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What it's like to lead the Smithsonian

David Skorton became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution last July, overseeing 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers. Educated as a cardiologist, Skorton previously served as president...Show More Summary

BET Awards Weekend: Strip Clubs Join Forces to Import Highest Quality Ass (PHOTO GALLERY)

How's this for rapper's delight... 2 elite strip clubs are flying in more than 50 of the nation's HOTTEST strippers to meet demand from thirsty ballers in L.A. for the BET Awards. Ace of Diamonds L.A. and Crazy Girls tapped that assignment together…

Celebrate Babe Ruth's life at the National Portrait Gallery

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Known as the Big Bam, the Caliph of Clout, the Bambino, the Sultan of Swat and the Babe, George Herman Ruth is an American legend whose name is synonymous with extraordinary prowess and achievement. The Smithsonian?s National Portrait...Show More Summary

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“Commercial in Confidence”: National Gallery of Victoria Upholds MoMA’s Secrecy on Loan In my post last week spotlighting the lack of transparency about the financial terms (collegial loan or money-making rental?) of the Museum of Modern...Show More Summary

The National Gallery explores great paintings from a unique perspective

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Spanning over five hundred years of art history, Painters? Paintings presents more than eighty works, which were once in the possession of great painters: pictures that artists were given or chose to acquire, works they lived with and were inspired by. Show More Summary

Third time lucky for the Girl in a Liberty Dress as British painter wins BP Portrait Award 2016

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The winner of the BP Portrait Award 2016 has been announced at the National Portrait Gallery, Tuesday 21 June 2016. The prestigious first prize - in the 27th year of BP?s sponsorship of the competition - was won by 38-year-old Cambridgeshire-based...Show More Summary

Miniatures of Acadia National Park – Gallery Opening

"Shady Overlook" 6x8 oilby Michael Chesley Johnson As you may recall, I spent some time this past winter painting a series of 6x8 oils to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park. I'm proud to announce that this series will be on exhibit and for sale at Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor from July 1-30 this summer. Show More Summary

Portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge from British Vogue centenary issue acquired by National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery has acquired, as a gift from the photographer Josh Olins, five of the photographic portraits of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge commissioned for the June 2016 centenary issue of British Vogue as a collaboration between the magazine, the National Portrait Gallery and The Duchess, it was announced today, Monday 20 June 2016. Show More Summary

Paris Salon catalogs explored in National Gallery of Art exhibition

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Documenting the history of the Paris Salon from its emergence in the late 17th century through its decline during the early 20th century, In the Library: Growth and Development of the Salon Livret presents over 60 examples of literature related to the Paris Salon drawn from nearly 250 years of exhibitions. Show More Summary

Best contemporary portrait photography from around the world in Edinburgh show

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The best contemporary portrait photography from around the world is celebrated in a stunning exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh this summer. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize brings together...Show More Summary

Rarely-seen drawings by Rubens and Van Dyck in new Edinburgh exhibition

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The greatest Flemish artist of the seventeenth century, Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), will be at the centre of the exciting new display of master drawings at the Scottish National Gallery this summer. Rubens and Company will celebrate...Show More Summary

What it’s like to lead the Smithsonian

David Skorton became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution last July, overseeing 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers. Educated as a cardiologist, Skorton previously served as president of the University of Iowa and Cornell University, and his interests seem as varied as the Smithsonian's offerings. He has had a […]

Exhibition on Nordic enthusiasm for the exotic opens at the Norwegian National Gallery

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For the first time ever, an exhibition will focus on the wide-ranging Japanese influence on Nordic art and design around 1900. Works by leading Nordic artists such as Gerhard Munthe, Bruno Liljefors, Helene Schjerfbeck, and Oda Krohg will be presented alongside works by European pioneers such as Monet, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Show More Summary

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The Mosaic Pavements at the National Gallery in London

I was intrigued by the mosaic pavements in the Portico of the National Gallery in London. They were created by the Russian born Boris Anrep, one of the Bloomsbury Group, a group of artists, writers and intellectuals most active in the first half of the 20th century. The original mosaics, created in the late 1920s […]

Lucian Freud's unseen self-portrait and drawings on dispkay for first time at National Portrait Gallery

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A selection of drawings from the unseen sketchbooks of Lucian Freud, together with a newly-discovered self-portrait by the artist, have gone on display for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery, following their allocation to...Show More Summary

The Monty Python Foot in London, England

Hanging in Room 8 of London's National Gallery is another painting of Cupid and Venus, made for yet another King of France. But this time, a pop culture icon is hidden inside. The painting is Bronzino's Mannerist masterpiece An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, made in the 1500s for King Francis. Show More Summary

"Out of Their Heads: Building Portraits of Scottish Architects" opens at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Some of Scotland?s most stunning buildings and the achievements of the country?s most distinguished architects are being celebrated this summer at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in an innovatively-presented exhibition that explores the key figures who have helped to shape Scotland?s world-renowned architectural heritage. Show More Summary

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 at the Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh

You can see the Tesco Art Competition for Schools 2016 exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh until 27 October 2016. I was impressed by several of the entries. I thought the standard of the artworks was as good as many that I’ve seen in exhibitions by professional artists. Below are my four favourites pieces […]

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