“Like so many restitution cases, this one pries open a painful chapter in Western history. But this particular case has an additional layer that reveals how far the tentacles of the past can reach into the present.”
“A judge in US District Court in California has dismissed a claim by an heir to the Dutch dealer and collector Jacques Goudstikker to recover Lucas Cranach’s Adam and Eve (around 1530), two paintings now at the Norton Simon Museum. The 15 August ruling in the decade-long case holds that the paintings became the property […]
The arts enrich our lives so much. When tyrants and dictators want to control a society they begin by censoring the press, banning books, and raiding museums of artifacts and works of art. Nina Simone said, "It is an artist's duty to...Show More Summary
The Sleeping Gypsy by Molly Via Flickr: Henri Rousseau. (French, 1844-1910). The Sleeping Gypsy. 1897. Oil on canvas, 51" x 6' 7" (129.5 x 200.7 cm). Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim On view at MoMA Publication excerpt The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. Show More Summary
The National Portrait Gallery will create the world?s first museum permanent collection Choral Audio Guide, it was announced today, Monday 25 July 2016. Launching on Friday 14 October 2016 with two special Gallery events, the Choral Audio Guide was recorded by The Portrait Choir, which is at the heart of the Gallery?s Choir in Residence programme. Show More Summary
The Simon and Maire Jaglom Collection, which is on permanent display in the gallery named for the collectors, centers on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. These two movements, which are viewed as heralding the advent of modernism, developed in France in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century. Show More Summary
The Norton Simon Museum will present an installation of Vincent van Gogh?s tender and intimate Bedroom from 1889, a highlight of the Art Institute of Chicago?s superb 19th-century collection. A meditation on friendship, hope and crushing...Show More Summary
On pins and needles for social activism with artist Simone Leigh.
Vincent van Gogh painted three versions of his Arles, France, bedroom — its crookedly hung paintings set within narrow confines — from 1888 to 1889, while staying at the psychiatric asylum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Soon the second in the trio will be exhibited for the first time on the West Coast....
An imagined biopic of the life of Irish nationalist figure Roger Casement, The Humanizer is an exciting new work by Berlin based, British/Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara. It is one of three major new works commissioned by IMMA to reflect on the legacy of the commemoration of the Irish State as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. Show More Summary
Adapted from The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences... and Hysteria by Simon Doonan In 1985, I was hired by Diana Vreeland to design the displays for a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit entitled Costumes of Royal India. I spent four sequin-encrusted months zhooshing bejeweled saris onto mannequins. Show More Summary
From June's hottest album releases to the pending opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, here are five things we loved in Arts & Culture this week: From Paul Simon to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Newsweek staffers picked the albums being released in June that we can't wait to listen to. Show More Summary
The New York Harbor School students have their artwork up at the Melville Gallery, South Street Seaport Museum! 211 Water Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11 – 5pm Much thanks to Yvonne Simons, Jonathan Bouleware et al at the SSSM, thanks NYC for the CASA grant that made this course possible, and Capt. Aaron Singh for bringing […]
Speckled with light, French Impressionist Edouard Vuillard, First Fruits, 1899, Norton Simon Museum The tree at the center of this oil painting looked remarkably similar to our Pakistan mulberry in Santa Monica, California. A reprieve in severe drought conditions last winter boded well for a promising spring harvest 2016. Show More Summary
The Norton Simon Museum presents Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis, an exhibition that features the artist?s drawings of erotica and the female nude, many on view for the first time. While Francis is renowned...Show More Summary
The Norton Simon Museum presents Duchamp to Pop, an exhibition that examines Marcel Duchamp?s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and Ed Ruscha. Approximately 40 artworks from the Museum?s...Show More Summary
It is a depressing state of affairs when the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its two Museums of Tolerance spend more time attacking me on The Huffington Post than the hate speech, racism, sexism, violence and neo-fascism of the Donald Trump campaign. Show More Summary
Duchamp to Pop examines Marcel Duchamp’s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, and Ed Ruscha.
As the writer, producer, and director of many of the Human Rights exhibits at the Museum of Tolerance in NY and LA (including one on the poisonous impact of hate speech) the silence of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in the face of the bigotry...Show More Summary
Dr. Charles L. Venable, the IMA?s Melvin & Bren Simon Director & CEO, announced today that Jonathan M. Wright has been named the institution?s Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources following a national search. Jonathan...Show More Summary