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Two Versions Of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' Reunite

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Two versions of Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" are going on display side-by-side in London. One is owned by Britain's National Galle...

D.C. Art Exhibits Highlight 150 Years Of Black History

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- More than 150 years of African-American history from slavery to civil rights and contemporary suburban life are in focus in two new exhi...

Man Attacks Painting At Britain's National Gallery

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts

LONDON — A fathers-rights group said Friday that one of its members attacked a John Constable painting in Britain's National Gallery. London po...

UK Museum Staff Go On Strike

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Workers at museums and galleries in Britain – including top tourist spots like the British Museum and the National Gallery &ndash...

National Gallery's "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes" Exhibit Also Reveals the Vision of Robert Joffrey

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev assembled the finest dancers, choreographers, scenic artists, and composers of the early twentieth century to launch the iconic ballet company whose legacy is now on display at the National Gallery of Art.

Art And Music In London: Live Performances Will Add Sonority To Vermeer's Paintings

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

If you were a seventeenth-century bourgeois Netherlander looking at a painting like Vermeer's The Music Lesson, you surely wouldn't have needed an art...

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...

Art and Presidential Debates, Never the Twain Shall Meet

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Every four years, during the presidential debates, I have a dream. Just imagine if one of the questions asked of the candidates had something to do with art and culture.

'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...

Saul Williams, Patton Oswalt, John Cale: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 31, September 1, 2

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.31.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 1. Saul Williams At Howard Theatre One of the only American poets that non-poetry folks enjoy. A captivating figure, w...

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 ...

National Gallery Set For Olympic Strike

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Not everyone is excited for the commencement of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London this month. Staff at the National Gallery have announced in a state...

The Week In Art

Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts

This week at HuffPost Arts we learned the secret of who purchased "The Scream," the way to creep on naked women at a museum and how to quickly make $3...

Titian's First Major Work Goes Public

Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts

Tiziano Vecellio, aka Titian, is widely known as the greatest artist of the 16th century. His first major commissioned work, titled, "The Flight Into ...

PHOTOS: Picasso's Drawings Travel The US

Posted 06.01.2012 | Arts

Picasso's iconic works are embedded permanently in our collective art memories, yet there are so many pieces just as mesmerizing and innovative which ...

WATCH: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Movie

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

In an age of crossovers, it seems like artists of every medium eventually transitions over to the big screen. The latest manifestation of this trend? ...

Why Leonardo Thought He Wasn't Good Enough

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts
Christina Patterson

You'd have thought that someone who seemed to spend most of his time looking for excuses not to paint, and who finished only about 15 paintings in his whole lifetime, might not be all that good at it. But you would, of course, be wrong.

"Is This The Greatest Art Exhibition Ever?"

AP/The Huffington Post | By JILL LAWLESS/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts

LONDON -- It has masterpieces, media frenzy, a contested gem -- everything but the "Mona Lisa." London's latest blockbuster art show confirms Leonardo...

Artist Christo Gives National Gallery 2 Collages

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The artist Christo is giving two original collages from his upcoming "Over The River" project to the National Gallery of Art in Washingt...

Strike Puts Major Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibit In Danger

The Observer | Dalya Alberge | Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

The National Gallery in London is facing the prospect of major strike disruption during next month's Leonardo da Vinci blockbuster exhibition, the Obs...

Couple Gives Massive Art Collection To All 50 States

Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

In an age crazy for standards and guidelines to legitimize and explain life's mysteries, it is rare to hear the words "you just know." Husband and wif...

Beeswax Art Exhibit Opens At McLean Project For The Arts

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC

McLean artist Georgia Nassikas has an exhibit opening Thursday night at the McLean Project for the Arts. The exhibit is in MPA's Ramp Gallery, and run...

Twin Leonardo da Vinci Paintings To Be Reunited

Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts

Organizers in London and Paris have agreed to an unorthodox plan that will place two nearly identical Leonardo da Vinci paintings side by side. The Vi...

Two Poussin Paintings Vandalized With Spray Paint

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

Two paintings by the prominent 17th-century French classicist painter Nicolas Poussin were vandalized Sunday, by a man with a can of red spray paint. ...

Astronomy And LEDs: The Little Universes Of Leo Villareal

Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

It's often easiest to describe artist Leo Villareal's LED displays in astronomical terms. In "Firmament II," now showing at the Norton Museum of Art, ...