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Last-minute lawsuit filed by relative of Cornelius Gurlitt over Nazi-era art hoard

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A relative of late German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt lodged a claim Friday for his inheritance, a Nazi-era art hoard which he has bequested to a Swiss museum, a spokesman said. The surprise move came just days before the MuseumShow More Summary

New York-based artist, writer and publisher Paul Chan awarded the Hugo Boss Prize 2014

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Last night the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss announced Paul Chan as the recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize 2014. The festive award ceremony took place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The international jury comprised...Show More Summary

Native American pottery from the Bruce Museum?s Collection on view in Greenwich

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Over the course of its more than 100-year history, the Bruce Museum has acquired a noteworthy collection of Native American pottery, including pieces created by the legendary potter Maria Martinez and her family. A special exhibition showcasing the Bruce Museum?s collection, along with vessels from other museums, will open on November 22. Show More Summary

Nassau County Museum of Art presents its first exhibition devoted to Chinese art

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

China Then and Now brings together exemplary Chinese works of art from the classical, early modern and contemporary periods. The exhibition explores three millennia of one of the world?s most important artistic traditions from the perspective of American collectors on Long Island, such as Childs and Frances Frick and Dr. Show More Summary

Cameron, Naomi & Dianna Glam Up 2014 American Museum of Natural History Gala

Making the most of a Manhattan evening, Cameron Diaz showed up at the American Museum of Natural History last night (November 20) for the 2014 Gala. Joined by model pal Naomi Campbell and “Glee” actress Dianna Agron, the “There’s Something...Show More Summary

Think you know the streets of the City of London? The Museum of London's new app might just make you think again...

3 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Today, the Museum of London revealed a new and interactive audio app, A Hollow Body, to coincide with its Sherlock Holmes season. Created in partnership with collaborative art collective, Circumstance, A Hollow Body is a mobile app with...Show More Summary

Cousin of Cornelius Gurlitt Challenges Will That Leaves Collection to Swiss Museum

3 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

A cousin of the late Cornelius Gurlitt, whose art trove is being studied to determine if works had been looted by the Nazis, is challenging his will, which named a Swiss museum as his lone heir.

Watch of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes Cover “Moonage Daydream” & “Hang Onto Yourself” At MCA Chicago’s “David Bowie Is” Exhibit

3 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

David Bowie’s career retrospective David Bowie Is made its U.S. debut at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago just about two months ago when it kicked off with an official “David Bowie Day.” In that time, it’s become a hotspot for celebrities to visit while in the city: Usher brought his kids there this week, [...]

Gurlitt’s Museum Bequest Is Challenged

4 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

A cousin has challenged the will of Cornelius Gurlitt hours before the Swiss museum he named in May as his sole heir was poised to accept his bequest of hundreds of artworks.

A new report finds that wages of manufacturing workers have fallen 4.4% in the past decade--"almost

A new report finds that wages of manufacturing workers have fallen 4.4% in the past decade—"almost three times faster than for workers as a whole." But hey, Detroit still has that art museum. Silver linings. Read more...

Pre-thanksgiving comments of the week!

Support this week's full-text RSS feed by buying Julia Wertz's Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection Julia Wertz's Fart Party has been a beloved webcomic for a decade. Check out the complete collection, including never-before-published...Show More Summary

Fernbank Forest re-opening in 2016

For the past two years, Fernbank Forest in DeKalb County has denied visitors regular entry into its 65 acres of undisturbed, hardwood forest. With warning signs and chain-link fences put into place by Fernbank Museum of Natural History...Show More Summary

The Hole in the Head: Lessons Learned and Lost

On November 1st, I accompanied my sister, Prue Draper, to a dinner at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, California, marking the opening of an exhibit on the Hole in the Head. The what? The Hole in the Head, now fifty years in place...Show More Summary

Is the Hugo Boss Prize Really Better Than the Turner?

There was an intimate pre-party event last night at the Wright — the Liam Gillick–bedecked restaurant at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum — during which select members of the media were given advance word on the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize. The catch? “The news of the winner... More »

Chicago Park Advocates Fight ‘Star Wars’ Museum with the Force (of the Law)

7 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

"The Preservationists Strike Back" could be the title for the latest episode in the saga of Star Wars director George Lucas's planned $300 million Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts on the Lake Michigan waterfront in Chicago.

Art Movements

7 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: The Tate recreated two paintings in Minecraft, the Whitney Museum's new building has an opening date, and "Whistler's Mother" is traveling to the United States.

Most Pinnable Photo of the Day: Margot Robbie's G-L-O-W-I-N-G Skin

It's highly possible you will get nothing done for a good hour after you see this picture of Margot Robbie taken at the Hugo Boss Prize event at Guggenheim Museum last night. The gorgeousness will just suck you right in. Her glossy, glowing skin is breathtaking. Show More Summary

Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey & Benjamin McKenzie Show Their Support at the Museum Gala 2014

Cameron Diaz gets all dressed up for the 2014 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on Thursday evening (November 20) in New York City. The 42-year-old actress was joined at the big bash by Tina Fey with her husband Jeff Richmond, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Orange is the New Black actress Laura Prepon, Mike [...]

Fernbank Museum Announces 75 Acre Expansion, Increased Access to Forest

From Atlanta Intown… The Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Druid Hills has announced significant expansion plans, which includes the 75-acre Fernbank Forest. The new outdoor adventure experience will occupy the 10 acres of mature woodlands behind the Museum’s terrace overlook. Show More Summary

Swiss experiences Part 2: A Visit to RUAG museum

Earlier this autumn I spent a week in Switzerland. It was a typical leisure trip, colored with couple of “gun nut special” detours. First of those was a visit to B+T factory in the city of Thun, which I already described here. LaterShow More Summary

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