This week, get in touch with your feminist side with a discussion of women in print and a lecture on Georgia O'Keeffe. Or go for enlightenment, by way of a sacred space at the Queens Museum or an overnight philosophy marathon. Whatever you do, don't miss a chance for new discoveries at the Brooklyn Zine Fest.
New York and Paris are two of the best cities in the world, both filled with culture, art, food, fashion, people, landmarks, museums, historical significance, quirks and so forth. Naturally, people of one city like to imagine their city as better than the other and vice versa. This fun animation shows how the cities compare, side by side. More »
Turns out that the museum, concerned about its authenticity, sold deaccessioned Portrait of the Marquesa of Santa Cruz in 1978. The then-First Lady of the Philippines acquired the canvas for her personal aggrandizement the benefit of her nation. (The Philippine government finally took possession of it last year.)
“Believe it or not, I am in love with what this building represents – and with its perfectly titled inaugural show, ‘America Is Hard to See.’ The show includes 600 works by around 400 artists, drawn entirely from the museum’s collection of over 21,000 works by 3,000 artists, and it makes me think this museum […]
At a gala last Saturday, Los Angeles’s flagship museum unveiled the artwork donated to it for its golden anniversary, including a Monet, a Memling, an Ingres, and a Giambologna sculpture.
Image by Beryl Korot Three Tales, the video opera by Steve Reich and Beryl Korot was premiered at the Vienna Festival in 2002 and broadcast by the BBC that year. The piece, which is similar in construction to Steve Reich and Beryl Korot's...Show More Summary
In the category of “no good deed goes unpunished,” we now have the speech of FBI Director James Comey at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He said some remarkable things.
hadrian6: Apollo Crowned by Minerva. - Apollo Crowned by Victory. 1667-68. Noel Coypel. French 1628-1707. oil/canvas. Louvre Museum. photo collage Hadrian6. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
The Andy Warhol Museum has appointed Keny Marshall as its Director of Exhibitions. Most recently Marshall was a consultant working with artists and museums to design, fabricate, and install interactive artworks and complex installation projects. Show More Summary
Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art range from an important 16th century Italian drawing from an album assembled by a pioneering early collector, to a work created just last year by contemporary photographer Vik Muniz....Show More Summary
Carlos Garaicoa has participated in all the major international art biennials, and is one of the most acclaimed Cuban artists on the international art scene. The National Museum presents Scandinavia?s first solo exhibition by this artist: ?Carlos Garaicoa. Show More Summary
The newest addition to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's permanent collection is an 8-by-8-foot collage created by New York sculptor Lisa Hoke. Commissioned by the Museum, the collage is composed of material from Hoke's 2013 site-specific...Show More Summary
ganymedesrocks: hadrian6: Apollo. 17th.century. attributed to Antonio Raggi. italian 1624-1686. terracotta. Hermitage Museum. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com Antonio Raggi (1624–1686), also called Antonio Lombardo, was a sculptor of the Roman Baroque, originating from Ticino. His mentor in Rome for nearly three decades was Gianlorenzo Bernini. Show More Summary
A LOOK BACK, AND FORWARD, WITH THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM INTO THE 21ST CENTURY The Brooklyn Museum is one of the nation's major cultural institutions, and an important cultural attraction for NYC tourists. At the epicenter...Show More Summary
hildegardavon: hadrian6: http://hadrian6.tumblr.com Pietro Liberi, 1605-1687 Diana and Callisto, ca.1670, oil on canvas, 207x273 cm The State Hermitage Museum Inv. ??-217
The National Army Museum in London conducted a survey to find out what the British public knew about the Battle of Waterloo, one of the most momentous events in European History. 73% of respondents had little or no knowledge of the battle. Show More Summary
As Americans celebrate 4/20, pot culture's answer to Octoberfest, I'm getting pelted with questions about the growing legalization movement. What's the new pot like? What are you telling your kids? Right. I get those questions. But mainly I hear this one: Why is legalization happening now? Until recently, I cited two factors. Show More Summary
Eminent Zoologist Was Fired Over Nessie Sighting In 1959, Dr. Denys Tucker of the Natural History Museum claimed to have seen the Loch Ness Monster.An eminent zoologist and eel expert, Dr. Tucker was a respected scientist who climbed...Show More Summary
A visitor at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art views the painting titled "Adele Bloch-Bauer I," April 4, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ric Francis) M aria Altmann was in her '80s when she entered into a legal battle with the Austrian...Show More Summary
Madame Tussauds wax museum in San Francisco already has wax figures of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But it’s trying to decide which tech mogul should become the next embodiment of the uncanny valley. And it wants your help! Read more...