Google's Arts & Culture app is having viral success in the US. Users can match their faces with famous works of art in Google's art database, which is largely from museums in Europe and North America. But many users are complaining that...Show More Summary
The art of legendary painter and NYC icon Jean-Michel Basquiat will be on display in his Brooklyn birthplace as part of the Brooklyn Museum's One Basquiat exhibit. The exhibit features his 1982 painting Untitled and opens this month... Continue reading…
"After all, I was linked to amazing individuals who sat for accomplished artists housed in major museums around the world. But is it really that effective? A quick review of social media confirms that the Twitterverse is weighing in on their art historical doppelgängers. Show More Summary
The Auschwitz museum called the March incident "outrageous and unacceptable." It turned out to be worthy of punishment, too. A dozen people who showed up naked outside its gates, chained themselves to each other, and slaughtered a sheep—allegedly as a protest against the war in Ukraine—were found guilty...
"Eleven years ago, when Baltimore's two largest art museums" - the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art - "joined a nationwide trend by announcing that they would drop admission fees, the news was applauded in newspapers from New York to Detroit to Jackson, Miss.... [But] after initial surges in attendance, museums […]
The Museum of Fine Arts in the Belgian city of Ghent is hosting an exhibition of 20th-century Russian avant-garde works - attributed to Popova, Rodchenko, Goncharova, Malevich, Kandinsky, and others - from the private foundation of a Russian businessman and collector. A group of scholars and professionals argue in an open letter that these works […]
ART + DESIGN Laura Wilson: That Day. An exhibition of more than 60 large-scale images of the American West by the former assistant to Richard Avedon. January 20–April 29. Booth Western Museum of Art. Charity Harris: Southernoids II: Symposium. A solo exhibition by the Atlanta-based fashion and sculpture artist Charity Harris runs concurrently with an...
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Wichita Art Museum Director Dr. Patricia McDonnell has named Dr. Tera Hedrick as Curator, effective immediately. Her appointment concludes a national search. ?Tera exceeded every expectation, so much so that the museum ended its national search and selected her as the WAM curator for the museum?s next chapter,? said McDonnell. Show More Summary
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced the selection of Elizabeth Escamilla as its first Director of Education. ?We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth during this pivotal time in our museum?s development,? said Founding President Don Bacigalupi. Show More Summary
The Google Arts & Culture platform hosts millions of artifacts and pieces of art, ranging from prehistory to the contemporary, shared by museums across the world. But the prospect of exploring all that art can be daunting. To make it...Show More Summary
In an era where art museums are having trouble diversifying their audiences, the High Museum of Art is making great strides. The post How Atlanta’s High Museum Attracted a 45% Non-White Audience appeared first on Hyperallergic.
In a study done by UPenn researchers, first-year medical students who were taught art observation classes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art were more proficient at reading clinical imagery than students who didn’t take the classes. If...Show More Summary
"The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry was acquired in 2014 by the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation, which then showed the work to specialists at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. After research into the subject, style, technique, materials and provenance, they concluded that it is indeed by the artist.... What adds to the […]
When the contemporary-art space GES2 (designed by Renzo Piano) is completed in 2019, "it will be possible to visit the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts on the north side of the Moscow River before walking over Patriarchy Bridge to GES2 on Bolotny Island. From here people can stroll to the Tretyakov Gallery on the […]
Over 100,000 paper number cut-outs make up artist Emmanuelle Moureaux’s rainbow-colored installation called the “Colour of Time,” which was on show at the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design in Toyama, Japan. The installation is designed to visualize the passing of time and is part of a series of exhibitions that aim to explore the […]
The University of Richmond Museums presents Birds & Poppies: Large-Scale Woodcuts by Richard Ryan on view January 16 through July 2, 2018, in the Harnett Museum of Art. Richard Ryan (American, born England, 1950) is a contemporary artist based in Massachusetts. Show More Summary
When design and art collide Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information. From New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, U.S. museums house some of the finest art in the world. Show More Summary
The New Orleans Museum of Art is exhibiting the watercolor works of Bror Anders Wikstrom, who designed floats and costumes for turn-of-the-century Mardi Gras. The post The Swedish Artist Who Brought Fantasy to Mardi Gras in New Orleans appeared first on Hyperallergic.
If you’ve been on social media recently, maybe you’ve seen this bit going around where people use a selfie of themselves in the Google Arts & Culture app, which is then cross referenced with paintings inside of museums around the world. Show More Summary