With Detroit on the brink of declaring bankruptcy, all avenues to rescue the city from insolvency are being put on the table. One of these is the multi-billion dollar art collection held by the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum (DIA), a possibility which could be pushed for in a bankruptcy situation to cover some of the city's billions in debt.
Richard Koshalek spent 16 years as director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. He was president of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena for 10. His stint as running the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., it was announced Thursday, will end in its fifth year.
The Organ Rehearsal, Henry Lerolle In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use Fullscreen link and zoom or download arrow.
The first weekend in May, the New Museum in New York hosted its second Ideas City Festival, a biennial event which debuted in 2011 to explore, as the museum explains, “the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and...Show More Summary
The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s galleries for its world-renowned collection of European Old Master paintings from the 13th through the early 19th century reopened on May 23 after an extensive renovation and reinstallation. This is the...Show More Summary
One of the greatest masterpieces of British art, Constable?s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, has been secured for the British public through major grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (£15.8 million), the Art Fund (£1 million), a very substantial donation from The Manton Foundation, and Tate Members. Show More Summary
The Peony. Not only is it the state flower of Indiana, but these herbaceous perennials are also in bloom all around the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Paeonia lactiflora, also known as the Chinese peony or the common garden peony, flowers in late spring, usually during the month of May. These large, fragrant [...]
Brad Pitt was joined by famous friends last night when he hosted a special screening of his new film World War Z at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. The appearance marked his first public event since Angelina Jolie announced her double mastectomy news. Show More Summary
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays how master painters (mavericks in their day) created magical gardens -- and gowns -- using relationships between light and dark color.
As one of Chicago's brightest stars in the international art community, Theaster Gates' current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art opened last weekend to great anticipation. [ more › ]
Brad Pitt speaks to the audience at a special viewing for his film World War Z held at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday night (May 22) in New York City. The 49-year-old actor introduced the film to the crowd and spent time mingling afterwards with celebrity guests including Kevin Bacon, Jimmy Fallon, Katie [...]
In preparation for its move downtown, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York reveals a redesigned logo that responds to its graphic surroundings.
Click to enlarge. A performer participates in the 10th anniversary celebration of the El Salvador Museum of Art in San Salvador. Photo by Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images.
This week’s Memorial Day weekend Modern Art Notes Podcast features a return visit from artist Tom Friedman and clips of Shirin Neshat and Lari Pittman. The Saint Louis Art Museum opens a new David Chipperfield-designed wing on June 29, and one of Friedman’s new works, Untitled (Seascape) (2012) graces the first gallery. The museum acquired the [...]
Born in the Bordeaux region, Gérard Rancinan travels the globe, bearing first hand witness to events of historical importance. With his imperious need to express himself, he delivers startling images of the contemporary world filtered through an ever-evolving aesthetic prism. Show More Summary
For the first time, a national organization of arts professionals is putting heat on the Indianapolis Museum of Art as a result of director Charles Venable’s recently announced layoffs. Here’s how: Today the American Institute for the Conservation and Preservation of Historic Works and Heritage Preservation announced that the IMA is the winner of the 2013 [...]
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is one of the great art museums in the U.S., and a national treasure on which I am happy to see my tax dollars spent. The NGA has long had a web presence, but it has never been quite what those of us who admire the museum’s [...]
Eva Rinaldi The Museum of the Moving Image in New York City has announced it will build a special gallery devoted to the art of Jim Henson. Jim Henson's family has donated nearly 400 puppets, costumes, props, and other objects to the museum. Show More Summary
Get a room! Instead of getting a private room for two, Emma Roberts and her main squeeze used a whole lotta rooms as they chose the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their little PDA sesh! Evan Peters was caught pulling his lady love in for a hug and kiss while waiting in line. We don't blame them for [...]
As I noted yesterday on Twitter, multiple sources have told me that Indianapolis Museum of Art design curator R. Craig Miller is retiring. That makes two senior curators at the museum to leave in about a week, and sources say that another senior curator will announce a third high-profile departure soon. (The museum had no [...]