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Leonardo's Vitruvian Man can go to the Louvre, court rules

Challenge by Italian heritage group threatened to disrupt deal with Paris museumLeonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man will join several works at a blockbuster exhibition on the renaissance artist’s life at the Louvre after an Italian court rejected an appeal against the drawing being lent to the Paris museum.Italia Nostra, a heritage group, recently filed a complaint saying the drawing, which is kept in a climate-controlled vault at the Accademia Gallery of Venice, was too fragile to travel and risk...
Tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Art and design, Culture, Italy, France, Paris, Museums, Europe, World news, Exhibitions, Painting, Art


Hans Haacke, Firebrand, Gets His First U.S. Survey in 33 Years

At 83, he is the master of museum disruption. Curators have tried to ignore him. Who knows what he’ll do at the New Museum.
Tags: Art, Museums, Haacke, Hans, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Institutional Critique


Restored 19th-century ships' figureheads to go on display in Plymouth

The 14 carvings will hang from the ceiling in arts venue The Box, due to open in the springA collection of 19th-century wooden figureheads from British naval warships has been lovingly restored from the ravages of years at sea and will form a striking display at a new heritage and arts complex in Plymouth.The 14 figureheads, some of which were so badly water-damaged that their insides had turned into a soggy mulch, are to be suspended from the ceiling of The Box gallery and museum, which is due ...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Exhibitions, Devon, Plymouth


The Many Faces of Gandhi

Two exhibitions look at how Gandhi’s image has been appropriated, even by forces completely antithetical to his message.
Tags: Art, News, India, Museums, Sculpture, Hinduism, Gandhi, Politics And Government, Mohandas K, Aicon Gallery


In ‘Verrocchio,’ Leonardo’s Master Is the Star

A sparkling show at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., reintroduces the Florentine sculptor who set the bar for virtuosity.
Tags: Art, News, Washington, Museums, Sculpture, Leonardo, National Gallery of Art, Washington (DC, Verrocchio (1435-88


MoMA Reboots With ‘Modernism Plus’

If they moved Monet, don’t despair. There are stimulating ideas and unexpected talents at every turn, from Africa, Asia, South America, and African America. (And plenty of works by women.)
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Architecture, Museums, Museum of Modern Art, Monet, Moma, African America, Africa Asia South America


Robert Indiana’s Island Home Still Grapples With His Legacy

The artist has been dead for more than a year, but the plans for the museum he outlined in his will are still far from certain.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Museums, Maine, Robert, Robert Indiana, Wills and Estates, Historic Buildings and Sites, Vinalhaven (Me


Oligarchs, as U.S. Arts Patrons, Present a Softer Image of Russia

Museums, the performing arts and historical sites like Fort Ross in California, where an old Russian company flag flies, have been the beneficiaries of their gifts.
Tags: Art, News, Putin, California, Russia, Museums, Philanthropy, Kennedy, Bolshoi Ballet, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Prokhorov, Kislyak, Valery, Gergiev, Vladimir V, United States International Relations


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Talking to dogs, flawless sound, architecture-inspired pleasure toys and the changing face of fashion New Technology Enhances Dog-Human Communication From Maria Goodavage’s brand new book Doctor Dogs, an excerpt in Wired probes the FIDO program at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Animal-Computer Interaction Lab. The epicenter of dog-human communication studies in the US, FIDO’s researchers have developed several prototype talking vest for dogs. They employ tabs and pulleys …
Tags: Health, Wellness, Art, Apps, Fashion, Science, Design, Technology, News, Dogs, Pets, Marijuana, Race, Communication, Sustainability, Cannabis


In Dijon, Where Mustard Rules, You Can Also Meet an Ancient Goddess

A modest museum offers lessons in healing and faith, and the 2,000-year-old statue that inspired them.
Tags: Art, News, France, Museums, Dijon (France, Musee Archeologique (Dijon


‘I Have to Get That’: How Henry Chalfant Became a Graffiti Ambassador

The artist’s photographs, a major act of urban historical preservation, are on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Subways, Museums, Graffiti, Henry, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Quinones, Chalfant, Bronx (NYC, Transit Systems, Archives and Records, Henry Chalfant, Lee (1960-


Kengo Kuma unveils bold timber museum in Turkey that pays homage to the region's Ottoman heritage

