Plums, John William Hill Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on Bristol board, 7 x 12 inches; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The enlargement on the museum’s website is actually in greater detail than the crops I’ve provided here. I love the rendering of the fruit in this simple, direct study: fastinatingly textural close-up, but naturalistic […]
An anonymous benefactor has put up at least 800,000 euros to help the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern house a massive collection of 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era. The donation means preparations will start immediately for the arrival of the collection of German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt, reported Swiss paper Tages Anzeiger on Wednesday. Show More Summary
The Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting an exhibit shining the spotlight on children’s books illustrator J. Otto Seibold. The “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch” art show was organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mr. Lunch book series. Show More Summary
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 11 at 7:30pm Description: LACMA presents a free screening of the best summer blockbuster of the year (well, it came out before summer, but still). Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be on hand for a discussion [...]
CHICAGO — This is not really a review of the exhibition David Bowie Is.
Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that 57 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States have been donated to the Museum by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from its William S. Show More Summary
The completely new presentation of the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum focuses on the development of Vincent van Gogh. The story of Van Gogh's life and art is the common theme of all floors of the museum; and his paintings, as well as his drawings and letters have now found a permanent place. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of its James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who recognized her paintings...Show More Summary
Up in the Air, by American artist Tom Friedman (b. 1965, St. Louis, MO), is the third in a series of site-specific installations at the Lightfall of the Herta and Paul Amir Building. It is comprised of hundreds of items suspended from...Show More Summary
JG This is the new lobby at Tacoma Art Museum. The Haub wing is the ground floor, admissions desk straight ahead. Predock is up top. Earthy versus ethereal. Just a handful of years after Tacoma Art Museum wildly celebrated the building...Show More Summary
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 2 at 1pm Description: LACMA screens the 1933 original black-and-white version of KING KONG – the primordial ape who comes to a tragic end after falling in love with a beautiful blonde (Fay Wray). Robert Armstrong and Bruce [...]
Museum archaeologist Müller-Karpe talks to M. Doering about the proposed amendment of the 2007 Cultural Heritage Protection Act and the influence of the art dealer lobby.Deutschland ist zu einem Umschlagplatz für internationale Schmuggler antiker Kunst geworden. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is delighted to announce that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of our biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who wrote in their decision, "Her bold yet intimate paintings are among the most visually, conceptually, and technically exciting work being made today."
WSJ’s Kelly Crow and filmmaker Sarah Hanssen visited Peruvian-born artist Grimanesa Amoros who took them to visit her favorite artwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Go with them as they check it out.
“5 Umezebi Street, New Haven, Enugu” by Njidek Akunyili Crosby, the winner of the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Courtesy of Max Yawney). The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize to Njideka Akunyili Crosby for her “bold yet intimate” paintings. Akunyili Crosby is […]
After last week's radio silence, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art has released a new statement acknowledging the rape allegations against Bill Cosby.
On a recent Saturday night, an "incubator warming” party was held for New INC, the New Museum's mimic of a start-up hub for art, tech, and design. Amid angular Knoll and Vitra furniture alongside whiteboard wallpaper, members who pay between $350 and $600 a month (part-time and full-time, respectively), sipped on... More »
The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett's Souls Grown Deep Foundation.
A Swiss museum on Monday accepted a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era, but pledged to restitute any looted pieces. The decision, announced at a news conference inShow More Summary
Visitors to The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s presentation of four special exhibitions during the spring/summer 2014 season?Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century; The Roof Garden Commission:...Show More Summary