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Da VInci Masterpiece Aging, Tests Show

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 05.26.2012 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland — Bark beetles and old age have damaged Leonardo da Vinci's 15th-century painting "Lady with an Ermine," but the masterpiece is s...

A Banquet for the Senses -- Day at the Museum

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 04.23.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Seeing what other humans can create with passion and intensity (and the right genetic proclivity) does make one wonder: What could I do?

Albania's New Pavilion Sheds Light On Communist Abuses

AP | LLAZAR SEMINI | Posted 04.21.2012 | Arts

TIRANA, Albania — Albania's National Museum opened a new wing Monday on the abuses of the former communist regime, timing the dedication to the ...

LA's Getty Museum Gets New Director

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES — An expert in ancient art who has overseen museums in England, the U.S. and his native Australia was named Tuesday to head the J. P...

MAM Sells Out Miami

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 12.02.2011 | Miami

Despite the current summit of contemporary artists and art collectors in Miami, the city did not make it onto the Atlantic's list of most artistic cit...

Culture And Colors: An Autumn Sojourn To New England's Small Museums

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In between museums I stop along the way... Late fall in New England offers some interesting exhibits for the cultural traveler and the last gas...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Curator's Top Picks From The Cranbrook Art Museum (PHOTOS) | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.28.2012 | Detroit

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH. -- On Nov. 11, the Cranbrook Art Museum opened its doors to the public after two years of renovations. Every piece in Cranb...

The Museum As Transcendent Space

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson


Gehry's Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Put On Hold

AP | By ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The Abu Dhabi company building a branch of the Guggenheim museum in the Emirati capital said Sunday it has temporarily ...

Bulgaria's Socialist Art Museum...Can We Take The Paintings Home?

AP | By VESELIN TOSHKOV | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Giant statues of Soviet dictators Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin. Paintings of enthusiastic socialist laborers. A huge red star th...

Amazon Billionaire Gives $10 Million Seattle Museum

Local News | Amy Martinez | Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts

Jeff Bezos, the self-made billionaire who started out of a Bellevue garage and built it into the world's dominant online retailer over the ...

When Fashion Meets Art: The Top Exhibits

The Huffington Post | Analise Roland | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

Whereas other art may be confined to the halls of museums, there is one type that is created by the human form and lives on it: fashion. The most powe...

How Do You Run A Museum After A Natural Disaster? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

To Sean O'Harrow, becoming director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art seemed like an opportunity to think outside the box. "Because, right n...

"Hide/Seek" Fallout: Interference Institutionalized at the Smithsonian

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

If it follows the advice of a committee, Smithsonian museums will be buried under a new layer of procedural requirements for public input whenever a cautious curator flags a proposed exhibition as "sensitive."

Shifting Shapes and Surprising Surfaces -- Museums Feature Material Innovators Picasso and Benglis

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

The array within visually demonstrates Picasso blazing the trail in material and form for so many artists who were, and are still, to follow.

Chinese Government Funds Free Entry To Galleries, Libraries, Museums | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's government has announced it will finance public libraries, art galleries and cultural centers to allow them to op...

'Hide/Seek' Interview: Smithsonian Secretary Clough 'Can Do the Math' (But Miscalculates)

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

How did Clough analyze the potential damage from the political, cultural and religious firestorm that erupted over his order to remove one work from the National Portrait Gallery's provocative, gay-themed "Hide/Seek" exhibition?

ARCHITECTURE: Zaha Hadid's Maxxi Art Museum Opens In Rome

PLANET° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

No other contemporary architect has a formal language as seductive and expressive as Zaha Hadid's. Her work has sidestepped the conventional forms of ...

PHOTOS: 11 Cultural Things To Do For Free In Paris

EuroCheapo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Tourists flock to Paris to partake in the city's world-class museums, concerts, and exhibits. While all those admission charges can add up, budget tra...

The Diminishing Role of Museums in Today's Art World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the past, museums did honor to collectors by presenting their art, but now, with museums often priced out of major acquisitions, they are actively soliciting private collectors to exhibit their trophies.

Reactionary vs. Revolutionary: Post-World War I & II Shows at Guggenheim and MoMA

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum


DEAD ARTIST NEWS: Art World Lusts For Later Works Of Monet, Warhol, Picasso, Dali | By KELLY CROW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Did Salvador Dali, the mustachioed master of Surrealism, paint anything good during the last five decades of his life? Until recently, the art establi...

Art as Curation: The (New) AB EX Story at MoMA

Cat Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cat Weaver

2010-10-01-moma.jpg"The Big Idea" is a sprawling retrospective of Abstract Expressionist art that focuses on the human element of sharing instead of the usual historical time line.

PHOTOS: World's Most Stunning Museums

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though best known for their stunning collections, many of the world's museums are also architectural icons which exemplify cutting-edge design. From t...

BLOG WATCH > Gerhard Richter on Art Observed

AO Art Observed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Currently showing at the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentia, is an exhibition of works by German artist Gerhard Richter. The...