The world-renowned architects of Kengo Kuma and Associates have just unveiled a stunning museum in Turkey. Located in Eskisehir, the Odunpazari Modern Museum features several stacked timber boxes that seemingly rise out of the ground at various angles, paying homage to the city’s Ottoman heritage. Featuring a design led by Kengo Kuma partner Yuki Ikeguchi, the new 48,400-square-foot museum is a light-filled, multilevel space that holds a collection of 1,000 pieces of contemporary art. Although ...
Tags: Design, Turkey, Museum, Architecture, Urban Design, Museums, Kengo Kuma, Timber, Timber Architecture, Associates, Clad, Post-format-gallery, Timber Buildings, Wooden Buildings, Eskisehir, OMM


10 free museums in Stockholm

In recent years the Swedish government has tried to make most state museums free, including several in Stockholm. This follows in the footsteps of a failed experiment in 2006 that tried to make all museums in the city free. Luckily, Stockholm’s museums continue to draw crowds, even if those crowds now have to pay to get in. The Stockholm tourist board boasts that the city has over 70 museums, and for the Cheapos out there, some are still free to the public. Many museums offer free entry to child...
Tags: Travel, Art, Exhibits, Sweden, Free, History, Culture, Museums, Exhibitions, Stockholm, Dailycheapo, Free Things To Do, National Library, Haga, Färgfabriken, Fredrik


Why an Alice Neel Painting Is Stuck in This Artist’s Psyche

The painter Jordan Casteel discusses her favorite artwork and the affinity she feels for its creator.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Jordan, Blacks, Alice, Alice Neel, Neel, Studio Museum in Harlem, Jordan Casteel, Casteel


FLUTTER Pop-Up Museum, LA

More than photogenic, this show encourages artists to play and experiment Akin to the Museum of Ice Cream, there’s been a surge of installations and quasi-museums infiltrating cities—many of which seem to be built purely for social media. In what might be a happy surprise to some, FLUTTER, a new Los Angeles show, is centered around working artists as it provides a space for them …
Tags: Art, Design, La, Los Angeles, Culture, Museums, Artists, Installations, Pop-ups, Flutter, Immersive Art, Pop-Up Museums


"Amelia Brookins, object handler, arranges a poster of Bella Abzug to be photographed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History."

Photo caption at "The Smithsonian is digitizing political and military posters — 18,000 of them/More than 200 posters a day are being converted to make them more accessible to the public" (WaPo).I like that job title, "object handler." From the article:Neither of the young Smithsonian object handlers knew of the formidable New York feminist and three-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Brookins said she had heard of Abzug, who died 21 years ago, for the “first time in the poster.”....
Tags: Art, New York, Law, Memory, Museums, Smithsonian, Amy Klobuchar, John Mccain, Posters, Donald Trump, Hats, Napoleon, Hairstyles, Trump, McCain, WaPo


Annie Lennox Cleans House

Ms. Lennox, in her seventh decade, has deconstructed herself and her various personas for a compelling museum self-portrait.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Annie, Lennox, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Pop and Rock Music, Eurythmics (Music Group, Annie Lennox Cleans House


The lost Leonardo? Louvre show ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts

Art experts remain divided on the origins of the world’s most expensive paintingSalvator Mundi, the world’s most expensive painting, will not be part of this year’s big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has been claimed.The art historian and writer Ben Lewis has charted the remarkable story of a painting which made headlines all over the world when it sold for $450m (£354m) at Christie’s in New York in 2017...
Tags: Art, Europe, New York, France, Painting, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Paris, Hay Festival, Louvre, Christie, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


‘The Tale of Genji’ and the Art It Inspired

A show at the Metropolitan Museum is as sumptuous and seductive as the Japanese novel that begot it.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Buddhism, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Books and Literature


Virgil Abloh Has Designs on High Culture

He bridged the worlds of streetwear and high fashion. Can he conquer an art museum next?
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Louis Vuitton, Virgil, Takashi, Murakami, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Fashion and apparel, Virgil Abloh, Chicago (Ill, Culture (Arts, Abloh, Off-White (Fashion Label, David Bowie Is (Exhibit


The lost Louvre of Uzbekistan: the museum that hid art banned by Stalin

This museum in a bleak outpost has one of the world’s greatest collections of avant-garde art, rescued from Stalin’s clutches by an electrician. But now it needs a rescue of its ownI am sitting at a huge table at the Ministry of Culture in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as officials explain what sounds like a wonderful opportunity. There’s currently an international call-out to find someone to run a gallery in the country, one housing the world’s second-largest collection of Russian avant garde art. What...
Tags: Travel, Art, Protest, Environment, Painting, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Communism, Uzbekistan, The art market, Joseph Stalin, Stalin


