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The Follies of Brand Canberra

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It was at a recent National Gallery opening that the ACT Chief Minister used the term for Canberra as being the coolest little capital in the world. His subsequent use of this terminology has been reported several times by others and it appears on his own web page for urban renewal. (That page also emphasizes [...]

The Civil War Still Inspires David C. Ward

At Smithsonian Magazine, David C. Ward, a historian at the National Portrait Gallery, writes about poets’ difficulty writing about the Civil War, and the different approaches many—including Robert Lowell—have taken. Ward read his own poetry, and Civil War–related verse by additional authors, with Steve Scafidi in the galleries of “Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander […]

Singapore’s New National Gallery Dubiously Rewrites Southeast Asian Art History

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

SINGAPORE — The National Gallery Singapore (NGS) opened on November 25th, 2015 — a high point in Singapore's year-round celebrations of 50 years as an independent nation.

Fans Bring Splatoon Weapons to the Real World

Game Party Japan 2016 played host to the Japanese National Splatoon Championship. But while that was going on at the front of the booth, it’s back side sported an awesome gallery of fan-made versions of Splatoon’s ink-based weaponry. Read more...

Photo Gallery: Backcountry Skiing the Tetons

By Michael Lanza After some 18 trips in Grand Teton National Park—backpacking, dayhiking, climbing, canoeing, backcountry skiing—I’ve yet to lose the sense of awe I get every time I look at these sharply angled peaks, which resemble the archetypal pictures … Continue reading ?

Eye Candy for Today: Bellini’s Feast of the Gods

The Feast of the Gods, Giovanni Bellini and Titian Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the National Gallery of Art, DC, which also has downloadable files (the larger of which requires a free login account). Venetian Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini‘s last great painting was […]

A Lovely Furniture Collection Inspired By Origami

Aljoud Lootah's "Oru" collection, recently acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, started out as tiny paper models. The designer Aljoud Lootah has earned her star adapting ancient processes to appeal to modern consumers. Show More Summary

Photo Gallery: Celebrating the Centennial Year of the National Park Service

By Michael Lanza When the National Park Service turns 100 on Aug. 25, it will mark not just the diamond anniversary of what writer and historian Wallace Stegner famously called “the best idea we ever had”—it marks the evolution and growth … Continue reading ?

Delaware Art Museum hosts community exhibition of five local painters

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Delaware Art Museum?s community-generated Outlooks Exhibition Series showcases regional artists of national and international stature in the Outlooks Gallery. The Museum presents its next Outlooks exhibition, Inside Out: Carol Tippit...Show More Summary

What Happened to the Bottom Third of a Famous Tintoretto Artwork?

Jacopo Tintoretto's The Origin of the Milky Way. (Photo: Public Domain/WikiCommons) In London's National Gallery, in a room between the main vestibule and the Sainsbury Wing, hangs a painting of a nude woman against a brilliant blueShow More Summary

Pastel Society Workshops and events

One of the things I very much like about the national art societies that exhibit at the Mall Galleries is they always have a good range of events, demonstrations and workshops. In February, the main... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Photo Gallery: Paddling the Everglades

By Michael Lanza I confess: Everglades National Park was not near the top of my adventure to-do list before I went there the first time, during an all-day layover in Miami waiting for a flight to Chile to trek in … Continue reading ...

Rembrandt's "Self Portrait at the Age of 63" goes on display at the Ulster Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A spectacular painting by one of the world?s most celebrated artists has gone on display this weekend at the Ulster Museum. Self Portrait at the Age of 63, a much-loved work from the National Gallery in London, was painted in the final year of Rembrandt?s life. Show More Summary

Former Chair of the National Gallery's Board of Trustees Mark Getty awarded honorary knighthood

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The National Gallery announced that its former Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mark Getty, has been given an honorary knighthood. Her Majesty the Queen made the award in recognition of his services to the arts and philanthropy in the United Kingdom, and in particular his leadership of and support for the National Gallery over many years. Show More Summary

Life and Art Meld in a Berkeley Home and Gallery

Welcome to House Calls, a recurring feature in which Curbed tours lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes. Think your space should be featured next? Send a message to national (at) curbed (dot) com. For the first time in 45 years,...

New and never heard before: Bowie on a Victorian organ

Chris Nickol, organist at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and an occasional soloist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, offers an extraordinary tribute to the late musician. Watch and marvel.

Dulwich Picture Gallery kick off a year of discoveries around its Dutch and Flemish Collection

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Dulwich Picture Gallery will kick off a year of discoveries around its Dutch and Flemish Collection with I Am Van Dyck (12 January ? 24 April 2016), a special display to coincide with the loan of the National Portrait Gallery?s major recent acquisition of Van Dyck's last self-portrait. Show More Summary

Robert Oatley AO, generous benefactor of Australia's National Portrait Gallery, dies

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Chairman, Board, Director and Staff of the National Portrait Gallery mourn the loss of one of their most generous benefactors, Robert Oatley AO, who passed away on Sunday 10 January 2016, aged 87. In 2000 the opportunity arose for...Show More Summary

Deaf and autistic students show their Giacometti-inspired art works at National Portrait Gallery

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Students from two south London schools showed their newly created portraits at the National Portrait Gallery at a special private view on Thursday 7 January 2016. Inspired by the Gallery?s current critically acclaimed exhibition Giacometti:...Show More Summary

Academy Art Museum first to exhibit Rauschenberg ROCI works together in Maryland

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, announces the Robert Rauschenberg: ROCI Works from the National Gallery of Art exhibition are on display through March 6, 2016. This is the first exhibition of ROCI artworks in Maryland. Robert Rauschenberg...Show More Summary

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