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Art Collections as Family Office Investments: Preserving Beauty, Heritage and Wealth

David Drake | Posted 03.10.2015 | Money
David Drake

Investing in art provides growth prospects for professional, enhances awareness of global art among family members and passes understanding of a family's art collection to future generation.

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

Being a Tourist in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Judith Fein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

Last week, some friends came to visit my hometown. "We know it's a drag to have to be a tour guide in your hometown, but what if you became a tourist with us?" one of them suggested.

Collecting Art: Philanthropy or Self-Glorification?

Olivier Berggruen | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Olivier Berggruen

The last few years have ushered in a new era in the craze for contemporary art, with prices reaching such dizzying heights that many feel inclined to predict its collapse. Yet, the bubble shows no sign of bursting. Art buying has become the favorite playground of a super-rich elite isolated from the economic realities that shape the lives of most humans.

Looking to See Some Real Art? How About the Tennis Hall of Fame

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Sports halls of fame are not big collectors and displayers of art, which makes this one in Newport so different.

Art Theft Plagues Andes Because 'Terrible People Want To Own Beautiful Things'

AP | PAOLA FLORES and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 10.26.2013 | Religion

LA PAZ, Bolivia — The thieves tunneled under the thick walls of the colonial-era Roman Catholic church in the tiny southern Bolivian town of San...

Behind the Seams of Ghada Amer's Erotic Embroideries

Marina Cashdan | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

In her riverside studio in Harlem, Ghada Amer keeps a world of powerful women at her fingertips, pulled from the pages of erotic magazines and reimagined into the abstract, embroidered paintings and delicate drawings she is known for.

Not to Be Missed: The Lobkowicz Collection in Prague

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Lobkowicz collection is an extraordinary collection that offers visitors the opportunity to explore the history of Europe through the unique perspective of the Lobkowicz family.

Huge Art Collection Completes Controversial Move

AP | By JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA -- The Barnes Foundation is no longer the greatest art collection you'll never see. Art aficionados and academics might never stop debat...

China's Cultural Revolution Brings Surge in Art Collecting | ROBIN POGREBIN | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

As auction houses prepare for their fall sales, Chinese collectors are expected to be a major boost for the market, raising their paddles for big-tick...

Judge Hears Arguments Over Barnes Foundation Move

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The Barnes Foundation's new home is well under construction in Philadelphia but a long and bitter fight continues over whether...

How Much Is Michael Jackson's Art Collection Really Worth?

ARTINFO | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

Earlier , we rounded up the 10 craziest things about the $900 million Michael Jackson art feud. Now, we've got number 11: the "certified art appraiser...

Rose Art Museum Collection Saved

The Huffington Post | Sydney Edelist | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

The legal battle over Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum's collection is finally over. According to reports published Thursday morning, the univers...

Michael Crichton's Jasper Johns Flag Painting Expected To Set Auction Record

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Jasper Johns' seminal work "Flag" from the collection of the late best-selling author Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million at a New Yo...

Obama's Modern Art (PHOTOS): White House's New Art On Display

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON (AP) You can't see it, but there's a quiet cultural revolution under way at the White House. The Obamas are decorating their private space...