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Important paintings by Mattia Preti and Gilbert Stuart acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

Two important paintings, one by 17th-century Italian painter Mattia Preti and the other by 19th-century American portraitist Gilbert Stuart, have been acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and are on view in the galleries in time for the holidays. Show More Summary

Santa Barbara Museum of Art is only West Coast venue for exhibition of Glasgow Museums' Italian holdings

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

This beautiful and important exhibition explores the evolution of Italian art and reflects the outstanding quality and remarkable 500-year range?from the late 14th to the 19th centuries?of the Glasgow Museums? Italian holdings. Included...Show More Summary

American monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection on view at the Chazen Museum of Art

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

American Monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection is an exhibition of unique prints from the permanent collections of the Chazen Museum of Art and the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY; all gifts from the Baker-Pisano Collection. Show More Summary

Two gifts in one: Joachim von Sandrart's 'Mystic Marriage' on view at Kunsthistorisches Museum

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

To commemorate the 400th birthday of Archduke Leopold William (1614-1662), the founder of the Picture Gallery, the Kunsthistorisches Museum is showcasing a small panel dedicated to him by Joachim von Sandrart (Frankfurt/Main 1606 ? 1688 Nuremberg), the celebrated German painter and writer on art. Show More Summary

Robert Indiana and American pop exhibitions on display at the Allentown Art Museum

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

In anticipation of hosting the special exhibition Robert Indiana from A to Z, curators at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley went into the vault to select a medley of complementary Pop hits from the Museum?s permanent collection. Show More Summary

New paper based on museum collections identifies virus that is devastating sea stars on Pacific Coast

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

Museum biological collections are the records of life on Earth and as such, they are frequently used to investigate serious environmental issues. When public health officials were concerned about the levels of mercury in fish and birds, for example, scientists studied museum specimens to assess historical changes in mercury contamination. Show More Summary

The CAC Málaga presents the first solo exhibition in Spain of Adrian Ghenie's work

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is presenting the first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum on the work of Adrian Ghenie. Curated by Fernando Francés, it includes around 30 large and small format paintings and is the most significant exhibition on Ghenie in a European museum to date. Show More Summary

Van Gogh Museum's 'Touch Van Gogh' app wins two international awards

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The app 'Touch Van Gogh' is the winner of the World Summit Award Mobile in the ?m-Tourism & Culture? category and has been awarded 'Gold' in the 'Best App' category of the International Design and Communication Award (IDCA). The international...Show More Summary

Matthew Barney's 'River of Fundament' on view at the Museum of Old and New Art

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Matthew Barney: River of Fundament combines elements of narrative sculpture, traditional cinema, live performance, storyboards and drawings to create an immersive experience. This exhibition follows the evolution of River of Fundament from its inception in 2007 through its unique presentation at MONA. Show More Summary

Orange County Museum of Art to open first West Coast museum exhibition dedicated to Fred Tomaselli

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Orange County Museum of Art on February 15, 2015, will open the first West Coast museum exhibition dedicated to the artist Fred Tomaselli. Born in Southern California and a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Tomaselli...Show More Summary

Artsy announces groundbreaking feature showcasing 21 French museums

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Artsy, the art education and collecting resource, is honored to present an educational feature that brings together, for the first time, images of artworks from 21 landmark museums in France on a free, publicly-accessible online platform. Show More Summary

Chicagoist's Top Stories Of 2014: The Lucas Museum Debate

We begin our look back at the top local stories of 2014. [ more › ]

It’s Alive! Dr. Bakker Tells us how to make skeletons dance

9 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Some museums buy fossil-kits, all the bones drilled and filled with pipe fittings so that they click together to make the whole skeletal assembly. It’s quick. But if you have an anatomically sophisticated eye, and you scrutinize the kits, you’ll … Continue reading ?

One Hundred Years Later, We Still Haven’t Learned

The massive defense appropriations act included a tip of the hat to the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, declaring it to be the National WWI Museum and Memorial. It's beyond ironic to appropriate billions for the making of war and in the same breath, honor the "war to end all wars". Show More Summary

5 Ultra-Rare Games from Nintendo's Past

We take a tour of potential Nintendo museum pieces, including version of Majora's Mask, a gold Punch-Out cartridge and more.

Museum of the San Fernando Valley could herald 'cultural renaissance'

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The room is dim and ominous: Faded soldiers' uniforms and a frayed American flag flown over Iwo Jima in the mid-1940s hang on a wall above a binder listing nearly all the San Fernando Valley residents who died in World War II.

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Tone

(Scott Meyer’s website). Great Boomer line of the week, from Mr. Charles P. Pierce at his Grantland gig: I can say I have lived from the time when museums put stuffed birds on display, through the time when they put actual birds on display, all the way to the time when kids play with [Read more...]

This Is What An Aeroplane Looks Like When You Cut It Like A Salami

Looking at this Airbus A300 fuselage cross-section at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, makes me realise once again how lucky we are to partake in the miracle of flying. Look at that, just some metal sheets, seats on top, luggage containers in the bottom. How the hell could that fly. More »      

Ancient Culture, Shellfish and Pissing Monkeys

Silly brain rot set in a museum According to the Wall Street Journal: The first floor of the American Museum of Natural History still reeked of smoke when the museum’s emergency team swept in to assess the damage from a fire that forced the evacuation of some 4,000 people. Show More Summary

Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art receives major gift of contemporary photography

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College has announced a major gift of contemporary photography from Nancy and Tom O?Neil, a Dartmouth alumnus from the Class of 1979. This outstanding group of thirty-nine photographs by seventeenShow More Summary

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