The lost Louvre of Uzbekistan: the museum that rescued banned masterpieces

This crumbling museum in a bleak town by a dried-out sea has one of the world’s greatest collections of avant-garde art, rescued from Stalin’s clutches. But without urgently needed help, it will dieI am sitting at a huge table at the Ministry of Culture in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as officials explain what sounds like a wonderful opportunity. There’s currently an international call-out to find someone to run a gallery in the country, one housing the world’s second-largest collection of Russian avan...
Tags: Travel, Art, Protest, Environment, Painting, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Communism, Uzbekistan, The art market, Joseph Stalin, Stalin


A New Archive Transcribes and Puts Online the Diaries & Notebooks of Women Artists, Art Historians, Critics and Dealers

While one is still comparatively young, one has many more thoughts & certainly sentiments than one is able to make use of. It seems as if these might be stored up so that in old age or when one became less prolific one could find matter to use. Every thought or suggestion could be of use. - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor, collector, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1906 There are very few moral defenses for rummaging inside another’s private diary or sketchbook, until that ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, France, Life, New York City, History, Museums, Whitney, Facebook Twitter, Theodore Roosevelt, Ethel, Frida Kahlo, Whitney Museum of American Art, Patti Smith Laurie Anderson, Ayun Halliday


Can We Start Appreciating Indigenous Art on Its Own Terms?

What Australia’s Aboriginal artists and filmmakers are teaching Americans in two radiant shows.
Tags: Art, News, Australia, Museums, Native Americans, Indigenous Australians, Steve, Gagosian Gallery, Martin, MoMA PS1, Tjapaltjarri, Warlimpirrnga (Artist, Kngwarreye, Emily Kame


The 79th Whitney Biennial Curators on the Show’s Influences

From complex appreciation to declarations of pleasant and considerate curation and calm amidst controversy, the reviews for this year’s Whitney Biennial vary—as one would expect of an exhibition tasked with representing the immediate state of art in the USA. Curators Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta (members of the museum’s curatorial staff) selected 75 participants—with a successful focus on diversity and representation. Further, three quarters of the …
Tags: Art, Design, NYC, Culture, Museums, Exhibitions, Linkaboutit, Whitney Museum of American Art, Curators, Whitney Biennial, Emerging Artists, USA Curators Rujeko Hockley, Jane Panetta


Feature: Tyree Guyton Turned a Detroit Street Into a Museum. Why Is He Taking It Down?

The artist gained international acclaim making sculptures out of the wreckage in his neighborhood. Now he must effectively destroy his work in order to save it.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Detroit, Tyree Guyton, Restoration and Renovation, Detroit (Mich, Area Planning and Renewal


Critic’s Notebook: Money, Ethics, Art: Can Museums Police Themselves?

Too expensive to be self-sustaining, museums rely on collectors’ fortunes and corporate money. Now that money is being put under a microscope.
Tags: Art, News, Museum, United States, Museums, Finances, Warren Beatty, American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim, Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, Weinberg, Solomon R, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Whitney Biennial, Adam D


Lee Ufan Installs 20,000 Steel Rods in Sand at Dia:Beacon

An exploration of the Mono-ha movement through the work of one of its pioneers Unbound and spellbinding, “Relatum (Iron Field)” (1969/1994/2018) is one of five large-scale Lee Ufan works currently on display at Dia:Beacon. To see it—a sandy spill of a sculpture, pierced by 20,000 reed-like steel rods—means understanding the values of Ufan and the Mono-ha movement he pioneered. Active from 1968-74, the loosely affiliated …
Tags: New York, Design, Culture, Museums, Beacon, DIA Art Foundation, Lee Ufan, Art Museums, Dia:Beacon, Mono-ha, Lee Ufan Installs, Ufan


Celebrate mom with these 10 gifts of time this Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the time of the year to really show how much you appreciate Mom. You can always go the traditional route and get your mother a nice card and some flowers, or you can make the day more meaningful by spending some quality time with her — not to mention that gifts of time are better for the planet! From attending a cooking class to relaxing at the spa, here are 10 gift ideas that are sure to make Mother’s Day enjoyable for the whole family. Cooking class Let’s be honest, your m...
Tags: Brunch, Design, Features, United States, National Parks, Yoga, Museums, Mom, Winery, Green Holidays, Mother's Day, National Park Service, Cooking Classes, Picasso, Family Photos, Mother's Day Gifts


Ben Heller, Powerhouse Collector of Abstract Art, Dies at 93

An early advocate of Abstract Expressionism, Mr. Heller sold or donated many major works. He also wrote about art and advised artists and museums.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Museum of Modern Art, Jackson, Ben, Heller, Pollock, National Gallery of Australia, Deaths (Obituaries, Ben Heller



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