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CultureZohn: London Calling At The Getty

Patricia Zohn | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Just in time to wake you from midsummer somnolence comes London Calling, a tightly-focused exhibition of six post-WWII, mostly London-based artists at the Getty. It is thrilling, and I say that knowing that hyperbole about art is at its possible zenith.

My Museum Love Affair

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.20.2016 | New York
Lev Raphael

It's International Museum Day and I'm thinking how lucky I was growing up in Manhattan. My parents took me to art museums there on a regular basis from when I was very young.

Frank Auerbach: The Artist That Could Only Love Through Paint

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

In spite of the fact that he wants his paintings to be framed behind glass, they should not be understood only as visual objects but as multi sensorial ones that can be touched, smelled and tasted, very much like during love making.

How Many of the World's Art Masterpieces Have You Seen?

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

As we turn to 2016, we resolve to do more traveling, with an eye to experiencing the most spectacular, awe-inspiring artworks on the planet.

15 Best Artist Retrospectives of 2015

MutualArt | Posted 12.26.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

In the art world, it seems 2015 was the year of the underdog. In and among the blockbusters and biennials, there were a great number of retrospectives devoted to artists who have long been under-rated, under-valued, and under-recognized for their achievements.

Climate Activists Take Over London Museum

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

Activists in Paris had planned for months to demonstrate in support of climate change action during the U.N. global climate summit this week in the Fr...

Turner's Timeless Show of Light, Color and Wonder

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
William Bradley

I've seen the show twice, taking the better part of a day each time. Along with Vermeer and Van Gogh, Turner's one of my very favorite artists. The experience of this show rates as one of the aesthetic highlights of my life.

Museum Day Around the World

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Lev Raphael

In a world drenched with 24/7 information, what's wrong with just experiencing art? Who says you have to "study up?" Going to a museum shouldn't feel like work or an assignment.

Victorian Boredom at Tate Britain

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

The show starts with a display of coins and medals that refers to the way Victorians wanted to appropriate Imperial Roman imagery. Visually these medals are disappointing and confusing.

Homeless Man Gets Locked Inside A Famous Museum

artnet | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. By Sarah Cascone Tate Britain. Photo: Tony Hisgett, via Wikimedia Commons. Like a creepy real-l...

Loving London's Art

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

I grew up in a city of great museums, New York, and felt intimately close to many of them from a very early age because of countless school visits and trips with my parents. But it was only on a recent visit to London that I realized something extraordinary: art can heal me.

The History Of 'Ruin Porn' Extends Far Before Instagram

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts

The term "ruin porn" has become ubiquitous on social media, blogs and Reddit subgroups everywhere, denoting amateur and professional photographs that ...

Laure Prouvost: A Turner Prize for the Senses

MutualArt | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Laure Prouvost, surprised many by taking home the prestigious prize with her moving piece Wantee, which weaves together a fictional narrative about her grandfather's relationship with artist Kurt Schwitters.

10 Museum Re-Openings and Expansions to Watch

MutualArt | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

Go big or go home seems to be the motto in museums today. Since the dawn of the blockbuster exhibitions of the 1980s museums have been actively competing for your entertainment dollars.

Kurt Schwitters' Art of Redemption

David Galenson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

When Schwitters died, he was poor and largely forgotten by the art world. But the rise of assemblage and neo-Dada in the 1950s and '60s brought a renewed interest in earlier forms of radical conceptual innovation.

WATCH: Oil Giant BP In Sticky Situation With Art World

Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

BP, the oil mega power infamously known for the disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, is continuing their controversial funding of several B...

Your Guide To Frieze Week 2011

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

LONDON--The circus is back in town. The Frieze Art Fair's big tent has once again been pitched in Regent's Park, and this year it's home to 173 contem...

WATCH: Google's Virtual Museum

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 11.18.2011 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

Google is the engine that keeps on giving. A while back, the colossus of search gave us its master plan of digitizing every book in the world, with t...

Hirst, Picasso Exhibitions Slated At Tate For London Olympics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON (Reuters) - Tate museums will showcase works by 19th and 20th century giants Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Edvard Munch as well as contempora...

Using Google Art To Explore Famous, Unfinished Paintings

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

I have been writing about looking slowly, taking the time to see the visual world. My first column was about a Mondrian painting, and it included some...

Space Architecture

Kisa Lala | Posted 06.10.2011 | Arts
Kisa Lala

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UNDISCOVERED ART: The Subtle Beauty of Previously Undiscovered Gems In The Making

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: NY Times) An old artist, a new discovery: the work of Albert Houthuesen- who can work the brush and compose striking and beautiful paintings- ...