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Rembrandt Late Style: the Greatest Show on Earth?

Self Portrait at the Age of 63 (1669) The National Gallery London “Rembrandt the Late Works” at the National Gallery until 18 January (and at the Rijksmuseum from 12 February – 17 May 2015) is one of the great exhibitions of our lifetime. The NG must have called in every favour it was owed to […]

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HTTP://ORGS.USD.EDU/NMM/GALLERIES.HTML The National Music Museum located on the University of South Dakota’s campus is offering virtual tours of the museum.

Duke of Wellington painting goes on display at the National Portrait Gallery for first time

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

A rarely seen portrait of the Duke of Wellington goes on view at the National Portrait Gallery as part of its exhibition Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, opening 12 March, it was announced today. The portrait has never been publicly displayed in the United Kingdom. Show More Summary

National Gallery Workers Strike A Second Time

“About 200 workers are campaigning against plans to switch visitor services to a private company.”

The Incredible Cosplay of Katsucon 2015 [Picture Gallery]

Katsucon is one of these events where cosplayers go above and beyond to present some of the most gorgeous costumes we’ve seen. Plus, the location (the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland) is absolutely...Show More Summary

Another NG Strike

If you were thinking of visiting the National Gallery in London, be warned that members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) will be on strike from 24 February for five days. This will be the second five-day strike this month. Show More Summary

Design Company Recreates NFL Helmets For All 32 Teams (Gallery)

If you thought the whole redesigning logos and uniforms fad was dead, think again.  It swept the nation in 2014, and it’s still around in 2015, thanks to the people at Deeyung Entertainment, who recreated the NFL helmets for all 32 teams. The results of their “Fresh Football Helmets” project are pretty impressive.  You can see what […]

Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

It’s set to be the first major exhibition of its kind for an Australian art gallery, Shifting Gears: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car will showcase 23 iconic examples of our automotive ingenuity, alongside photographs, sketches, models and archival materials. Australia has a surprisingly rich and colourful history and the exhibition – that will open at the National [...]

Here’s what culture lovers need to know about Tuesday’s snow closings

last weekArts : Arts Post

Most of the District’s museums are closed Tuesday as a result of snow, including the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and most of the Smithsonian franchises. Still, a few are open for visitors. The National Air and Space Museum opened its facility on the Mall […]

Eye Candy for Today: William York MacGregor’s The Vegetable Stall

The Vegetable Stall, William York MacGregor Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; high-resolution downloadable image on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the National Galleries of Scotland. I just love this kind of in-situ still life. MacGregor’s earthy colors and wonderfully brushy, textural approach make this painting — one of the artist’s best […]

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Sargent, Dr. Pozzi at Home (detail), 1881. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles A new exhibition of John Singer Sargent's paintings of friends and fellow artists just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London, where it will continue through May 25. Show More Summary

Sargent Friends

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Back in January I previewed the National Portrait Gallery's major exhibition Sargent Portraits of Artists and Friends (CLICK). The exhibition opened today. Shown is another of the over 70 portraits on display: Édouard and Marie-Louise Pailleron (1881) borrowed from the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa, USA. Show More Summary

London mayor makes stop at Smithsonian museum to view exhibits, woo officials to open gallery in his city

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

London Mayor Boris Johnson toured the National Air and Space Museum with its chief curator and other Smithsonian officials Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to woo the American museum to open its first gallery outside the United States. “We’ve come to gawk,” the publicity-friendly Johnson said after looking at various exhibitions, including the […]

10 great reasons to see 'Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends' at the NPG

Book now to see the Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery - it's going to be a blockbuster! It opens today and continues until 25 May 2015 In my view... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Here’s what you need to know about the Freer Gallery of Art’s 18-month renovation

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The Freer Gallery of Art – the Smithsonian’s first art museum – will close for 18 months for renovations beginning Jan. 4, 2016, officials announced Wednesday. Repairs to the 180,000-square-foot building, a National Historic Landmark,...Show More Summary

Selfie sticks are the latest objects deemed safety hazards by museums

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

They may be ubiquitous in New York, but the selfie stick hasn’t taken over DC quite yet. Several local museums – including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art – have banned the use of the sticks that help visitors shoot self portraits in the galleries. Others may follow. “We […]

Dallas Art Fair announces exhibitor list for seventh edition in 2015 with nearly 100 galleries

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The seventh annual Dallas Art Fair, presented by Ruinart Champagne, will feature nearly 100 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries drawn from 22 cities. The fair will return from April 9th-12th, 2015, to the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), located at 1807 Ross Avenue in the dynamic Downtown Arts District. Show More Summary

Captivating new film about Rembrandt, the artist and the man, to be presented in major U.S. movie theaters

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Thanks to a new film based on the critically acclaimed exhibition Rembrandt: The Late Works that debuted at the National Gallery, London, and opens at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, on February 12, U.S. audiences will be able to experience the exhibition on screen. Show More Summary

3-D printed bust of President Obama on view for Presidents Day at the National Portrait Gallery

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

In 2014, President Barack Obama became the first President to be scanned using 3-D technology. Data from the scan were used to create his portraits, and a 3-D printed bust will be on view for Presidents Day weekend Friday, Feb. 13, through Monday, Feb. Show More Summary

Gallery: TV Newsers Wear Red for a Good Cause

It’s National Wear Red Day, and TV news anchors got in the act, wearing red to raise awareness for women’s heart health.

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