

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