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"Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction" opens at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

12 hours agoArts : Artdaily

After World War II, as American Abstract Expressionists attained international prominence, portraiture, as one critic expressed it, came ?to a dead halt.? Another declaimed authoritatively that a progressive artist could no longer paint the figure. Show More Summary

BP Portrait 2014

The National Portrait Gallery in London has released the names of the three artists shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, now worth £30,000 to the winner plus a £5,000 commission. The three artists are Thomas Ganter from Frankfurt,...Show More Summary

National Portrait Gallery announces 25th anniversary BP Portrait Award shortlist

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the twenty-fifth anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Their sitters are a homeless man in Germany who earns money...Show More Summary

The large-scale, immersive video works of Wang Gongxin on view at the National Gallery of Victoria

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The National Gallery of Victoria is presenting the large-scale, immersive video works of Wang Gongxin, one of China?s most respected video artists, in a solo exhibition that opened on 11 April 2014. Wang Gongxin: Video Artist presents...Show More Summary

Ballerina Misty Copeland heads to Smithsonian to see her own portrait

Hey isn’t that … American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland taking a break from her company’s performance schedule at the Kennedy Center this week to take in her own portrait at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday afternoon. A blazing image of Copeland as the mythical “Firebird” — an iconic ballet role — is featured in the exhibit “Dancing […]

Jonathan Yeo painting of Malala Yousafzai to be sold at auction in May to benefit the Malala Fund

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

On the heels of the Jonathan Yeo Portraits exhibition at the London National Portrait Gallery, Christie?s will offer at auction the portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for courageously campaigning for girls? education. Show More Summary

Sarah Simblet and The New Sylva - a video

Back in 2008 I did a drawing class with Sarah Simblet about Drawing Trees at the National Gallery. She talked about a major project she had embarked upon to draw trees. Little did I realise at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Drill, Spill, Repeat: Shining a Light on the BP Gulf Disaster 4 Years Later

(Photo: Oceana / Melissa Forsyth) Last night, D.C residents might have noticed an unusual display outside of popular downtown landmarks like Union Station, the Postal Museum, and The National Gallery of Art. Leading up to the fourthShow More Summary

Woodblock prints by Japan's first Modern artist debut at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Japanese city of Edo ceased to exist Sept. 3, 1868. Renamed Tokyo (?Eastern Capital?) by Japan?s new rulers, the city became the central experiment in a national drive towards modernization. In ?Kiyochika: Master of the Night,? on view at the Arthur M. Show More Summary

Marking a new chapter, National Gallery Singapore unveils vision and brand identity

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The National Art Gallery, Singapore shortened its name to National Gallery Singapore and unveiled its brand identity and curatorial vision today at a brand launch event graced by Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth. Show More Summary

Internet Rallies Against Condoleezza Rice’s Appointment To Dropbox’s Board

Yesterday Dropbox made a few announcements, which include the new Carousel Gallery feature. The cloud storage company also announced that former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice would be joining its board. Show More Summary

Photo Gallery: Masters Tournament – Augusta National Par-3 Course

Today is the par-3 tournament day at the Masters Tournament.  This tournament has been going since 1960.  The par-3 is a fun tournament where players interact closely with fans.  Some […]

McAllister video offers up another iconic scandal image

That grainy black-and white surveillance footage of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) smooching a staffer is more than a collection of pixels that launched a political scandal — it’s the latest addition to the National Gallery of Politicians’ Shame. The Gallery is an ever-expanding visual catalog of lawmakers behaving badly, pictures shared on Facebook pages and […]

Mickey Rooney Photograph Installed At National Portrait Gallery

The piece will remain on view indefinitely, according to the Gallery. [ more › ]

Takeover delay?

Yesterday was supposed to be the day by which the terms of the National Gallery of Art’s takeover of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the George Washington University’s assumption of the Corcoran College of Art and Design was set. The institutions told the Washington Post that April 7 was the “deadline” to “set the [...]

Museums & Attractions - National Library of Australia

The National Library also features a gallery that hosts blockbuster shows. Opening hours vary between different parts of the venue – see the full opening...

People's Portrait

Next Sunday Fiona Bruce introduces The People's Portrait, the first ever collaboration between the BBC and the National Portrait Gallery. Fiona spent three months following Falklands War hero Simon Weston OBE as he was painted by Nicky Philipps, who also painted the royal princes (CLICK) and the Queen (CLICK). Show More Summary

Nationally touring exhibition of Matisse prints opens at Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester

last weekArts : Artdaily

Matisse as Printmaker: Works from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation opened April 6, 2014 at the Memorial Art Gallery and remains on view through June 8. Drawn from the extraordinary collection of Matisse prints that once belonged...Show More Summary

NCAA tournament: Previewing the 2014 national championship between Connecticut and Kentucky

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

View Photo Gallery —Highlights from every game of the 2014 NCAA tournament. Down in North Texas, inside the colossus that Jerry Jones built, Kentucky and Connecticut will meet Monday for the 2014 national title. With the Huskies seeded No. 7 and the Wildcats seeded No. 8, it marks the lowest combined seeding for a national […]

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