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You Can Now Have Hundreds of Famous Artworks in Your Home

Works by van Gogh, Cèzanne, Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, and more are at your fingertips thanks to Electric Objects' new deal with The Getty, The National Gallery of Art, LACMA, The Rijksmuseum, and The New York Public Library.

Gallery opens an exhibition devoted to one of Canada's most notable contemporary artists

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The National Gallery of Canada presents, from May 20 to September 5, 2016, Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours, the most comprehensive exhibition ever produced on Alberta?s Chris Cran. The exhibition features over 100 paintings and drawings from the national collection and other institutions, and surveys Cran?s artistic production over the last 40 years. Show More Summary

Best of Canberra callout: Small galleries

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra and art go hand in hand, largely because of the city’s status as the Australian capital. The ACT is home to institutions showcasing art and artefacts for the nation, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum of Australia. [...]

Massachusetts College of Art and Design announces $1 million gift from Pace Gallery founder Arne Glimcher

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nation?s only independent public college of art and design, officially kicked off the public phase of its Unbound: Campaign for the Bakalar & Paine Galleries with a $1 million gift from Pace Gallery founder and MassArt alumnus Arne Glimcher (BA?60, Painting). Show More Summary

a-l-ancien-regime: Lady on a Swing - Gallant Scene in the Park...

5 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

a-l-ancien-regime: Lady on a Swing - Gallant Scene in the Park ? 1760 Norbert Grund (1717–1767) Czech    National Gallery Prague

Pranksters Jailed For Staging Bogus Art Heists For YouTube

“Four men have been jailed for pranks filmed for YouTube channel Trollstation, including a ‘terrifying’ fake art heist in the National Portrait Gallery. … Later that day, the pranksters, who have 718,000 subscribers, staged another fake robbery … [at] the Tate Britain gallery.”

artmastered: Thomas Gainsborough, The Hon. Mrs. Thomas Graham,...

artmastered: Thomas Gainsborough, The Hon. Mrs. Thomas Graham, c.1775/77, oil on canvas, 89.5 x 69 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Source This portrait of Mrs Thomas Graham, aka Mary Cathcart, was painted by Gainsborough for the sitter’s husband. Show More Summary

Scottish National Gallery Director Michael Clarke CBE to retire this September

last weekArts : Artdaily

It was announced today that Michael Clarke CBE will be retiring from his post as Director of the Scottish National Gallery and Deputy Director of the National Galleries of Scotland at the end of September this year. Michael joined the Galleries in 1984, having previously worked at Manchester University and the British Museum. Show More Summary

Janine Antoni, Sally Mann, Christina Ramberg, and Roger Brown enter the National Gallery of Art's Collection

last weekArts : Artdaily

The National Gallery of Art recently acquired Lick and Lather (1993) by Janine Antoni, arguably her most famous work, two untitled photographs by Sally Mann, and eight images by Chicago Imagist artists Christina Ramberg and Roger Brown. Show More Summary

National Portrait Gallery offers 'snapshot' of black lives and experiences in 19th and 20th century Britain

last weekArts : Artdaily

An important display of photographs, which reveals some of the stories of Black and Asian lives in Britain from the 1860s through to the 1940s, opened at the National Portrait Gallery. Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948...Show More Summary

U.K. taxpayers target of tax refund phishing scam

Sure, King George III's pesky tea tax served as a catalyst for the United States' rebellion against Great Britain. King George III in 1755, courtesy National Portrait Gallery, London. Click image to hear G3's first song, which mentions...Show More Summary

free-parking: Francis Alÿs, Nightwatch, 2004.   Surveillance...

free-parking: Francis Alÿs, Nightwatch, 2004.   Surveillance cameras observe a fox exploring the Tudor and Georgian rooms of the National Portrait Gallery at night. Setting a good example to us all

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery names first resident choreographer

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has chosen Washington choreographer and company director Dana Tai Soon Burgess as its first choreographer-in-residence. Over the next three years, Burgess, 48, will create new works inspired by museum exhibitions and will participate in public discussions about dance and art. Show More Summary

Two landscapes by Alexandre Calame and Johan Christian Dahl gifted to the National Gallery

last weekArts : Artdaily

At Handeck, a work of about 1860 by Alexandre Calame and The Lower Falls of the Labrofoss (1827) by Johan Christian Dahl have been kindly donated to the National Gallery by Mr Asbjørn Lunde, through the American Friends of the National Gallery. Show More Summary

Nationalmuseum Sweden announces new acquisition: Photographic royal portraits

last weekArts : Artdaily

In celebration of Carl XVI Gustaf?s 70th birthday, the Friends of Nationalmuseum, Nationalmusei Vänner, has given the Swedish National Portrait Gallery at Gripsholm Castle a gift comprising eight portraits of H. M. the King and members of the royal family. Show More Summary

YouTube Pranksters Sentenced to Jail for Faking Art Heists at Museums

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

A group of British pranksters is facing jail time for staging a fake art robbery in the National Portrait Gallery last July, proving the consequences of going to pointless lengths to attain internet virality.

YouTube Pranksters Jailed For Faking Kidnapping And Robbery [Video]

A gang of youtube pranksters have been arrested by police after they were found staging a “terrifying” fake art heist at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The stunt, described in court as “warped and immature”, saw one woman lose her consciousness and dozens of other visitors rush to the gallery exit in panic. Show More Summary

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Eagle Hunter Photograph by Steve Morrison, National Geographic Your Shot Launch Gallery While in western Mongolia in the summer of 2014, Your Shot member Steve Morrison captured this photo of a nomadic herder who hunts using a trained golden eagle, a centuries-old Kazakh practice. The eagles are extremely quick and can dive upon prey at […]

The Artist Is The Museum At A Performance Art Procession Though The National Portrait Gallery

María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Neil Leonard's "Identified" is part of a series adding diversity to an institution whose subjects are primarily dead white men. [ more › ]

NPG acquires rare album of photos by Victorian pioneer

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a rare album of albumen prints by Victorian photographer Oscar Gustav Rejlander, a pioneer of art photography and photomontage. The album contains 70 photographs of known and unknown people taken in the mid-1800s. They include portraits of Rejlander, his wife Mary, Hallam Tennyson, son of Lord Alfred Tennyson, poet [...]

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