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Adding Up What The Government Shutdown Cost Museums

“In that time, the Smithsonian — 19 museums including the Cooper Hewitt design museum in New York and the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, along with the National Zoo — lost an estimated 1 million visitors. … Although national museums (except the Cooper Hewitt) offer free entry, the Smithsonian lost an estimated $3.4m in gross revenue from its gift shops, concessions and IMAX film screenings.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, New York, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Issues, Cooper Hewitt, National Zoo, National Portrait Gallery NPG, 03.13.19

Russian art in the limelight: paintings and portraits that tell remarkable stories

The Russian writer Fedor Dostoevsky sat for just one portrait in his lifetime. He was painted by Vasily Perov, an artist whose exquisite sketches conveyed some of the harshness of the imperial regime. Perov shows Dostoevsky wrapped in a heavy woollen coat, his slender frame almost lost in its mouse-grey folds. The writer’s hands are clasped and his eyes are downcast. The survivor of a decade of imprisonment, exile and hard labour, Dostoevsky had suffered unthinkable pain yet lived to write...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, France, Russia, Bbc, Royal Academy of Arts, Moscow, Shakespeare, Academy, St Petersburg, National Portrait Gallery, Tolstoy, Creative Commons Attribution, Tchaikovsky, Chekhov

Lucian Freud self-portrait left to nation in lieu of inheritance tax

Previously unseen painting will go on show at National Portrait Gallery in LondonAn intense and previously unseen self-portrait by Lucian Freud is to go on display at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) after the artist’s estate left it to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax.The unfinished oil on canvas, thought to date from the mid-1980s, will settle £559,773 of tax. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Money, Tax, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Inheritance Tax, Lucian Freud, National Portrait Gallery, LondonAn, National Portrait Gallery NPG