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One Of The Nation's Oldest Art Museums Plans To Dissolve

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's oldest museums, known for its daring contemporary art exhibitions next to the White House, is being taken over...

The Real Story Behind The 'Monuments Men'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.29.2014 | Arts

When you think "Monuments Men," we wouldn't be surprised if the first thing that comes to mind is George Clooney looking predictably suave in a milita...

The Monuments Men

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The story of the "Monuments Men" is fascinating and truly deserving of the attention it will garner through this film. Irene Rawlings calls it "the greatest treasure hunt in history."

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

America's Top Museums Ranked In New Poll

Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

The iconic bronze lions who guard the main entrance of Chicago's Art Institute now have one more reason to be proud. The Art Institute of Chicago h...

Prominent Artist's First D.C. Show (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "I try to make work about things that matter," Kerry James Marshall says to describe his art, which uses paint and canvas to tell storie...

Leo Villareal's Buckyball Is Coming to Crystal Bridges!

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Buckyball, which will be Crystal Bridges' first foray into a temporary outdoor presentation, consists of two enormous Fuller-inspired spheres, one inside the other. Each is made of LED-infused sections, which can glow with more than 16 million distinct colors.

Art That's 'Too Jewish'

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

The distortions and falsification of biblical history not only led to the persecution of countless numbers of Jews but contributed to the great divide between Judaism and Christianity, which only now is on a path of reconciliation.

'We Have Not Loved Life': Garry Winogrand at SFMOMA

Larissa Archer | Posted 06.02.2013 | San Francisco
Larissa Archer

They're not the sort of images that one blinks at for a while before concluding that art is incomprehensible and wandering off in a state of alienation.

The National Gallery Of Art's New Celebrity Chef

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washingtonians mourning Citronelle's temporary closure will delight at the latest delicious dish from the National Gallery of Art. In...

National Gallery Gets Major Upgrade

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON — The National Gallery of Art plans to close its modern art galleries for three years to complete a $68 million renovation, adding ne...

'Faking It' Exhibit Shows Altered Images Before Photoshop

Agence France Presse | Robert MacPherson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

In this era of Photoshop software and Instagram filters, should people recoil at the notion of photo manipulation?Not at all, said the curator of a la...

National Gallery Of Art Will Host Rare Display

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Italy's foreign minister is opening a yearlong celebration of Italian culture in 30 U.S. cities with a rare display of Michelangelo's "D...

Death, Manipulation and Shocking News in Museums

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

What does death look like? London's Wellcome Collection's current exhibition, Death: A Self-Portrait approaches the subject of death in a non-linear but thematic route, perhaps with the aim to give clues on how to cope with an issue that many find disturbing.

DCWEEK, Crafty Bastards, FotoWeek DC: HuffPost DC Top 5 For November 9, 10, 11

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.09.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 1. DCWEEK Closing Party At Fashion One End the tech networking week with 2,999 others. Thirty artists, an open bar an...

DC Week, Million Muppet March, DC Tweed Ride: HuffPost DC Top 5 For November 2, 3, 4

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.02.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 1. DC Week At Various Locations This massive, week-long series of events had over 10,000 attendees last year. Due to ...

'Shock Of The News': The Medium Is The Message

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

From Pablo Picasso to Robert Rauschenberg, the newspaper has long been a medium for fine art, working its way into some of the most well-known artwork...

Dupont Underground Fundraiser, Mission Of Burma, DC's Top 5: HuffPost DC Top 5 For September 7, 8, 9

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.07.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 1. Dupont Underground Fundraiser At Eastern Market Main Hall A party to raise money to get 75,000 square feet of an ...

FreeFest, Back To School, D'Angelo: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 24, 25, 26

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.24.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 1. VirginFest Tickets Go On Sale Hurry! Is it already sold out? Don't worry, you can still secure tickets to one of th...

Solidarity Concert For Pussy Riot, Trillectro, Cheap Trick: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 10, 11, 12

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.10.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 1. Solidarity Concert For Pussy Riot Outside The Russian Embassy Let's try this again. 5 p.m., all ages, no cover 2...

John Mulaney, End Of Summer Bummer, Michael Hall Yoga Class: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 3, 4, 5

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.03.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 1. John Mulaney At DC Improv "S.N.L.'s" funniest person may be behind the scenes. This writer has released two near per...

Let's Do The Time Warp: Artist Goes From 2012 To 1844 In Minutes

Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts

If you thought time travel doesn't exist, think again. Artist Maisie Broadhead is transforming a modern-day room into a 19th century photograph right ...

Art Collector Herbert Vogel Dies At 89

AP | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- Herbert Vogel, an art collector who amassed over 5,000 works despite a modest income, has died at age 89. Pieces from Vogel's collectio...

Atmospheric Front, Eat Local First, Sleigh Bells: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 20, 21, 22

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.20.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JULY 20 1. Atmospheric Front At Flashpoint Gallery Hana and Shana Kim unveil their newest work at Flashpoint Gallery. 6 p.m., al...