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Frames in Focus

5 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Is the National Gallery in London playing an elaborate April Fool's gag on us? Today it opened Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames in Room 1. There are 30 frames in an early Baroque style from across Europe, only two of which have paintings in them. Show More Summary

Frames in Focus: Exhibition of Sansovino frames opens at the National Gallery in London

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

When you go to see an exhibition at the National Gallery you?d normally expect to see paintings ? not this spring, however, as from 1 April to 13 September, it is frames that are the stars of the latest show to open in Trafalgar Square. Show More Summary

Portraits of Lincoln among 'jewels' of newly acquired photography collection by Yale University

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Yale?s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale University Art Gallery are acquiring the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, one of the nation?s most historically significant photographic collections and the definitive assemblage of portraits of Abraham Lincoln. Show More Summary

New displays and loans to enjoy for free at the National Gallery this Easter

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Displays of works by Monet and El Greco are amongst some of new highlights on loan to the National Gallery that visitors can see in Trafalgar Square for free this Easter. Alongside these, the critically acclaimed exhibition Inventing Impressionism is also open every day throughout Easter. Show More Summary

Who's made a mark? #264

Claude Monet's Poplar Series - five paintings from around the worldIncluded in the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at the National Gallery My biggest thrill of this last month was going to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

National Portrait Gallery Honors Comedian George Carlin

Yesterday, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. added a photo of comedian (and memorable religion-critic) George Carlin to the collection after a public vote:

"If you assumed that the man who said, 'The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe in it,' would not be pleased..."

"... that a picture of himself was to be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery, you’d be dead wrong. Yes, my dad, George Carlin, was famous for elucidating his displeasure with authorities like the government, big business, the military, and pretty much any other large institution you could name. Show More Summary

Northern Landscapes, Northern Lights - Peder Balke

In collaboration with the Northern Norway Art Museum in Tromsø, The National Gallery in London has opened a Peder Balke exhibition that will continue until mid April 2015. They are displaying 50+ paintings from private and public collections across Europe. Show More Summary

George Carlin portrait added to The Smithsonian museum gallery wall

George Carlin today has his own space on the wall of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, and it's because you wanted to "Recognize" him there. The Smithsonian held an online vote last month among three nominees to hang a comedian's portrait on the museum's "Recognize" wall -- Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres or Groucho Marx -- and […]

Former guide of the National Gallery of Australia Alan Boxer leaves $8 million bequest

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The National Gallery of Australia unveiled 19 works from the Alan Boxer Bequest, one of the most significant acts of generosity in the Gallery?s history. The bequest comprises key works by some of Australia?s finest twentieth-century...Show More Summary

Christ's Cross

The National Gallery in London has put on display this painting Christ Carrying the Cross by an unknown artist. It is early Italian Renaissance, probably from the workshop of Giovanni Bellini. It was generously donated to the National Gallery by Angus Neill, who has owned it since 2002. You'll find it in Room 62, alongside works by Bellini, Mantegna and Cima (CLICK).

Rubens’ Three Magi reunited after 130 years

Individual portraits of the Three Wise Men painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1618 are back together for the first time in 130 years at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The three works, uniquely intimate bust views of the Biblical personages, are normally separated by many miles and one large ocean. Melchior, [...]

National Gallery gifted rare early Renaissance painting 'Christ carrying the Cross'

last weekArts : Artdaily

A rare early Italian Renaissance painting that has never been publically exhibited has been gifted to the National Gallery and is now on display. Christ carrying the Cross has been generously presented to the National Gallery by Angus Neill. Show More Summary

National Gallery of Art reunites Rubens' Three Magi for the first time in a century

last weekArts : Artdaily

This spring three paintings of the Magi, or wise men, by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens (1577?1640) have been reunited at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, for the first time in more than 130 years. On view in the West Building...Show More Summary

New NG Director

PM David Cameron has rubber stamped the appointment of Gabriele Finaldi as the new Director of the National Gallery in London. Finaldi takes over from Dr Nicholas Penny on 17 August. On paper, Finaldi looks like the bee's knees (CLICK). Show More Summary

Check Out Gallery 1988's Wonderful Pop Culture Postcards Artwork

There are undoubtedly some places from motion pictures that we wish really existed. Whether it's The Grid from TRON or Hill Valley in the year 2015 from Back to the Future Part II or Walley World from National Lampoon's Vacation. Unfortunately, it's just not possible unless you happen to have been able to be on the set of those films. Show More Summary

art gallery initiates nude tours

The National Gallery is all for blurring the lines between fine art and bare bodies, introducing a tour in Canberra where clothing is left at the doorstep.

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Gabriele Finaldi has been appointed Director of the National Gallery it was announced today

last weekArts : Artdaily

The appointment was confirmed by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron. Dr Finaldi will take up his new position on 17 August 2015. Current Director, Dr Nicholas Penny announced his retirement in summer 2014. Dr Finaldi, a British...Show More Summary

Museums open doors on Twitter with #MuseumWeek; Interactions will be stored in time capsule

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Louvre, New York's MoMA, the National Gallery of Australia, the Tokyo National Museum, Shakespeare's Globe in Britain and more than 1,400 other museums around the world are coming to Twitter next week. From Monday, art institutions...Show More Summary

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